Photorejuvenation with IPL
As we age our skin accumulates damage from the sun, the elements and the wear-and-tear of daily life. Skin Rejuvenation can repair signs of aging and “turn back the clock” by removing age spots, most brown pigmentation and redness due to broken capillaries. Thus, it improves the appearance of rosacea, flushing and sun damaged skin while improving skin texture and a dull complexion. The treatment also improves mild acne scars, reduces large pores, corrects dark circles around the eyes, and reduces fine lines.
HOW IT WORKS
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a non-laser therapy that involves shining highly concentrated and intense pulses of light on the skin. At Vivesse we use the Harmony XL system from Alma Lasers, utilizing Advanced Fluorescence Technology (AFT™). It employs an advanced algorithm that stabilizes each pulse to ensure predictable, reproducible treatments that are safe and effective. An intense light is produced that is applied in a series of gentle pulses over the treatment area. The light penetrates the skin and is absorbed by and heats the pigmentation and/or abnormally dilated vessels, causing remarkably little or no skin damage. Clinical trials conducted by leading authorities on pulsed light document its safety and effectiveness.
Who is a good candidate?
IPL is an excellent treatment for age spots, most brown pigmentation and redness, rosacea, flushing and sun damaged skin while improving skin texture and a dull complexion. For patients with more serious conditions including deep wrinkles and scarring other treatments may be more applicable. Dark or tanned skin individuals may experience an increase in pigmentation after IPL and are not ideal candidates for this treatment.
How long is a treatment?
Treatment typically takes about 30 minutes or a little longer.
Is it painful?
Most patients experience little or no pain during the procedure. Some patients have reported that the light pulses feel similar to a light “snap” from a rubber band.
Is it safe?
There have been few reported long-term side effects of IPL Photorejuvenation, and the most common side effects – redness, minor swelling, and inflammation – usually go away within a few hours to a few days after treatment.
How long is the recovery time?
Recovery time varies from a few hours to a few days. Recovery is quicker when seeking collagen growth with results seen in a few days. It takes longer when treating acne.
How many treatments will I need?
Maximum results are seen with six treatments about 3 weeks apart. At Vivesse Med Spa we offer package discounts for 4 or 6 treatments.
How does IPL compare to fractional resurfacing?
Fractional resurfacing is a much more aggressive treatment than IPL. It is meant for people with more serious skin conditions. The results are dramatic but the downtime and discomfort are more significant than is experienced with IPL.
* results may vary
* results may vary