ABOUT IPL (Intense Pulse Light)

An IPL photofacial is a non-invasive, non-ablative treatment that uses high-intensity pulses of visible light.

The treatment includes an exfoliating enzyme and an IPL procedure.

Indicated for improving freckles, sun spots, sun damage, rosacea, and redness.

It calms inflammation & bacteria associated with acne, reduces pore size, stimulates collagen and improves skin texture.

How IPL works

IPL uses light energy to target a certain colour in your skin.

When the skin getsvheated, your body gets rid of the unwanted cells, and that gets rid of the thing you’re being treated for.

Unlike lasers, an IPL device sends out more than one wavelength of pulsating light. It can treat a range of skin conditions at the same time.

After IPL, you may look younger because your skin tone is more even. And since the light doesn’t hurt other tissue, you can get better quickly. .

What not to do & what to expect during your treatment

Before the procedure, don’t:

  • Tan in the sun, in a tanning bed, or with tanning creams for 4 weeks before you go
  • Wax, or get a chemical peel or collagen shots for 2 weeks before
  • Wear perfume, makeup, deodorant, or any skin irritants
  • Take aspirin or another drug that can make you bleed more
  • Take any medication that will make you sun-sensitive; for example, the antibiotic doxycycline.

Once you’re there, we will rub gel on your clean skin.

You’ll wear dark glasses to protect your eyes. The handheld IPL device will go right on your body.

The session will probably last 20 or 30 minutes. Large areas could take an hour or more.

While most people are fine with the light pulses, the treatment could sting a little.

We can give you numbing cream to put on 30-60 minutes before treatment starts.