An IPL Rejuvenation Facial, or fotofacial, also known as photorejuvenation, is a treatment advertised to reverse sun damage, even out facial color as well as improve tone and texture in the process. In other words, Rejuvenation Facial treatments:
IPL, which stands for intense pulsed light, is not a laser but is a powerful light source that is used for skin rejuvenation and has the ability to penetrate the skin with minimal skin damage.
Like the laser, it works by filtering various wavelengths of light to react with specific skin conditions, effectively stimulating skin regeneration in the epidermis as well as the dermis via increased collagen and elastin fibre production by gently injuring the deep layers of the skin while sparing damage to its outer layers, inducing a natural wound healing mechanism.
This controlled injury imposed on the dermis, which is below the skin’s most superficial layer, the epidermis, is a major factor in what leads to younger, fresher, tighter skin.
The effects of aging on the dermal layer are significant. Not only does the dermal layer thin, but also less collagen is produced, and the elastin fibers that provide elasticity wear out. These changes in the scaffolding of the skin cause the skin to wrinkle and sag. By stimulating their production, you could say IPL Rejuvenation Facials, turn back the clock.
IPL Rejuvenation Facial treatments also have an impact on acne, reducing sebaceous gland activity as well as constricting blood vessels to reduce the appearance of broken capillaries or spider veins and targeting dark pigment, which lessens the appearance of dark spots.
IPL Vs. Lasers: What's the Difference?
Intense pulsed light is not a laser as such. It is an intense light source. But so is a laser, fundamentally speaking, though a far more intense light source. What makes IPL different from laser is that it directs a broad-spectrum high intensity light pulse on the skin instead of a more invasive, precisely calibrated laser beam set on a narrower, specific wavelength.
In other words, IPL operates on a wider range of wavelengths and thus, one IPL machine can treat more than one condition, using special filters to remove unwanted wavelengths and keep only those required for the specific skin concern being addressed.
An IPL machine, can effectively treat a variety of skin conditions as well as hair removal can be addressed whereas lasers work on a narrow wavelength range, which means a clinic may be able to only address one specific skin concern with one laser machine.
IPL treatment are less expensive, safer and gentler than laser, it is also less intensive and as such, to achieve desired results, repeat visits may be required.
Also note that a series of lifestyle measures need to be adhered to before being treated as well as after an IPL photo rejuvenation session to maximize results and minimize any potential risks
What Risks Are Associated with IPL Rejuvenation Facials?
Rejuvenation Facial Contraindications
How to Minimize IPL Rejuvenation Facial Risk Factors:
Rejuvenation Facial Preparation: What Do I Need to Do Prior to Treatment?
In order to minimize any potential side effects, individuals preparing to undergo an IPL Rejuvenation Facial should:
IPL Facial Aftercare: What Do I Need To Do After the Treatment?
In order to minimize any potential side effects, individuals who’ve just undergone an IPL Rejuvenation Facial should:
How Much Do IPL Rejuvenation Facials Cost?
That rests entirely on what’s being treated. Each session ranged from $20 to $250*, depending on the treatment area.
*Note that prices are subject to change without notice.
Is there any downtime with IPL Rejuvenation Facials?
No. Unlike with most laser treatment, which often require a few days of recovery as a result of extreme redness, blistering and peeling, an IPL treatment requires no downtime, appearing in most cases as if one has just a slight sunburn or exercised on a cardio machine for an hour.
You can book an appointment on your lunch break and go back to work right after, with colleagues none the wiser.
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