Renew your skin with an IPL Photofacial!
Photofacial Skin Rejuvenation
A New Approach to Aging!
An IPL Photofacial treatment is recommended for treatment of multiple conditions: age spots, sun damage, hyperpigmentation caused by acne, rosacea and general redness of cheeks and face, spider veins or individual vessels which can be red, blue or purple in color.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) skin treatments using the photorejuvenation process represents a breakthrough in age-defying skin care. This new technique treats skin non-invasively. IPL treatments address the effects of photoaging and sun damage with low risk of side effects and minimal recovery time. This is the treatment of choice for you if you have uneven skin tone, diffuse redness or hyperpigmentation or freckling. You will see a difference in just one treatment.
What is Skin Rejuvenation?
Skin Rejuvenation helps you keep a younger and fresher look. The safe, visible light emitted from the IPL flash lamp makes your face look younger by removing age spots, sun spots, uneven pigmentation, diffuse redness and by improving your skin texture.
What is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)?
IPL (Photofacial) is an FDA approved technology which uses short, safe bursts of light emitted from a flash-lamp to treat specific skin conditions. The technology is very sophisticated, it carefully delivers both the appropriate amount of light and the speed of its delivery to your specific skin condition. The light is absorbed by the pigment in sunspots and the blood in visible vessels, and converted to heat. The heat dissolves the cells that create the pigment and shrinks the vessels.
What is a PhotoFacial Treatment?
A PhotoFacial treatment is a series of full face gentle pulsed light treatments which improves the appearance of sun damaged skin, diffuse redness and/or flushing, rosacea and broken capillaries. 3-4 treatments are recommended at 1 month intervals. PhotoFacial treatments result in a more youthful appearing skin and even tone.
What is the difference between Laser and Intense Pulsed Light?
Treatments with laser and intense pulse light both work in the same way, choosing wavelengths that are absorbed by the target. A laser uses light with one specific wavelength and intense pulsed light uses a band of wavelengths.
How can I be sure the IPL is a safe and effective treatment?
Clinical studies documenting Ellipse IPL’s safety and effectiveness have been completed and the results of these studies are published in respected medical journals. Visit www.candelalaser.com to view these scientific studies. The settings used for your treatment will be based on the settings recommended by the clinicians who carried out the clinical trials.
Does the Photofacial treatment hurt?
Most clients describe the sensation of the IPL as a warming sensation similar to the feeling one has after a day at the beach. No topical anesthetics are required.
What can I expect after a Photofacial treatment?
Immediately after your Photofacial, you can expect a mild sun burn like sensation that may last for 24 hours. Any areas of broken capillaries or spider veins may stay red for longer. Age and sun spots may darken initially for a few days and then lighten or disappear. Even though a series of IPL treatments is recommended, you will see results with your first treatment within 7-14 days!
Can I have an IPL Photofacial?
As skin rejuvenation is based on light absorption by melanin and hemoglobin, treatments are most effective in clients with light skin who are not sun tanned. The lighter the skin, the more pronounced the contrast between the age spots or blood vessels and the skin, making the treatment most effective. The Ellipse IPL has settings available for different skin types that deliver the correct energy output for your complexion.
What is the pre and post treatment care involved following a Photofacial?
Before an IPL Photofacial treatment you must avoid the sun, tanning beds and self tanning creams and lotions. We may apply some ice immediately following your IPL treatment. It is recommended to use an SPF 30 before and after treatment.
What areas can be treated with an IPL/Photofacial?
Face and neck, hands and arms, and chest are most common areas for a photofacial treatment.
Safe, comfortable and fast!
In the past, harsh treatments resulted in red, raw skin, with a long recovery period. The Candela Ellipse IPL provides the most comfortable, effective Photofacials available, without any downtime. Treatments take about 30 minutes, and you can return to work or other activities- looking and feeling fine.