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Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) skin treatments using the photorejuvenation process represent a breakthrough in age-defying skin care. This new technique treats skin damage non-invasively — there is no disruption of the skin's epidermal surface. IPL treatments address the effects of photoaging and sun damage with low risk of complications and no recovery time.
IPL is the gold standard for photorejuvenation. Benign conditions treated with IPL photorejuvenation include, age spots, sun-induced freckles, symptoms of rosacea, birthmarks, unsightly veins, acne scarring and other blemishes.
As far as the skin is concerned there are two types of aging — intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic aging involves the inevitable; as we grow older, our skin naturally becomes thinner and drier. Diminished amounts of collagen makes the skin less elastic. What used to bounce back begins to sag. Static, deep wrinkles may begin appearing. The rate of these events is genetically determined for each person; the process first becomes noticeable between the ages of 30 and 35. Extrinsic aging results from exposure to the environment. Extrinsic aging is the critical element in determining who looks older or younger than their biological age. Exposure to sunlight is a key contributor to extrinsic aging. Photoaging occurs when elastin and a collagen breakdown are not replaced, causing fine lines and wrinkles to intensify. Photoaging also causes pigment changes with development of age spots (sun-induced freckles) and uneven skin tone. Spider veins and dilated capillaries are another sign of photoaged skin. Cigarette smoking contributes to the breakdown of elastin and collagen and impairs the body's healing capacity. The simplest way to see the contrast between intrinsic and extrinsic aging is to compare skin commonly exposed to the sun (face, hands, and neck) and skin not exposed to the sun (usually on the breasts, inner arms or buttocks).
IPL Skin Treatments using Photorejuvenation offers a solution that: Addresses skin conditions that are most visible, Treats the entire face, not only small spots, Causes little discomfort Offers an immediate return to routine activities, Provides gradual, natural-looking improvement, Produces long-lasting results.
The IPL system releases yellow, green and red lights that are emitted in a series of short pulses. The yellow/green light destroys the bacteria which causes acne that thrives in our skin, while the red light directly targets the overactive sebaceous glands that cause outbreaks of pustules (pimples). The light conversion to heat is targeted accurately to the cells deep in the skin, initiating shrinkage of the inflamed sebaceous glands which helps to prevent overproduction of excess sebum. Additionally, IPL treatment is effecting in correcting common skin pigmentation problems such as age spots, sun-induced freckles, and symptoms of rosacea, birthmarks, and unsightly veins, acne scarring and other blemishes.
A. The IPL is a device that emits high intensity pulses of light to penetrate the skin and lift out various skin imperfections.
A. Sun damage, rosacea, brown spots and most other imperfections of the skin are found lying just beneath the surface of the skin. An IPL machine is able to reach these imperfections under the surface of the skin, apply heat to them and destroy them. Because the IPL machine is attracted to the colour of the lesions it spares the healthy skin surrounding it. With rosacea, broken blood vessels and other vascular issues, the IPL is attracted to the hemoglobin in the blood. With age spots, freckles, brown spots and sun damage the IPL is attracted to the melanin. With the heat generated a secondary advantage is created. The heat generates the production of new collagen, thereby reducing fine lines and giving an even, brilliant skin tone.
• Sun damaged skin
• Brown spots, age spots, freckles
• Rosacea, redness and flushing of the skin
• Broken blood vessels on the face
• Redness from acne scars
• Reduces pore size
• Fine lines and tightens skin tone
A. Almost any part of the body can be treated. The most common regions are the face, chest, neck, hands, arms, legs and upper back. The areas around the eyes are not to be treated by IPL to prevent the damange to the eyes (retina)
A. Anyone who wants younger looking skin is a candidate! The greater the contrast between the colour of the skin and the colour of the imperfection we are removing, the better the results, particularly white skin that is not tanned.
A. Since the IPL is attracted to pigment in the skin, it is important that the skin is not tanned. We recommend wearing a minimum of 30 SPF and booking a treatment when your skin is in a pre-tan state. This will produce maximum results and decrease potential negative side effects. IPL photo-rejuvenation is not recommended for the dark skinned person as it can cause laser burns.
A. The area being treated is first cleaned and all makeup removed. You will be given protective eye wear and cold ultrasound gel is applied. The sapphire chill tip is placed onto the gel and a pulse of light is applied. There is a slight sting sensation often described as a small elastic band being snapped.
A. IPL treatments are designed to provide little down time. Your face may appear red or flushed, and feel like a mild sunburn, something which usually fades within hours. A mild warm tingling sensation may remain for one hour or more after the treatment and a cool compress may be used to assist in heat removal. Individuals with prominent pigmentation will see that the brown areas become temporarily darker and will continue to darken over the next two to four days. This darkness is your lesion that will eventually flake off! It takes between seven to twenty one days for this process.
A. If it’s sensitive, cold compresses can be applied and keep your skin well moisturized. Make up can be worn, gentle cleansing to the skin and avoid any kind of peels for the first week. Do no pick at the brown spots. Apply sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and avoid a lot of sun exposure.
A. Depending on the nature of the condition and the severity of the problem, a series of five treatments is usually recommended. This allows for gradual improvement with very low risk to the skin and little downtime. Treatments are usually three to five weeks apart and can take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour depending on the area being treated.
A. The term "Photorejuvenation" refers to the non-ablative, non-invasive treatment of red and brown pigment that leaves a smooth skin texture and even complexion, yielding a more youthful appearance. IPL Skin Treatments are a safe, effective and popular way to improve the signs of aging from the face, neck, chest, arms and hands. It typically requires four to six sessions of about 20 minutes each, performed at three-week intervals.
A. Laser resurfacing and deep chemical peels often send patients into hiding, as they wait for redness and swelling to subside. Microdermabrasion addresses skin irregularities, but is not effective against all complexion problems including redness, flushing and broken capillaries.