Laser Pigmentation Removal
IPL Photofacial is one of the most advanced cosmetic treatments offered today that makes gentle skin
rejuvenation easier than ever. It applies the latest achievements of laser technologies to improve
such skin problems and imperfections, such as sun-spots, age spots, rosacea,
pinkness/redness of skin, broken capillaries and acne spots.
Patients with light un-tanned skin are usually the best candidates for the treatment. The treatment is not recommended for people with tanned or naturally dark skin.
During IPL procedure intense pulsed light (IPL) penetrates deep into skin to target melanin and blood vessels in the skin.
Technician applies gel on the whole treatment area and always uses cooling air to minimize patient’s discomfort. Protective eye shields and/or special metal goggles should always be used to protect patient’s eyes. During the procedure patient feels a warm sensation and tingling.
The recovery from IPL Photofacial treatment is usually very fast, as only insignificant damage is done to the skin. Depending on the skin type, the redness may occur after the procedure and may last for longer, but usually all the side effects disappear within a few hours.
Within the next 4 weeks following the treatment patients see the superficial pigmentation surface to the skin and peel off. Deeper brown pigmentation and redness usually fades. Depending on the skin condition 4-6 sessions of IPL Photofacial 4 weeks apart from each other are usually recommended for the best results.
Risks and Benefits
The procedure is non-ablative (no cutting), making this very effective treatment one of the safest light-based facial treatments available. However, there are a few potential risks that include: bruising, blistering, scabbing, and changes in the skin’s pigmentation. Most of these issues disappear soon after treatment.
Sun exposure – wear plenty of sun protection 4 weeks before and after the treatment
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
History of Herpes breakouts
Surgical metal pins or plates under the skin – they may cause severe burns
Certain medications – ask the consulting technician
Antibiotics with 2 weeks
Dark skin types
Retin-A or acid containing products within 2 weeks
Active skin disease