IPL Photo Facial
What are the benefits of IPL treatments?
Intense pulse light (IPL) treatments can
erase unwanted skin discolorations and blemishes giving your
complexion a smooth, rejuvenated and youthful look. IPL is
effective for removing red and brown spots, rosacea-redness,
sun damaged skin, age spots, freckles and much more. IPL is
a proven and effective treatment for men and women.
How does IPL treatment work?
IPL is a safe, non-surgical method for removing unwanted
skin discolorations by applying therapeutic ‘pulsed-light’
to the surface of the skin. The therapeutic light is
attracted to the pigment of the skin discolorations. When
the light reaches the pigment, it is converted to heat
energy. The heat fragments the skin discoloration into
smaller pieces, thereby allowing the body to absorb and/or
shed pigmented particles. IPL is a safe, non-invasive skin
treatment that is effective for men and women.
What does an IPL treatment treatment cost?
IPL treatments start at $99.00 per session. All treatment
pricing is dependent on the size and number of areas being
treated. All consultations are FREE.
How do I prepare for an IPL treatment?
Clients scheduled for IPL treatment should make certain the
skin is thoroughly cleansed and dried, removing any
cosmetics, oils, creams or self-tanning lotions before
treatment. Prior to IPL treatment please avoid the
Direct sun exposure or sun tanning booths for two or
more weeks prior to treatment.
Use of oral acne medications such as accutane or
similar for at least six months prior to treatment.
Use of topical acne medications such as retinol,
retin-A or similar for 7 days prior to laser treatment
What can I expect during an IPL treatment?
IPL treatment will take place in our office. Protective
eyewear is worn to shield you from the bright light. The IPL
technician will apply brief pulses of therapeutic light to
the skin through a handpiece. The treatment can take several
minutes to one hour depending on the size and number of
areas being treated. A cold compress may be applied after
Does IPL treatment hurt?
During the procedure, you may feel a slight pinch, often
described as the light ‘snap’ of a rubber band. Anesthesia
is usually not required.
How long does IPL treatment take?
This procedure takes several minutes to one hour, depending
on the size and number of areas being treated. The IPL
SkinStation system is able to treat areas of the body at a
much faster rate than most lasers – cutting treatment time
in half. Hair removal of the lip can take as little as 5
minutes whereas a treatment on your full legs can take up to
an hour. It depends on the area of the body being treated
and density of the hair.
I was out in the sun, is it okay to get treated?
We recommend staying out of the sun for 4-6 weeks before
treatments for safe and optimal results.
What are the benefits of IPL over other lasers
Larger areas may be tread at one time.
There is less chance for scarring and pigmentation
Less pain and discomfort compared to other hair
Combines the speed of shaving with the lasting results
promised by electrolysis.
IPL is effective at a lower cost on almost any area
of the body where smoother skin is desired.
What can I expect after an IPL treatment?
Most clients can resume normal activities immediately. The
skin may appear red and warm for a short amount of time
following the treatment. Ice may be applied to the treated
area. It is recommended that you avoid direct sun exposure
and sun tanning booths for 14 days following an IPL
treatment. An SPF of 30 or higher should be worn over the
anyone have IPL treatments?
Light-based therapies such as IPL are attracted to
color. The risk of irregular skin color changes
following IPL treatment increases with tan or dark skin.
Avoid direct sun exposure or sun tanning booths before
and after IPL treatments..
If you have a history of oral herpes, prophylactic
antiviral therapy may be necessary.
IPL treatments will NOT be performed on pregnant or
breast feeding mothers.
Inform us if you are using (or have used) acne
medications or creams such as accutane , retinol, retin-A
or similar. Use of these medications can negatively
affect your skin’s reaction to laser treatments.
People with a history of epilepsy and / or seizures must
notify the IPL practitioner before treatment begins