An IPLS photofacial is a procedure in which intense pulses of light are used to target the skin tissues. More specifically, these pulses can target the hemoglobin or melanin cells in skin imperfections. The heat from the light destroys these cells and they are absorbed by the body. This has the effect of removing redness and irregular pigmentation from the skin.
How does IPL Photofacial work?
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a non-laser therapy that involves shining highly concentrated and intense beams of light intermittently on the surface of the skin. Photo refers to the beam of light, and facial refers to the face and/or neck region. The pulses of light target pigment and vascular irregularities, smoothing out the skin’s tone and texture. IPL therapy helps to reduce the effects of aging, leaving clients with younger, clearer, and healthier-looking skin. It is not to be confused with laser therapy. Whereas laser therapy uses one particular wavelength of light, IPL therapy produces a spectrum of light.
Is an IPL Photofacial safe?
Yes, it is. When performed correctly by a certified, experienced technician, IPL Photofacial therapy is both safe and effective. As a professional clinic, we will not perform any procedures without first assessing: your complete medical history; your current health condition; and any potential you may have for complications. Additionally, we provide all clients with protective eyewear that must be worn during treatment.
Is IPL Photofacial treatment painful?
Most clients liken IPL to the gentle snap of an elastic band against the skin. Others experience it as a very short pinprick. While no anesthetic is required, we do cool the skin, which helps to minimize any discomfort.