PHOTOFACIAL

Photo Facial or Facial with IPL

What conditions does IPL treat?

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a broad-band light source used to treat a variety of skin conditions including rosacea, sun spots, photo damage, and melasma. IPL targets brown and red discoloration in the skin, and is considered a “no downtime” source of photo rejuvenation. IPL is sometimes referred to as a “photo facial.”

What IPL does Heler skin hair and lifestyle clinic use?

Heler uses the latest and most technologically advanced Intense Pulsed Light with optimal pulse technology, the M22 by Lumenis. The M22 IPL has 3 filters and multiple settings to address brown spots and red discoloration.  It is efficient and safe in treating a variety of skin types, including tanned and darker skin. The use of its cooled sapphire tip makes treatment easy, comfortable, safe, and effective at removing sun spots, melasma, sun damage, even pink acne scars.

How many ipl treatments are necessary??

A series of treatments is necessary to achieve optimal results. Repeated IPLs have been shown to induce new collagen formation and may improve skin texture. Treatments are typically spaced approximately 4-6 weeks apart. Brown spots will turn darker immediately following treatment and flake off within 5-14 days. Broken blood vessels slowly recede over a period of weeks.

What locations of the body and face are treated with IPL?

IPL is most commonly performed on the face. However, the neck, chest, arms, and hands are additional areas that have excellent results following treatment.

IPL treatments may be used as a light source for photodynamic therapy a treatment for precancerous lesions (actinic keratosis), extensive photo damage, and even acne.