FAQ ipl treatments

 

What is IPL & how does it work ?

IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. The light is a form of energy that is customized through specific wavelengths applies to a target.As the light penetrates the skin it is absorbed by small surface blood vessels or pigmentation. The heat generated by the absorbed energy causes damage to the vessels or pigmented areas stimulating the body's own natural healing process. Pigmented lesions will typically darken and harden before they flake off or are absorbed by the body.

 

How is IPL different from Laser?

Laser light and Intense Pulsed Light both work in very similar ways. Choosing wavelengths that are absorbed by a specific target. A laser light used one specific wavelength whereas Intense Pulsed Light utilizes a variation of wavelengths.  

 

Are IPL results permanent?

Depending on your lifestyle habits ( sun exposure, skin care, use of sunblock, ect.) Hyper-pigmentation problems may permanently be resolved. IPL will slow the skin aging process for amazing results and maintenance through skin rejuvenation. 

In terms of hair reduction, active hair follicles will permanently be obliterated while you may require occasional “touch ups” should dormant hair follicle become active again.. 

 

What are the risks?

Provided proper instructions are followed, risks can be very minimal. Some reaction could include hypo-pigmentation or hyper-pigmentation (lightened or darkened areas of the skin, respectively) scabbing blistering or scarring is also possible but rare. 

 

Does it hurt?

No. during a treatment you may feel a slight sensation of warmth or a slight “zap” but thanks to the unique cooling mechanism any discomfort is significantly decreased. 

 

Why is a consultation important? 

When you meet with one of our trained professionals she will determine if you are a good candidate for IPL treatments. At this time we will discuss your medical history, examine your skin and and discuss your goals and treatment options. 

It is possible that your practitioner will perform a test spot on you to see if your skin reacts favourably to the IPL. At this time we will also discuss how many treatments will be needed to achieve your goals along with the important guidelines for individual treatments.   

 

IPL VS Botox & Fillers? 

Essentially botox and fillers  are neurotoxins and synthetic ingredients that are used to mask concerns. Alternatively IPL Skin rejuvenation technology when focusing on texture works to wake dormant cells in the skins connective tissue giving you natural looking results. A proper treatment schedule can correct damage and maintain the skins natural vitality.  

** IPL can be used in conjunction with injectables