Photo facial/IPL Treatment

IPL Photo Facial

  • January 30, 2016

Now that we’re in the middle of winter -  are you noticing sun damage or broken capillaries more than ever? Does your skin lack firmness that you’d like to correct?

It may be time to add IPL treatments short for intense pulsed light, to your skin and beauty regimen. IPL treatments are often confused with Laser treatments and they definitely are not the same thing.  

An IPL anti aging treatment helps restore your skin’s youthful appearance and is great for people with active lifestyles because there isn’t any downtime. You can resume your daily activities after treatments or head back to the office after lunch.

What is IPL?

IPL is a gentle, non-ablative treatment consisting of broad spectrum light used to treat the face, neck, chest and hands – anywhere you notice sun damage.

IPL treatments use short blasts of high-intensity light that penetrate just below the skin’s surface and damage the melanin and the blood vessels that make "age spots” and broken blood vessels. As the skin repairs the damage it leaves a more youthful, even skin tone and repairing fine lines.

A series of 3 – 4 treatments, one month apart is required for best results. This is because IPL doesn’t damage the skin surface, unlike dermabrasion and laser resurfacing.  IPL is a great combination treatment for removing broken capillaries and sun damage while firming the skin.

IPL Treatment Satisfaction

The IPL patients at Caddell’s Laser Clinic report satisfaction with the treatment for the following reasons:

  • Dramatic results in a very short period of time.
  • IPL treatments are non-invasive and gentle with little or no downtime. Treatments can be done during lunch with just slight redness showing or an hour or so. Makeup can be applied immediately after treatment.
  • One treatment can reduce/remove broken blood vessels and age spots caused by sun damage and report their skin is more even, luminous and younger looking.
  • It is very effective on the face, neck, décolleté (chest) and hands

Most patients report that treatments don’t hurt although some report them a bit painful. Most report that the first treatment hurts the most and each treatment after that is more comfortable.  

If you are considering a treatment that will improve the quality of your skin, then you should consider IPL. These treatments are most effective when your skin isn’t tan so now is the perfect time to start your series of treatments

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