Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Rejuvenation, also known as Broad Band Light (BBL) Technology, was designed to combat the effects of aging and damaged skin in a softer, gentler way. The redness and flushing of rosacea can be reduced 80 to 90 percent. It can be used to treat the full face, neck, chest, and even the hands.
We use Sciton’s advanced IPL system that gently delivers precise amounts of light energy through your skin’s surface. The system is set to emit a specific level of energy particular to your treatment in order to maximize results. The light energy stimulates the production of collagen. As new collagen forms, it softens the appearance of aging skin. Fine lines and wrinkles are decreased. The redness associated with rosacea can be dramatically reduced.
The light energy stimulates the production of collagen. As the new collagen forms, it softens the appearance of aging skin. Fine lines and wrinkles are decreased. The redness associated with rosacea can be dramatically reduced.
How do IPL photofacial rejuvenation treatments work?
Today’s new light technology delivers precise dosages of energy to the skin. During your treatment, the IPL gently delivers light energyin precise dosages through a special handpiece to the targeted area. Levels of energy specific to your treatment are used to maximize your improvement. Once delivered, the light energy is absorbed by the targeted damaged tissue.
How many treatments will I need?
Depending on the area treated, there will be a series of five to eight treatments. Treatments usually take from 15 to 30 minutes and are administered in our accredited in-office surgical facility.
Does IPL photofacial rejuvenation hurt?
Most patients describe the sensation to be like the snap of a rubber band on the skin as the pulses of energy are delivered through the handpiece. Some patients opt to have a topical anesthesia. After treatment, the pain is minimal to nonexistent.
Who are the best candidates for IPL photofacial rejuvenation?
The best candidates have:
- Red, flushed faces
- Sun-damaged skin
- Enlarged Pores
Are IPL photofacial rejuvenation treatments safe?
Yes. Advanced light systems have been used safely for millions of treatments worldwide. These systems treat only the targeted tissues, leaving the surrounding tissue intact. However, some bruising or redness may occur.
What results can I expect?
After only one treatment, your skin will have a more even tone with a smoother look and feel. Sunspots will fade. Pore sizes will shrink. Fine lines and wrinkles will gradually decrease in size. These improvements will steadily increase with each treatment. Patients with rosacea will see a progressive decrease in redness with every treatment
What will recovery be like?
Post-operative discomfort is almost nonexistent. After treatment with most light systems, the treated skin may appear a little flushed and capillaries may seem to be more visible. The flushed look soon fades away, and the capillaries appear to vanish, leaving the skin looking younger. It’s that simple. Following any treatment, you should avoid any harsh skin cleansers and use sunscreen.