What is intense pulsed light (IPL)?
Intense pulse light (IPL) technology is a non-invasive procedure that improves the appearance of sun damaged or aged skin and gives it a more youthful look. This treatment is so popular because it has multiple benefits. It can improve the color, texture, and tone of the skin.
What is photorejuvenation (Photofacial)?
Photorejuvenation using IPL is a safe and effective skin rejuvenation treatment for men and women to reverse sun-induced skin damage. It improves the texture of the skin, stimulates the production of new collagen to help smooth fine lines and wrinkles, clears red blotches and spider veins, and fades brown spots, including brown age spots found on the backs of hands. It can also soften scars and reduce pore size, all with minimal recovery time.
At LiLyDermis clinic, the light is customized to your specific skin condition and color to effectively improve the cosmetic appearance of your skin. Since collagen is a natural protein that gives skin elasticity and strength, new collagen will create a healthier look by adding volume to skin that is wrinkled and uneven.
What areas can be treated?
Photorejuvenation is usually performed on the face, neck, chest, back, arms and hands.
How is the treatment performed?
Dark goggles are worn to protect your eyes from the bright light. A cold gel is applied to the skin to help the absorption of light and keep the skin cool. The pulse of light feels like a small sting, but it is well tolerated. The photorejuvenation treatment takes approximately 30-60 minutes, depending on the area treated. Usually, 4 or 6 treatments, 3 to 4 weeks apart, are recommended to see maximal results. Improvement is natural and gradual. You must avoid tanning while undergoing treatment, so sunscreen protection is advised.
How will I look right after treatment?
You may experience some redness after the treatment. This of course depends on your specific treatment protocol. Any visible redness should disappear within a few hours or the next day. Most of our clients are able to apply makeup right after the procedure. Therefore you should have no problem resuming your normal daily activities without much interruption. At LiLyDermis we always ensure you have a wonderful and effective photo facial treatment.
How will this improve my appearance?
Boosts collagen to create plumper, more youthful skin
Removes facial veins or enlarged blood vessels that can be caused by pregnancy, oral contraceptives, sun exposure, or the consumption of alcohol over time
Eliminates brown spots
Eliminates broken capillaries and facial redness known as rosacea
How long will the results last?
The results can last for years, depending on the aging process and environmental factors such as sun exposure. A maintenance treatment every 3 to 4 months, the use of anti-aging products recommended specifically for you, and sun protection will give long-lasting results
What improvement can I expect?
Your skin will appear smoother, firmer and refreshed. You will have a more even skin color, with reduced pore size, softened fine lines and improved acne scarring.
Can photorejuvenation be used in combination with other procedures?
Yes absolutely! This treatment complements and enhances other anti-aging treatments such as microdermabrasion, chemical peeling and so on.
How do I know if photorejuvenation will improve my skin?
During your consultation, we will assess your skin and determine if this treatment is appropriate for you. A skin rejuvenation program can then be customized for your specific concern.