Maintain youthful skin and stop the signs of aging
Our skin is the most obvious indicator of our age. Even though we work hard to keep our skin looking younger and at its best, our most outermost organ is affected by everything it comes into contact with. From rays of sunshine to lotions to stress and biological aging, the skin will respond to various factors in a cumulative fashion.
Photofacial treatments harness the power of intense pulsed light (IPL) to target age spots; sun damage; pigmentation issues (vascular lesions, port-wine stains, spider veins); and rosacea. Lumecca® is a cutting-edge skin treatment that effectively yields quick, dramatic results with little to no downtime. IPL Photfacial treatments are versatile and painless which is why they are ideal for use on the face, neck, and chest to improve complexion and clarity of the skin.
Improves the appearance of:
✔ Age Spots
✔ Sun Damage
✔ Vascular Lesions
✔ Uneven Skin Tone
During the treatment, intense pulses of light deeply penetrate the skin. When this happens, the collagen and blood vessels constrict, reducing your skin’s redness and age lines. IPL treatment can also enhance skin texture, stimulate collagen, improve pore size and temporarily reduce oiliness. The benefits of photorejuvenation treatments are achieved with little discomfort and minimal risk.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR AN IPL PHOTOFACIAL?
IPL photofacial is ideal for individuals with light or fair skin that are highly susceptible to damage from the sun’s UV rays (Fitzpatrick Skin Types I, II, and III) who has areas of the skin with dark spots, age spots, sun damage, and rosacea. It also has indications for fine lines and wrinkles, red complexion, acne scars, and large pores.
HOW LONG AFTER TREATMENT UNTIL I SEE RESULTS?
Most patients notice a visible difference immediately after treatment, and those changes continue to happen over several weeks post-treatment. We recommend a minimum of 3 sessions per treatment area for maximum results.
HOW MANY IPL SESSIONS ARE RECOMMENDED?
Photorejuvenation, when done properly, almost always consists of a series of 3-6 treatments, usually one every three to six weeks.
CAN LASER SKIN RESURFACING BE COMBINED WITH OTHER TREATMENTS?
Laser skin resurfacing may be combined with other non-surgical rejuvenating treatments as needed to achieve the desired outcome from care. After the skin has healed from laser treatment, it may be possible to enhance rejuvenation with injectables such as BOTOX and dermal fillers.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY IPL SESSION?
Because the IPL photofacial involves the application of intense light waves, you will be asked to make certain preparations prior to treatment. The goal is to ensure that your IPL treatment is as productive and effective as possible.
You will be required to avoid self-tanners or excessive sun exposure for two to four weeks pre-treatment. “Excessive sun” includes beach and pool time, laying out in the sun, or being exposed to strong rays in activities such as boating, sports, running, or other outdoor activity.
There are several medications you will likely have to discontinue a few days before each treatment: minocycline, tetracycline, doxycycline, or Retin-A, to name a few of the most common.
Medication changes may need to be coordinated with your doctor.
To prevent bruising, you may be asked to avoid aspirin or ibuprofen for a week prior to your appointment.
Note that laser treatments should not be performed during pregnancy. No safety studies have been performed, and changes in your skin color during pregnancy may work against the results that can be achieved.