PIGMENT & VASCULAR (IPL)
Simply Radiant Aesthetics offers IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatments for clients looking to address facial pigmentation, superficial vessels, skin texture and sun damage. IPL treatments use broadband light to enhance the appearance of sunspots, rosacea, age spots, and skin texture.
Simply Radiant’s IPL Photofacial (photorejuvenation) treatment is a simple, non-surgical way to effectively target pigment under the skin’s surface to reduce the appearance of discolouration and premature aging. There is minimal discomfort and typically only some redness for about a day afterward. With an IPL Photofacial, you can achieve noticeably brighter, clearer, and more youthful-looking skin. Each
IPL photorejuvenation treatment also works on vascular marks, such as spider veins and capillaries. It takes a few quick treatments, each of which lasts about 15 to 20 minutes and fits easily into your busy schedule or even on a lunch break.
WHAT TO EXPECT
◎ Discontinue the use of Accutane (or isotretinoin products) for 6 MONTHS prior to the procedure.
◎ Discontinue facial dermabrasion, facial resurfacing, or deep chemical peeling 3 MONTHS prior to treatment.
◎ Avoid sun exposure, UV exposure and tanning creams 3-4 WEEKS prior to treatment. If you have had sun exposure, let your laser technician know as this increases the risk for burns and injury to the skin.
◎ Avoid taking over-the-counter blood-thinning medications such as Aspirin, Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) such as (ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, Midol, etc.), 7 DAYS prior to the procedure.
◎ Avoid all AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) or BHA (beta hydroxy acid) products, hydroquinone, retinol, aspirin, and products with active ingredients 7 DAYS prior to treatment.
◎ Photosensitizing medications including doxycycline and minocycline should be discontinued 3 DAYS prior to the treatment.
◎ Limit alcohol and caffeine consumption 3 DAYS prior to treatment.
◎ Do not go into a sauna or swimming pool 24 HOURS before the treatment to avoid skin irritations caused by chlorine.
◎ Inform our clinical team if you have a history of cold sores to receive advice on possible antiviral therapy prior to treatment.
◎ Clean the area to be treated immediately prior to treatment. Make-up, lotion, sunscreen and deodorants must be removed prior to treatment. Do not wear perfume on the treatment area.
◎ Anticipate a social “down-time” of 2-5 days before any redness, swelling and sloughing of the sunspots has subsided.
Contraindications: Pregnant or breastfeeding, history of keloid scarring, pacemaker or permanent implant in the treatment area, tattooing or permanent makeup in the treatment areas, cardiac disorder, endocrine disorders (such as diabetes), epilepsy, hyperpigmentation, history of bleeding, are being treated for an active virus, or have open lesions.
PIGMENT & VASCULAR
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IPL photorejuvenation is the latest in modern dermatology, allowing clients to safely and effectively transform their blotchy, uneven skin tone into an even, luminous one. IPL Photofacial, also known as skin rejuvenation, is a procedure where intense pulse light (IPL) is used to fade the appearance of various vascular and pigmented lesions. It is used to fade common signs of premature aging, enlarged pore size, fine lines and wrinkles. IPL also brightens the skin.
A cool gel is applied to the treatment area, protective goggles are worn to protect the eyes from the bright light, the IPL piece is gently placed on to your skin and pulses of light applied.
Some people liken an IPL shot to a small elastic band flicking onto the skin, followed by a warm sensation. People have described it as more comfortable than waxing. One reason for doing a patch test is to ensure the settings are comfortable for you. But the sensation will vary from person to person, and for some women may depend on the time of the month.
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