Photo Facials are a light based procedure that removes the signs of sun damage such as sun freckles, or vascular lesions, uneven pigmentation and superficial wrinkles from the surface of the skin. Dramatic improvements can be accomplished with no downtime and minimal discomfort. We all want clear skin, but nature has a way of sabotaging us with frustrating imperfections. You don’t have to live with these imperfections! Photo Rejuvenation (IPL or Photo Facials) remove your pigmented and vascular lesions as well as improve your skin texture and tone with quick and easy treatments.
Photo Rejuvenation commonly referred to as IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) helps to rejuvenate the skin, stimulate collagen production, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Photo Facial technology, a type of Photo Rejuvenation uses lasers and Intense Pulsed Light to also remove skin imperfections.
How Does IPL Work?
IPL uses specific wavelengths of light in pulses of differing intensities that target melanin in sun spots and tanned skin, as well as hemoglobin in vascular lesions like broken capillaries, rosacea, and nasal vessels. The absorbed light causes just enough damage to these cells that the body will generate a healing response that results in the spot being reabsorbed by the body. Freckles and sun spots will darken temporarily after the treatment (the darkening is a sign of adequate light absorption), and then slowly lighten or flake off after a few days to a few weeks. Broken capillaries can sometimes disappear after a single treatment if enough light is absorbed, but will usually require a few treatments to completely collapse the offending vessel.