IPL Photofacial uses the power of light. to replenish and reinvigorate the skin for a healthy vibrant glow.
How does it work?
The light penetrates the deeper layers of the skin leaving the outer layer undamaged. The deeper layers come to the surface after several weeks resulting in a smooth and glowing appearance. IPL is best suited for removing sun spots and rosacea, improving skin color, and decreasing pore size.
Deterioration is the change in skin texture and color due to exposure to the sun, cigarette smoking, and other elements.The exposure produces melanin which, over time forms the spots, discoloration, and fine lines. In this case the outer layers of the skin, usually the epidermis and dermis, have been damaged. Removing the outer layers of skin with successfully reveal the new, soft, and undamaged skin beneath removing the discoloration and fine lines.
When can I expect to see results?
Gradual and cumulative improvement of skin tone is typically achieved in 5 treatment sessions. The total number of required treatment sessions depends on your skin's condition. Schedule a free consultation to establish your personalized treatment schedule.
Who should not have an IPL Photofacial?
If you are tan or have been using tanning products (such as self tanner lotions etc.) in the region being treated, you may need to wait until this pigment has left the skin. It is reccommended that you do not have treatment done previous to a planned event that involves potentially high exposure to the sun as you will temporarily be more sensitive to developing a burn. Individuals with dark skin types may not benefit and may not be candidates for the treatment. Treatment of the face should be delayed if you have an active cold sore outbreak.
Discontinue sun tanning and use of self tanners at least 2 weeks prior to treatment
Avoid making prior engagements 2 weeks after the treatment that involve high sun exposure.
Remove make-up in the region to be treated
If you have a history of cold sores please let us know as we may opt to treat you to prevent an outbreak.
Be aware that there is the possibility of coincidental hair loss when treating pigmented lesions in hair bearing areas. Hair loss may be temporary or permanent.
Wear sunscreen with broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection between SPF 35-55
If you are currently taking any antibiotics or medications that make your skin photosensitive, treatment may not be done until 10 days after your last dosage. If a treatment is done while taking antibiotics or between the 1-10 days after your last antibiotic dosage will result in severe burns.
Avoid strong sun exposure for 2 weeks after treatment
Wear sunscreen with broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection between SPF 35-55.
KEEP IN MIND!
Applying sunscreen should become part of your daily regimen. Sunscreen is used to help protect your skin from any exposure to rays that are detrimental to your skin. These rays can come from the sun, your computer screen, light bulbs and even your smart phone screen! Any sunscreen must be reapplied after your initial application in the morning.
Here at Contours we understand that when doing a new treatment, many questions arise not only about the treatment itself, but about the business as well. We have provided the documentation required to be filled out previous to treatments done at Contours that may answer some questions that may have not been answered above. Please print and fill out the documents HERE prior to your visit.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon!