Intense Pulsed Light(IPL) - Fotofacial
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) FotoFacial
Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a non-laser light-based energy treatment primarily used to improve and rejuvenate the skin surface. IPL differs from laser treatments in that it uses a broad bandwidth light (BBL). Intense pulsed light was developed in the late 1990’s as a treatment for a variety of aging skin conditions. It is considered by skin care professionals to be very effective yet safe. IPL has stood the test of time as one of the best clinical skin care treatments available in a medical spa setting; you can find IPL treatments at Aesthetic by Design’s Denver medispa. It is also referred to as Photofacial, Photo Facial or even BBL.
The Gold Standard
IPL is considered the gold standard for a variety of benign skin discoloration conditions including abnormal pigmentation or blood vessel changes associated with photoaging. FotoFacial is FDA-cleared and has been a revolutionary break-through in skin rejuvenation. Let one of our highly qualified aestheticians at Aesthetics by Design medispa see if photofacial should be a part of your Denver skin care program.
Benefits of IPL Treatment
Our Denver photofacial treatments are designed to help anyone looking to improve their skin. We help any patient who is interested in erasing skin discoloration. IPL is used to treat brown spots due to excessive sun damage (photo-aging), freckles (pigmented nevi), sunspots (lentiges), redness (erythema) due to blood vessel imbalance, rosacea, telangiectasia (dilated or broken blood vessels), blemishes, acne scarring, and more.
Extended Benefits of IPL Treatment
IPL can also decrease unwanted facial hair, and stimulates collagen production, producing skin tightening that leaves the skin looking younger after every treatment. Intense pulsed light is especially valuable for patients who cannot afford any significant down-time.
Developing an IPL fotofacial Treatment Plan
On average, four to six treatments are recommended, scheduled at three-week intervals, with each session lasting about 20 minutes.
Prior to the IPL treatment, a cold gel is applied to the areas to be treated and the patient will wear protective eyewear.
During the treatment, the crystalline surface of the IPL handpiece is floated in the gel over the desired area to be treated.
Intense broad bandwidth light is then pulsed onto the specified areas, where discolored skin is targeted and absorbs the light energy.
Over the course of the next several days the unwanted area of skin discoloration gradually works its way to the surface and disappears.
The Lumecca IPL Photofacial System
At Aesthetics by Design, we are proud to offer the best facial Denver locals love and trust. At our Denver skin clinic, we use the highly advanced Lumecca IPL system from Inmode Aesthetic Solutions which represents the current state of the art technology. Developed by one of the pioneers of IPL technology and current chief technology officer at Inmode, Michael Kreindel, Lummeca is a 3rd generation IPL device with advanced tuning and a robust power platform that delivers exceptional results in 2 or 3 treatment sessions instead of the 4 to 6 treatments that may have been required with earlier devices.
What to expect during and after an IPL Session
Our Denver FotoFacial treatments involves a non-invasive procedure. Intense pulsed light treatment is associated with minimal to no pain. Virtually all patients can tolerate the procedure using topical anesthetic gel applied for a short time prior to the procedure. Typically, little to no disruption of the epithelial skin surface occurs and hence there is very little oozing or crusting afterwards.
Enjoy excellent results with virtually no recovery time
Patients may typically return to normal activity immediately afterwards; in fact, patients can often schedule their IPL treatments over their lunch hour. IPL treatments provide gradual, natural improvement with excellent long-term results. Occasionally, some signs of treatment, such as redness, can last for one or two hours. In most cases, the entire face is treated, but the therapy can also work well on the neck, chest, and hands. Results from a full series of treatments usually last for a year or more.