About the procedure
IPL Photofacial is an ideal treatment for skin care concerns ranging from redness, light acne scars and rosacea to broken capillaries and hyper pigmentation. IPL Photofacial involves a non-ablative laser that has been carefully calibrated to seek out specific pigments in the skin – redness, darker discolored patches or dark spots from acne scarring. For successful elimination of redness, sun spots and old acne scars, a patient will likely require multiple IPL Photofacial treatments. The Photofacial can truly create a marked difference in the patient’s skin over time, since the skin continues to improve for weeks after the actual IPL treatment.
Immediately following an IPL Photofacial, a patient is free to resume his or her daily activities. A brief period of facial redness is the most common side effect of the IPL Photofacial, although this can easily be covered up with liquid foundation, powder or a concealer until the redness subsides, usually within an hour or so.
The spectrum of IPL Therapy System contains wide wavelength ranges. The selective light filtering scope is 690/560/420-1200nm. The decided effects on skin include heat effect, mechanical effect, electromagnetic effect, photochemical effect and physical stimulation effect. The working principle of IPL lies in treating benign lesion of skin pigmentation, vascular disease and hirsutism with IPL’s photo-thermal effects. Treating results are realized through different target skin cells’ (including melanin, hemoglobin, collagen, and water) absorbing ability for dermal layer.
Contacting cooling system effectively protects epidermis from damage. Treatment principle is selective photo-thermal theory and intense pulsed light with wavelength of 690/560/420/~1200nm penetrates into derma. The abnormal pigment granules and block mass absorb light and pigments will be resolved. Some resolved debris will be peeled and remains will be eliminated out of body by phagocytes. The hyper-pigmentation will be lighter and gradually become normal after treatment. Treatment principle of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy Device: Multi-wavelengths and colorful wide spectrums produced by intense pulsed light penetrate into epidermis and reaches to dermis. Acting on abnormal pigment cells and target vascular tissue, IPL dissolves abnormal pigments, closes abnormal vessels, and stimulates regeneration of collagen. Then elastic fibers will be rearranged and effects of pigments removal and skin rejuvenation will be achieved. This is a targeted, symptom focused and energy sufficient.
- using photosensitive medicine
- allergic to test light
- recently taking sunbath
- patients with serious heart, liver, kidney and other internal organs diseases as well as malignant tumors.
- patient with severe diabetes
- History of keloid scarring
- treatment area being infected
- other reasons according to doctor’s advice
Duration: Treatments typically take from 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the type and size of the treatment area.