Sun exposure has been linked to premature aging, dark spots, and skin damage. Luckily, one cosmetic technique that can help ward off premature aging and reduce the appearance of dark spots is an IPL Photofacial.
What is the treatment? An IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Photofacial is a fractional laser treatment that uses light to reduce visible signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles and age spots.
What IPL Does
During your IPL Photofacial, the light energy will gently heat the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the skin will stimulate collagen production. With more collagen in the skin, you will see fewer lines and wrinkles and an overall more youthful appearance. The light energy also eliminates damaged cells and redness and reduces unwanted pigmentation.
But you don’t have to worry about the procedure overheating or burning your skin as it comes with a cooling feature to ensure your complete comfort.
Benefits of an IPL Photofacial
There are a wide variety of benefits of IPL Photofacial, including:
- treating stubborn acne
- minimizing veins and capillaries
- preventing premature aging
- treating sun-damaged skin
- addressing dark spots
- very little downtime
How Many Treatments Are Enough To Reverse the Damage?
One IPL session can help treat sun damage like age spots and wrinkles, but depending on the results you’re looking for, you may need multiple treatment sessions. Typically, two to four IPL Photofacial sessions a year are recommended.
How Long Does An IPL Photofacial Treatment Take?
How long the IPL treatment takes depends on the severity of the skin issues being treated and how many areas you’re having treatment. Treatment is typically under 30 minutes, but it may be longer if you’re having multiple areas done.
As for results, you may see some changes immediately, but the final results typically take a few weeks to show up.
Schedule A Consultation
If you’re concerned about sun damage or premature aging, an IPL Photofacial might be right for you. To learn more about the procedure and how it can help you achieve the skin of your dreams, schedule a consultation with Dr. Bonaparte today at JB Cosmetics & Facial Surgery in Ottawa, ON.
Call us at 613-369-8369 or use our online contact form.