Q: What is a photo facial?
A: IPL or Intense Pulse Light treatment involves pulses of intense light that penetrate deep under the skin, working from the inside out to make skin complexion clearer & more radiant. The IPL Photo-facial is a 30-minute procedure that uses the powerful pulse of laser light to penetrate below the skin’s epidermis causing stimulation of production of collagen and constriction of blood vessels in such a way that helps in reducing skin redness and improvement of facial lines.
Q: What are the indications of a Photo-facial?
A: The IPL Photo-facial is ideal for treating different degrees of skin redness caused by acne, rosacea, facial veins, as well as the fine lines, wrinkles & hyper-pigmentation caused by sun damage or natural aging. The IPL Photo-facial can also help in balancing skin tone in cases of skin damage as a result of smoking, alcohol use or hormonal changes. This excellent procedure helps improve skin texture, reduce pore size, decrease discoloration and minimize wrinkles and fine lines.
Q: How is Photo-facial procedure is done?
A: An IPL Photo-facial is a well-tolerated procedure with minimal discomfort during the administration of high-energy light waves deep into the skin. Benefits of IPL Photo-facial become evident gradually in the following weeks after the initial procedure. High-energy pulses are delivered to the skin through specific filters to allow only a particular wavelength for the desired effect. Five to eight sessions, with each session three weeks apart, are recommended for optimal results.
Q: How is the recovery from photo facial?
A: An IPL Photo-facial involves little discomfort with no downtime, unlike laser resurfacing techniques. As no skin is removed during the treatment, recovery is relatively easy and patients return to daily routine immediately. While some redness and swelling may occur during the initial healing process, these side effects disappear shortly after treatment. Other risks include temporary bruising, blistering, scabbing and changes in skin pigmentation, which are mostly temporary.
An IPL Photo-facial is a less invasive procedure than laser skin resurfacing. During the laser resurfacing procedure, doctors treat skin condition by removing thin top layers of the skin with the laser. An IPL Photo-facial, on the other hand, is non-ablative that means no skin is removed from the top and the laser works gently through the surface of the skin, penetrating into deeper layers. Because IPL is non-invasive, it involves very little discomfort & minimal recovery period and risks.