IPL and Skin Photo- Rejuvenation:
At Nell Clinic in Toronto, we use IPL Laser (Intense Pulse Light) combined with Radio Frequency (RF) energy to gently and effectively rejuvenate the skin. The IPL Laser treats pigmentation and vascular irregularities caused by the age and sun; this includes age spots, sun spots, freckles, dull skin and rough skin to rejuvenate the skin and fade age spots and sun spots.
What is IPL and how it works?
IPL skin rejuvenation is a non-invasive skin treatment that uses intense pulses light to improve the appearance of skin. IPL is the easiest and most effective option for age spots, sun spots, skin tightening treatment, which uses light to target the brown spots and also create new collagen. The mechanism of the treatment is, IPL laser delivers heat into the skin and vaporizes the pigmented skin cells, causing the age spot to turn darker initially over the next 24 hours,
and slough off after about a week or two. It is also encouraging collagen remodeling in deep skin layers—and in addition to a reduction in age spots, results in tighter, smoother skin and even out the skin tone. This procedure also treats common skin concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles
What should I expect after treatment?
Unlike other light therapies, particularly those done with lasers, IPL causes minimal damage to the skin and recovery depending on the age and health condition and takes from a few days to weeks. This method of skin rejuvenation is safe, with minimal downtime. Benefits are including improvement of smoothness, age spots, sun damage, and appearance of wrinkles and scars. The results are last long and make the skin look glowing, but it cannot stop future aging. You may see some improvement within two weeks, but full results might not be visible for at least five treatments; especially for more severe dark spots.
Is treatment safe?
At Nell Clinic, combination of IPL and RF (Radio Frequency) laser technology is available to even skin texture, age spots, sun spot, help complexion; and reconstruct and boost the body’s ability to produce collagen. Superficial signs of aging on the face, neck, décolleté, hands and arms can be addressed, including fine lines, wrinkles, spider veins, excessive redness, rosacea, large pore size, scars and brown spots. The procedure is non-ablative, safe and effective with zero downtime and takes only 15-30 minutes.
Who is the best candidate for IPL laser treatment?
IPL is effective and comfortable for most skin types from fair to natural olive to yellow skin tone (i.e. Caucasian, light Mid-Eastern to Asian). It may not be ideal for every skin types, with a higher risk of burns on darker skin types and due to the heat produced, can actually stimulate and increase the appearance of the darkened pigmentation and is therefore not recommended for them.
How many treatments do I need?
Depend on the skin condition, you may need to have three to six treatments. that should be spaced about one month apart to let your skin heal in between.
Does IPL laser treatment cause cancer?
According to NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information), U.S. National Library of Medicine “Lasers in Medical Science typical IPL device settings will not have a photochemical or photothermal reaction with melanomas. The existing evidence base of over 25 years of laser and IPL use to date has not raised any concerns regarding its long-term safety with only a few anecdotal cases of melanoma post treatment over two decades of use. Repeated exposures to high-intensity IPL light, the example quoted being 52 treatments over 6 months, did not result in increased carcinogenicity or tumor formation”.
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