Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy, also known as a photofacial, is a broadband light therapy that induces controlled wounds on the skin, prompting it to heal itself by creating new cells. This skin rejuvenation technology stimulates new collagen, reduces fine lines, and increases skin elasticity reducing the signs of aging. At Laser Skin Solutions we also utilize this treatment to treat acne, help remove brown and red spots, rosacea and any other discoloration caused by sun damage or broken capillaries (spider veins). The treatment is virtually painless for most, requires no down time after treatment and is safe for those with pale or light brown skin. Since IPL Photo Rejuvenation is used to treat areas with sun damage, we often use this treatment in Portland to undo some of the visible damage caused by sun exposure, also called photoaging, which you may notice mostly on your face, neck, upper back hands, or chest.
The Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) produces a light energy that will gently heat the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to regenerate new collagen which unlocks your bodies response system leading to youthful skin. A photo facial is especially effective at treating sun damage and signs of aging. The light pulses are also very effective at killing acne causing bacteria, paralyzing overactive oil glands in the skin, and tending to swollen acne lesions leading to clearer skin. Our state of the art IPL machine is equipped with advanced cooling features, allowing the use of high-powered energy with minimal discomfort. This Photofacial includes a double cleanse, facial massage, intensive hydration mask, a high frequency skin treatment, toner, moisturizer, and SPF protection yielding almost immediate results.
Our Platinum Anti-Aging Facial combines several Advanced Aesthetics treatments to address multiple effects of ageing in one session to help turn back the time on your skin and reverse the signs of aging. We start with a Hydrofacial to provide a deep cleanse and exfoliation that will help brighten and plump your skin giving a more youthful fresh appearance. We will use a high frequency skin treatment to help with circulation and oxygenation to your skin. We follow this up with a IPL photo rejuvenation treatment to induce cologne production especially on the forehead and the sides of the eyes to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Next, we will use microcurrent to help stimulate and wake up lazy muscles in the cheeks and brows that lead to sagging skin particularly in the cheeks and along the jawline. After that we will use Radio Frequency to tighten your skin on your face as well as your neck to address sagging skin on the cheeks and reduce if not eliminate the appearances of a double chin and lose skin that often appears around the neck. Last but not least we will teat you to a firming peptide mask that will help firm and tighten your skin and finish the treatment off with moisturizer and toner guaranteeing that you will leave feeling and seeing the difference in your skin. Your skin will continue to improve over the following 4-6 weeks as the treatments continue to work on your skin and your body reacts to those treatments through additional collagen and elastin production.
We will need you to avoid unprotected direct sunlight or tanning beds 2 weeks prior to treatment and that you avoid waxing in the treated area. We also recommend avoiding perfumes, harsh skin care products, makeup, and deodorant to the treated area on the day of treatment.
During your IPL treatment treatment, you’ll either be laying down or reclined depending on the area being treated. You will be supplied dark sunglasses to protect your eyes. You might feel some slight discomfort, like a rubber band snapping against your skin but your technician can make adjustments to minimize this.
Avoiding sun exposure after the procedure is crucial to reduce the risk of color change and we recommend you to always apply a broad spectrum SPF 25 or higher. The skin treated may be red feeling like a light sunburn that typically last for about 1 day.
For maximum benefits, we recommend clients receive at least 3 sessions per treatment area which makes our package deals a great option. Appointments will be spaced out every 4 weeks in order to give you the best results possible. You should find that with each session your skin begins to get tighter, healthier looking and spots continue to disapear.as the treatment is cumulative with your best results being seen at the end of your IPL photo rejuvenation, photofacial treatment sessions. Maintenance to the area is not typically required but you may need additional treatments depending on how well you take care of your skin specifically refraining from unprotected sun exposure.
IPL treatment to the face, neck, decollete (upper chest), lower arms, upper arms, upper back or shoulders.
While you're in our chair receiving an IPL Photo Rejuvenation treatment we can add additional areas to be treated in the same visit for a reduced price. Choose between a treatment to the face, neck, decollete (upper chest), lower arms, upper arms, upper back or shoulders.
IPL treatment to both hands treating sun damage and signs of aging.
Treatments last about 1 hour
Treatments last about 90 minutes.
3 IPL photo rejuvenation treatments to the face, neck, decollete (upper chest), lower arms, upper arms, upper back or shoulders. Repairing sun damage, treating spider veins and reversing signs of aging often requires more than one treatment and usually affects more than just one area on our bodies. This makes a package a great option for those of you needing more extensive treatments.
The IPL machine we use is equipped with advanced cooling features, allowing the use of high-powered energy with minimal discomfort. The procedure is gentle, non-invasive, and safe. While everyone’s tolerance is different, there is usually no need for a topical anesthetic but it is available if needed.
IPL treatments are often referred to as Photo Facials but this treatments is not strictly for the face. The treatment is used to reverse the signs of aging by reducing fine lines and wrinkles as well as treat acne and acne scaring, but also used to treat sun spots which appear anywhere that regularly exposed to the sun such as your hands, arms, upper back, chest, shoulders as well as the face.
The light energy will gently heat the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to regenerate new collagen. This process will restore your skin to its natural beauty, blending its natural colors and making it smoother, vibrant, and younger-looking. In addition, the photothermal energy eliminates the fine vessels that cause redness and reduces the unwanted melanin that produces pigmented lesions.
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