Turn back the clock with IPL Photofacial. Intense Pulsed Light (also known as IPL) at Anti-Aging Medical & Laser Clinic is an effective treatment for brown spots, sunspots, broken capillaries, and other pigment conditions that affect the complexion. IPL also softens fine lines and gives your skin an overall glow by stimulating collagen production.
Starting from: $470 for full face. See pricing details
Recommended number of sessions: 2-4
Treatment duration: Approximately 20-60 minutes
Required maintenance: Every 6 months
IPL Photofacial Reveals Your Vibrant Skin
For the Face
- Evens skin tone, removal of brown spots and sunspots
- Removal of broken capillaries
- Refreshed and glowing appearance
For the Body
- Reduces the appearance of scars
- Reduces sun damage found on the neck, upper chest, shoulders, hands, arms, and legs
- No downtime, you can resume your normal routine the day after the treatment
- Improves skin texture by stimulating the growth of new collagen and elastin
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
How it works
IPL Treatments Give Noticeable Results
In summary, this treatment gives you noticeable results you’ll love. IPL treatments, sometimes referred to as “IPL photofacials” , is a broad-spectrum light treatment. IPL works the same way as skin lasers, using light energy that is converted to heat to target cells below the skin’s surface without causing damage to the top layers of skin.
IPL uses short blasts of a polychromatic, high-intensity light to penetrate just below the skin’s surface, breaking up either the melanin that makes up brown age spots, or destroying broken capillaries – small, dilated, non-functional veins medically known as telangiectasia rosacea. IPL treatments also boost collagen and elastin growth.
Before + after
Over the past 7 years I have received a variety of services from Dr. Frame…and have always been really happy with the results!
Experience was pain free with a little numbing cream and ice packs. I would recommend!
The treatment experience
Planning Your IPL Treatment
As with all treatments at our clinic, we require a preliminary consultation with a member of our highly qualified staff. During this time, we will review your concerns, treatment expectations, current skincare regimen, price estimates, and a brief overview of your relevant medical history. We use this information to ensure we are able to give you the results you are looking for with realistic expectations.
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Before the Treatment
Prior to your IPL treatment, you should also avoid the sun completely, or wait 1 - 2 months after your last sun exposure to book your IPL treatment. That is why we recommend you book your IPL treatment during the fall, winter and early spring as these are the best times for IPL treatments. You should avoid using retinol, glycolic or exfoliating treatments 7 days prior to your IPL treatment. Also, avoid using Accutane for 12 months prior to treatments.
During the Treatment
After your initial consultation, you will purchase a jar of specially compounded numbing cream. One hour before your treatment time, apply a thin layer of the numbing cream onto freshly washed skin. The cream has no colour but will appear wet. Once you arrive at the clinic, you will be ready for treatment.Your eyes will be covered with adhesive laser shields and you’ll see a bright, continuous flash of light. You’ll feel some heat and a slight “snapping” sensation, but for most people, IPL treatments are comfortable and well tolerated. The duration of the treatment can be between 20 - 60 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.
After the Treatment
Immediately following your IPL treatment, you may notice some darkening of brown spots. Broken capillaries may be reduced but are sometimes initially darker or bruised. Depending on what condition is being treated, you will notice some pinkness. Most brown spots take from 3 - 10 days to completely slough off. It is important to resist picking, peeling, or scrubbing the darkened areas for at least 2 weeks. For some, swelling of the treated area, particularly around the eyes, is possible and considered a normal side effect, which should resolve in 3 - 4 days.
How Much does IPL Photofacial Cost?
The cost of IPL treatment varies from $170 for a spot treatment to $520 for chest and $470 for the full face.
At Anti-Aging Medical & Laser Clinic, we want to make our treatments as affordable as possible. For this reason, we offer packages with 30% savings when several treatments and treatment zones are purchased collectively.
Although no adverse reactions to a fetus are known to result from IPL treatments, we do not recommend proceeding with the treatment if you suspect or are known to be pregnant.
Additionally, if you have diseases which may be stimulated by light at the wavelengths used in IPL, such as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Porphyria, and Epilepsy, you should not do the IPL treatment.
A contraindication refers to a symptom or medical condition that prevents a person from receiving a particular treatment because it may be harmful.
Yes, but if you have a darker skin tone, your consultant may recommend pre-treating the skin for 2 weeks with appropriate skincare products.
- After your treatment, cold gel packs may be applied to the skin
- Use only gentle cleansers and moisturizers for 2 weeks
- Do not use products with acids, retinols, or exfoliants
- Use SPF 50 sunblock every day
- Any dry, flaking skin will slough off naturally in up to 2 weeks
- You may use a mineral-based, powder makeup (available at the clinic) until your skin is completely healed.
Both IPL and BBL use light energy to heat and rejuvenate the skin. That being said, BBL is a newer technology which has been proven to literally turn back the clock by altering the way DNA is expressed in the body. Additionally, BBL offers customizable solutions, allowing for the treatment of a diversity of skin types.