IPL Photofacial

What is an

IPL Photofacial?

IPL, or intense pulsed light, is a technology similar to a laser. The light energy penetrates just below the skin’s surface, damaging either the melanin (skin pigment) or blood vessels, boosting collagen, and helping to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.

IPL is a 30-minute procedure in which intense pulses of light are used to penetrate deep into the skin, reducing redness and age lines. This treatment can be used for a wide variety of skin problems you may struggle with, including age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, facial veins, freckles, rosacea, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, unwanted hair, and more.

The team at Olam Med Spa has successfully treated a long list of clients of all ages using the IPL Photofacial. We take great pride in creating an environment where you feel safe and comfortable, assured that you are under the care of experienced medical professionals who know exactly what they are doing.

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What is the

procedure like?

IPL Photofacial is a non-invasive treatment that takes no more than 30 minutes. The procedure is painless, and you don’t need anesthesia. First, your medical provider will clean the treatment area and then will apply a cool gel on the skin. Based on your condition, skin type, and tone, a setting is chosen on the IPL device. At Olam Med Spa, we use the Spectrum IPL device.

The head of the IPL device is brought against the skin, where it delivers precise high-intensity light pulses. The surrounding tissues remain untouched as the technology is extremely accurate. Even though the light pulses are highly precise and not harmful, it is best to wear eye goggles as a safety measure during the procedure. You may feel slight discomfort, and people often say that the light pulses feel like being snapped gently by a rubber band. Depending on which part of your body is getting treated and how big the size is, the procedure may take anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes.

What is the

Spectrum IPL device?

The Spectrum IPL device is one of the most widely-used medical/aesthetic equipment. It is a multi-platform work station used for various light therapies by medical professionals and comes with four lasers and an IPL.

This system comes with an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) that includes four filters. These filters are suitable for several non-ablative procedures such as acne reduction, removal of pigmented lesions, hair reduction, etc.

Apart from the IPL, 810-DIODE laser for hair removal, also available in the Spectrum IPL device we have the ERBIUM YAG laser for skin resurfacing, Q-SWITCHED YAG/KTP for tattoo removal, and LONG PULSED YAG for vascular reduction.

Who is an ideal

candidate for IPL?

If you identify with the following, you may be an ideal candidate for IPL Photofacial:

  • You have shown signs of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots and you want these removed
  • You have sun damage on your skin
  • You want to correct a skin discoloration such as hyperpigmentation, redness, freckles, etc.
  • You have excess or unwanted hair you want to remove
  • You have realistic expectations from the procedure

Is there a downtime?

No. IPL Photofacial works under your skin and doesn’t damage the top layer. You might have some redness, which will go away 20 to 25 minutes after the procedure. Other than this, there is no downtime and you can carry on with your day as usual without having to rest or lie down.

How many times

do I need to do IPL?

To see significant changes, it usually takes 4 to 6 sessions, one every 3 to 4 weeks. Usually, most people don’t see the results they wish to see after only one treatment, so multiple treatments may be required.

Compared to the treatment of other skin conditions such as wrinkles and age spots, hair removal requires more treatments, usually around 6 to 12 treatments.

How often does it

need to be done?

The IPL Photofacial treatment is recommended to be done every 3 to 4 weeks to achieve the best results. It is important to give your skin enough time to heal on its own in between each treatment, which is why a buffer period of 3 to 4 weeks is required.

Aftercare

process

Any sun exposure, sunbeds, or self-tanners are not allowed 3 weeks before and after the procedure, as well as antibiotics or Retinol.

If you had any of these, mentioned above, please wait at least 3 weeks before starting the procedure.

At Olam Med Spa, we are committed to bringing you only the best treatments and solutions, and you can trust that our IPL Photofacial treatment is carried out by our expert medical professionals using state-of-the-art devices and equipment.

For more information regarding IPL Photofacial, or to schedule a consultation with our team at Olam Med Spa, please feel free to contact us, and one of our staff will get back to you as soon as possible.

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