What to expect with my IPL skin rejuvenation treatment?

Once your Chi skin therapist determines the correct IPL skin rejuvenation treatment to get you the very best results, they will cleanse your skin using products perfectly suited for your skin type. After you have put on the protective glasses a conductive gel will be applied to the treatment area. Your skin therapist will then insert the correct filter into the hand piece to target issues that have been previously identified during your consultation. The sapphire crystal will be rested onto your skin and a pulse of light will be directed to the treatment area. Depending on the type of treatment you may experience anything from a very gentle warmth on the skin for acne and skin tightening, as the light is to stimulate oxygen and collagen production rather than heat. This is a relaxing, enjoyable treatment leaving the skin immediately cleaner and tighter. Vascular and pigmentation treatments will be treated at a higher fluence, which can feel like a sharp snap on the skin. This intensity is required to “heat” the pigmentation or the superficial veins to desquamate or coagulate to have a successful outcome. These treatments will leave your skin slightly red and you may notice immediate discolouration of the pigmentation. You may notice veins can just disappear immediately. Upon completion of your treatment you will be given aftercare advice for the type of treatment you have just received. It is important to use sun protection, avoid exfoliation and irritating the area for a few days. For best results, it is recommended you return a few days later for a relaxing lymph drainage enzyme facial. This gentle treatment will assist with exfoliation and will expedite the final results.

What is IPL skin rejuvenation?

Many people want a clear complexion but can’t seem to achieve it, even with the most meticulous skin care routine. IPL skin rejuvenation can help reduce the appearance of some common skin problems, such as melasma, brown spots, and broken capillaries. IPL skin rejuvenation is minimally invasive and can also treat wrinkles and age spots. The procedure causes very few side effects and requires very little downtime, meaning it has grown quickly in popularity. IPL skin rejuvenation is appropriate for anyone who wants to improve the look of their skin without undergoing a full surgical procedure. It also works well for those who have scarring, brown spots, or redness they would like to eliminate or who are seeking to reduce pore size, fine lines or improve their skin’s texture. It is also effective in the treatment of active acne, removal of red veins, and the treatment of excess pigment and poikiloderma (reddened turkey neck). This procedure may cause some mild discomfort; patients often liken the feeling to that of a rubber band being snapped against their skin. How long your results will last depend on what types of skin issues you are treating, the size of the area being treated, and the number of areas you are treating. In general, patients require a series of treatments spaced a few weeks apart.

How does IPL skin rejuvenation work?

IPL skin rejuvenation uses pulsed light therapy to treat skin issues. Essentially, IPL skin treatments shine bright, intense light onto a specific area of the skin. Patients wear eye protection to shield their eyes from this light, and the practitioner uses an IPL device that has an apparatus with a laser or glass surface. He or she presses this apparatus onto the skin’s problem areas, and the light it emits heats up the collagen under the skin, which prompts the body to react by producing even more of it. When the body produces more collagen, it can fill in wrinkles and fine lines on the skin as well as some shallow acne scars. This procedure can also reduce discolouration and flushing of the skin. IPL skin rejuvenation can be used alone, or in conjunction with complementary treatments to help patients achieve their goals. When you arrive for your initial consultation, your practitioner will perform an examination of your skin and discuss with you any issues you may have, as well as how IPL skin rejuvenation can help you. You should arrive at your consultation prepared to discuss your medical history, including information about previous surgeries, allergies, current medications, and any past and present medical conditions.