IPL Facial Treatment & Hair Removal
What is IPL and its benefits?
Intense Pulsed Light or IPL is a spectrum of light therapy which is great for treating many different skin concerns all at once. Commonly called photo-rejuvenation. It’s used to reduce hyperpigmentation, diminish red blood vessels, improve the appearance of the skin quickly with no downtime, stimulates collagen with the heat it produces. Other conditions treated with IPL include hair reduction, sun damage, flushing associated with rosacea, acne, reduces oiliness and pores. IPL can be performed on the face, décolleté, arms, hands, legs and back. The procedure takes about 20 (face)- 40 (hair removal) minutes.
Who is a good candidate for IPL treatment?
Anyone who is looking to treat aged and sun-damaged skin is a good candidate for IPL skin treatments. The treatment is considered ideal for those that are looking for a reduction of visible skin discolorations, such as age spots, sun-induced freckles, irregular pigmentation, symptoms of Rosacea, birthmarks, unsightly veins, acne scarring and other blemishes, unwanted hair (only works on light skin tone). It is also a popular treatment among those looking to even out their skin tone, improve texture, and reduce fine lines and pore size.
How many treatments are required?
The treatment regimen will be tailored to the individual’s specific needs based on the condition being treated, among other factors. During your consultation at YURAMED, we will listen to your concerns, answer any questions you may have, and develop an individual treatment plan. Usually, 3-6 sessions needed for IPL facial rejuvenation and min. 4 sessions for IPL hair removal and 6 for best result is recommended.
How long does it take to see the result?
Face. The improvements are usually gradual and become more visible after each treatment, changes in skin color can be observed within weeks. Changes in texture, on the other hand, may not become apparent until months after a series of treatments. On average, most patients achieve optimal results after 5-6 treatments, spaced 3-4 weeks apart. Maintenance treatments can be offered once every 2 months.
Hair removalWhile patients may notice a visible reduction in hair growth after just one treatment, multiple sessions are required for permanent results because, during each treatment, your hair will be in various stages of the growth cycle. Hair removal treatments will be scheduled at four to eight-week intervals depending on the area of the body treated, due to the natural hair growth cycle.