Clearstone’s IPL Photofacial treatment sets the new standard in treating skin conditions associated with aging, active life styles, and sun damage.
With the use of Broadband Light (BBL), this treatment offers the ability to provide the reduction of pigmented vascular lesions, undesired redness, correct age spots, and target fine vessels such as broken capillaries. It is a revolutionary treatment that sends light energy deep into the skin to boost your body’s ability to fight aging. Your skin will look more smoother, healthier and more vibrant. The result? Skin that’s visibly younger looking, year after year!
GO BEHIND THE SCENES OF AN IPL PHOTOFACIAL TREATMENT
Stop the clock on the appearance of aging skin.
Benefits IPL Photofacial
1. Regeneration of Skin Cells:
IPL (Intense Pulse Light) Photofacial uses photo-thermal energy to gently heat the stratum corneum (upper layers of skin), stimulating the regeneration of cells and taking years off the face, neck, hands or almost any other part of the body — often after just one treatment. It is an innovative technology that uniquely delivers light therapy targeting the signs of aging and sun damage and effectively provides a more refreshed, rejuvenated and youthful appearance. IPL Photofacial is not just an aesthetic treatment for existing skin damage. It can also be a preventive regimen — what we call “Prejuvenation™” — for keeping young skin looking young.
2. Superior and Most Powerful Technology:
We have chosen to provide IPL Photofacials with the Sciton BBL™ system – one of the most powerful IPL machines on the marketplace. We have selected the Sciton BBL™ System due to its consistency of energy application, integrated sapphire cooling, and unique wavelength filtration system. Its precise wavelength allows for a predictable interaction with the skin. Energy from the laser is applied over a longer period of time coupled with a high pulse rate that results in selective thermal injury from the absorption of the laser energy. The process promotes a natural healing process that results in collagen growth while also improving skin complexion. The result is a firmer and more youthful appearance.
3. Prevents Signs of Aging Skin:
IPL Photofacial treatment is clinically proven not only to correct sun damage, but also to prevent the signs of aging skin, such as wrinkles. This non-invasive treatment delivers BroadBand Light (BBL) to the epidermis and dermis, stimulating changes in skin tone, improving texture, elasticity and pigmentation — with visible, long-lasting improvement after just one treatment. All with zero patient downtime.
4. Treats a Variety of Skin Conditions:
IPL Photofacial offers a wonderful treatment for a wide variety of skin conditions. For skin rejuvenation, IPL Photofacial removes age spots, freckles, Rosacea (redness), small blood vessels and other pigmentation irregularities. Skin will look clearer, smoother, pigment and vascularity reduced and overall revitalized. Not only is this a perfect treatment for the face, other areas of the body such as hands, arms, neck, shoulders and décolleté can be treated.
5. Allows for Additional Treatments:
An extra added benefit of an IPL Photofacial is that the procedure allows for additional treatment to be combined with chemical peels such as our Signature Chemical Peel and ViPeel or Microdermabrasion treatments. IPL stimulates collagen growth to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles – safely and effectively. Contact us for a combination of advanced skincare treatments that allows for successful results customized for your skin!
Can IPL Photofacial treatment really stop the clock on the appearance of aging skin?
Yes! It was proven in a long-term clinical study. Patients received regular BBL treatments over the course of a decade. At the end of the study, doctors judged the patients to appear 11 years younger than their actual age. In other words, they looked younger than when the study began.*
What areas can be treated?
Any area of the body can be treated. The most common areas are those most exposed to the damaging effects of sunlight. Most people ask for treatments on the face, neck, back of the hands, chest and shoulders.
How many treatments will I need?
Our guests have seen amazing results after just 1 treatment! However, the number of treatments needed varies from patient to patient, and our professional technician will personalize a plan based on the level of improvement you desire. Generally, 3 to 5 treatments at 4 week intervals will produce the desired results. We highly recommend regular treatment of at least once a year to optimize your results. Your treatment can also be combined with other aesthetic procedures such as our Signature Chemical Peel, ViPeel® or Microdermabrasion treatment for a dramatic improvement to your skin. Turn back the clock and keep it there!
Am I a good candidate for IPL Photofacial?
Both men and women have enjoyed the results of an IPL Photofacial Treatment. A candidate for this treatment is recommended for individuals with Fitzpatrick skin types 1 to 3. Contraindications include clients that are photosensitive, have recently tanned skin (from sunbathing, tanning beds, tanning creams), darker skin types, or may have skin cancer. During consultation, your aesthetician will go over all pre-treatment and post-treatment consideration with you. We also don’t treat clients who are pregnant or nursing.
At what age should I start and IPL Photofacial treatment?
IPL Photofacial treatments is not just a beauty treatment. It’s a preventative regimen – possibly the best investment anyone can make for his or her skin. Both men and women can protect themselves against the sun and environmental damage that adds up over time. In fact, the best time to think about the effects of aging is before they appear. Since the ten-year study shows that regular IPL Photofacial treatments stop the skin’s appearance of aging…why should you wait?
How is the procedure performed?
Your eyes will be protected with special safety shields. Typically, there is no need for topical anesthetic, however your aesthetician will apply ultrasound gel as a cooling mechanism for your skin. The handheld IPL device will go over the treatment area precisely with quick, light pulses. Clearstone’s Sciton BBL™ System is designed with efficacy to target varying from small to larger treatment areas.
What does IPL Photofacial feel like?
You may feel a quick “zap” most commonly described as a “rubber band snap”. You may also feel a warm sensation as the light is absorbed by the targeted areas, however it is very tolerable. If you are feeling any discomfort during the procedure, please let your technician know so that we may adjust as needed in our effort to achieve a safe and effective treatment without undesirable side effects. The treatment time will vary can take up berween 30 to 60 minutes depending on the size of the area.
How long will it take to recover?
IPL Photofacial is non-invasive and a gentle procedure with virtually no downtime. In most cases, it may take up to 14 days to fully recover, however, you can return to work and resume with of your activities.
What should I expect after the treatment? Answer: You may experience some redness that should resolve within a few hours. For some pigmented lesions, you will see a darkening of the treated area followed by fading and flaking off at a later stage. Your treated skin will feel smoother, pores will be less noticeable, and sunspots or uneven pigmentation will fade. Results depend on your condition, the number of treatments, and the area treated. Our technicians will provide you with complete information about the post treatment care and results.
What aftercare plan do I need?
Your technician will give you post-treatment instructions and it is important that you follow the aftercare treatment plan. You will be sensitive to ultraviolet light and you must avoid direct sun exposure until completely healed. Fully cover your treated skin or use a good sunscreen after your treatment whenever you go outdoors. Depending on the treatment, we may give you skin care products and instructions on how to use them. For best results and to further enhance your post-treatment, we recommend Clearstone’s wonderful line of Rhonda Allison®, EltaMd®, and SkinBetter Science® products.
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