Santa Fe has lots of sun, big beautiful landscapes to enjoy via all types of outdoor activities. Active patients typically opt for minimal downtime or "lunchtime" laser treatments. IPL is an Intense Pulsed Light or PhotoFacial type of treatment that offers ideal skin rejuvenating. At Ageless Aesthetics MediSpa, our IPL offers various wavelengths treating sun damage, age spots, Rosacea or diffuse redness, and mild to moderate acne. The high-intensity pulses of filtered light penetrates the skin triggering your natural healing processes, resulting in smoother, healthier skin.
IPL Intense Pulsed Light Photofacial can be used anywhere on the body, the most common area is the face, neck and chest to lift and remove hyperpigmentation known as sun spots, Rosacea and broken capillaries and active acne. This laser treatment emits multiple wavelengths into the tissue to reach its target by applying energy through intense pulses of light. Downtime is minimal and you can resume normal activities immediately after receiving the treatment. It can take approximately a week for full results to be revealed.
According to Stanford Medical University, the long-term effects of IPL Photofacial actually reverse the signs of aging.
What Issues Does IPL Intense Pulsed Light Photofacial Treat?
We offer free Visia Skin Analysis Consultations to determine if you are a good candidate. Typically, those with a Fitzpatrick score of 4-6 which are patients with more natural melanin in their skin are not a good candidate as laser treatments which emit heat can create more pigmentation or cause the patient to completely lose the pigment.
The IPL laser uses a mixture of many wavelengths of light and bi-polar radio frequencies that work beneath the skin's surface to reduce brown spots, discoloration, redness, and broken capillaries. The IPL works as an agent to help pull the age spots to the top layers of the skin. Within 3-5 treatments, the area treated can be significantly lightened or removed. The IPL has the ability to help minimize fine lines and discolorations, while improving the overall skin texture with no down time. This treatment is effective for almost all skin types.
Gradual and cumulative improvement of the skin tone is typically achieved in five treatment sessions. The total number of required treatment sessions depends on your skin's condition.
Cooling of the skin surface ensures additional safety during treatment. We apply a topical numbing cream as the treatment can feel like a rubber band snapping. There is no downtime and many patients return to normal activities immediately after treatment.
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