IPL Photofacial

What is a IPL Photofacial?

IPL stands for intense pulsed light. It’s a type of light therapy used to treat wrinkles, spots, and unwanted hair. 

You can use IPL to minimize or remove:

  • age spots

  • sun damage

  • freckles

  • birthmarks

  • varicose veins

  • broken blood vessels on your face

  • rosacea

  • hair on your face, neck, back, chest, legs, underarms, or bikini line

Using our IPL photo facial treatment, the team at Contour Laser Medi Spa in Fredericton, New Brunswick can help minimize signs of aging!*

How does a IPL Photofacial work?

IPL photofacials, also known as Pulsed Light Therapy, involve a handheld device that emits pulses of broad spectrum light through direct contact with the skin. It acts on the deeper layers of skin, making it ideal for treating broken capillaries, sun damage, and other impurities.

IPL photofacial light is soaked up by the hemoglobin (red blood cells) and melanin (pigmentation) in the skin, intentionally damaging these areas. The damaged melanin breaks up and is absorbed by the skin, decreasing its appearance on the skin’s surface. The damaged hemoglobin stimulates blood flow, causing the melanin to be absorbed more efficiently.

*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.

What can I expect from the results?

After a single treatment, your skin may feel smoother and appear to have a more evenly distributed tone. However, results only appear gradually and multiple treatments will be required for them to become truly dramatic.

How long does it take to recover from an IPL photofacial?

There’s no real recovery time to speak of. With IPL photofacials, there may be some mild side effects immediately after the procedure that can take up to a week to diminish. Nevertheless, expect to resume normal activities immediately after treatment, including applying your usual facial creams and makeup.

What are the side effects?

  • Redness – This is fairly common. It’s a sign of irritation and generally goes away after a few hours.

  • Brown spots – If you underwent the procedure to treat dark spots and are suddenly faced with darker ones, don’t fret. This is normal. The dark spots may last for up to a week but will then fade.

  • Crusting – Some of the dark spots you’ve treated will grow hard and begin to flake. This is normal and temporary.

  • Bruising – This side effect is fairly uncommon and mild when it does occur.

Remember that it will take several weeks (and several treatments) before you start seeing truly significant results.

Request a consultation

For IPL Photofacial in Fredericton, request your consultation at Contour Laser Medi Spa today. We are committed to helping you feel good on the inside while looking your best on the outside. To get started, give us a call at 506-455-4100.

*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.