Photorejuvenation with Intense Pulsed Light
As we age our skin accumulates fine lines, dark spots, wrinkles, enlarged blood vessels and pores resulting in an uneven tone. Photorejuvenation in Ottawa, also known as intense pulsed light (IPL), can reduce wrinkles and fine lines, age spots, brown pigmentation, improve the appearance of rosacea, and minimize fine blood vessels and pore size. Overall, photorejuvenation can help with many signs of aging skin, giving you a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
WHAT IS PHOTOREJUVENATION/IPL?
Photorejuvenation or intense pulsed light (IPL) at Concept Medical in Ottawa is an advanced technology used to rejuvenate your skin and correct the signs of aging and sun damage. At Concept Medical we use the powerful Forever Young BroadBand Light™ (BBL™), which is considered one of the most effective, studied, and versatile IPL systems available. Using a powerful flash lamp, BBL™ energy is absorbed by irregularities in your skin and helps erase certain brown or dark spots, redness, and fine lines, evening out your skin tone.
WHAT DOES PHOTOREJUVENATION/IPL INOLVE?
During a photorejuvenation session your skin will be cleaned and a small amount of cool gel will be applied to the treatment area. As IPL is very bright, we will ask you to wear protective glasses during treatment. By delivering energy to the skin, IPL can reduce certain brown and red spots as well as stimulate your own natural collagen rejuvenation process to improve the skin tone and complexion. Unlike other laser procedures, the surface of the skin is not damaged during treatment. BBL™ treatment is very quick, comfortable, and more importantly non-invasive.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM MY PHOTOREJUVENATION/IPL SESSION?
IPL photorejuvenation treatments at Concept Medical in Ottawa are fast, gentle, and an effective way to minimize the effects of aging and sun damage. Photorejuvenation can minimize the appearance of facial wrinkles and fine lines, treat age spots, brown pigmentation, improve the appearance of rosacea, and minimize fine blood vessels and pore size. More importantly, IPL can help restore a more youthful appearance to your skin. Our specific IPL system (BBL™) is the only IPL system proven to delay the appearance of visible skin aging. Make-up can be applied immediately afterwards, and you may resume normal activities without any downtime. Some patients note slight redness for a few hours following the treatment. Treated brown spots and freckles often darken and then flake off the skin over the following week revealing a more natural and youthful complexion.
WHAT PARTS OF THE BODY CAN BE TREATED WITH PHOTOREJUVENATION/IPL?
HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT TAKE?
Each IPL session takes about 30-45 minutes to complete. Since individual skin types and conditions vary, multiple treatments may be required for optimal results. Since our skin continues to age with time, regular maintenance treatments are recommended to maintain your excellent results. Our qualified physicians at Concept Medical in Ottawa will discuss a customized plan to help you obtain the results you desire.
WHY HAVE YOUR PHOTOREJUVENATION/IPL TREATMENT AT CONCEPT MEDICAL?
Our staff physicians are highly experienced in a full spectrum of non-surgical cosmetic procedures, including photorejuvenation. At Concept Medical in Ottawa, your customized photorejuvenation plan starts with a detailed discussion with one of our physicians and treatment is performed by our trained and experienced medical aestheticians. At Concept Medical we used the advanced BroadBand LightTM (BBLTM) system for all IPL treatments. A recent study demonstrated that BBLTM prevents the signs of again as well as rejuvenates certain genes that are found in younger skin.