Ask the Experts: Lumecca IPL Photofacial FAQs

August 27th, 2020 9:05am

A technician performing IPL on a client

Although aging is a wonderful gift, it does take a toll on people’s skin over time. With the passage of time, there are people who develop age spots, rosacea, or spider veins. If you discover any of these effects on your skin, there is no need to fret, as there are multiple remedies for these age-related skin conditions. 

One of the most effective yet non-invasive methods is called the Lumecca IPL Photofacial. This revolutionary procedure targets the discoloured areas of the skin and dramatically reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. This quick and efficient cosmetic treatment is ideal for people who are constantly on-the-go and are in need of a faster way to solve their skin problems. With Lumecca IPL Photofacial, you are only a few steps away from clearer and more radiant skin

If you have been planning on getting a Lumecca IPL Photofacial, we have answered the most frequently asked questions to help you get a headstart. 

A woman getting an IPL Photofacial treatment

What is IPL Photofacial good for? 

IPL Photofacial is an amazing and painless cosmetic solution for a myriad of skin issues in line with aging and sun damage. The process works by harnessing the powers of light and heat. These elements destroy the unwanted skin cells, revealing rejuvenated and younger-looking skin. 

To be more specific, IPL Photofacial targets the following:

  • It effectively minimizes hyperpigmentation and lightens dark spots on the skin. 

  • Restores the smoothness and youthful appearance of your skin.

  • Efficiently reduces enlarged pores in order to create a more flawless glass skin appearance. 

  • Eliminates the redness caused by acne marks and rosacea.

  • Minimizes the visibility of broken capillaries and spider veins. 

  • Smoothes wrinkles and fine lines. 

  • Dramatically decreases the appearance of sun damage. 

  • Completely eradicates age spots and unwanted freckles. 

What can I expect from IPL Photofacial? 

With IPL Photofacial, you can expect an entirely pain-free cosmetic treatment that effectively eliminates your skin worries. Moreover, it won’t get in the way of your daily routine, as there is zero downtime. Once you see the results, you will be able to enjoy visibly smoother, younger, and healthier skin. 

How long does it take to see results from IPL? 

Visible results are nearly instantaneous. You may initially notice a slight redness, warming, and darkening of the treatment sites, but that will fade and heal within three days. Within this period of time, it is imperative to avoid direct sun exposure and heat-inducing activities, such as hot massages and saunas. 

It typically takes a few weeks to see the complete and optimal results, depending on the specific IPL treatment you opted for. However, you will notice improvements once the redness and darkening subside. 

If your goal was to reverse the effects of sun damage and improve the skin’s complexion, then you can expect to see results after a few days. The results will become more defined within one to two weeks. For treatments that aim to remove thread veins, the results will be visible within two weeks after the procedure. For ideal results, it is recommended that you get multiple Photofacial sessions in order to reach your ultimate skin goals. 

How long do Photofacial results last? 

The prominent effects of Photofacials usually last from 6 months up to one year. It is recommended to go for maintenance treatments to prolong the visibility of the results. 

Is intense pulsed light therapy safe? 

As long as you are not currently pregnant, are sensitive to light,  or have an underlying skin condition, intense pulsed light therapy is 100% safe. In fact, it is considered as one of the safest light-based cosmetic procedures ever invented. 

Is IPL Photofacial painful? 

IPL Photofacials are classified as one of the safest light-based cosmetic procedures on the market. It is highly effective, yet causes little to no pain at all during and after the treatment. Any possible mild external side effects commonly disappear within a few hours or days after the Photofacial. 

Can IPL damage your skin?

IPL is a safe procedure that is not known to damage your skin. However, it is important to keep in mind that only skin experts should be performing this treatment, in order to avoid any potential injuries. 

What happens if you use IPL too often?

Depending on the patient and case, most people get three to seven IPL Photofacials in order to reach satisfactory results. As with any kind of cosmetic treatment, using IPL more often than recommended by our doctor could irritate or damage the skin. Always use IPL treatments in moderation and as is united for your skin. 

Lumecca IPL Photofacial at Clinique De Mode

Lumecca IPL is one of the most powerful state-of-the-art cosmetic treatments that utilizes Intense Pulsed Light technology to treat various skin concerns. It works by producing a method called photothermolysis, wherein it harnesses heat breaks and eradicates unwanted skin cells. It is an efficient solution for skin conditions like hyperpigmentation, age spots, discolouration, and spider veins. Using safe and comfortable light treatment to target these concerns, Lumecca IPL is a revolutionary procedure that can reverse your skin’s negative effects and bring back your healthy beautiful glow. 

Want to feel the stellar effects of this cutting-edge beauty treatment? Book an appointment today!

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