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Does an IPL Photofacial Hurt? Does it Really Work to Resurface My Skin?

October 21, 2017

What is an IPL Photofacial?

At IGBeauty clinic, our skilled skin specialists offer a great solution for non-surgical skin rejuvenation. The system we use is called IPL Photofacial. The IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. It is a type of a non-ablative and non-invasive laser. Therefore, this laser is safe to use for all skin types. It is also a painless procedure. IPL Photofacial really works to resurface skin. It is a state-of-the-art modern laser that has proven results to get rid of mild sun damage, irregular skin pigmentation, lighter brown spots, and freckles. This treatment will also produce long-lasting results and minimize such skin issues such as: age spots, vascular lesions, uneven skin tone, and texture.

What is skin resurfacing?

Skin resurfacing is an effective treatment for many common skin conditions. These include skin pigmentation, aging and sun spots, broken capillaries, acne scars, rosacea, redness or hyperpigmentation from acne, skin discoloration, red blood vessels, freckles, and birthmarks. It works by using a laser to target the damaged skin. There are a variety of lasers on the market that can be used to resurface the skin. At IGBeauty, we only use non-ablative lasers. These types of lasers do not remove any layers of your skin, therefore minimizing discomfort and pain. IPL Photofacial sufficiently works to resurface skin without the need for intensive resurfacing treatment.

Does it really work to resurface my skin?

The IPL Photofacial is a non-ablative skin resurfacing treatment that uses a fractional laser. This laser works by penetrating beneath the skin. The advantage of this laser is that it is a safe and effective treatment that will not damage the skin’s surface. Only the underlying skin tissue is heated up without destroying the surface of the skin. After the treatment, your skin will be rejuvenated and able to produce new collagen. Collagen is vital to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. IPL Photofacial really works to resurface skin and give you that younger and healthier looking complexion.

Does an IPL photofacial hurt?

At IGBeauty skin clinic, we only use non-ablative skin rejuvenation treatments. Our treatments are less invasive than other ablative laser resurfacing treatments. The IPL Photofacial works to resurface skin and it is also a painless procedure.

While other ablative lasers remove the top layer of the skin, making the treatment much more painful, none of that occurs with IPL Photofacial technology. Our patients will not experience oozing, crusting of the skin or swelling as with other more invasive laser treatments. Even though the results may not be as dramatic as with the abrasive laser treatment, the effects of this non-invasive treatment will still give you a significant overall skin improvement.

At IGBeauty, we are committed to offering safe and effective skin resurfacing treatments that are geared towards beautiful and pain-free results. We are happy to work with you to find a treatment suitable to your skin type and your desired final result. Feel free to contact our skin clinic in Toronto to schedule a consultation with one of our skin care specialists.

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