IPL (intensed pulsed light) safely and comfortably fade the appearance of skin imperfections caused by the sun, and uneven skin tones caused by brown and red spots (such as rosacea, spider veins, and age spots). IPL delivers broadband light through the skin for skin rejuvenation. IPL also stimulates the production of collagen, decrease facial redness, lessen the appearance of pigmented spots, reduce pore size, and improve texture and fine lines.
IPL uses short blasts of a polychromatic, high-intensity light to penetrate just below the skin’s surface, damaging either the melanin that makes up brown “age spots” or the blood vessels that create broken capillaries. The skin repairs the damage, leaving you with a more even skin tone. IPL is also touted as a way to boost collagen and elastin.
How do I properly prepare for a session?
Please AVOID sun tanning or direct sun exposure 2 weeks before the treatment. Try to avoid abrasive skin products on the treated area for 2-5 days before the treatment, such as Retin-A, retinols, alpha hydroxys, glycolics. Let us know if you are pregnant, or have a history of cold sores. Tell us if you are taking any photosensitive medications, such as tetracycline.
How does skin rejuvenation with elos work?
The combined bi-polar radio frequency and light energies of elos technology precisely and safely target pigmented lesions such as freckles, sun spots, and age spots. Vascular lesions such as spider vessels and redness from rosacea are also lightened and gradually fade.
Is skin rejuvenation with elos right for me?
elos is an effective treatment for most skin types.
When can I expect to see results?
Gradual and cumulative improvement of skin tone is typically achieved in 5 treatment sessions. The total number of required treatment sessions depends on your skin’s condition.
Does it hurt?
Cooling of the skin surface ensures additional safety during treatment. This is a no-downtime procedure. Most patients return to normal activities immediately after treatment.
“This is the first time in over 15 years that I feel comfortable without having to wear makeup on my face. All my pigmentation problems have disappeared.” – D.E., Canada –