All About IPL™ PhotoFacial
Let's face it, we all want more beautiful skin. As we age we can develop fine lines, uneven pigmentation (usually brown or red), and more dullness on our skin. PhotoFacial Rejuvenation, also known as a PhotoFacial, can help all these issues. Skin will look more radiant, and beautiful.
That's why our clinic in Toronto, Ontario, Canada offers PhotoFacial Rejuvenation, a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that gets rid of these eyesores. At Toronto Cosmetic Clinic, only the best light based systems are used since your safety and satisfaction is our number one priority.
PhotoFacial Rejuvenation at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic
Two laser and pulsed light devices are available for the PhotoFacial rejuvenation procedure: The Sciton Profile™ featuring Broadband Light (BBL™) technology and The StarLux® 500 fitted with the The LuxG™ handpiece.
The PhotoFacial rejuvenation procedure at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic utilizes the power of pulsed light to gently heat the upper layers of the skin. These pulses of light are emitted in short and gentle bursts at a specific wavelength, which helps to ablate unwanted layers of skin. Doing so also stimulates cells in the target areas, which is necessary for smooth and youthful looking skin.
Procedures take up to an hour, depending on the extent of the problem to be corrected and the number of areas requiring treatment.
Taking place at the state-of-the-art facilities of Toronto Cosmetic Clinic, PhotoFacial rejuvenation can target the face, arms, hands, and chest to remove age and sun spots, superficial blemishes, some scars, and the presence of fine lines and wrinkles. Special eye protection is worn during the procedure. A specially designed cooling device is used, therefore patients normally feel only a slight tingling or biting sensation during each pulse of light. Most patients find PhotoFacial rejuvenation fairly painless. A numbing cream may be applied to reduce discomfort.
A series of procedures can be scheduled for those who would like to maintain or improve results. Some patients notice a considerable improvement after a single PhotoFacial procedure.
Learn more about Photo Rejuvenation and the photo facial procedure in Toronto, and the remarkable effects of the Sciton Profile™ and The StarLux® 500. Simply call Toronto Cosmetic Clinic at 416-221-5554.
IPL™ PhotoFacial & Photo Rejuvenation
Recently, IPL™ PhotoFacial (also spelled photorejuvenation and photo facial) has become a popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure. It is becoming highly requested of physicians in Toronto as well as medical aestheticians. At Toronto Cosmetic Clinic, it is often requested in cases where individuals prefer a non-invasive means of getting rid of various kinds of skin blemishes, such as wrinkles and age spots. What many don't initially realize though, is the range of conditions that photo rejuvenation and photo facial can be used to treat.
What Skin Conditions PhotoFacial Can Treat
Aside from the typical age spots, fine lines, scars and wrinkles, PhotoFacial Rejuvenation at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic can also be used to treat Rosacea, solar lentigines, facial veins, birth marks, brown spots, port wine stains, poikiloderma, burn erythema and forms of hyper pigmentation. This is partly what contributes to its popularity in Toronto as a non-surgical cosmetic procedure: the array of skin conditions that can be treated.
And while any part of the body can be treated, it's most often used to target certain areas. These are areas of the skin that tend to get damaged due to over exposure to the sun. Typically, the upper body and face are the most commonly treated areas by PhotoFacial rejuvenation, which is why the procedure is often referred to as a PhotoFacial.
It's not uncommon for there to be two to five sessions of PhotoFacial Rejuvenation, which are performed two to four weeks apart. This is in order to achieve the desired results. However, a great deal also depends upon the individual themselves. Variables such as the condition itself, severity and area being treated all have an impact. For this reason, it's important to get a qualified opinion as to how many sessions may be required.
If you’ve got a persistent red flush on your face that won’t go away, you may have rosacea.
Rosacea is a skin condition that is noncontagious. In some cases, its symptoms can be treated with laser skin procedures such as PhotoFacial Rejuvenation, depending on severity.
For sufferers of mild rosacea, only a persistent reddish tinge/flush exists. To control the severity of this redness, some physicians recommend avoiding things that can aggravate the condition. This includes refraining from consuming spicy food, alcohol, and caffeinated drinks. All of these tend to overstimulate, making the capillaries in the skin dilate and constrict.
Before you proceed with any type of treatment for a skin disorder, consultation with your physician or dermatologist is highly recommended.
The Initial Consultation
An initial consultation with a patient consultant is crucial in order to determine the suitability of the procedure. This is in addition to setting realistic goals as to what can be accomplished through photo rejuvenation and the photo facial procedure.
The procedure itself is non-invasive and there is very little pain involved. The time required to perform a single session can vary based on the severity and variety of skin conditions being treated. However, it is generally anywhere between a half hour to an hour. Some individuals may also consider combining it with other cosmetic procedures. This, again, should be discussed during the initial consultation to ensure that other treatments are compatible with photo facial.
Photo rejuvenation represents an important new cosmetic procedure in the treatment of skin conditions at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic. The use of Broadband Light technology (BBL™) and the Sciton Profile™, as well as The StarLux® 500, for this cosmetic procedure is a safe, nearly painless way to achieve that more youthful look. And as with any cosmetic procedure, an initial consultation should be considered essential.
Photo Rejuvenation With The Sciton BBL™
The Sciton Profile laser features Broadband Light Source, which allows the device to emit a single pulse measured to have the widest width range in the industry today. In addition, each pulse is delivered faster than other lasers in measurements from 400 to 1400(nm). As a result, larger areas can be treated even faster than before. The Sciton is not recommended to treat the sensitive area near the eyes because of its ability to treat larger areas. For smaller areas that require more precision, the StarLux 500 is recommended instead.
To reduce discomfort during treatment, the Sciton has been created with a powerful skin cooling component that allows an area to remain at a comfortable temperature despite being exposed to the intense light emitted by the device. This allows the area targeted to be exposed to higher energy, thereby increasing the ability to destroy hyper pigmentation and vascular lesions.
Each procedure is tailored to the individual patient. The Sciton will be set according to your skin type.
The Sciton BBL has also been designed for other purposes. It is utilized to eliminate fine lines, Rosacea, some scars and discolourations of the skin.
Side effects related to the Sciton BBL include redness and some swelling.
Tell me more about Photorejuvenation.
Also known as photofacial and photo facial rejuvenation, photorejuvenation is a nonsurgical cosmetic treatment for the skin. Skin that has been damaged by the signs of aging, sun exposure, and other trauma can be treated with photorejuvenation at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic to restore its youthfulness.
What problems can be treated with photorejuvenation at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic?
If your skin is plagued with wrinkles, blemishes, acne, and/or its texture is thick and rough, you may benefit from photorejuvenation. The treatment is designed to target the upper layers of the skin, therefore any aesthetic problem that affects these layers can generally be treated. Photorejuvenation can also promote the growth of collagen, thereby tightening and strengthening the skin.
At Toronto Cosmetic Clinic, some of the most common problems our patients target with photorejuvenation include fine wrinkles and blemishes/hyperpigmentation.
What problems cannot be treated with photorejuvenation at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic?
Photorejuvenation is not suitable for deep wrinkles and creases which go beyond the upper layers of the skin. Although their appearance may be reduced with a series of treatments, it is not designed for such problems. Rather, photorejuvenation is best for fine wrinkles and lines, hyperpigmentation, acne and light scarring.
Your patient consultant or medical aesthetician may recommend another course of treatment, such as a chemical peel, laser resurfacing, or microdermabrasion.
What problems cannot be treated with photorejuvenation at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic?
To find out if you are a good candidate, call Toronto Cosmetic Clinic at 416-221-5554 and we will be happy to assist you.
How do I find out more? How do I start?
Like all of the surgical and nonsurgical treatments at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic, a consultation with an experienced and knowledgeable medical professional is required before proceeding with your preferred procedure. This is to ensure that the problem you'd like to resolve is treated with the best possible solution for your situation. Consultation is free, and even if you don't want to start right away, you can still come in to see our patient consultant to find out more. During the appointment, you may even be provided with alternative treatments that may be more suitable for your body.
Call 416-221-5554 to book an appointment.
What happens during the procedure?
During the photorejuvenation procedure, the Sciton Profile™ BBL™ (Broadband Light ) laser or The StarLux® 500 fitted with the The LuxG™ handpiece is used to emit pulses of light directed at the target area to gently heat the top layers of the skin. These layers are ablated so that the fresh layers underneath may be revealed. You will be asked to wear special eye protection.
A topical anesthetic may be applied to the targeted area prior to the procedure in order to alleviate discomfort.
What happens after the procedure?
Photorejuvenation is a relatively gentle cosmetic procedure. However, because the skin is exposed to intense light, the skin will experience some level of redness or splotchiness. An ointment may be applied to help with healing. The skin will also be sensitive to sun exposure. As a result, it is vital to protect it with a good sunblock up to a year following a treatment session.
Who can't undergo photorejuvenation?
It is highly recommended that those with active skin infections and who experience abnormal scarring seek another course of treatment. Also, those with skin that has been damaged by recent sun exposure may need to postpone their treatment for a couple weeks until the skin is healed.
Please consult a physician, medical professional or patient consultant for more information.