Photofacial, a form of IPL therapy, is also commonly known as photorejuvenation. A non-invasive, non-surgical rejuvenation technique can repair sun damage and address other skin concerns. At Skincare Laser Centre, our providers use Cutera Xeo as their laser of choice for IPL photofacial treatments.
How does IPL work?
Using a handpiece, the provider will create bursts of light to target the molecules in the skin. The light is absorbed by the melanin and the red blood cells, causing the targeted clusters to break apart beneath the surface and eventually fade away on the most outer layer of skin.
What can a photofacial treat?
A photofacial can treat a variety of skin conditions on the face including:
- enlarged pores
- sun spots
- acne scars
- fine lines
Any part of the body can be treated, but the photofacial treatment works best on the face, neck, arms, and chest. As the name suggests, it is most commonly used on the face.
The procedure lasts about an hour – WE DO NOT apply numbing cream for this, however, we take extra care and precaution by cooling the skin PRE/POST treatment with ice packs, as well the handpeice has a cooling tip to it as well.
How long does it take to see results?
Every patient is different, so we cannot guarantee a specific timeline for results to show. However, most people report seeing results from their treatment within a few weeks.
Am i a good candidate?
The best candidates for a photofacial using Cutera Xeo are patients with fair skin who have not been tanning recently. IPL is not as effective on darker or tanned skin.