IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Treatment
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Treatment
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatments are the most popular, safe, and effective treatments for building collagen, reducing acne, and eliminating skin imperfections such as rosacea or sun damage. Using intense pulsed light technology, our team can safely eliminate skin imperfections in a controlled manner without pain. Read more to learn about our technology, treatments, and team!
Intense Pulsed Light Technology
IPL treatments, commonly known as photo rejuvenation treatments effectively treat skin conditions such as: rosacea, acne, sun damage, hyper-pigmentation, dark circles under eyes, and rashes. IPL technology emits short bursts of a powerful, poly-chromatic light that penetrate below the surface of the skin in order to target melanin or blood vessels, depending on the type of treatment. The light destroys the melanin or blood vessels and thus destroys things like age spots, spider veins, and acne symptoms. IPL™ can also stimulate collagen production and therefore rejuvenate skin.
Before Your IPL Treatments
We recommend booking a free consultation with a Medical Spa Director at any of our locations in Mississauga, Markham, Milton, Oakville, or Waterloo in Canada, or Orlando, Florida in USA. During a consultation, you will discuss your skincare goals with your practitioner, as well as discuss the technology that we use, any health concerns that you may have, and the like. Please be mindful that there are contraindications for IPL treatments that you’ll need to make our staff members aware of should they apply to you. For instance, if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have blood disorders, severe reactions to histamines, vitiligo, or have had procedures such as chemical peels recently. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding this treatment is not appropriate for you at this time. We require that you wait until after pregnancy and breastfeeding to resume treatments.
During Your IPL Treatments
During your treatment, you will be required to wear protective eye-wear. Your practitioner will put a clear ultrasound gel on the affected area. She will adjust the settings, and begin to slowly glide the machine head over the affected area. You may feel a warming sensation, or a sensation that is similar to a snap of a rubber band. IPL treatments are relatively painless, however, everyone’s pain tolerance level is different. Should you experience any pain or severe discomfort, be sure to tell your practitioner immediately. She can adjust the levels according to your needs.
After Your IPL Treatments
After your treatment you may experience redness or slight swelling of the area. This is normal and should dissipate within one to three days. We encourage you to book a complimentary follow-up appointment to ensure your satisfaction. Multiple treatments may be required for optimal results.
What are IPL treatments for?
IPL treatments are most commonly used for: eliminating the Acne P Virus, rashes, eliminating rosacea, treating hyper-pigmentation, dark circles under eyes, and sun damage. We find that individuals between the ages of 30 – 60 see the most benefits with IPL treatments.
Is this technology safe?
All treatments offered at LightTouch Med Spa™ are FDA and Health Canada approved. There are contraindications that would deem this type of treatment unsuitable for individuals in certain circumstances, as listed below.
Are there contraindications?
- Pregnant or breastfeeding
- Recent sun exposure or sun burn
- Melanoma or any other type of cancer
- Malignant or pre-malignant pigmented lesions
- Photosensitive medications
- Pacemaker or internal defibrillator
- Uncontrolled Diabetes
- History of seizures
How do I know that these treatments are right for me?
In order to find out if this is the best treatment for you, we highly recommend booking in for a free consultation. One of our highly experienced medical aestheticians will provide a free skin analysis to determine the most appropriate treatment protocol for you.
When Do You Get Results From An IPL Treatment?
Results will vary from person to person. Depending on the severity of your skin condition, you may need a number of IPL treatments. For those with less severe skin conditions, typically 1-3 treatments are required. Once again, during a consultation, one of our staff members can determine how long it will be approximately before you see desired results.
Why LightTouch Med Spa™?
LightTouch Med Spa™ has been serving clients across the greater Toronto area for more than fifteen years. In addition to our high standards when it comes to service, the quality of the products that we offer is of high importance to us. All treatments that we provide are FDA and Health Canada approved.
We maintain a hygienic, inviting, modern atmosphere at all locations, as it is our mission to make you feel relaxed and beautiful in your own skin. Our aim is for you to have the ultimate spa experience, which is why we believe in building lasting relationships with our clients. Your care is of the utmost importance to us, in addition to your skincare and beauty goals.
Book A Free Consultation
Book a free consultation at any of our locations in Markham, Mississauga, Milton, Oakville, or Waterloo by clicking here or calling our toll-free line at: 1-888-954-2667.