Photofacial · IPL
What is Photofacial (IPL)?
The intense pulsed light (IPL) laser produces a broad beam of highly concentrated light. This light is filtered to a wavelength that is selectively absorbed by the target tissues with minimal effect on surrounding tissues. This absorption produces heat, which in turn destroys the undesirable target tissues. The body's natural healing process then allows for the regrowth of healthy tissue. The duration and energy of the light pulse are adjusted for the client's specific skin characteristics to achieve maximum benefit.
Is This Treatment Painful?
Photofacial would not necessarily be called painful, but it can be a little uncomfortable. Patients liken the feeling to a rubber band snapping on their skin. The light from the laser is also quite bright, which may be uncomfortable for some with light sensitivity.