WHAT IS IPL?
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a light therapy used to treat pigmented and vascular lesions, as well as unwanted hair. Bright light passes through the epidermis, drawing out the pigment producing cells and dispersing uneven pigment. It destroys the hair follicle to prevent the hair from growing again. A powerful Sub-Zero Cooling Tip freezes and numbs pain receptors on contact, which allows treatments to be performed at higher energy levels with virtually no pain.
WHAT CONCERNS CAN IPL ADDRESS?
SKIN REJUVENATION: Minimizes fine lines & wrinkles.
HYPERPIGMENTATION: Eliminates dark spots and evens out skin tone.
VASCULAR LESIONS: Eliminates spider veins and broken capillaries.
ACTIVE ACNE: Treats mild to moderate conditions (acne vulgarus).
WHAT AREAS CAN IPL TREAT?
IPL can be used to treat most body parts, including face, neck, chest, shoulders, back, arms, and legs
IS IPL FOR ME?
Horizon IPL with advanced APC technology, offers different configurations of energy emission making it safe and effective to treat most skin types, including those with darker skin or lighter, thinner hair. IPL causes less damage to skin since it penetrates down to the second layer (dermis) without harming the top epidermal layer
WHAT CAN IPL DO TO REJUVENATE SKIN?
IPL destroys unwanted pigment from freckles, sun exposure, acne scars and other spots. After treatment, there may be a darkening of pigmented spots, which eventually peel off to reveal a more even skin tone. After just one session, patients notice significant improvements in skin clarity.
HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE NEEDED?
Each treatment course typically ranges from 3-5 sessions for any type of skin rejuvenation, and 6-8 sessions for hair removal, but may vary by individual needs. Please consult with your aesthetic provider for optimal results.
IS THERE ANY DISCOMFORT OR DOWNTIME?
The Horizon IPL contact cooling system provides cooling before, during and after each pulse, assuring a comfortable and pain-free experience. Following treatment, you may experience mild redness or swelling, as well as skin sensitivity, which typically subsides within 24-48 hours.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Improvement in skin clarity and complexion can be seen within 24 hours following the first treatment, with increased improvement thereafter and with multiple sessions. For vascular treatments, such as spider veins, improvements can be seen in up to two weeks. Results vary by condition.