IPL Photofacials are a non-invasive treatment that use Intense Pulses of Light (IPL) to treat and repair a variety of skin issues. IPL Photofacials can improve the look of sun damage, redness, rosacea, and age spots with little to no downtime.
IPL Photofacials are an excellent choice for clients who want to improve the look of discolouration of the skin without invasive treatments.
The Benefits of IPL Photofacials:
- Improve redness
- Reduce the look of rosacea
- Reduce the look of facial veins & broken capillaries
- Reduces vascular lesions
- Improve the look of age spots
- Reduce sun damage to the skin
- Provide overall more rejuvenated skin
Treatments & Results
3-5 treatments needed for optimal results. Results start to appear about one week after treatment.
You will have longer-lasting results by using a physical block sunscreen, avoiding sun exposure and committing to a medical-grade skincare routine.
*Each client is unique and these are general treatment guidelines.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do Lucere's IPL Photofacials work?
This treatment uses Intense Pulse Light (IPL) that selectively targets and removes brown spots from the skin, as well as superficial dilated capillaries. The advanced IPL technology works to treat pigmentation and vascular imperfections, resulting in a visible improvement in skin tone and overall complexion.
The IPL handpiece is designed with nine ExpertFilters™ that work specifically with the condition being treated. Three SapphireCool™ lightguides are used for continuous contact cooling, to provide the maximum amount of comfort during your IPL Photofacial. At Lucere, we offer a variety of lasers, such as the Lumecca IPL, the M22 and the EXCEL V+ lasers to select the best treatment for every unique case.
How should I prepare for the procedure?
Clients are advised to avoid direct, excessive sun exposure or tanning one month prior to treatment.
What areas of the body can be treated?
Lucere’s IPL Photofacial can be used on all areas of the body. However, the most common areas of treatment are zones that are regularly exposed to the sun, such as:
What can I expect during and after the procedure?
During treatment there will be a bright flash of light, this is the IPL at work. You will then feel a sensation that is similar to that of an elastic band lightly snapping on your skin. Redness and a slight warming of the skin are normal after treatment and usually subside within an hour.
You may see a darkening of pigmented spots within the next 24-48 hours following your treatment. In a week, the pigment will flake off leaving you with a more even skin tone. For vein treatment, in a week the vein will blanch and disappear, or colour will change in the vessel which will dissipate after a few days.
How long does each treatment take?
Treatment time may vary depending on your unique skin concerns. However, most treatments are completed within 1 hour.
How long is the IPL Photofacial treatment?
Treatment times vary depending on the targeted area of the body. However, treatments typically last between 20-60 minutes.
When will I see results?
IPL Photofacials are most commonly used to treat:
- Age spots (red/brown pigmentations)
- Vascular lesions such as facial telangiectasias (spider veins) and poikiloderma
- Rosacea (redness)
- Sun damage
Are there any side effects with an IPL Photofacial?
You may experience mild redness, swelling and/or bruising for 2-4 days following your treatment. This is typically well-tolerated by most patients. Remember, every client is unique, and these are general guidelines.
Is the IPL Photofacial safe for all skin types?
No! The IPL Photofacial is not safe on darker skin types/colors. It is important to go to a clinic that specializes in skin so that a Board-Certified Dermatologist and their team can determine if this treatment is right for you. For darker skin tones, we do offer other lasers that are more appropriate and safer for treatment. At Lucere, we are proud to offer over 25 different lasers and skin devices so that we can treat every skin type and color. Book a complimentary consultation to determine if this treatment is right for you!
When will I see results?
Many conditions see long-lasting results after just one treatment. However, 3-5 sessions are often recommended for optimal results. The recommended amount of treatments will vary on your unique skin concerns.
Where do I get IPL Photofacials in Edmonton?
IPL Photofacials are a safe procedure that should only be delivered by a professional. As the leading dermatology and laser clinic in Edmonton, Lucere is proud to offer professional IPL Photofacials to our clients.
Dr. Zaki Taher is a Board-Certified Dermatologist who specializes in Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Surgery, and our expert team is specially selected to work alongside him. Our staff is experienced and highly trained in advanced cosmetic dermatology techniques and technologies.
To determine the right IPL Photofacial treatment for you, book a complimentary consultation with one of our skincare experts.
How much does the IPL Photofacial treatment cost?
The IPL Photofacial ranges from $249-$449 per session, depending on areas treated. Package pricing is available.