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Photo Rejuvenation

Azura Medical Spa is pleased to offer a breakthrough technology that is one of the most popular cosmetic treatment in years. IPL Photorejuvenation (IPL) is an intense pulsed light treatment for face, neck and/or chest. IPL is the most effective treatment for redness and flushing of the skin and will rejuvenate the look and feel of skin by reducing fine wrinkles, pore size, roughness and fade age spots. An Azura Medical Spa IPL treatment package consists of a series of five treatments, each lasting 30-45 minutes.

What Facial Concerns does IPL Treat?

  • redness and flushing
  • sun damage
  • abnormal pigmentation (melasma and hyperpigmentation)
  • irregular pigmentation, age spots, freckling
  • enlarged pores
  • rosacea
  • small facial veins
  • roughness and fine wrinkles
  • birth marks
  • blemishes

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is IPL Photorejuvenation so exciting?

Medical lasers deliver a specific band of light that will generally treat one skin problem. Azura Medical Spa's IPL Photorejuvenation System delivers a broad band of pulsed light, so they are an alternative to laser surgery, chemical peels and it has no downtime! Following a treatment, most patients can go back to their usual activities and can immediately apply make-up. IPL is a safe, non-invasive solution that can be customized to your individual needs and will provide superior cosmetic results and high levels of satisfaction. After only the first treatment, skin feels smoother and appears more even toned. 

How many and how often?

A series of at least 5 treatments is needed to obtain the best results. Some patients may benefit from more treatments depending on the severity of the condition treated. Treatments are given 3-4 weeks apart. Based on the high level of demand for this procedure, many offices are offering inappropriate substitutes. Don't be fooled by other practices that give only a single "pass" with the machine or only treat "part" of the face with a machine that is not a true IPL machine.

How many and how often?

A series of at least 5 treatments is needed to obtain the best results. Some patients may benefit from more treatments depending on the severity of the condition treated. Treatments are given 3-4 weeks apart. Based on the high level of demand for this procedure, many offices are offering inappropriate substitutes. Don't be fooled by other practices that give only a single "pass" with the machine or only treat "part" of the face with a machine that is not a true IPL machine.

What is a IPL treatment like?

Each IPL treatment takes about 30-45 minutes. Patients tolerate the non-invasive procedure very well. Those with more sensitive skin may use a topical anesthetic, applied 30 minutes before the procedure. Before treatment, a cold mist is applied to the area treated, and you may be given dark glasses to protect your eyes from the bright light. During the treatment, you will hear a beep each time the machine is used. Afterwards, for a few minutes or hours, the skin may be flushed and appear irritated. Brown spots will actually be slightly darker at first. These initial effects usually fade in within hours, but can occasionally last for a few days.

How is IPL Photorejuvenation performed?

Before treatment, a cold mist is usually applied to the area to be treated, and you may be given dark glasses to shield your eyes from the bright light.

During treatment, the smooth glass surface of the IPL handpiece is gently applied to your skin, delivering pulses of light to the area being treated. IPL treatments are usually considered pain-free, but an anesthetic cream can be used if you find the light pulses at all uncomfortable. Treatment sessions usually last about 20 minutes, and a complete program usually includes four to six sessions.

After treatment, you can return to your normal routines and activities immediately. Occasionally, there may be signs of treatment such as redness or blotchiness that can last from a few hours to a few days. You will see gradual improvement from each session, resulting in a dramatic improvement by the end of your treatment program. Results are long-lasting, usually a year or longer. The treated skin is more sunsensitive for two to three weeks and is not usually done when people have a tan.

What are the expected results after IPL Photorejuvenation treatment?

Following IPL there is a gradual decrease in overall redness, flushing and acne-like breakouts. Treated skin will become smoother with a reduction in fine wrinkles and pore size as well as a fading of sun spots or uneven pigmentation. In time, the results are smoother, healthier, younger-appearing skin.

Is IPL Photorejuvenation safe?

IPL is non-invasive and very safe. You can usually return directly to work and apply makeup immediately. You can resume all your activities (except sun exposure) immediately. Very rarely, temporary mild bruising or blistering may occur in the treated areas, which will resolve in a few days.

Am I a candidate for IPL Photorejuvenation?

If your appearance is marred by facial redness or signs of aging, or if you would like to maintain a youthful, healthy appearance then IPL is for you. Contact our office for a consultation to see if we can help you with the latest technology and no downtime!