Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What equipment is used to perform this procedure?
We utilize the state-of-the-art Quantum IPL Photorejuvenation system. Diana is highly trained and experienced with the IPL Photorejuvenation system and with other laser procedures offered at our clinic (permanent laser hair removal, spider veins on legs).
Do I have to miss work during this treatment?
No. This procedure is a “no downtime” procedure meaning that you may return to all scheduled activities immediately.
What will my skin look like after the procedure has been done?
Your skin may look slightly flushed temporarily. If you wish, you may apply powder or make-up right away.
Is the procedure painful?
You will experience a slight sensation as the pulses of therapeutic light are passed over your skin. The sensation is very mild and easily tolerated. Topical anaesthetic creams are not required but are available for individuals who wish to numb the skin.
How many treatments are required?
A series of five treatments is recommended for optimal results, however significant results can be achieved even after one treatment.. Each treatment takes less than one hour to perform. Treatments are scheduled approximately three weeks apart. A series of treatments will take about fifteen weeks to complete.
Will I be able to interrupt my treatments for a holiday or trip or other event?
Yes. We are able to reschedule your visit and will always endeavor to accommodate necessary changes.
How long do the results last?
The results achieved from the treatment series can be expected to last for possibly several years or longer. However, with the passage of time and with environmental exposure, skin ages as we do. IPL Photorejuvenation will significantly reverse many of the visible signs of sun-damaged skin.
Are maintenance treatments necessary?
Maintenance treatments are recommended in order to maintain the positive benefits that have been achieved after completing the first series of five treatments.
When should maintenance treatments be done?
The ideal time to schedule a single maintenance treatment is about four months after your last treatment. However treatment maintenance schedules can be individualized depending on specific needs.
Can I have a treatment while my skin is tanned?
No. We prefer to treat skin that is not tanned, although a slight “chronic” tan may be acceptable. We will assess your skin at the time of your consultation.
What areas can benefit from IPL Photorejuvenation?
Areas of skin which will benefit the most are generally sun exposed areas. The commonest areas treated are the face, the neck, the chest and the backs of the hands.
What improvement will be noticed after a series of five treatments is finished?
Skin will look refreshed and rejuvenated. Improvement in tone and texture of skin is experienced. A significant reduction of brown and red areas of discolouration, small red blood vessels (spider veins) and irregular areas of pigmentation occurs. Pore size is reduced by one third. A reduction of red discoloration will be evident in individuals with rosacea or abnormal flushing. Skin looks more beautiful following IPL Photorejuvenation.