Serums, creams, and facials can all help diminish discoloration and improve skin tone and texture. However,
patients often find that they are unable to adequately revitalize their complexion with these solutions alone.
Fortunately, IPL is a noninvasive treatment that filters hyperpigmentation and redness and restores smooth, clear, and radiant skin.
If you are looking for a way to rejuvenate your face and body, without considerable downtime and recovery, continue reading to learn all about IPL.
What Is IPL?
IPL stands for intense pulsed light, and may also be referred to as a photofacial or photorejuvenation. It’s a noninvasive treatment that is designed to target and reduce skin discoloration for a more even and clear complexion.
IPL is performed in the comfort of our office and typically takes 30 minutes. Popular treatment areas include the face, neck, chest, and hands.
How Does IPL Work?
During treatment, a handheld device delivers short bursts of high-intensity light below the skin.
This energy is absorbed by melanin and hemoglobin to neutralize hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and redness associated with rosacea and broken blood vessels.
Additionally, IPL stimulates collagen production for a more youthful and vibrant appearance.
What Concerns Can IPL Address?
IPL is an excellent option for women and men who want to improve the overall tone and texture of their skin.
The light-based technology gently treats sun spots, age spots, rosacea, capillaries, acne, enlarged pores, and other skin irregularities.
What Can Patients Expect Following Treatment?
Following an IPL treatment, skin may be slightly red, and look and feel like a mild sunburn. Hyperpigmented areas will also darken initially, before sloughing off.
With that being said, IPL is a zero-downtime treatment and allows patients to resume normal activities right away.
How Many IPL Sessions Are Recommended?
The number of treatments needed to achieve desired effects varies based on individual concerns and goals. Most patients benefit from a series of three-to-six IPL sessions, spaced a month apart.
Want to Get Started with IPL?
If you are interested in photorejuventaion with IPL, please call our office today to schedule a consultation with one of our highly skilled and experienced providers.
The FotoFacial RF™ is the next generation in high-tech skin enhancement. Check out www.fotofacialrf.com For more detailed information
Frequently Asked Questions
What Are the FotoFacial RF™ Treatments?
FotoFacial RF™procedure uses a synergy of Broad Spectrum Pulsed Light and Bipolar Radio Frequency Energy combined in one pulse, these gentle, no-downtime treatments are used to improve the appearance of the skin.
The treatments restore a youthful appearance by dramatically reducing Sun Damage, Brown Spots,Age Spots, Benign Vascular and Pigmented Lesions, Rosacea and Fine Wrinkles.
FotoFacial RF™ Rejuvenation treatments also help restore the firmness that has been lost to time by forcing the skin to produce more collagen.
How Are the FotoFacial RF™ Treatments Performed?
The FotoFacial RF™ treatments are simple, office based treatments. The patient is covered with a thin layer of cooling gel and the entire face, chest, hands or arms are treated with a gentle pulse of light and Radio Frequency Energy.
Each treatment takes about 30 minutes and involves pulses of Bright Visible Light and Radio Frequency Energy.
How Does the FotoFacial RF™ Work to Improve the Appearance of My Skin?
Each pulse of the FotoFacial RF™ device, the Aurora, sends two types of energy into your skin, Intense Pulsed Visible Light and Radio Frequency energy that act synergistically to enhance the skin.
Energy is absorbed by brown spots, blood vessels, and redness to gradually and gently lessen or eliminate these blemishes.
The Radio Frequency Energy also produces significant amounts of collagen, elastin and ground substances in the dermis, the thick undercarpet of the skin, resulting in a noticeable and significant smoothening of fine to moderate wrinkles and textural irregularities of the skin.
At Lumiere we feel that alternating microdermabrasion treatments between FotoFacial RF™ treatments enhances the penetration of the light and Radio Frequency Energy.
What Results Can I Expect From the FotoFacial RF™ Treatments?
All patients notice a consistent improvement in the appearance of their skin.
The degree of improvement is gradual and persistent over the 15-18 week program and five-to-six FotoFacial RF™ treatments. The noticeable and significant changes that have been reported include: improvement in pink and brown discoloration, spider veins, pink and brown blemishes, sun damage, age spots, pore size, acne scarring and wrinkles.
The degree of improvement can vary but averages 50-75 percent improvement in anything that is pink and vascular or brown and melanin in nature. The improvement in fine to moderate wrinkles, acne scarring, skin texture irregularities, laxity and smoothness is 50-75 percent.
Will the FotoFacial RF™ Hurt and What is the Downtime?
The FotoFacial RF™ treatments have a tolerable level of discomfort. The discomfort can be greatly reduced, or even eliminated by the use of a topical anesthetic cream applied to the skin 30 minutes prior to the scheduled FotoFacial RF™.
After each treatment, patients can apply makeup and return to normal activities immediately. The FotoFacial RF ® treatments have proven to be low risk and are associated with few complications; patients rarely have downtime or have to miss work or regular activities.
How Long Will the Skin Enhancement Effects of the FotoFacial RF™ Last?
At the completion of the FotoFacial RF™ program the skin will have achieved a noticeable and consistent degree of improvement. Occasionally, some patients desire an even greater degree of improvement and these patients may sign up for additional procedures.
Most FotoFacial RF™ patients will just desire to maintain the nice skin enhancements they achieved from the program and, for these satisfied patients, a single maintenance FotoFacial RF™ treatment is recommended every 4 months to keep the skin looking vital, even, smooth and youthful.
How Does the FotoFacial RF™ Differ From Other Photo-Rejuventation Procedures?
In synergizing Intense Pulsed Light and Radio Frequency energy into one treatment, FotoFacial RF™ treatments offer the very latest and most effective high-tech form of non-invasive skin enhancement. Many other lasers and devices such as N-lite, Cooltouch, SmoothBeam, V-Beam, IPL photo-rejuvenation or Intense Pulsed Light systems with the Quantum or Vasculight, claim to deliver state-of-the-art
Photo-Rejuvenation. With these basic Photo-Rejuvenation procedures you may notice a degree of improvement in the appearance of some aspects of your skin.
However, by combining the Radio Frequency and Intense Pulsed Light into one FotoFacial RF™ treatment, you will achieve the optimal degree of the enhancement to all components of your skin.
By adding the Radio Frequency to the Intense Pulsed Light, the FotoFacial RF ® procedure can now boast excellent, no downtime wrinkle improvements together with the significant improvement in redness, rosacea, pinkness, spider veins pores and texture.
Am I a Good Candidate for the FotoFacial RF™ Treatments?
FotoFacial RF™ treatments are beneficial in the treatment of the following cosmetic skin concerns for the face and body (also known as FotoFacial RFT treatments):
Rosacea, flushing, redness, ruddy complexion, broken capillaries, and spider veins of the face. All these “Pink” vascular based conditions of the skin improve an average between 50-75 percent with FotoFacial RF™ treatments.
What Can FotoFacial RF™ Treat?
Sun spot, age spots, hyper-pigmentation, melasma, chloasma, mask of pregnancy, multiple freckles. All these “Brown”, melanin based conditions of the skin improve, an average, 50-75 percent with FotoFacial RF™ treatments.
Chronic sun damage and photo ageing improves with FotoFacial RF™by 50-75 percent with FotoFacial RF T treatments.
Sun damage and ageing signs of the hands, neck (poikiloderma) and chest skin can be improved by 50-75 percent with FotoFacial RF™ treatments (FotoFacial RF™ for the skin of the body).
Wrinkles and skin laxity. Unlike other more basic forms of photo-rejuvenation, the FotoFacial RF™, with its synergy of simultaneous Intense Pulsed Light and powerful Radio Frequency Energy produces industry leading non-ablative wrinkle and skin laxity improvements of up to 70 percent without downtime, a claim that no other device or procedure has been able to boast.
What Is the Price of a FotoFacial RF™ Treatment Northern Virginia?
We do not recommend a single treatment because a course of at least 5 treatments is needed to attain the desired and significant results, we do offer our customers a choice of paying individually for each treatment. Come to our office in McLean, Virginia for a complimentary consultation to see if you would be a good candidate.
$ 195 per Treatment Session Or $750 for a package of 5 Treatments
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