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Lumenis® M22™ Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment, also known as a Photofacial treatment, is designed to treat a variety of skin conditions quickly and effectively. This revolutionary technology uses precise light pulses to target pigmentation and vascular imperfections, while improving the overall appearance of your complexion. Developed by laser medical experts and approved by the FDA, Lumenis treatments are clinically proven to get results.
A typical IPL (Photofacial) treatment should not take more than 45 minutes. During this time you may feel a warm sensation as the light is applied directly to your skin; however the treatment is very gentle and should not cause any discomfort. After the procedure you may experience flushing, which can last up to 24 hours and in some cases mild swelling depending on how sensitive your skin is. The recovery period varies between two to five days, but within one week you should already see a substantial difference in hyper-pigmented lesions, vascular lesions, and overall skin texture.
This state-of-the-art treatment works by delivering light pulses through the skin, creating a controlled amount of heat that targets skin imperfections. This heat causes the treated area to flake off naturally as part of the body’s constant process of exfoliation. In addition, collagen and elastic fibers in the skin are stimulated by this process, resulting in a more even tone and texture for improved overall skin appearance.
The benefits of this treatment are numerous. It can help reduce wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, uneven texture, discoloration due to acne scarring, rosacea flare-ups, broken capillaries, freckles and other pigment irregularities. All these issues can be addressed with one straightforward treatment session; no downtime is required after this type of procedure. Furthermore, IPL Photorejuvenation helps promote healthy skin growth for a younger looking complexion that is free from signs of premature aging.
The specific advantages of using Lumenis’ Optimal Pulse Technology are especially impressive. This proprietary technology enables a highly customizable approach that allows physicians to adjust pulse widths according to patient needs while also controlling energy levels within targeted areas in order to minimize any potential pain or discomfort during treatment sessions. The result is an extremely precise delivery of light pulses that reaches into deeper layers beneath the surface without damaging surrounding tissue or tissue at different depths, leading to faster healing times with fewer side effects than other IPL therapies.
For those who are new to IPL treatments it’s important to consult with an experienced practitioner first who can advise on whether or not this type of therapy is suitable for you based on your individual needs. Depending on the severity of your issues several consecutive sessions may be recommended in order for you to achieve maximum results from Lumenis M22 Photofacials.
Your practitioner will also provide you with advice about how best to care for your skin so that any post-procedural side effects are kept under control and minimized as much as possible; this could include recommendations such as wearing sunscreen regularly even when indoors or avoiding direct exposure to the sun or tanning beds until the full healing process has been completed.
Before and after 1 IPL treatment for sun damage: