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Laser IPL

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a non-invasive laser treatment that can effectively target various pigmentation issues such as sun damage, brown spots, rosacea, and red spots. This treatment is considered a safe and effective method to achieve a more even skin tone and texture. 

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IPL with Lutronic Clarity II 






Mild to moderate

Lutronic’s Clarity II™ laser is a versatile treatment as it can treat a wide range of skin issues and rejuvenate skin at the same time.

Clarity II™ is a high-powered, dual wavelength platform combining long-pulsed 755 nm Alexandrite and 1064 nm Nd:YAG lasers.

Clarity II™’s dual laser platform allows several modes of treatment which can:

  1. Treat all types of pigmentation including acne marks, melasma, sunspots, freckles and birthmarks

  2. Reduce skin redness, facial flushing and rosacea through dermal remodelling

  3. Treat vascular lesions such as cherry angioma and spider veins by coagulating and shrinking blood vessels

  4. Induce dermal rejuvenation to improve skin tone, texture and fine wrinkles

  5. Stimulate collagen production for skin tightening and rejuvenation

  6. Clear active acne by reducing sebum production and inflammation

The treatment modes used during each session will be tailored according to your skin concerns.

Clarity II™ is a gentle and effective laser treatment and is suitable for all skin types. Its in-built cooling device also ensures optimal comfort for your skin during treatment.

What happens during an IPL session?

During the IPL treatment, the laser device emits multiple wavelengths of light into the skin, which penetrate the skin's surface and target the pigment-producing cells located beneath it. The melanin in these cells absorbs the light energy, which converts into heat energy, effectively destroying the melanin-producing cells. Over time, the damaged cells rise to the surface of the skin, where they transform into a sandpaper/coffee ground-like substance that falls off naturally. IPL treatment is an excellent option for those looking to address pigmentation issues without undergoing invasive procedures. The treatment typically takes around 15 minutes to complete and can be performed on various parts of the body. It is important to note that IPL treatment may cause some mild discomfort and temporary side effects such as redness, swelling, and darkening of the treated area. However, these side effects usually subside within a few hours to a few days.

Overall, IPL treatment is an effective way to achieve a more even skin tone and texture, revealing healthy and radiant skin!​

How about collagen renewal and skin rejuvenation?  

The infrared light penetrates deep into the lower dermal levels to trigger a mild trauma in order to initiate a wound/heal response in the periorbital areas. The collagen found in these levels responds with new growth which returning firmness and elasticity to the skin.

This treatment is perfect for fine lines and newly developed wrinkles.

What to know pre-treatment? 

Avoid the sun or tanning booths for at least 4-6 weeks before and during treatments. If you are going to receive treatment in sun-exposed areas, apply sunblock (at least SPF 40) multiple times a day for one month before and during treatments.

Do not pick, rub, or scratch the area. Do not use any irritating substances on the treated area (i.e., Retinol, Retin-A, exfoliating, glycolic acids, alpha-hydroxyacids, or hair removal products, etc,) for 2 weeks before and during treatments.

No bleaching, plucking, tweezing, electrolysis or waxing of hairs in the desired treatment area 4 weeks before and during treatments.

Keep the treated areas away from heat for 24 hours.

If you have a history of herpes (or cold sores), you may need antiviral medication. This should be started at least one day before laser treatment and continued for one week afterward.

Come to our facility with the treatment area clean and without makeup (if possible), lotion, or any type of cream.​

What to know post-treatment?

There may be redness or some swelling in the treated area for a few hours. The skin will be sensitive, similar to sunburn. Therefore, treat the skin gently. You may start using makeup again as soon as the skin looks and feels back to normal. You should keep the skin moist with either Aquaphor Healing Ointment or Aloe Gel or any other recommendations by your Consultant under the makeup. If any blistering develops, switch to Bacitracin Ointment and call the office.

Do not pick, rub, scrub, or scratch the area. Do not use any irritating substances on the treated area (i.e., Retin-A, glycolic acids, alpha-hydroxyacids, or hair removal products, for 2 weeks after the treatment or until the skin returns to normal.

Avoid the sun or tanning booths & apply sunblock (at least SPF 40) multiple times a day during the course of the treatments.

Keep the treated areas away from heat for 3-5 days. Maintain a cool temperature to your shower or bath water because the skin will be extra sensitive to heat.

** please note, IPL is NOT recommended for darker skin tones. IPL is designed to help pull up pigment in the skin, which is something that should be avoided for patients with dark skin tones as this can cause hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation. Further, putting heat on skin that already has a tendency to pigment will likely only worsen the pigmentation issues. While this treatment isn’t ideal for darker skin tones, there are various other treatment options available that help remove dark marks from black skin safely, such as a series of chemical peels **

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