IPL Treatments Honolulu

IPL or Photofacial is an anti-aging technique that involves applying a skin rejuvenation
laser to the skin to get rid of wrinkles, sunspots, and red spots.

Treat sun damage that you thought was permanent!

Aging is a fact of life, but looking your age doesn’t have to be…

If you’re anything like me, then you probably spent the majority of your younger years frolicking in the sun without proper protection. It wasn’t a problem at the time, but fast forward several years later, and overexposure to the sun has definitely taken a toll on my skin! That’s why I love the IPL procedure. It helps reverse the sun damage that you thought was permanent.

The sun is not your friend when it comes to skin health. It contributes to wrinkles and other imperfections. Luckily, you can use IPL treatment to correct age spots, rosacea, and red capillaries. The best part about it is that after the treatment, you will notice that your pores are smaller and that your skin is smoother! Here is what you need to know about IPL and how it can help you.

IPL or Photofacial Treatment

IPL or Photofacial is an anti-aging technique that involves applying a skin rejuvenation laser to the skin to get rid of wrinkles, sunspots, and red spots. It stands for “Intense Pulse Light”. IPL lasers use several wavelengths of light to treat changes on the face induced by the sun, including red spots, age spots, brown pigmentation, broken blood vessels, and age spots.

IPL can also be used to treat facial changes due to rosacea. You can also apply IPL treatments to other areas of the body to improve skin texture or treat spots as well, such as the hands, chest, and neck. The procedure is non-invasive. It feels like a rubber band snapping against the skin and is usually tolerable without skin numbing cream.

  • Smooth Skin Color
  • Remove Spots
  • No down time
  • Remove Reddish Sun Damage
  • Noticeable results

Areas of IPL / Photofacial Treatments

How it works

What is a Treatment Session like?

You will be placed in a comfortable position. Before the procedure is performed, we will clean the area of your skin to be treated. We apply a cool gel to the area and give you special goggles to protect your eyes from the light. Light pulses are applied to your skin to treat the area. You can return to your daily activities as soon as you are done with the treatment. After each treatment, you will gradually notice your skin getting smoother and dark spots getting eventually lighter.

Why do people need IPL?

Many people seek IPL treatment to remove redness and dark spots. If sun damage has left you looking more worn out that you feel, then IPL can help. IPL can also help treat rosacea and other skin irritations that cause redness or dark spots. Many people find that after spending years in the sun, they need treatment to remove skin imperfections. IPL is safe and effective at reducing pore size, smoothing out skin, and decreasing skin blemishes, including red and brown spots.

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Common Questions Answered.

Are there any side effects?

Our IPL laser uses less light energy than other machines that use this same treatment, which means that the side effects are fewer. However, everyone reacts differently to a treatment. The most common side effects are redness or tenderness or irritation at the site of treatment. Rare side effects are white spots or hyperpigmentation. Please note that initially after treatment, dark spots will at first get darker before they become lighter.

What is the average age of someone who receives this kind of treatment?

IPL is safe for anyone at any age. We recommend that you seek treatment as soon as you notice skin imperfections. In fact, many of our younger patients, even in their 20’s, come in for IPL as a form of preventative maintenance.

Can men get this treatment too?

Yes! There is an even split among men and women who seek IPL treatment. For IPL, we see 50% male and 50% female patients.

How long does an IPL session last?

Each treatment takes about 20 to 30 minutes depending on the area treated. We recommend that you get five treatments to ensure the best and safe results. You can schedule these treatments approximately one month apart from each other. Therefore, if you get one treatment per month, you should be done with treatments after five months. After your treatments are complete, you can come back once or twice per year for maintenance.

What is the recovery process like?

There is no recovery needed! As soon as your treatment is done, you can go on with your day as you normally would. If the area is sensitive, then you may want to avoid touching it for several hours and avoid harsh chemicals such as alcohol based toners on the face for three days. However, you can apply makeup or facial cleanser like you normally would!

What is the most common type of skin to receive this treatment?

Most people have sun damaged skin, rosacea and acne. This treatment is great for acne because it helps reduce the sebaceous secretions and lighten those dark spots after your acne is gone.

Are the results permanent?

IPL treatments are not permanent. That is why we encourage you to have maintenance treatment. Results will get better after every treatment you have. You can help ensure that your results stick by applying sunscreen to your face to help protect against skin damage.

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