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IPL  ~  Ride the Light Fantastic - Part II

By Patty W. Kovacs

Who benefits best with IPL? The ideal candidates for IPL Photo Facial Rejuvenation are people who have red, flushed facial skin, sun-damaged skin, hyperpigmentation, and /or enlarged pores.  Depending on the area that's treated, it usually takes a series of 5-8 treatments, each lasting about 15-30 minutes.  

Hurt? Most patients describe the sensation to be a 'ping' like the snap of a rubber band on the skin as the pulses of light are delivered. Some patients opt for a topical anesthesia. Following treatment, pain is minimal to none.

After only one treatment the skin will have a more even tone, a smoother look and feel. Sunspots fade. Pore size shrinks. Fine lines and wrinkles definitely decrease in size with gradual treatments. All improvements steadily become noticeable with each treatment. A slow and steady unveiling of the new, more youthful you.

Discomfort? Nah. Most people say there's just not any. The skin may appear a little flushed and capillaries may seem to be more visible. But the flushed look fades away, the capillaries appear to vanish, and your skin looks years younger!  Of course you need to stay in touch with your physician following any light treatment. Avoiding harsh skin cleansers and using nourishing moisturizers with strong sunscreen are very important.

Final rule: smile and enjoy the remarkable rejuvenation!

Patty Kovacs


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