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IPL  ~  Ride the Light Fantastic - Part II

By Patty W. Kovacs

Who benefits most from 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. Who doesn't have one of these villainous youthful skin robbers by 40? Depending on the area that's treated, it usually takes a series of 5-8 treatments, each lasting about 15-30 minutes.  So do the math. And a tab of a few hours will, over time, make remarkable improvement for your skin that lasts for years!

Hurt? Nah. 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. Many patients opt for a topical anesthesia which greatly helps reduce the rubber band ping feeling. Following treatment, pain is minimal to none.

After only one treatment your skin will have a more even tone and 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 unveiling of the new, more youthful you comes forth.

What about post treatment? The skin will probably appear a little flushed and capillaries may seem to be more visible. But the flushed look soon 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 medical light treatment. Avoid harsh skin cleansers and use nourishing moisturizers with strong sunscreen - very important.

Final rule: Smile ... enjoy the remarkable rejuvenation...nothing adds more to truly  feminine beauty than a glowing, sexy smile.  

Patty Kovacs


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