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PIGMENTATION & VASCULAR TREATMENT
Cosmetic flaws can be caused by genetics, medications, hormones or environmental stressors. Fortunately most pigmented and vascular lesions can be easily treated using IPL (intense pulsed light). Pigmentation refers to the levels of melanin in the skin, an overproduction of melanin leads to darkened areas or hyperpigmentation as seen in freckles, liver spots, solar keratosis and melasma. Vascular lesions are red in
How do the treatments work?
In the case of vascular treatments, the IPL wavelengths are catered specifically toward redness and vessels resulting in heating and coagulation. When treating pigmented lesions, the light energy is attracted to the dark melanin in the lesion, causing it to fragment. Some of these fragments will darken and come to the surface of the skin leaving a brief ‘coffee grinds’ effect which flake off soon after. Other fragments are absorbed internally by the body and eliminated. By applying smooth, consistent light pulses, the energy delivered to the skin is gentle, effective and safe. These IPL treatments have the added benefit of stimulating fibroblasts in the deeper layers of the skin for an overall tightening and rejuvenating effect.
What can I expect from my treatment?
Treatment plans are laid out by our specialists in your initial consultation and take into account everything from your skin type and lifestyle to the variety and colour of the lesions present. These treatments are most commonly performed on high-exposure areas such as the face, neck, hands and decolletage with treatment time ranging from ten to thirty minutes. A cold gel is applied to the area pre treatment and our clients report little or no discomfort, comfortably returning to their normal activities afterward.