What is IPL Photofacial?
IPL Photofacial is also known as “photo-rejuvenation”. It is a skin rejuvenation treatment using intense pulse light (IPL) energy to stimulate the new formation of collagen in the deeper skin while correcting blemishes on the outer skin. It improves pigmentation/freckles, facial redness, fine blood vessels, skin texture and reduces pore size.
Increasingly, people are doing regular IPL photofacial treatment at a monthly or bi-monthly interval to keep their skin looking refresh! Using the Lumines M22 OPTTM machine, Assurance Skin Clinic delivers this popular treatment to help the patient to rejuvenate their skin and brightens their face.
What is the difference between OPTTM & IPL?
Optimal Pulse Technology (OPTTM) is an upgraded version of Intense Pulse Light (IPL). It is from Lumenis, the inventor of IPL technology, with increased emphasis on patient safety.
How does OPTTM IPL work?
OPTTM IPL can be customized to your individual needs and skin type for maximum aesthetic results. Each light pulse penetrates tissue and creates controlled destruction to the imperfections (e.g. unwanted hair, pigments and veins) while leaving the surrounding healthy skin and vessels unaffected. The body’s natural process will then remove the damaged tissue from the treated area. Collagen stimulation occurs, and new cell growth in the deep skin layers results in a visible improvement of skin tone, texture and appearance.
What can OPTTM IPL treat?
Lumenis OPTTM is clinically proven to improve facial redness, pigmentation, photoaging and overall appearance. According to published data, physicians’ rating of improvement of photodamaged skin after 3-4 OPTTM IPL treatments are as follows :
— 81.3% improvements of unwanted blood vessels
— 84.6% improvements of pigmentation
— 98.1% of patients observed with improvements of photodamaged skin
— 89.5% of patients were satisfied with OPTTM IPL treatment
What is OPTTM IPL treatment like?
During the treatment, patients are given protective eyewear, and a cold gel is applied to the treatment area. The OPT handpiece delivers pulses of light that penetrate and correct skin imperfections. Treatment time varies from 10-20 minutes, and a complete treatment program includes 3-6 sessions spaced over 3-to 4-week interval. Maintenance program involving monthly treatment can also be used to refresh and rejuvenate the face.
No changes to your normal routine are necessary, except to limit sun exposure 2-4 weeks both before and after treatment.
There may be a slight redness or blotchiness to the skin. This usually disappears after one hour. In most cases, makeup may be immediately reapplied if desired.
Which part of the body can be treated by OPTTM IPL?
OPTTM IPL can be used to treat any area of the body. The most common areas are the face, neck, chest, hands and legs.
Are you interested to find out more about how OPTTM IPL Photofacial can benefit you? Call us now @ 66941121 to make an appointment to see our Dermatologist, Dr Wong Soon Tee.