Sun damage, discolouration, and vascular lesions, such as rosacea or birthmarks, can be tough to treat. IPL photofacial treatments at our Toronto-area dermatology practice are often recommended for patients troubled by irregular colouration such as age spots or sun spots. More effective than creams and serums but gentler than a laser, IPL is a comfortable, conservative treatment option that can yield younger-looking, even skin.
Request a consultation online or call Bertucci MedSpa at (905) 850-4415 to find out more about what IPL can do for you. Bertucci MedSpa is located in Woodbridge, Ontario and serves men and women from Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Thornhill, Mississauga, Barrie, and all of greater Toronto.
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The treatment directs a variety of light wavelengths over a broad swath of skin for a consistent improvement that reduces discolouration. The light absorbed by the skin, causing hyperpigmented areas, such as sun spots and some birthmarks, to break apart and disperse for a lighter, more consistent complexion. In addition to its effect on pigment, IPL encourages the rapid regeneration of skin cells, encouraging production of collagen, elastin, and other important proteins.
IPL photofacial is a versatile treatment that can benefit most patients who are frustrated with uneven pigmentation, including irregularities caused by:
IPL is not an effective treatment for raised lesions, including moles. For these patients, Dr. Bertucci often recommends mole and spot removal.
IPL is performed by a qualified member of our medical staff within our state-of-the-art dermatology practice. She first cleanses your skin and provides you with protective eyewear. Your practitioner then applies a cooling, conductive gel to your skin. She uses a small handpiece to direct the intense pulses of light to your skin in short, quick bursts. The treatment can feel like a mild sting or snap of a rubber band, but most patients do not find it painful. Most appointments last between 30 minutes and 1 hour.
Unlike a laser, IPL doesn't penetrate deeply into the skin, making it a comfortable procedure that should not require recuperation time.
Following your session, you can return to your routine activities immediately. You may experience residual discomfort, and redness can persist for several days. Typically, dark spots treated by IPL will turn darker over the course of the first week, then disappear or fade significantly. Most patients benefit from a series of treatments spaced several weeks apart. During your consultation, we will help you understand the treatment schedule that's likely to give you your ideal results.
As a globally recognized dermatologist and skincare leader, Dr. Vince Bertucci has devoted his career to enriching the lives of patients from all walks of life. As a patient at Bertucci MedSpa, you're treated to thoughtful, personalised care and up-to-the-minute treatments – a unique combination which makes our clinic one of Toronto's premiere destinations for skincare.