The IPL photofacial is one of our most popular treatments because it can treat a variety of concerns such as uneven color, dark spots, sun spots, redness, and broken capillaries. Although the treatment can provide outstanding results side effects are possible if the device is not used appropriately.
How does an IPL photofacial work?
The IPL photofacial works by using bright light to target and destroy unwanted pigment and redness in the skin. As the light passes through the skin it is absorbed by the pigment and blood. This heats up the pigment and blood and destroys it. There are many settings that can be adjusted to customize the treatment for each person during an IPL photofacial treatment. Those with darker skin have a higher risk of complications and therefore more conservative settings must be used for each IPL photofacial treatment. In such cases more IPL photofacial treatments are performed and results are seen more slowly. The therapeutic window for the IPL photofacial is narrow. The therapeutic window is the difference between the minimum settings required for improvement and the settings which cause damage. The possible damage in the case of the IPL photofacial includes burns, scars, and discolorations. It is therefore important to find a good doctor to perform the IPL photofacial treatment. At A E Skin Dr. Alex uses the Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial device by Sciton.
What is difference about the Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial?
The Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial device by Sciton is an outstanding device that provides superior results for all skin types because of its versatility. Dr. Alex is able to adjust many different settings on the Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial device by Sciton for each person. Like most IPL devices on the market, the fluence, or energy settings, can be adjusted on the Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial device by Sciton. However, unlike other devices, the Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial device by Sciton has a number of features that make it the best device available. For example, the filter is easily changed to change the color of light used. This is important because lower wavelengths (colors) can be more aggressive and are therefore avoided in those with darker skin types. There are seven different filters that can be used and easily changed on the Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial device by Sciton. Most other devices have only one or two and usually the entire handpiece needs to be changed, increasing the treatment time. The spot size is very large and the repetition rate is fast, allowing for large areas to be treated quickly when using the Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial device by Sciton. This also allows for the area to be treated with multiple passes at lower settings rather than with a single pass at higher settings. This is an important advantage of the Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial device by Sciton because it minimizes the risks for adverse events discussed above. Other settings that can be very easily and specifically adjusted on the Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial device by Sciton include the pulse width and temperature. The pulse width is the time the light is on; this is generally measured in milliseconds. Unlike most devices which usually have two options, mane options are available on the Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial device by Sciton. This allows for higher safety using more conservative settings while also having the option to make the treatment more aggressive if necessary. The temperature can be adjusted by one degree Celsius on the Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial device by Sciton. Increased levels of cooling allow for higher safety and decreased risks for complications. Most devices have only one or two levels of cooling. Finally, the Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial device by Sciton has easy to use adaptors which allow for treatments of small spots without affecting any normal surrounding skin.
Forever Young BBL IPL Photofacial Demonstration
Dr. Alex has performed thousands of Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial treatments with outstanding results. He has also developed multiple combination treatments to make the results even better. Dr. Alex has performed over 10,000 total cosmetic treatments with many satisfied patients. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Alex in our Encino, CA office.