IPL Facials

If you are looking for a no-downtime treatment with low risk of side effects, that effectively addresses a variety of aesthetic concerns, IPL facials could be a terrific solution.

The experienced providers at Vanguard Aesthetic Clinic in Calgary are eager to answer your questions about this versatile treatment during a complimentary consultation. Meanwhile you may find the following information helpful.

Are IPL Facials for You?

The IPL photofacial is recommended treatment for:

  • Age spots
  • Brown discolouration
  • Freckles
  • Redness
  • Rosacea
  • Sun damage
  • Visible blood vessels on face

IPL acne treatment calms pimples and reduces risk of permanent scarring.

Treatment is sometimes called photorejuvenation because it has a revitalizing effect on overall skin tone and texture.

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Experience the Ultimate Glow with IPL Facials!

Experience the Ultimate Glow with IPL Facials!

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How IPL Facials Works

Intense pulsed light or IPL is bursts of broadband light delivered to deep layers of skin, where it creates beneficial change at a molecular level. IPL skin rejuvenation is like laser therapies.

However, a laser focuses just one wavelength of light. IPL skin treatment uses broad spectrum light (many wavelengths). This scattered light is absorbed by unwanted pigments in skin.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Patients with the following symptoms may notice a significant improvement in skin quality after receiving IPL photofacial treatments:

  • Prolonged exposure to direct sun-damaged skin that looks blotchy and discoloured
  • Large pores
  • Freckles
  • Wrinkles
  • Skin laxity
  • Dark blemishes
Patients might anticipate experiencing a brief, sharp surge of energy in the treated area. It feels like a small snap from a rubber band. IPL procedures are typically well tolerated and only mildly uncomfortable.

You should avoid tanning beds and intense sunlight. You should avoid using certain medications that make you more sensitive to light until you’ve spoken with your doctor beforehand. We’ll carefully go over all the information you need to have a safe, successful surgery during the initial consultation.

Prior to an IPL facial, the clinician talks with you about medications and health conditions that may impact treatment. For a short period of time before your appointment, you may be asked to avoid direct sun exposure, tanning, waxing, chemical peels, or certain medications.

Then, the treatment area is cleaned, and a cool gel is applied. You wear eye protection while the clinician moves a handheld device over skin. Treatment is not painful, but you will feel a stinging sensation as energy is dispensed.

Treatment time depends on the area of the body, but typically takes about a half hour. IPL photofacial recovery is non-traumatic. Skin may be mildly red or swollen, but those side effects resolve in a day or two.

Makeup can be worn right away, if you apply and cleanse gently. In about a week, brown pigmentation spots get darker and flake off, as other blemishes fade. Usually three to six sessions about a month apart are recommended for optimal improvement.

Click here to book an appointment or call (403) 250-9509 for more information on IPL facials.

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