Looking for an IPL treatment in Vancouver? You’ve come to the right place! Urban Body Laser is the top medi-spa and one of the premier providers to offer IPL treatments in Vancouver.
What is an IPL treatment?
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light, and is the process that occurs in photorejuvenation or during a photofacial treatment. Our IPL treatments are a great option for anyone with sun damage and are an excellent way to treat, freckles, irregular pigmentation and age spots (light brown spots) on the face, neck and chest.
IPL works by treating the skin with quick and powerful bursts of light, the energy created by the light then penetrates beneath the skin’s surface, where it targets your unwanted brown pigment or melanin. The heat from IPL then breaks down this pigment where it will then typically darken and rise to the surface of the skin. The darkened pigment may resemble a tiny scab. Don’t worry this darkened pigment naturally sloughs off the skin within a week or is released through the body’s lymphatic system.
IPL treatments are not only an amazing option for treating sun damage but they also treat other skin care concerns that attribute to premature aging including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Enlarged pores
- Redness or rosacea
- Dilated capillaries
IPL treatments done at Urban Body Laser require no down time! They can even be performed during your lunch time. These treatments use multiple wavelengths of light, however they are not technically considered a laser treatment. This technology works without causing deep resurfacing, reducing the amount of redness and swelling that can be experienced during a typical laser treatment.
Typically most of our guests will experience redness after an IPL treatment however not to worry our medical estheticians will make sure you’re properly covered with our medical grade Colorescience cosmetics to reduce the look of any redness so that you can go about your day un-interrupted .
How many treatments are required?
After just your first treatment you are sure to experience results. For the most effective treatment of fine lines, wrinkles, redness, pore size and sun damage we typically recommend a series of treatments that will be suggested to you during your initial consultation.
Who Should Try IPL?
Just about anyone who has endured sun damage is a good candidate for IPL treatments. Our younger patients can dramatically offset the aging process by using treatments as a preventative measure to keep skin tight, wrinkle free and clear of pigmentation. Those who are experience premature aging are able to turn back the clock and remove years of built up underlying sun damage.
Even though IPL treatments are an ideal option for almost anyone looking to reduce the effects of aging, we still require all of our guests to book a free consultation in order to properly access your skin and determine the best course of action and treatment types/number of treatments required.