Brown spots, an uneven complexion, and fine lines can age your features and detract from an aesthetically-appealing appearance. Heights Laser Centre offers IPL (intense pulsed light) treatments as a non-invasive and effective way to restore a healthy glow, and is one of many options we offer to rejuvenate your skin.
IPL photo rejuvenation can reduce damage caused by aging, sun exposure (photodamage), stress, and behaviors such as smoking. Common treatment areas include the face, neck, and chest. Vancouver patients who have rosacea can also benefit from IPL. The procedure is gentle, non-surgical, and requires no downtime.
We are committed to providing our patients with amazing, natural-looking results and a brighter complexion. Our Medical Director, Dr. Perhez Jaffer, is highly trained in photofacial and skin rejuvenation procedures, and each of our laser technicians hold certifications. Our IPL technician even has 20 years of experience in practice!
Experience The Heights Laser Centre Difference
Whether you’re considering IPL treatments for brown spots caused by sun damage or aging, or fine lines caused by stress or even smoking, we understand that you want to know what you’re getting into before you sign up. That’s what our team is here for. We want you to be fully-knowledgeable about your proposed treatment option before you say “Yes!” We want every single one of our patients walking out of their initial consultation feeling educated and completely informed about IPL.
Experienced Technicians and Advanced IPL Technologies
You can have confidence in your care with Heights Laser Centre. In addition to being a physician-led aesthetic medical practice that’s fully licensed, all of our medical laser technicians hold certification. Our talented IPL technician has two decades of experience in practice! Our top-of-the-line Lumenis M22™ modular laser machine further promotes safety and comfort for skin rejuvenation.
As a board certified physician-led practice, we have been accredited by the Better Business Bureau since 2009 and have an A+ rating. Our excellent track record allows you to have unparalleled confidence in the quality and safety of the care you will receive, in a relaxed and supportive setting. Walk through the doors of our medical spa, and you become part of a family—one that’s committed to achieving your personal goals.
Heights Laser Centre is dedicated to making your photofacial rejuvenation treatments a pleasant and relaxing experience. We want you to feel comfortable!
During your consultation to determine whether you’re a good candidate, our experienced IPL medical technician will talk with you about your cosmetic skin concerns. They’ll also perform a thorough analysis to develop a customized treatment plan based on your discussion. You can discuss the plan with Dr. Jaffer if you want to understand it more in-depth. Our technician will also learn about your daily aesthetic routine and make recommendations.
We’ll provide you with a concise pre and post treatment plan to help make the whole experience safer and more effective.
As part of your consultation, your laser technician will help you understand how photo facial works and what you can expect in our care. The technology will be described and you’ll find out what you can expect in terms of your predicted results.
In advance of your treatment, your laser technician will take a set of “before” photos and examine your face, neck, and chest. Based on your examination, the technician may recommend additional treatments. Often, our patients benefit from microdermabrasion in combination with IPL. Microdermabrasion removes excess skin and gives the IPL more direct contact with red pigmentation and for reducing brown spots. This helps patients get the best outcome possible.
How Many Treatments Do I Need?
Because we want to make sure you are as knowledgeable as possible during your initial photo facial consultation, both your IPL laser technician (who has 20 years of experience, by the way) and Dr. Jaffer will encourage you to ask as many questions as you have.
A Full Treatment Typically Requires 3 to 5 Sessions*
For an effective IPL photofacial treatment to be considered complete, multiple sessions will be required to achieve the benefits. Sessions are usually scheduled about a month apart* to give you the best results possible.
Dr. Jaffer will also recommend that you do microdermabrasion. This is a normal skin hygiene procedure that removes excess layers and allows IPL to have more targeted contact. While it is an added step and it may extend the time you have to wait to see your results, this recommendation allows your laser technician to perform the best possible work.
Will I Need Maintenance Treatments After I Complete All My Initial IPL Sessions?
We want to give you great results AND maintain them for the long term, too. Because of this, Dr. Jaffer recommends the following after you’ve completed your initial round of IPL treatments:
A once a year IPL touch up treatment to keep pigment changes and fine lines from ever returning*
A daily regimen of topical sunscreen, Vitamin C serum and Vitamin A cream (Retinol)
Taking Omega 3 capsules every day
You want to address sun damage, pigmentation marks or fine lines. But every single case is different! Some patients are fair skinned; others have darker tones. Some have a healthy layer of skin on the surface; others require microdermabrasion. And of course, every pigmentation spot and fine line is different.
Because everyone is unique, it’s virtually impossible for the average Vancouver resident to know for sure which laser is right for you. That’s exactly why an initial meeting with our skin care expert is so important!
Great experience here at Heights laser! Knowledgeable, pleasant staff makes it very enjoyable!
I had a birthmark and spot on my forehead and after four treatments with the IPL laser, both have almost completely disappeared. I’m very happy with the results. Lorea was great and made the whole thing comfortable and pain free.5/5
After Photofacial Burnaby: Recuperation and Results
Immediately following a photo facial, the treated area may be red and slightly swollen. This should last for only a few hours. In time, your complexion should appear younger and more even.
2 weeks after each session, Heights Laser Centre will invite you for a follow-up appointment. The set of “after” pictures you take during this visit will help you see the benefits of your session. You may also receive microdermabrasion if that is part of your customized aesthetic plan.
If you are like most of our patients, you will receive 3-5 IPL treatments spaced one month apart at our clinic located in the Lower Mainland. This will allow you to enjoy gradual but significant improvement over time. You can expect smoother, more attractive, and more youthful skin by the end of the process.
When will I notice a difference?
Our Vancouver patients see a significant reduction in redness, dark spots, and lines after their first IPL treatment. Following a full regimen of IPL treatments, your complexion should be 50-70% brighter and more even.
How many treatments should I have?
Most patients have multiple photofacial appointments to achieve their desired results. Heights Laser Centre recommends 3-5 IPL treatments administered about one month apart.
Results can be complimented with other procedures, such as laser hair removal, Botox Cosmetic and dermal fillers.
Is IPL painful?
We prioritize patient comfort. We have invested in the most advanced tools available to provide you with the best experience possible. Our skilled laser technician has trained extensively in aesthetic applications, including laser hair removal. As such, they can ensure that you have an effective and efficient experience. The cooling technology of our laser and the use of a topical anesthetic cream can make it much more manageable.
Will the benefits last?
IPL results have a long duration. We advise one treatment yearly after completing the initial series to keep age spots away. We encourage our patients to extend the benefits with a proper skin care regimen. Typically, this includes the daily topical use of sunscreen and Vitamin C serum and taking oral Omega 3 capsules.
Can IPL treat each rosacea subtype? What if I have symptoms from several subtypes?
Patients can experience more than one subtype at a time, and symptoms can range from mild to severe. Because of potential long-term effects, we recommend that you seek early diagnosis and treatment for chronic redness. IPL photofacials are approved for all four subtypes.
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4 Conditions That IPL Can Treat
We employ top-of-the-line technology and use the Lumenis M22 IPL machine that can provide you with amazing results and healthy skin.
The Lumenis M22 IPL is equipped with contact cooling to improve your comfort with each application. Some of our patients choose to have a topical anesthetic cream administered beforehand to decrease their sensitivity further.
This amazing IPL technology gives patients relief from the following:
This is one of the most common conditions treated by IPL. It causes severe redness of the cheeks, acne, prominent spider veins and broken capillaries. IPL is the best solution to treat it by targeting superficial vessels.
Sun-Damaged Skin and Skin Tone
For men and women who have spent too many hours laying out under the sun, IPL treatments can be a lifesaver! The pulsating light of the Lumenis M22 laser is absorbed by the upper layer of the dermis, which then gets converted into heat. This heat gently destroys the cells that contain photo damage.
Whether Vancouver men and women have new scars or scars caused by acne, Dr. Jaffer’s Lumenis M22 IPL laser can reduce their appearance by breaking down the micro blood vessels that give scars their red colour.
Cutaneous Vascular Lesions
IPL treatments can improve the appearance of cutaneous vascular lesions like telangiectasia. The absorption of light energy causes the lesional blood vessels to coagulate. Over time, the vascular lesion will fade, and your natural colour will emerge.
Clearly, there are many different types of conditions that can be treated with IPL. In order to find out if your specific skin condition can be resolved with IPL, schedule an initial consultation with us. During your appointment, we will fully evaluate your skin type to create an individualized plan, so you get the results you want!
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