IPL Photofacial Rejuvenation
Get Younger-Looking, Healthier-Looking Skin with Photofacial Treatments
Erase the Signs of Aging
Dark 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 can reduce skin damage caused by aging, sun exposure, 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. 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 pigmentation 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.
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.
The Photofacial Journey
Your First Visit
Heights Laser Centre is dedicated to making your IPL photofacial rejuvenation treatments a pleasant and relaxing experience. We want you to feel comfortable!
During your consultation, our experienced IPL medical technician will talk with you about your cosmetic concerns. They'll also perform a thorough skin 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 to improve your skin’s quality and health following IPL.
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 IPL 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 pigmented areas. This helps patients get the best outcome possible.
Your IPL Treatment
Heights Laser Centre utilizes the top lasers in the market. Our current technology, the Lumenis® M22™, 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.
During your appointment, our experienced technician will:
- Apply a special gel to the treatment area
- Position the IPL applicator
- Release the pulsed light
- Move to the next location for treatment
The process generally takes 20 minutes. Your experience may vary depending on the number and size of areas you are having treated.
- During treatment, the laser delivers intense pulses of visible light. These are absorbed by darker areas of the skin, such as blood vessels and age spots.
- The intense pulses of light heat up these darker regions and cause minor damage.
- The body’s immune system works to repair this damage. As a result, the body absorbs these cells, and the blemishes disappear.
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After IPL: Recuperation and Results
Immediately following an IPL photofacial, your skin may be red and slightly swollen. This should last for only a few hours. In time, your skin should appear younger and have a more even complexion.
A week after each treatment, 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 treatment. You may also receive microdermabrasion if that is part of your customized aesthetic plan.
If you are like most of our Vancouver patients, you will receive 3-5 IPL treatments spaced one month apart. 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.
We employ top-of-the-line technology and use the Lumenis M22 IPL machine that can provide you with amazing results from your IPL treatments.
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 skin conditions:
This is one of the most common skin conditions treated by IPL at Dr. Jaffer’s office in Vancouver. Rosacea causes severe rosiness of the cheeks and IPL is the best solution to treat it by targeting the superficial vessels that cause rosacea.
- Sun-Damaged Skin
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 skin, which then gets converted into heat. This heat gently destroys the cells that contain sun 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 color.
- 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 skin’s natural color will emerge.
Clearly, there are many different types of skin conditions that can be treated with IPL. In order to find out if your specific condition can be resolved with IPL, schedule an initial consultation with us. During your appointment, we will fully evaluate your skin to create an individualized treatment plan, so you get the results you want!