The IPL (intense pulsed light) Photo-facial or Photo-rejuvenation is a popular cosmetic treatment to treat blotches on the skin and redness, rosacea and age spots on the face and chest. This treatment also stimulates the production of collagen and improves pore size (minimally) on the treated areas.
During the treatment, Dr Elias Tam, who has over 20 years of medical experience, will use a device that emits a range of light waves. Then, he will tune and target those beams at haemoglobin (red blood cells) or melanin (brown freckles on your skin), resulting in damage to those areas. The body will then reabsorb these cells back into the body, rendering them less visible.
To experience the full effects of the IPL Photo-facial, patients need to undergo a series of 3 to 5 treatments, with each treatment about one month apart.
Here are 3 reasons why you should consider getting an IPL Photo-facial.
The procedure will require little downtime
IPL Photo-facial is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment: it is unlikely that the outer layers of your skin will be damaged as the energy used is targeted and of specific wavelengths. This means that this procedure will not require downtime for recovery, unlike invasive surgical procedures.
You are back to work immediately after the procedure – there is no need to take any leave. You can even put on make-up, though very gently. This is unlike other laser treatments that use all-at-once light, which could then damage the skin or cause other side effects. This is unlike other laser treatments that use all-at-once light, which could then damage the skin or cause other side effects.
However, despite being non-invasive, this treatment has been proven to be very effective in treating rosacea and redness on the skin.
Each treatment session is short
The actual treatment will last about 30 to 40 minutes per session. It is thus possible to have this treatment over your lunch break, and then return to work immediately after.
However, do note that you will need to return for a few more sessions for the treatment to be fully effective. The number of treatments needed may vary from patient to patient.
Before your first session, you will meet with Dr Tam for a one-on-one consultation to better understand your needs and expectations of the treatment. During this consultation, you can speak to Dr Tam about any concerns you may have about the treatment. He would be more than happy to address your queries. This consultation before your first treatment may last between 15 to 30 minutes.
You can have other treatments in conjunction with IPL Photorejuvenation
IPL treatments work like an exercise regimen for your face. This is because of the broad band wave, the appropriate IPL is able to stimulate the various cells in the skin and improve its metabolic activity. The end result is healthier looking skin with a nice glow and firmer texture! Regular session of IPL can keep your skin young and healthy!
IPL Photorejuvenation can be a very effective solution to unwanted pigments on the skin. It is approved for use in Singapore’s aesthetic centre and is offered by EHA Clinic. Contact us at 6235 3325 today to enquire about the IPL Photorejuvenation.