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What is Optipulse Rejuvenation (IPLight Facial)?
An Optipulse Rejuvenation (IPLight Facial) is a 45-minute facial in which 25 minutes of short intense pulses of light are used to penetrate deep into the skin and treatment can be customised to your individual needs and skin type for maximum aesthetic results. Each light pulse penetrates tissue and creates a controlled destruction to the imperfections (e.g. unwanted hair, pigments and veins) while leaving the surrounding healthy skin and vessels unaffected. The body’s natural process will then remove the damaged tissue from the treated area. Collagen stimulation occurs, and new cell growth in the deep skin layers results in a visible improvement of skin tone, texture and appearance.
Does Optipulse Rejuvenation hurt?
There might be mild discomfort akin to a very light snapping of rubber band in the areas of pigmentation, broken capillaries and acne as it works towards the removal of dilated blood vessels or age spots/freckles and fine lines. The first treatment is usually the “zingiest.” As your skin begins to clear, the treatments usually become even more comfortable.
What will I look like right after the treatment, and what is the healing time?
For veins, generally, the skin looks slightly redder after the treatment for 1 hour. Makeup can be used starting right after the treatment, as long as it is applied and removed very gently. Rarely, there is bruising, which can take 1 day to resolve.
For freckles and age spots, the spots generally look darker for 1 day. Crusting can occur but rarely, which may last up to 3 days. The lesions will then begin to clear and will generally be resolving at one week. Remember, it takes an average of 7-10 treatments to clear age spots.
What should I do prior to my treatment?
For 2 weeks before your treatment, avoid self-tanners and excessive sun.
Discontinue minocycline, tetracycline, doxycycline or Retin-A/Renova 5 days prior to each treatment.
Avoid taking aspirin, ibuprofen, or Aleve one week prior to treatment unless medically indicated to help prevent bruising.
Protect your improved skin with sunscreen every morning. Hats and sunglasses are also good protection from the sun.
Which part of the body can be treated?
Optipulse Rejuvenation can be used to treat any area of the body. The most common areas are the face, neck, chest, hands, abdomen and legs.
Who should not get this treatment?
Avoid light treatments during pregnancy because no testing has been done.
How does Optipulse Rejuvenation work?
The device emits a range of lightwaves that targets at :
fibroblasts that stimulates collagen production
broken capillaries that causes rosacea
melanin pigment that causes freckles, age spots and scars
bacteria in inflamed sebaceous gland that causes acne
According to clinically proven, data, ratings of improvement of damaged skin after Optipulse Rejuvenation are as follows :
— 81.3% improvements of unwanted blood vessels
— 84.6% improvements of pigmentation
— 98.1% of patients observed with improvements of skin
— 89.5% of patients were satisfied with treatment
What are the Optipulse Rejuvenation facial like?
First, your skin will be double cleansed. Special glasses will be put over your eyes to protect them. A cool gel is then placed on the skin being treated. The smooth glass surface of the handpiece is gently applied to your skin, pulses of light flash and you may feel a slight sting. After that, the gel is wiped off, skin is cleansed again and moisturizer and sunscreen will be applied.
How long will the results last?
That depends on how much sun exposure your skin gets after your laser treatments. If you are in the sun a lot and do not use sunscreen, the underlying issues, whether they are redness or brown spots, will return. But if you take good care of your skin and keep it protected from the sun, your skin will continue to look good with quarterly maintenance treatments.
If you want to maintain collagen growth, we currently recommend 1 treatment every month. Other conditions are more variable. If you are very red, once every 2 months may be needed.