Lumenis® M22 IPL (Photo Facial)
Did you know Photorejuvenation refers to the use of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to treat conditions related to sun-induced skin damage? Some common skin conditions that patients struggle with are pigmentation, age/sun spots, or broken capillaries. This non-surgical treatment may be for you!
At OneLife Health & Performance, we use the Stellar M22™ IPL device from Lumenis® to effectively eliminate these spots, discolorations, and unwanted blood vessels. The Intense Pulsed Light technology utilizes filtered light rather than a laser to safely treat problem areas. Call us today to schedule a free consultation and see if our newest laser technology is the right fit in your personalized skincare plan!
What Is IPL and how does it work?
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) describes the use of pulses of broad spectrum light distributed over a range of wavelengths. The technology utilizes specific wavelengths to target various chromophores in the skin. Basically, the filtered light pulses penetrate the tissue, create heat and specifically target the skin imperfection in a controlled manner. The Stellar M22™ IPL device uses Optimal Pulse Technology (OPT™) that controls pulse shape and length, allowing for shorter pulses. The body’s natural process then removes the treated tissue, while collagen and elastic fiber stimulation occurs, resulting in a visible improvement in skin tone and overall appearance!
The IPL Treatment:
During your treatment you may experience a warm or prickling sensation as the laser is applied to the skin, but the treatment is gentle and should not feel uncomfortable. Depending on the area, your session could take 15 to 30 minutes. To ensure your best comfort, we use topical numbing cream before treatment. The Stellar M22™ IPL features continuous contact cooling between pulses to help with comfort and reduce the chance of skin damage during your treatment!
The Stellar M22™ IPL can be used all over the body and can be used to treat:
- Age/Sun Spots
- Acne Scarring
- Broken Capillaries
- Fine Lines
Some common treatable areas include: face, neck, chest, hands and arms.