Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Treatments

IPL Venus Versa Photo Facial

IPL Venus Versa Photo Facial

Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures are up by a whopping 200% over the last eight years. Data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reveals that people are opting for more innovative ways to rebuild their facial skin and shape their bodies. At the Esthetic Centre we understand the need to keep up with and implement the latest cosmetic technology and have added Venus Versa treatments to our spa.

What is An IPL Photofacial?

A photofacial is a procedure that involves the use of IPL or intense pulsed light to penetrate into the layers of your skin. The bursts of light cause blood vessels and collagen located below the epidermis to tighten, resulting in reduction of redness, spots, spider veins, and age lines. The natural process of the body flushes out the affected tissue, causes skin cell renewal, and leading to skin that looks firmer and more youthful.

IPL photofacials clear up skin tone and improve vascular and pigmented lesions. By evening out the complexion, IPL will rejuvenate and lead to a smoother and brighter looking skin. IPL photofacials are commonly done to enhance the radiance and clarity of the skin to make people look years younger.

Venus Versa is a powerful device. Delivering more energy with it’s unique one-of-a-kind SmartPulse technology maintaining an even energy level throughout, it targets the exact depth necessary to treat your specific areas of concern.

The revolutionary, built-in cooling system means increased safety and comfort for you. Unlike other procedures, the Venus Versa treatment covers a larger surface area to keep your sessions shorter. The treatment stimulates the production of new elastin fibres that allow the improvement to continue weeks after the treatment is complete.

IPL Photofacials improve the appearance of:
  • Acne scars
  • Pigmentation/ Dark Spots
  • Sun Damage
  • Rosacea/ Redness
  • Broken capillaries
  • Age lines

Results are usually seen 2 weeks after the first treatment, with multiple sessions providing even better results. Clients are usually recommended to undergo annual sessions to maintain results.

Board Certified Dermatologist explains IPL Photofacial Treatment….

What are the devices Used For Photofacials?

Specific devices designed to emit intense plused light (IPL) are used for photofacials.

For advanced treatments like photofacials we trust devices that offer full control over pulses, duration of each pulse, cut off filters, and joules of energy used, as this gives precision control to achieve the best results. The Venus Versa is a medical device that can be used to target a host of esthetic problems including anti-aging , skin resurfacing, photofacials, hair removal and acne reduction, to name a few.

How does the IPL Venus Versa Work?

Powered by intense Pulsed light (IPL) with SmartPulse technology, this multifaceted Venus device delivers intense pulses of light through several layers of the skin with complete precision. The targeted tissue absorbs the heat generated by these pulses which serves to correct the skin flaws being targeted. The surrounding tissue faces no damage at all. In comparison to other devices the IPL Venus Versa is designed with your comfort and convenience in mind. The applicator comes equipped with a built-in cooling feature so as to make the entire treatment virtually pain free.

How Many Sessions Do You Need?

The beauty of the IPL Venus Versa treatment is that people generally notice visible effects after the first couple of sessions. The exact number of treatments will depend on your skin and the problems in the area that is being treated. Treatments are done three to four weeks apart. With no recovery time or downtime you can return to your daily schedule immediately after the session.

​Benefits Of IPL Venus Versa Treatments

IPL Venus Versa is a powerful skin treatment that is highly effective when it comes to using the power of light to reverse the detrimental visible effects of sun damage and the ageing process. While UV rays of the sun cause damage even with limited exposure to sunlight, IPL treatments use infrared light rays that are completely safe for your skin. The result is that the color, condition, and texture of your skin gets the much-needed boost you crave.

You previously have to undergo a 15 to 30 minute consultation prior to this treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you need to know about the Venus Versa IPL photofacial treatment.

Before The Treatment

The best candidate is someone who has an uneven complexion with signs of discoloration or visible veins on their skin. IPL photofacials may also work to improve the look of fine lines.

Photofacial treatments work best for light to medium skin tones.

Absolutely. Exact treatment times may vary depending on the patient, but a single session usually takes 15-20 minutes.

Most patients receive 4-5 treatments per area. The exact number will depend on each individual person and the area being treated.

Treatments are done 3 weeks apart.

Make sure your skin is clean. Do not apply any lotions, creams, or makeup before your session, and stop using any products that might irritate your skin 2 to 3 days before. You must also avoid tanning, including with self tanners. You might be advised to shave the area before your treatment. Remove all jewelry around the area being treated.

During The Treatment

One session usually lasts 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the area being treated.

The IPL treatment feels like a light snap or flick on the surface of the skin.

The applicator has a cooling feature built into it to make the treatment as comfortable as possible, but you might feel a bit of discomfort if you’re treating a more sensitive area, like the upper lip. If you find it too uncomfortable, let the operator know and they can adjust the treatment accordingly.

After The Treatment

Your skin may feel warm, like a sunburn, and can remain red for anywhere from a few hours to a day. Be sure to follow instructions for before and after your treatment.

It really depends on how your skin reacts to the treatment and how you care for your skin afterward. For example, if you protect your skin from the sun, the results will last longer. We recommend one touch-up session every 3-6 months, depending on how your skin responds to the treatment.

There is no downtime. You can return to your daily schedule immediately after your treatment.

Avoid tanning for at least 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after your treatment, and wear sunscreen. You should also avoid hot baths, massages, or any treatment that requires direct contact with the skin for the first 2 days after your treatment.

Yes, you can apply makeup immediately after your treatment, but make sure you put on sunscreen first.