IPL, photo rejuvenation, fotofacial – all of these terms describe what is formally known as Intense Pulse Light treatments.
IPL treatments are a non–invasive alternative for a variety of skin treatments used for conditions on the chest, face, hands and neck, including:
- Sun damage*
- Broken capillaries*
- Age spots*
- Brown spots*
- Red or ruddy skin*
While IPL might seem like another kind of laser treatment, it’s not – the difference is in the amount of wavelengths the IPL wand emits to the targeted zone, widening the area that can be treated.
IPL is a safe treatment program that can be customized to suit your needs and schedule. Come in for a consultation and discuss if IPL treatments are right for you!
Photo-rejuvenation is used to rejuvenate the skin by treating sun-induced aging and other changes including fine lines, large pores, uneven pigmentation, dull complexion, age spots, acne, rosacea, broken capillaries, telagianctasia, anginomas, vascular and pigmented lesions, mild scars and sun damaged skin. While commonly used for the face it may be used for these changes on the hands, arms, neck and chest. It is safe, non-invasive and is tailored to the individual patient’s skin.*
What is Photo-rejuvenation or Fotofacial?
Photo-rejuvenation uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL™ ) technology in which light is converted to heat energy when it reaches the collagen in the skin. IPL™ treats the skin without disruption of the skin’s surface. At Natura Medspa we use a system which combines the light energy with radio frequencies (RF) to provide the safest, most comfortable, effective and predictable treatments to treat a variety of skin imperfections.*
How is the IPL Photorejuvenation treatment at Natura Medspa better than others?
At Natura Medspa we incorporate Crystal Free Microdermabrasion (Vibradermabrasion) into our Skin Rejuvenation protocol. The gentle exfoliating and resurfacing experience allows our clients to see results earlier in the cycle and receive maximum benefits while enjoying the spa experience. This treatment also infuses “condition specific” topicals such as vitamins, minerals, and lightening agents for accelerated results. Our Skin Rejuvenation Protocol targets collagen production on the inside while revealing the newly toned and revitalized outer skin to the world thus providing the ultimate skin rejuvenation experience and results. Results will vary in each patient.*
By combining radio frequency with light energies we minimize discomfort and optimize results. Synercool technology cools the skin surface providing a soothing and comfortable experience.
What areas can be treated?
Most parts of the skin can be treated. It is typically used to drive improvements in the appearance of the face, neck and chest. More and more clients are requesting skin rejuvenation treatments for their hands.*
How is IPL Photorejuvenation performed?
A cool gel is applied to the area being treated. Dark glasses are worn to protect the client’s eyes from the light. With the client in a comfortable, relaxed position, the IPL™ handpiece is gently applied to the skin and light pulses are applied.
How long is each treatment?
The procedure takes approximately 20-30 minutes, depending on which area is being treated.
How many treatments will I need?
Our treatments are customized to each individual. In general, clients have a series of four to six treatments, approximately three to four weeks apart. Individual results will vary in each patient.*
How will I look after each treatment?
Most clients experience some redness after the IPL™ procedure. This is usually mild and lasts from a few hours to one or two days. Patients may return to work or home without any disruption of their usual schedule and activities. IPL™ treatments cause “no down time” with gradual improvement and minimal side effects.
It’s normal for treated skin to appear pink or slightly red for a day or so afterwards.
How do I take care of my skin after the photo-rejuvenation treatment?
We both share a responsibility in the success of your treatment. It is important to protect your skin from the sun using a sunscreen with an SPF 28 or higher every day. Wear a hat as well if you are going to spend any amount of time outdoors.
Your skin rejuvenation program doesn’t end when you walk out the door. To maximize the impact of your photo-rejuvenation procedures, we have our line of botanically based cosmeceuticals available. This luxurious lineup of products aims to replenish and nourish your skin. Combining natural ingredients with advanced scientific formulas, these products complement and help maintain the results of your treatments.*
Why does Natura Medspa combine Crystal Free Vibradermabrasion as part of the photo-rejuvenation protocol?
At Natura Medspa we believe in delivering maximum results by leveraging the full spectrum of services. The skin rejuvenation treatment evens the skin tone and increases collagen production, which makes the skin smoother, firmer and more vital and decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The Vibradermabrasion treatment complements the skin rejuvenation treatment by exfoliating the old, dead skin covering the renewed dermal layer far quicker than nature alone would act, bringing the new, more radiant layer to the surface. Our clients also enjoy the spa experience with our Vibradermabrasion.
How long does the improvement in the skin last?
Patients experience long-term improvement in skin appearance and texture, with lightening of brown pigmentation and age spots and considerable improvement in broken blood vessels. This results in fresher, smoother-looking skin, individual results will vary.*
Is photo-rejuvenation painful?
At our spa we use the only system available which combines radio frequency (RF) with IPL™. The use of RF allows us to optimize our energy requirements for minimum discomfort. In addition we use Synercool technology which effectively cools the skin surface during treatment thus providing a soothing experience.
What results can I expect?
People with visible aging from the sun can expect to see their skin become smoother, with a decrease in fine wrinkles, reduction in pore size and fading of sunspots. You can expect to see a gradual decrease in overall redness, flushing and dilated capillaries. Many people with rosacea see an improvement in breakouts and are able to decrease or discontinue their medications.
It is also normal for pigmented lesions or irregular pigmentation on your skin to become temporarily darker after treatment. They will then progressively lighten with time, soon coming closer in color to your surrounding skin tone. However, rosacea or other blood vessel imperfections should start to lighten quickly.*
Who are the best candidates for skin rejuvenation treatments?
The best candidates for skin rejuvenation treatments are:
- People with early aging changes and sun damage, who desire healthier more youthful-appearing skin.*
- People who suffer from rosacea and experience flushing and redness of their skin.*
- People who don’t want to take time off to heal from surgical and invasive procedures.*
- Active people who don’t want the treatments to interfere with social or outdoor activities.*
What do I need to consider in preparation for a photo-rejuvenation treatment?
We both share a responsibility in the success of your treatment. A few simple steps beforehand can make each skin rejuvenation treatment safe, comfortable and effective. First, stay out of the sun- recent suntans or sunburns can sensitize the area and can interfere with the effectiveness of your treatment. You should avoid active tanning or significant sun exposure for up to three weeks prior to your treatment. Second, avoid putting any lotions, creams, makeup, sun block, perfume or any other chemicals or skincare products at all on the areas to be treated. These can cause allergic reactions, and can impede the transmission of light, reducing the safety, comfort and effectiveness of your treatment. Individual results will vary in each patient.*
With each visit we’ll do a quick review of your medical status. While this may seem repetitive, simple issues such as medications you may be taking, sun exposure, possible pregnancy or other health or lifestyle changes may impact the safety, comfort or effectiveness of your treatment. At Natura Medspa safety is our number one priority.
An alternative to the IPL Photorejuvenation is Refirme, Total Skin Tightening.
Would you like to tone, tighten, and lift your skin with minimal downtime? Natura Medspa features the top non-invasive skin tightening procedures on the market today, ReFirme.
What is ReFirme™?
ReFirme is a FDA cleared non-invasive Skin Tightening procedure that enables you to comfortably achieve a more youthful, toned and lifted appearance with minimal downtime. ReFirme is a complete anti-aging solution for targeting those telltale signs of aging, including, jowl and neck laxity, sagginess under the eyes, saggy brow lines, and nasolabial folds. Unlike conventional laser skin tightening treatments that are time and treatment intensive, and often too painful for many patients; ReFirme is a fast treatment for sagging and wrinkled skin. ReFirme is a safe and effective industry-leading medical aesthetic technology, which has received national media exposure through The Rachel Ray Show, Carnie Wilson feature on Extra, Star Magazine and many more publications and television shows. ReFirme advantages translate to enhanced comfort, convenience, & satisfaction.
How it works
ReFirme™ features the revolutionary elōs™ combination of Bi-Polar Radio Frequency and Light energies to precisely heat the dermal tissue within the targeted treatment area. The precise heating ensures a safe, effective, fast treatment with no downtime. Fine wrinkles are reduced, noticeable lifting can be observed on sagging skin and the texture of your skin becomes smoother, more luminous and toned. Unlike conventional lasers and IPL’s, ReFirme uses significantly less optical energy, ensuring enhanced safety and a virtually painless procedure. ReFirme is a safe and effective industry-leading medical aesthetic technology for anti-aging.
Wrinkle Treatment Areas
ReFirme is a safe, effective, virtually painless non-invasive solution for wrinkled and sagging skin. It can help improve skin laxity, sagginess, wrinkles and textural irregularities for areas such as: • Face • Neck • Abdomen • Upper Arms • Knees
ReFirme™ is an industry-leading medical aesthetic technology for anti-aging. ReFirme enables you to comfortably and safely achieve a more youthful, toned and lifted appearance without enduring a lot of downtime. Most patients see gradual and cumulative results throughout the treatment regimen. You can look forward to:
• Wrinkle reduction and smoother skin*
• Improvement in skin laxity*
• Tightened and firmed skin*
• Improvement in skin texture*
*Individual results will vary in each patient.
Further benefits are attributed to the precise heating of the dermal tissue in the targeted treatment area with the use of elōs™ technology (combination of bi-polar radio frequency and Light energies). This ensures a safe, effective and fast treatment with minimal downtime.
Here are some of the reasons why you can trust ReFirme™ Skin Tightening procedure: • FDA cleared for Skin Tightening via Wrinkle Treatment • Non-surgical and non-invasive treatment resulting with very minimal downtime – you can return to your daily activities immediately following treatment:
• The precise heating of the targeted treatment area ensures a safe and effective treatment*
• Effective on most skin types and most skin colors*
*Individual results will vary in each patient.
What is elōs™ Technology?
elōs is one of the technologies that simultaneously harnesses the power of bi-polar radio frequency (RF) and optical energy. Developed by Intense Pulse Light inventor/patent-holder, Dr. Shimon Eckhouse and master physicist, Dr. Michael Kreindel. This revolutionary technology platform effectively overcomes the safety and procedural limitations of intense pulse light (IPL) and conventional lasers.
The elōs Difference:
• Radio Frequency is a highly controllable energy heat source, works synergistically with optical energy
• Enables the use of light energy at a level that is safe for most skin types*
• No additional risk to the epidermis*
• Precisely targets areas “preheated” by optical energy*
• Contact cooling on skin’s surface provides increased comfort and safety*
Find out more about ReFirme Skin Tightening procedure featuring the revolutionary elōs™ technology enables you to comfortably and safely achieve a more youthful, toned and lifted appearance without enduring long periods of downtime.*
Does it hurt?
The procedure is considered comfortable by the majority of clients. Generally topical numbing cream is not necessary (though it is available for particularly sensitive clients).*
Before and After Photos
*Results for each patient will vary. Please remember that the information provided will not guarantee your eligibility for treatment. Consultation and medical examination must be completed before approval.