Pure Derma Med Spa is dedicated to using the best technologies to help our patients improve their skin complexion and treat irregularities.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How do IPL treatments work?
A: IPL targets a broad spectrum of light to the lower layers of the epidermis causing the skin to produce new collagen and connective tissue, which makes the skin surface smoother, and reverse brown spots caused by sun damage and red spots caused by unwanted spider veins.
Q: How many IPL/LHR treatments are recommended for optimal results?
A: Your skin, genetic make-up, lifestyle and personal history are unique. They all contribute to how your skin looks and feels. For most people, maximum results are realized in 3-5 sessions that are usually spaced 2-6 weeks apart. We can develop a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs.
Q: How much social downtime is required?
A: None, you can go back to work and apply makeup immediately following treatment.
Q: Can IPL be used in delicate areas such as neck and chest?
A: Yes! Since it is safe and effective on delicate skin areas like the neck, chest and hands, in addition to the face.
Q: What are the benefits of IPL treatment?
A: Benefits include smoother, softer skin with a more uniform appearance, as well as a reduction of sun damage (brown spots), broken capillaries and fine lines.
Q: Do IPL/LHR treatments hurt?
A: Topical anesthesia is applied before the procedure to minimize discomfort. The treatment itself can be compared to a rubber band snapping on your skin along with a feeling of heat. After the treatment, most patients report a tingling sensation similar to having gotten too much sun. This sensation usually disappears after 1-3 hours.
Q: What side-effects can I expect and how long will they last?
A: You will have some degree of redness and swelling, but it should resolve within a few hours after treatment, and at most within a few days.
Q: What precautions should I take after treatment?
A: Wear sunscreen SPF 30 or higher and avoid direct sun exposure while you are healing for at least 3 months after your last treatment. Further protect yourself by wearing wide-brimmed hats if you expect to be out in the sun.
Q: How long do the effects of IPL last?
A: It depends on your particular condition and how you care for your skin. Once your skin is restored, continue to protect it. We will give you specific advice based on your individual needs