PHOTOREJUVENATION (INTENSE PULSE LIGHT / BROAD BAND LIGHT)
Le Centre de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique de Montreal provides to our patient the TOP and LATEST laser and light-based devices in the world. Our services are provided by a medical doctor (Issa Lozano) and top-notch laser technician (Gina Gagliano) under the supervision of world-renowned plastic surgeons and dermatologist providing a SAFE, and comfortable treatment.
Photorejuvenation, also known as photofacial or skin rejuvenation, uses light energy to improve the colour, texture, and tone of the skin. It can improve the appearance of some of the most common skin imperfections such as rosacea (redness), brown spots (pigmented seborrheic keratosis) and broken vessels (capillaries). Intense Pulse Light or Broad Band Light can also tighten the skin and reduce pore size. Hence, this non-invasive technology reduces signs of skin aging such as wrinkles, fine lines and age spots.
WHAT IS INTENSE PULSED LIGHT (IPL) OR BROAD BAND LIGHT (BBL)?
Intense pulse light, also known as Broad Band Light or photo-rejuvenation, is a safe and non-invasive technology that improves the appearance of aging skin on the face, neck, chest and hands for men and women. Intense Pulse Light fade brown age spots, clears broken vessels and red blotches. IPL gives the aging or sun damage skin a more youthful look.
There is no down time or recovery time with Intense Pulsed Light, as it does not disrupt the skin surface. Hence, patients can return to work or regular activities immediately after their photo rejuvenation treatment.
HOW DOES INTENSE PULSED LIGHT OR BROAD BAND LIGHT WORK?
Intense pulse light skin rejuvenation treatment uses a dual-lamp design that supplies controlled light energy pulses to the skin. The Intense Pulsed Light energy target preferentially the collagen tissue, the brown and red discoloration in the skin. The skin’s healing process stimulates the production of new collagen, sloughs the brown spots and absorbs the redness/broken vessels giving the skin a youthful look.
Intense Pulse light can also reduce mild acne scars and other skin irregularities with the production of new collagen giving the skin a smoother, younger looking with more uniform skin color.
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED BY INTENSE PULSE LIGHT?
Intense pulse light, also known as Broad Band Light or photo-rejuvenation, can improves the appearance of aging skin on the face, neck, chest, arms and hands for men and women.
HOW IS THE TREATMENT OF INTENSE PULSE LIGHT PERFORMED?
Eyes goggles are placed to protect your eyes from the intense light. A cold gel is placed to the skin to keep the skin comfortable, and help with light absorption. Mild stinging sensation is felt with the pulse of intense light but it is very tolerable. The Intense pulse light treatment last about 30 minutes. Visible results are gradual. In order to obtain maximal results, 5 to 6 treatments are recommended three to four weeks apart. Sunscreen is advised after treatment. You must avoid sun exposure and tanning bed while undergoing treatment.
HOW WILL I LOOK RIGHT AFTER INTENSE PULSE LIGHT TREATMENT?
After treatment, the vast majority of patients will carry their normal activities. Your face may feel flushed and warm following the treatment. Brown spots or freckles will appear darker for few days and then peel off. Rosacea and broken vessels will have some temporary redness and then disappear. Sun protection is strongly recommended during the treatment period. Antiviral treatment is recommended in patients with history of herpes simplex (cold sores) to prevent recurrence.
WHAT CONDITION CAN BE TREATED BY PHOTOREJUVENATION?
o Brown Spot
o Broken Small vessels (capillaries)
o Fine lines
o Acne Scars
o Enlarged Pores
o Sun Damage
WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT AFTER INTENSE PULSE LIGHT?
Visible results are gradual. You skin will look youthful, smoother and firmer. Your skin color will be uniform with reduced pore size.
HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS OF INTENSE PULSE LIGHT LAST?
The results of Intense pulse light are long lasting (i.e. years). A maintenance treatment is recommended every 3 to 4 months.
Before & After Photos
* Disclaimer: Those pictures represent real patients operated by Dr. Doumit. However, Patients results undergoing plastic surgery can vary from one to the other depending on multiple factors.
WHAT IS THE COST OF INTENSE PULSE LIGHT?
Single Spot 70$
Small Area 95$
Half Face 150$
Full Face 225$
Face and Neck 325$
Neck and Chest 325$