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VPL/IPL Photofacial

VPL stands for Variable Pulsed Light and is, in fact, a type of IPL which stands for Intense Pulsed light. It is defined differently due to the increased control of the intensity and length of the waves of light that the VPL device emits. This allows us to customize each treatment to the individual client and their specific skin condition and concerns. VPL can treat many different skin conditons and concerns such as acne, rosacea, superficial veins and broken capillaries and excels at removing unwanted pigmentation, specifically browns and reds in the skin. It is an excellent choice for improving skin tone and texture, targeting the signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles and tightening pores. The VPL uses pulses of light energy which enters the skin and turns to heat as the energy hits the targeted tissue. This controlled injury to the skin, destroys thread veins, pigmentation, shrinks pores and encourages increased collaged production to plump and tighten the skin. Tissue may feel tighter within 2-3 days and skin rejuvenation by new collagen production will be experienced after 4 weeks as well as a lightening of unwanted pigmentation. This is a successful treatment for face and body, anywhere unwanted pigment or improved skin tone and texture is desired.

What to expect from your treatment

Applied with expert knowledge and technique, clients are very pleasantly surprised at the level of change they see in just one treatment. Contrary to popular misperceptions, they leave with a healthy glow and smoothed skin – not with the flaming red and irritated skin typically associated with these treatments.

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Appointment Time

Your appointment time will be between 30-60 minutes.

Downtime

This treatment is minimally invasive with little to no downtime. No sun exposure is critical after any light based therapy and an SPF must be worn at all times when outside. The procedure can produce a heat sensation in the skin with mild redness that can last sevral hours after treatment. Pigmentation targeted will darken in colour before shedding in the weeks after treatment. Other normal after effects can be slight swelling, heat sensation in the skin, itchiness, scabbing, bruising, skin purgeing and skin can feel tender for 24-48 hours after treatment. All side effects will ease over a week or so revealing plumper, clearer more toned and tightened skin. 3-6 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks is recommended for best results.

Aftercare

After the peel, it is important to keep the skin well hydrated. 7- 10 days post-treatment we recommend using a light moisturizer to help your skin heal and achieve maximum results.
While the skin is healing, you should avoid all sun exposure as your skin may be temporarily more sensitive to the sun. And even if it may be tempting, please refrain from peeling and picking your skin following the procedure.

Products used

Varies based on the peel performed.

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FAQ

Chemical peels can help with a vast range of superficial skin problems such as: sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, texture issues, pigmentation problems, enlarged pores, age spots, acne and acne scars, freckles, scaly patches.

There are numerous types of chemical peels. Choosing the correct type and strength of the chemical peel, based on your skin type and underlying skincare concerns, is critical to having the best cosmetic results. Our team will help you determine what peel is best for you and your needs.

You may feel itching, stinging, or a burning sensation, which can last for a few minutes. A cold compresses will be applied immediately after your chemical peel, which will neutralize the acid and relieve any discomfort.

Yes, chemical peels help with acne breakouts. By using a chemical solution to exfoliate the skin, unclog the pores, and help treat acne breakouts, chemical peels can greatly reduce acne breakouts. Glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and light trichloroacetic acid peels are very effective chemical peel options for treating acne. It is best to have a series of these light peels to help exfoliate the skin and treat your acne breakouts.

why choose a chemical peel?

A light chemical peel improves skin texture and tone and lessens the appearance of fine wrinkles. The results are subtle but increase with repeated treatments. If you have a medium chemical peel, treated skin will be noticeably smoother. After a deep chemical peel, you’ll see a dramatic improvement in the look and feel of treated areas.

why choose a chemical peel?

A light chemical peel improves skin texture and tone and lessens the appearance of fine wrinkles. The results are subtle but increase with repeated treatments. If you have a medium chemical peel, treated skin will be noticeably smoother. After a deep chemical peel, you’ll see a dramatic improvement in the look and feel of treated areas.

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About a week before the peel, stop using hair removal techniques such as electrolysis or depilatories. Also, avoid hair dying treatments, permanent-wave or hair-straightening treatments, facial masks, or facial scrubs in the week before your peel.Avoid harsh sun exposure as the treatment responsa better to skin that isn’t skin-damaged. If you can try to wear as little makeup as possible the day prior to the peel to maximise the effects.

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