Before IPL / Photofacial treatment from APT Medical Aesthetics
After IPL / Photofacial treatment from APT Medical Aesthetics

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), also known as photorejuventation or “photofacial” is a non-invasive light-based treatment that is extremely effective for improving the following skin concerns:

  • Brown spots/sun damage

  • Rosacea/facial redness

  • Freckles

  • Broken facial capillaries

  • Nose veins

At APT we are pleased to offer BBL™ (BroadBand Light) - state of the art technology for IPL  photorejuvenation. BBL™ may be performed on virtually any part of the body with uneven pigmentation or sun damage, the most common areas being the face, neck, chest, and hands.

During the treatment, pulses of light are delivered into the skin to target the unwanted brown or red pigment. The end result is more even, radiant skin. BBL™ is a no downtime treatment, and optimal results are typically achieved with a series of treatments spaced approximately one month apart.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is BBL™ Broadband Light?

We are proud to offer BBL™ Broadband Light for IPL photorejuvenation. BBL™ is an innovative technology in which light energy directs heat into the upper layers of the skin. The heat is then absorbed by areas of unwanted pigment, restoring skin to its natural beauty and blending its natural colours, while making it smoother, vibrant, and younger looking.

What conditions can be treated with IPL?

  • Brown spots (sun damage, age spots, freckles)
  • Vascular lesions (small capillaries, cherry hemangiomas)
  • Acne (see Forever Clear BBL™
  • Unwanted hair

What areas can be treated?

Any area of the body can be treated.  The most common areas are those most exposed to the damaging effects of sunlight: face, neck, chest, back of the hands, and shoulders.

How many IPL treatments will I need?

The number of treatments required will vary from patient to patient and will also depend on the level of improvement you desire. Maximum results are typically seen with a series of 3-5 treatments, spaced one month apart.

What will happen during the procedure?

Your procedure may take a few minutes to half an hour depending on the area to be treated. Your eyes will be covered with protective goggles, and you may feel a brief warm sensation or “rubber band snap” as the light is absorbed by the targeted areas.

What should I expect after an IPL treatment?

You may experience some redness or swelling that should resolve within a few hours. For some pigmented spots, you will see a darkening of the treated areas, followed by fading and flaking off at a later stage. Vascular lesions may fade or disappear. Your clinician will reassess your skin in one month and determine if another treatment is necessary.

How long will it take to recover after IPL treatment?

IPL is a non-invasive procedure with virtually no downtime. In most cases you will be able to return to work, apply makeup, and resume most of your activities immediately.

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