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Are All IPL Treatments the Same?

The IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) photofacial treatment is a very popular treatment to rejuvenate your skin and is offered at many places. A common misconception is that all IPL treatments are the same. Unfortunately, the results and experience are not the same everywhere. Just like all cars are not the same, all hotels are not the same, and all haircuts are not the same. There are many differences: quality of the product, experience of the provider, and experience you receive. So it’s important that you find the right office for your IPL treatment.

What is an IPL photofacial treatment?

An IPL photofacial treatment uses bright light to target and destroy uneven color, dark spots, redness, and broken capillaries. In some cases, you can also see other improvements such as firming of the skin, improvement in fine lines and wrinkles, and decreased pore size. The differences between IPL treatments from one office to another have to do with three things: the device, the provider, and the experience.

Forever Young BBL IPL Photofacial

The Forever Young BBL IPL Photofacial device by Sciton is the best and most powerful IPL device for a number of reasons. First, the size of the crystal on the Forever Young BBL IPL Photofacial device by Sciton handpiece is very large and the device can shoot every second without a delay. This allows for a much faster treatment. By taking advantage of these features of the Forever Young BBL IPL Photofacial device by Sciton, the entire skin can be treated twice with overlap. This prevents missing areas of the skin (which leads to under-treatment) and treating the same area twice with strong settings (which can cause burns). Therefore, it makes your treatment safer and more effective. The Forever Young BBL IPL Photofacial device by Sciton also has many filters which can be changed very easily. This allows for easy and safe treatment of all skin types, from dark to fair. The Forever Young BBL IPL Photofacial device by Sciton has snap on adaptors for treatment of small areas and single spots. This allows you to have specific spots of concern treated without burning the surrounding area.

Dr. Alex has performed thousands of IPL Photofacial treatments

The experience of the user is also very important when getting an IPL photofacial treatment. Check to see if the provider is a nurse or a doctor. Also find out how many treatments the provider has performed; Dr. Alex has performed over 10,000 laser treatments. Look at the providers before and after pictures and look for reviews from other patients.

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A E Skin Experience

Your experience when receiving an IPL photofacial is also very important. Are the staff friendly? Is the environment warm and comfortable? Is numbing cream applied before the treatment and is there an extra charge for this? At A E Skin we provide complimentary numbing cream before every IPL photofacial treatment and provide a massage chair for you to relax in while your skin gets numb. We also blow cold air on the skin during the IPL photofacial treatment to further maximize your comfort and you will also enjoy relaxing music while Dr. Alex performs your IPL photofacial treatment. Dr. Alex always follows up with all of his patients the day after their first IPL photofacial treatment to make sure everything is okay.

As you can see, not all IPL treatments are the same. Be sure to do good research to find someone that is right for you.

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