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IPL Photofacial Treatments

Red-headed model receiving photofacial treatment on her face

We all want clear skin, but nature has a way of sabotaging us with imperfections, especially as we age and sun damage accumulates. Fortunately, skin rejuvenation has advanced beyond the painful procedures of the past.

Our Broadband Light Photofacial system offers comfortable and effective IPL photofacials for the treatment of sun damage and visible veins.

This process uses pulses of concentrated light to clear:

  • Sun damage: Wide areas of pigmentation on the face, chest and arms.
  • Sunspots: Individual pigmented lesions, also known as age spots.
  • Rosacea: General inflammation of the cheeks and face.
  • Spider Veins: Individual vessels, which can be red, blue or purple in colour.

How does the Broadband Light work?

A specialized hand-pieces which filter light from different parts of the spectrum is used. Each band of the spectrum has a wavelength that is ideal for different treatments, such as sunspot removal and vessel clearance. The hand-pieces emit pulses of light into the skin. The light is absorbed by the pigment in sunspots and the blood in visible vessels, and converted to heat. The heat dissolves the cells that create the pigment and shrinks the vessels.

How is the Broadband Light different from a laser?

Broadband Light systems are typically very similar to lasers. However, the system used at our clinic uses a much larger treatment window than most lasers. This spreads light over a wider area of skin and allows faster coverage of the skin. As a result, our photofacial patients experience quicker treatments and faster results.

What body areas can I get treated?

Any area can be treated except directly around the eyes. The face, neck, chest, arms, back and legs can all be treated.

What are the treatments like?

Our highly qualified technician will move the hand-piece over your skin, pulsing it all the while. Each pulse will send a beam of light through your skin. A flashing light, an audible tone, and a mild sensation on the skin will tell you when the hand-piece is being pulsed.

What should I expect after treatment?

Immediately after treatment, you can expect a mild sunburn-like sensation, possibly accompanied by some minor swelling. This usually lasts 2 – 24 hours, which sooth with cold gel or ice packs.

  • Sunspots/Sun Damage: The sunspots will darken after treatment and be naturally shed from the skin with in 1 – 2 weeks.
  • Rosacea: Skin tone will be more normal, with less pronounced redness within a week after treatment.
  • Spider Veins: Vessels may disappear after treatment or they may appear darker and then fully or partially fade within 10 – 14 days.

Typically, our photofacial patients will need several treatments to achieve complete clearance of sunspots, rosacea, and blood vessels.


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Dr. Omar Fouda Neel, FRCSC, FACS
111-1455 Rue Peel
Montréal, QC H3A 1T5
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