Omnia Skin Rejuvenation: Frequently Asked Questions
How do IPL treatments work?
IPL rejuvenation treatments are applied in a series of gentle pulses over the treatment area. Without damaging the skin, the light penetrates the sub-surface skin layers and is absorbed by the pigmentation and vascular structures, such as rosacea. The heat from the handpiece impacts the lesions and the body begins the natural healing process with improvement in color and tone. After treatment, the affected area will gradually fade and disappear.
Is it Safe?
As with any treatment, there are risks. The Omnia IPL treatment allows our licensed providers to customize each treatment to your specific skin type and condition. The customized treatment pulses precise heat that targets the area with minimal impact on surrounding tissues.
Treatment: What can I expect?
IPL rejuvenation treatments range from 15 to 30 minutes. First, the treated area is cleansed and a cool gel is applied. The light pulse is then delivered, with little to no discomfort. After treatment, the gel is removed and the skin is cleansed. You can resume all regular activities immediately.
Does it hurt?
While pain tolerance is an individual matter, most people tolerate IPL skin rejuvenation well and describe the sensation as a rubber band snap to the skin. The majority of patients require no topical numbing.
How many treatments are necessary?
Treatment generally involves a series of five sessions. While some patients see significant improvement within two to three treatments, others may require more. To maintain results, patients may opt for follow-up treatments. Consult with our provider on your expectations and concerns.
Are there side effects?
Side effects are rare, but not impossible. Immediately following treatment, the skin may appear flushed, brown pigmented spots may appear darker, and capillaries may be more visible. To help guarantee the best results, limit exposure to the sun for several weeks before and after treatment. Also, follow the post-treatment care plan given to you by the provider.
Rewards of Skin Rejuvenation?
- Remove most brown and red pigmentation
- Improves dull complexions, large pores, red flushing skin, and rosacea
- Gives skin a smoother, more even-tones looked
- Little or no discomfort
- No discomfort