Toronto IPL (Photofacial)
Photofacial is a generic term for a mode of skin treatment at Avenue Skin Care which uses variants of light-based technology. Photofacials can be used for several conditions, but are mostly used for boosting collagen or treating skin conditions such as acne, brown spots, or broken capillaries.
What makes Avenue Skin Care’s photofacials so effective?
There are two main types of technology used at Avenue Skin Care’s Toronto clinic for photofacials. These are LED (light-emitting diode) and IPL (intense-pulsed light). They affect your skin differently, so your skin care professional will make sure you understand which photofacial technology is being used. This way, your expectations will be respected as to the results you hope to achieve.
LED photofacial – an introduction
An LED photofacial is a gentler treatment that uses narrow spectrum light to boost collagen. This creates plumper, more youthful looking skin; it can also be used to kill the bacteria that cause acne.
face, chest, neck
Treats brown spots, redness, acne
Reduces pore size
Recovery is virtually instant
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LED photofacials are cool and relaxing, and the best results will appear following a sequence of photofacial treatments. When you begin, your Avenue Skin Care therapist will recommend a custom-designed series of treatments with the correct spacing between each treatment.
Each patient at Avenue Skin Care’s Toronto clinic receives a personal beauty program for their photofacial treatment mode, maintained with a treatment every month or two. It can be part of a facial or a stand-alone treatment.
LED photofacials are a good choice for patients who want to boost collagen or treat acne. Their collagen-boosting, facial rejuvenation properties have been proven with medical research.
IPL photofacial – an introduction
IPL (intense-pulsed light) is a more powerful mode of photofacial treatment. At Avenue Skin Care’s Toronto clinic, an IPL photofacial can treat several skin conditions such as spider veins, broken capillaries, brown spots, and facial redness.
An IPL photofacial delivers a bright blast of light, at very high energy levels, through a hand-held device. An IPL photofacial may be the better choice, if you have brown spots, broken capillaries or facial redness. The number of IPL photofacials you need will vary, depending on the condition you're treating, the results you want, and how your skin responds.
Photofacials work best in conjunction with a regular skin care routine that you develop with your skin care therapist.