IPL Photofacial Chicago
Treated with Cutera Limelight Laser®
An intense pulsed light for treating brown spots, age spots, broken capillaries, and boost collagen.
A photofacial is a noninvasive, no-downtime procedure to correct virtually any superficial blemish. Rosacea, sun damage, freckles, age spots and acne are no match for this rejuvenating treatment. By using nonerosive light, a photofacial addresses damaged skin tissue or hyperpigmentation without harming healthy cells, allowing patients to resume their daily activities immediately. At the Dvida Spa, we are proud to offer photofacials right in our Chicago office. If you are looking for a refreshed appearance and healthy skin with no downtime, a photofacial may be the perfect option.
Photofacial overview and benefits
A photofacial is also called intense pulsed light (IPL). This is different from a laser, which only uses one wavelength of light. Instead, a photofacial uses what’s called broad-spectrum light, which reaches multiple layers of skin. It is applied with brief flashes, sometimes up to 2 or 3 on a single treatment area.
When the light flashes, it warms the skin to stimulate the body’s natural healing process, as well as collagen growth underneath the skin. These two factors allow photofacials to address both the outermost surface of the skin as well as the tissues beneath it. This multi-faceted approach makes your skin look younger, smoother and more voluminous.
At the Dvida Spa, we use photofacials to effectively treat:
- Sun-damaged skin
- Fine lines
- Enlarged pores
- Liver spots
- Enlarged blood vessels
Cutera Limelight IPL is a medical grade, non-invasive light based device designed to combat age spots, freckles, skin redness, tiny veins and sun damage. The heating of the abnormal red and brown pigment breaks it down into smaller particles which are then eliminated by body’s own immune cycle. For permanently-dilated, tiny blood vessels (telangiectasia) and related rosacea, this light therapy selectively destroys the abnormal blood vessels that cause the problem, allowing thicker-walled micro-vessels to be formed.