IPL - the gold standard for Spring skin rejuvenation!

Have you ever looked in the mirror and found that the image you see doesn’t match the way you feel? At Okanagan Skin Care Centre, we have heard some people say they want a safe, quick (no down-time) way to have their skin look smoother, younger and fresher.

IPL – Intense Pulsed Light (aka Photo-Rejuvenation) is a technology that uses a broad spectrum light source to target brown pigmentation, redness and rosacea. The resulting heat that is put into the skin promotes collagen, therefore smoother, tighter and brighter appearance.  Even one treatment will produce results and with a series of 3-6 treatments, three weeks apart, improvements will steadily increase.

Photo-rejuvenation was designed to combat the effects of aging and damaged skin in a softer, gentler way than other lasers.  For those who desire little to no disruption in their daily lives this is a great option.

We recommend this treatment in the spring or late fall as we require no tan present on the skin.

The best candidates are those who are concerned with:

  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Enlarged pores
  • Uneven skin tone such as reds and/or browns

The IPL treatment takes approximately 30-45 minutes and has been described as feeling like the snap of an elastic band on the skin. Generally, it is quite tolerable.

There may be the sensation of a mild sunburn immediately after, otherwise post-treatment discomfort is almost non-existent.  During the first week, dark ‘flecks’ of pigment may rise to the surface and will gently exfoliate off with normal home-care.

What type of results can you expect:

  • A smoother look and feel to your skin
  • Sunspots will fade and/or exfoliate off
  • Pore size may shrink
  • Fine lines may diminish

One of the best ways to improve the longevity of results after a series of IPL treatments is proper home care.  We will suggest one of our Hyperpigmentation Skin Care Kits if necessary, otherwise the specialist will choose the best products to help maintain the skins health post-procedure, customized just for you.

If you are considering skin rejuvenation, an appointment with one of our specialists at Okanagan Skin Care Centre will allow you to discuss IPL and/​or other options to meet your needs.


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Donna McAteer

Donna McAteer

Donna is the general manager and has been with the Okana­gan Skin Care Cen­tre for over 10 years. She is a certified Es­theti­cian and previous business owner with over 17 years enjoying the skin care industry. Her passion for knowledge, integral client care and maintaining a syn­er­gis­tic team that represents professional excellence in skin care remains her focus.


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