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- IPL Hair Removal
- IPL Acne Solution
- Skin Tightening & Wrinkle Reduction
- Skin Rejuvenation
- Skin Hydration
- Vein and Vascular Treatment
Viora™ IPL Treatments
- Skin Rejuvenation
- Bring new life to your dull and aging skin
- Even out skin tone
- Vascular Lesions
- Make unsightly rosacea and redness disappear
- Acne Clearance
- Clear up your skin for a smooth appearance
- Hair Removal
- Long-term reduction of unwanted hair
Why Choose Viora™ IPL?
- Viora™ is a gentle treatment that removes skin imperfections and stimulates collagen and elastic fiber production
- Viora™ offers visible improvement for pigmentation, age/sun spots, broken capillaries and overall skin appearance
- Viora™ treatment is fast and effective with no downtime and no pain!
How does Viora™ IPL Work?
Viora™IPL treatment uses unique IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) technology that offers dramatic results for a wide variety of skin imperfections such as age and sun spots, freckles, birthmarks, acne, and broken capillaries.
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) technology improves overall skin appearance while treating pigmentation and vascular imperfections. Viora™ technology allows your clinician to customize your treatment for optimal results based on your skin type and your desired results. During treatment, pulses of light are used to penetrate the skin tissue to target the imperfection in a controlled manner. Viora™ then works with your body’s own natural processes to remove the treated tissue while stimulating collagen and new cell growth that help to create a visible improvement in skin tone and overall appearance.
With Viora™ IPL, we are able to achieve optimal results in a short amount of time. While shallow pigmentation and age/sun spots may be cleared with as few as 1-2 treatments, typical treatment time is usually 2-6 sessions with 2-4 weeks in between to achieve optimal results.
Viora™ Skin Rejuvenation is a clinically-proven treatment that has been designed to provide the most precise and most effective skin rejuvenation solution. Suitable for all skin types, these skin rejuvenation treatments can be used in combination with other skin treatments, depending on the patient’s individual skin characteristics and needs.
Offering younger looking and glowing skin, Viora™ Skin Rejuvenation treatments stimulates the body ability to create new skin cells to achieve improved overall appearance and quality of the tissue. This non-invasive anti-aging treatment induces cell renewal of the dermal and epidermal skin layers to prompt the body to shed the dull, aged appearance.
Why Choose Viora™ IPL Hair Removal?
- Viora™ offers patients comfortable and efficient treatment that will permanently remove unwanted hair
- Patients will be able to experience visible hair reduction after the first treatment
- Viora™ offers accelerated treatment that fit any schedule
How does Viora™ Hair Removal Work?
Viora™ Hair Removal treatment provides safe, non-invasive treatment that will permanently reduce your hair growth, resulting in smooth, beautiful skin. Effective on black, brown and red hair, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) technology targets the hair follicles and damages the re-growth potential of the follicle – all without damaging the surrounding tissue.
Viora™ Hair Removal treatments are tyically administered in a series of four to six sessions. Significant hair reduction may already be visible after the first session and the patient can expect to continue to experience excellent long-term results.
Why Choose Viora™ IPL Acne Treatment?
Viora™ Acne Clearance is safe and non-invasive treatment that can dramatically reduce bacteria that causes acne and also decrease inflammation caused by acne. The treatment produces reactive oxygen that effectively and safely destroys P. Acne bacteria while reducing the formation and appearance of blemishes – all without damaging the surrounding tissues. Typically, Viora can be used to treat acne grade I-IV, but a professional skin assessment should be provided before the treatment.
Post Acne Scar Clearance
Viora™ IPL is also a perfect solution for acne facial scars. The treatment is quick and offers a quick and effective solution for long term results and greater patient loyalty. Viora™’s post-acne scars reduction treatments can also be applied also for other types of facial scars, such as post injury or cutting.
Frequently Asked Questions About IPL
What is IPL and how does it work?
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. It’s a popular treatment for improving the appearance of hyperpigmentation, redness, acne, skin texture and tone, as well as unwanted hair. A conventional IPL treatment has a single target for improvement, e.g. pigmentation.
Simply put, IPL works by using light energy to selectively target blood vessels, pigment, acne-inducing bacteria, and water in the skin to safely and effectively treat a variety of concerns.
What is the difference between IPL and laser?
People often use the terms ‘IPL’ and ‘laser’ interchangeably, but IPL is a little bit different from a laser. Whereas a laser only produces a single wavelength of light, IPL uses a very bright light in all visible wavelengths in the visible light spectrum.
With our Viora device, different filters are applied to filter out the wavelength of light used for a particular treatment. This flexibility allows us to use IPL to treat a wide range of conditions and concerns.
Is IPL safe?
IPL treatment is noninvasive, nonablative and is generally associated with successful outcomes. Our Viora device utilizes contact cooling for patient safety and comfort. You will also wear protective goggles and/or specially designed adhesive IPL eye shields during treatment. Ultrasound gel is also applied to the treatment area to prevent light scatter and provide additional comfort during treatment. Our trained technicians will be happy to address any concerns you may have before, during, or after your treatment.
What issues can IPL treat?
- Hyperpigmentation: sun damage, age spots, keratoses, freckles, melasma
- Vascular lesions (on the face & hands only): broken capillaries, small hemangiomas, rosacea, poikiloderma
- Skin rejuvenation: plump, stimulate collagen, improve tone and texture, reduce the appearance of pores
- Mild to moderate acne
- Hair reduction (we only treat facial hair at our practice)
How long do IPL results last?
Depending upon the skin concern being treated, improvement can be seen immediately or about a week out of each treatment. The maximum results will be visible 3-5 months out if you do a series of treatments 4-6 weeks apart.
How well the patient maintains recommended aftercare (sun exposure, products used at home, lifestyle, etc.), are major factors in how long results may last; therefore, there is no one answer. To maintain hair reduction results, some people may need annual or bi-annual touch-ups after completing a package.
How painful is IPL?
Unfortunately, everyone’s discomfort threshold is different, so there is no one answer! But most people report that the sensation felt during an IPL treatment is that of heat and is comparable to a rubber band being snapped on the skin’s surface.
Can I use numbing cream before my treatment?
You may use a mild topical anesthetic if necessary to manage discomfort for IPL treatments EXCEPT for vascular lesions. Why? Topical anesthetics are vasoconstricting, meaning that they narrow the blood vessels. If the target (in this instance, blood) is not visible, the IPL has no target; therefore, the treatment will be ineffective.
During your consultation, your technician will do a test spot so you can get a feeling of what the treatment entails. It is preferred that no numbing agent be used so that we can monitor your response so that area is not overtreated. Most people do not find the use of a numbing agent necessary.
How often should IPL be done?
For patients to get the best IPL results, it is generally recommended that patients receive, on average, 4-6 treatments scheduled 4-6 weeks apart. Certain treatments can fall outside of this timeline, your technician will alert you to the timeline for your individual course of treatment.
How much does an IPL treatment cost?
The cost depends on the type of condition you’re having treated and the size of the treatment area. Our IPL treatment packages range from $300 to $3000.
Why can’t I do just one treatment?
Every IPL treatment builds upon the previous one, allowing the skin to react gradually. For the best results, a series is needed to treat the skin or hair at its various stages of cellular regeneration and growth.
Do I really need a consultation? How will I know if I’m a good candidate for IPL?
Yes! During your consultation, your technician will perform a thorough assessment to determine if you are a good candidate for IPL. They will ask you about your lifestyle, medical history, and a number of other diagnostic questions. Answering all questions honestly during the consultation process is of paramount importance to ensure your safety. Photos will also be taken to monitor your progress. While IPL is very safe, some people may not be viable candidates for treatment. While we understand how exciting it is to finally be able to treat your skin concerns, we want you to get the best results possible while maintaining the integrity of your skin!
Who shouldn’t get an IPL treatment?
Speak to your doctor if you:
- Are pregnant
- Have a skin condition
- Take medication for other conditions
You may not be a good candidate for IPL if you:
- Are sensitive to light
- Have recently tanned your skin using sunlight, tanning beds, or tanning creams
- Might have skin cancer
- Use a retinoid cream
- Are very dark-skinned
- Have a skin resurfacing disorder
- Have severe scarring
- Have keloid scar tissue
On the day of your appointment, avoid using perfume, makeup, and scented products that can irritate your skin. Always consult your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.
What do I need to do after my IPL treatment?
Regardless of the area or concern being treated, aftercare will include:
- If needed, cooling the treatment area with cold (not frozen) packs is recommended to reduce swelling and ease discomfort.
- Do not partake in hot baths, vigorous exercise, massage, etc., for the next 5 days, until the skin returns to its normal state.
- Wearing SPF 30-50 in between treatments.
- Avoid sun exposure to the treatment area so as not to promote side effects. Absolutely no tanning for the next 14 days after your treatment (this includes the use of self-tanning lotions/creams and spray tans).
- Stay hydrated during your entire course of treatment
- Alert your technician if you begin a course of antibiotics. Antibiotics (most, but not all) can be photosensitizing and/or skin-thinning. You will not receive a treatment if it has not been 7-10 days after your last dose.
- Alert your technician to any medical changes
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