How does it work?
An intense light is emitted in a series of pulses over the face at intervals of three weeks for a series of 4 to 6 treatments. Intense pulsed light is different from laser light. It is light emitted over many different wavelengths allowing the light to penetrate to all levels of the skin where abnormal, easily dilated vessels can be found. Because of the unique nature of emission of the intense pulse light, even the tiniest of vessels can be treated. Lasers emit only a single wavelength and are limited in depth of penetration and what they can treat.
Are there other conditions that respond successfully to pulsed light?
Yes, irregular skin texture and brown spots due to overexposure to sun or tanning beds. It also reduces large pores and is excellent for dark circles around the eyes. It can improve some mild acne scars and reduce fine lines, especially around the eyes and mouth. Using intense pulsed light can increase and build connective tissue in the skin giving it a more youthful appearance. (An assessment of your skin condition is necessary before using pulsed light to reduce pores. Your pores must be clean and free of debris and filament before being treated.
How often will I need to be treated with intense pulsed light?
After your first series of 4 to 6 treatments, it is possible that a follow-up will be necessary every 12 months. Caring for your skin properly will help diminish the likelihood of future treatments. Your technician will help you with a skin care regimen.
Are there conditions that won’t respond to pulse light facial rejuvenation?
It will not help frown lines or deep expression lines such as forehead and between the brows. It will not help deep skin folds or sagging skin or eliminate puffiness around the eyes. It is not a replacement or substitute for a face-lift.
What conditions would be contraindications to this procedure?
Patients with connective tissue disease. Auto-immune disorders, pregnancy, history of cancer, diabetics, or recently sun-tanned skin or skin that may be exposed to UV for a few weeks following the treatment.
What side effects should I expect?
Side effects are mild and of short duration consisting of short-term discomfort during the actual treatment (feels somewhat like a rubber band snap). There will be additional redness immediately following treatment, usually lasting less than 24 hours. Post treatment pigmentation may be noted on occasion, but it is highly treatable and rare
How long does each treatment take?
Approximately 30 minutes. Skin must be clean and men must be clean shaven. Eye shields will be applied to protect the eyes. A cool, soothing gel will be placed on the skin prior to treatment,
Can the same results be accomplished with chemical peels or microdermabrasion?
No, but Zeo Intense Pulsed Facial Rejuvenation can be combined with microdermabrasion for greater effectiveness and faster results in achieving greatly improved skin condition and appearance.
Can all Skin Types be treated?
No, only Skin Types I. II and III, can be treated. We are unable to offer photo rejuvenation to Asian and Afro-Caribbean skin types, due to the increased risk of overheating the skin.
Do I need to follow any specific aftercare advice?
Yes, your therapist will advise you as to specific aftercare, you will need to avoid sun exposure (this includes tanning beds) for a specific amount of time after, a good sun protection must be used after your treatment (your therapist will be able to advise you of the best to use).
How much will a treatment cost me?
Costs will be discussed at the time of your consultation, each area and specific treatment will have its own cost, you will be advised how many treatments will be required and over what period.