Dark Spot Corrector – ACLARA photofacial
FAQs on our Dark Spot Corrector Tx in Edmonton, ACLARA
How does this dark spot corrector treatment get rid of pigmented lesions?
Targeted areas absorb the pulse light, breaking the pigmented lesion into tiny particles. These particles rise to the surface of the skin as scabs that naturally slough off with exfoliation within 1-2 weeks.
What is IPL-DPC?
IPL-DPC stands for Intense Pulse Light- Dynamic Pulse Control. Phototherapy treatments emit a light beam into the skin that is absorbed by different skin lesions.
Through selective photothermolysis, the light pulse destroys a specified target without damaging the surrounding tissue. Through DPC technology we can determine the “aggressiveness” of the treatment based on the duration of the pulse.
Shorter pulses are more aggressive, delivering the light beam in a shorter period of time. Longer pulses are less aggressive as they have a longer period to deliver the light beam.
The different range of pulse durations results in a major increase in the safety and effectiveness of the treatment.
Is ACLARA safe?
Our Skin Experts are knowledgeable on our chosen technology and the biology of the skin. As a result, this increases the safety of all of our treatments. Above all, our treatments are non-invasive with minimum side effects if any at all. Side effects could possibly include:
- Discomfort (stinging sensation up to one hour after treatment)
- Change of Pigmentation (most cases occur on people with darker skin and can be avoided by conducting a test patch
- Fragile Skin (skin may become temporarily fragile)
- Purpura (purple bruising lasting from 5-15 days)
- Scarring (may happen on darker skin but still, very rare)
How many ACLARA treatments are required?
The typical regimen is an average of 6-8 treatment sessions, spaced 3-4 weeks apart. However, the number of treatments is completely up to you depending on the results you desire.
How long is the recovery phase? Is there any downtime?
ACLARA does NOT require any downtime whatsoever! You can come in during your lunch hour and return to work and no one will ever know why you look better than you did in the morning! ;)
How long does a treatment take?
This depends on the different treatments you would like during your session, however, a full face ACLARA photofacial takes 30-45 minutes, after which you can continue your daily routine.
Are photofacials painful?
No, during the procedure, a slight, momentary stinging sensation may be felt, comparable to the snapping of a small elastic band, but not pain.
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