Q: How does the treatment work on superficial blood vessels?
A: The applied IPL-DPC is absorbed by the oxyhemoglobin (formed by the combination of hemoglobin with oxygen, present in oxygenated blood) in the blood within the vessel, causing the blood to coagulate and the vessel to break up into particles that are naturally filtered away through the body’s lymphatic system.

Q: What is IPL-DPC?
A: IPL-DPC stands for Intense Pulse Light- Dynamic Pulse Control. This treatment emits a light beam into the skin which is absorbed by different skin lesions. Through selective photothermolysis, this light pulse selectively destroys a specified target without damaging the surrounding tissue. The DPC technology means that 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, while 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.

Q: How many treatments are required?
A: The typical regimen is an average of 6 treatment sessions, spaced 6 weeks apart. However, the number of treatments is completely up to you depending on the results you desire.

Q: How long is the recovery phase? Is there any downtime?
A: The ALIVIA ME Rx 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! ;)

Q: How long does a treatment take?
A: This depends on the different treatments you would like during your session, however, a full ALIVIA ME photo facial Rx takes 15-30 minutes, after which you can continue your daily routine.

Q: Is the ALIVIA ME Rx painful?
A: No, during the procedure, a slight, momentary stinging sensation may be felt, comparable to the snapping of a small elastic band, but not pain.

Q: Is the ALIVIA ME Rosacea Treatment Safe?
A: Our Skin Experts are knowledgeable on our technology, AND on the biology of the skin. This increases the safety of all of our treatments. Our treatments are non-invasive and safe, 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)

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Dérmica MedEsthetics
8105 106 St. Edmonton, Alberta
(780) 885 7108

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