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- $75 for two IPL skin-rejuvenation treatments ($138 value)
- $129 for four IPL skin-rejuvenation treatments ($276 value)
IPL Therapy: Smoother Skin in a Flash
Intense pulsed light is not quite a laser and not quite an LED. Read on as Groupon sheds some light on what it can do for skin.
The solution to skin damaged by too much sunlight is often more light. Intense pulsed light, or IPL, is often used in photofacials to counteract brown spots, broken capillaries, and other types of skin discoloration. Its bursts of broad-spectrum light energy pass through the outer layers of the skin into the dermis, where their wavelengths are absorbed by melanin, tiny blood vessels, and other sources of irregular pigmentation. (Because the system decides what cells to destroy based on color, it may not be a good option for people with darker skin.) Unlike a cosmetic laser, which uses a single wavelength of light, each IPL treatment emits light at multiple wavelengths in order to simultaneously target a variety of dermatological complaints. It’s also slightly stronger than an LED photofacial, which won’t affect pigmentation and doesn’t involve as much heat.
Each IPL treatment usually takes about half an hour, and is performed with a small hand piece that a technician presses against the skin. The sessions can involve some discomfort; many patients describe the feeling as similar to the snap of a rubber band against the skin or, less frequently, the gentle nipping of baby hummingbirds. The technician may apply a cooling gel beforehand to counteract the accompanying sensation of heat, and many IPL hand pieces have cooling attachments as well.
Instead of discoloration, some IPL treatments target unwanted hair. In these cases, light energy from the hand piece is drawn to the melanin in the hair’s root. This creates a burst of heat that permanently disables any follicles that are in an active growth phase.
A Chat with Bio2 Skin Studio
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Our staff is comprised of highly skilled aestheticians & certified laser/IPL professionals who are able to provide individualized solutions for the unique skin needs of each client. We use highly effective, cutting edge technology & work with clients as a partnership to achieve their desired result
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Our clients are top priority and we go to great lengths to ensure each client has an exceptional experience.
What do you love most about your job?
We have countless stories of clients who have been brought to tears because we helped them take care of something they were embarrassed about or simply enhanced their life by allowing them to feel their very best.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
Recently we had a client tell us that she went to the grocery store without makeup for the first time. She had always dealt with skin issues, after a series of treatments, she finally felt comfortable enough to go out bare-faced. It may not seem like a big deal, but to her and us, it was!