If you were less than kind to your face this summer and now are dealing with sun-damaged skin, the fall months are an ideal time to start repairing the damage with IPL treatments. Additionally, those with acne-prone skin or those who have fine lines and wrinkles can also benefit from these treatments.
IPL refers to Intense Pulse Light Treatments, also know as Photofacials or Fotofacials. Although IPL treatments at our Ottawa clinic can be performed year-round, for best results and to avoid complications due to sun exposure, we prefer that patients wait until the fall and winter months to have this procedure performed.
Photofacials take care of pigmentation problems (brown spots), facial redness (broken capillaries) and have the additional advantage of collagen induction, meaning it stimulates the growth of collagen, which helps to soften unwanted fine facial lines and dilated pores.
Photofacials remove up to 90% of visible sun damage by lifting the brown off of the skin and diminish rosacea by heating up and destroying the small facial capillaries. The end result is a more even skin tone and texture. This is why you will often hear the Photofacial referred to as a skin rejuvenation treatment. It is surprisingly effective at taking away dullness and bringing back to the skin a renewed brightness and glow.
Although it is common to see a significant improvement in the skin after only one treatment, the best results are achieved after a series of three to four treatments. IPL treatments are quick, easy and require no downtime, which means that regular daily activities go completely uninterrupted.
Now’s the time to get your skin glowing!
Dr. Caroline Tosoni pursued her Medical Degree at McMaster University and completed her post-graduate medical residency in Family Medicine through the University of Ottawa in 1998. Fluently bilingual in French and English, she opened her medical practice in Ottawa in July of 1998. Since 2000, Dr. Tosoni has focused her medical practice on Cosmetic Dermatology and has received extensive training and obtained multiple certifications in various medical cosmetic enhancement procedures such as Phlebology, Botox® Cosmetic, Dermal Fillers, SoftLift,™ BeautiPhication,™ Belkyra injections, CoolSculpting,™ Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Laser Medicine. Dr. Caroline Tosoni is also proficient in the treatment of Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and Migraine Headaches with Botox® Therapeutic. In 2015, Dr. Tosoni’s practice officially received a Focused Practice in Dermatology designation by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and the Ontario Medical Association.