Using M22 – Lumenis

Why Optima™ IPL for Rosacea?

  • Tones down redness, flushing, and visible small blood vessels.
  • A gentle treatment which improves overall skin appearance.
  • Fast treatment with no downtime

What is it?

The Lumenis® Optima™ IPL treatment

Your physician can now treat your Rosacea symptoms and ensure great looking skin, while treating not only the redness and flush, but also removing skin imperfections and stimulate collagen and elastic fibers production. Optima™ Rosacea treatment uses Lumenis’ IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) technology with OPT™ to gently target the vascular condition.

Is it right for me?

Lumenis® energy-based treatments are not suitable for everyone and carry some risks. Optima™ IPL is not suitable when you have active infections, viral, fungal or bacterial diseases, inflammatory skin conditions or skin cancer. Risks may include: redness, swelling, scarring, or a change of pigmentation. Be sure to consult with your treatment provider before choosing this treatment.

When will I see results?

The Optima™ IPL Rosacea treatment tones down redness, flushing, and visible small blood vessels, over a series of treatments, typically spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

What can I expect after treatment?

Immediately following treatment, you may experience some additional redness, depending on your customized treatment settings. The redness will usually fade away within a day or two. In most cases, makeup may be immediately applied, and daily activities can be resumed the very same day. You will be asked by your Physician to stay out from the sun for a few days following the treatment and to apply sun screen till the next planned session.

How many treatments are required?

A series of four to six Laser Genesis treatments are recommended to achieve an optimal outcome, and ongoing maintenance treatments are encouraged to sustain results over time. Your Laser Genesis provider will discuss a treatment plan during your consultation.

The technology behind Lumenis Optima™ IPL

The IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) technology allows treatment of Rosacea symptoms like flushing, redness and visible blood vessels, as well as improving the overall appearance of your skin. Lumenis® IPL with Optimal Pulse Technology (OPT™) enables your clinician to safely customize the treatment according to your skin type, condition severity, and desired results. Light pulses penetrate the tissue and create heat inside the blood vessels, which closes the vessels’ walls, eventually causes them to disappear.

Filtered light specifically targets blood vessels below skin surface.

The treatment

Just before treatment, the doctor will apply a thin layer of clear gel onto the treatment area. Depending on your specific concern, you can expect the session to last 15-30 minutes. You may experience a warm sensation as the light is applied to the skin, but the treatment is gentle and should not feel uncomfortable.

Intense pulses of light are delivered through the lightguide with integrated cooling to ensure maximum comfort.

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