FPL Skin Rejuvenation – Fluorescent Pulsed Light PhotoFacial
FPL (Fluorescent Pulsed Light) technology is a technologically-advanced treatment that can correct a variety of benign skin conditions, such as facial skin imperfections, the signs of aging, birthmarks, unwanted hair, unsightly small veins and other blemishes. It offers a safe, non-invasive solution that is suited to your individual condition and skin type, providing superior cosmetic results and outstanding satisfaction.
The cool tip of the hand piece on the FPL device provides a warm flash of bright light energy to about one square inch of skin. The flash lasts for just a split second, and each flash is delivered every two to four seconds. This bright light is scientifically tailored to destruct the following: unsightly and unneeded spider veins; unhealthy skin infiltrates, like certain bacteria and microorganisms; and damaged cells that signal sun damage (brown spots).
The destruction of these items is easily accomplishable with the right type of light. At the same time, studies show that Intense Pulsed Light heats the dermis to above 65 degrees Celsius, which activates the skin to produce a wrinkle-filling material called collagen for 5-12 weeks.
Most patients’ skin becomes red, which remains for 15-90 minutes (though it can be up to 1-2 days for some patients). This can be covered with makeup. Brown spots typically begin to turn darker within three days. Two weeks later, the marks should either disappear by being absorbed or disappear because the brown cells fall off of the body.
Rosacea or red veins begin to decrease an hour or a day following treatment, and can take up to 4 weeks for the results to be noticed. Cherry angiomas should become darker right away, but may not appear to be very noticeable until 3-6 weeks post-treatment. At this point they should disappear, leaving healthy skin behind. Fine lines and wrinkles, or rough skin, will typically show improved smoothness 1-3 months after treatment. This improvement is easier to see and quantify if at least 3 treatments are done within a four-month span.
In most cases, there is no down time. With appropriate sun protection, patients can continue regular activities immediately.