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Skin Rejuvenation: The Fantastic Four

By: Louis Silberman
Posted: October 28, 2011, from the November 2011 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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Intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacials are the perfect way to melt away winter’s chilling effects, as well as the fine lines often caused by holiday stress and worry. This remarkable treatment is also effective for clients with rosacea, enlarged pores, facial vascular redness, sun damage and hyperpigmentation.

IPL photofacials work by using a special handpiece to project a broad spectrum of light into the dermis. This process accelerates the skin’s natural regeneration process, helping the connective tissue below the surface to rebuild itself. The resulting collagen stimulation makes the skin’s surface smoother and more youthful.

Clients will also love the fact that it is a nonablative, noninvasive therapy that takes as few as 30 minutes with no downtime, which will make you your clients’ biggest hero.

Because four to six treatments are typically needed, each with an average cost of $350, esthetic professionals can expect revenue of at least $1,400 per client.

The laser ray of rejuvenation

This piece of equipment sounds just like something from Star Trek, but you can actually find it in many skin care businesses today, zapping away wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks and enlarged pores.