5-665 Earl Armstrong Road, Riverside South, Ottawa, Ont. K1V 2G2



Photorejuvenation with IPL

IPL stands for “intense pulsed light”. It is done with a device that sends out several wavelengths of light at once, thereby treating several skin concerns at the same time. It reduces the damage from the sun – known as photoaging - as well as several other conditions.

Is IPL the same as laser?

No. They are not at all the same. Laser is very specific and precise, sending out only one wavelength of light. IPL sends out several wavelengths, thereby targeting multiple skin concerns at once such as redness, brown pigment and irregular skin tone.

What does IPL treat?

What areas can be treated?

How many treatments are needed?

This varies according to the extent of the problem but usually a minimum of 3 treatments are recommended, scheduled one month apart.

IPL is not suitable for:

Before your treatment:

What to expect

A special pair of goggles will be given to you to protect your eyes during the treatment. You will see bright flashes of light and feel a mild sensation of snapping elastic bands or stinging.

Following treatment, the skin can look irritated, similarly to a sunburn, for approximately 4 - 12 hours. We will advise you as to which after care products should be used to encourage healing.

Sunscreen MUST be worn after the procedure. After a few days you may notice some brown spots similar to the colour of coffee grounds on the skin. This is normal and will clear, leaving the skin clearer. Redness may take up to one month to disappear, which is why treatments are 4 weeks apart.

5-665 Earl Armstrong Road
Riverside South, Ottawa.
K1V 2G2



10 AM to 1 PM

Tuesday to Friday:
10 AM to 6 PM