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Looking for a top-rated medical spa for intense pulsed light therapy (IPL) in Vaughan, Ontario? Find out why Starlight Med Spa is the best medical spa in Vaughan and Toronto for IPL treatments!

What is an IPL?

IPL stands for "Intense Pulsed Light".  It is is a non-invasive procedure that uses high-energy light pulses to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and facial blemishes. Intense Pulsed Light helps to even out skin tone by improving texture and restoring a healthy glow. It really targets brown and red pigment in the skin, evening it out.

What skin concerns can IPL treat?

This treatment is suitable for addressing a range of skin concerns, including sun spots, age spots, freckles, acne, scarring and vascular lesions such as spider veins and broken capillaries.

How long does each session take?

Sessions are relatively quick ranging from 15 minutes to 30 minutes. The duration of a session varies depending on the specific treatment area and the concern being addressed.

How many sessions are required for optimal results?

The number of sessions needed varies based on individual skin conditions and treatment goals. A series of 3 sessions is recommended for optimal results. Packages are recommended for optimal and long-lasting results.

What package is IPL part of?

IPL is part of our Gold treatment package. This package includes 3 session and ensures the best skincare results while lowering the cost per treatment (saving money and getting better skin? Yes please).

Is there any downtime?

Patients may experience mild redness or swelling, but these effects are temporary. When treating dark spots such as freckles, age spots or sun damage, the pigment will get darker and may scab/crust.  This can take up to 7+ days to fully heal depending on treatment intensity. 

Is the treatment suitable for all skin types?

IPL safely treats skin types 1-4 on the Fitzpatrick scale.  Starting with a consultation with one of our master medical aestheticians is recommended to determine the most suitable approach to help reach your skin goals.

How should you prepare for your treatment?

Before your treatment discontinue topical retinoids/retinols 5 days prior to treatment.

Discontinue active ingredients (exfoliants and serums) 2-3 days prior to treatment.

Avoid any prolonged exposure to the sun, tanning beds or self-tanners for 5-7 days prior to treatment.

Please inform us of any medications you are taking prior to the appointment.Avoid taking light-sensitive medications (antibiotics, etc) for 2 weeks prior to the appointment.

Avoid any injectables such as Botox or filler for 2 weeks before and after treatment.

How can I book my appointment?

Book and manage your own appointments on the "book now" link on website or contact us to book the appointment for you. Please remember consultations are always FREE at Starlight.


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