IPL Photo Facial Information


Photofacial Lumenis M22

The Lumenis M22™ is an advancement in IPL skin care treatment for hair removal and photofacial treatments.

IPL Photo Facials at Shizuka New York Day Spa are used to rejuvenate the skin by stimulating collagen and treating conditions such as hyperpigmentation and broken capillaries. Patients with the following conditions should consult with their doctor before proceeding with IPL photo facial treatment at Shizuka New York Day Spa:

IPL Photo Facials May Not Be Recommended In the Case Of…

  1. Unprotected Sun Exposure 4 weeks before or after treatment
    If you have had unprotected sun exposure in the areas to be treated 4 weeks before your IPL photo facial, or plan to within 4 weeks following your photo facial treatment (eg. tropical vacation). Protected sun exposure means wearing of protective clothing or use of a SPF # 30 or greater sunscreen.
  2. Pregnancy
    If you are pregnant you should not have any IPL photo facial treatments. Although there is no evidence at this time of fetal harm from a light-based system, the results of the treatment may be erratic/unreliable due to fluctuations in hormonal levels and changes in physiological conditions. Instead, try our Omedeta Maternity Facial or Geisha Facial®.
  3. History of Seizures
    If you have a history of seizures or are taking an anti-seizure medication you should not have IPL photo facial treatments at Shizuka New York Day Spa. Flashing lights from IPL have the potential to trigger a seizure.
  4. History of keloid & hypertrophic scar formation
    Although scarring is rare, picking or pulling off of scabs or crusting can result in scarring. For this reason it is recommended that you not have IPL photo facial treatment if you have a known tendency to form keloid or hypertrophic scars.
  5. Active infections & immunosuppression
    Active infections and immunosuppression compromise the healing ability of the body. If you currently have an active infection your IPL photo facial treatment will be postponed until the infection is cleared.
  6. Open lesions
    IPL photo facial treatment should only be done on intact, healthy skin.
  7. Herpes I or II
    (Within the treatment area) If you have a history of herpes outbreaks in the area of IPL photo facial treatment you should consult your Primary Care Provider for medical evaluation and possible prophylaxis prior to treatment.
  8. Tretinoin (Retin-A, Renova)
    Although tretinoin use in the area to be treated is not absolutely contraindicated, it is however, known to make skin more sensitive and prone to exfoliation. You are advised to discontinue use of tretinoin and other skin exfoliating products 2 weeks before and during the course of IPL photo facial treatment.
  9. Oral isotretinoin/Accutane
    Those who have taken Accutane within the preceding 6 months should not have IPL photo facial treatment. Accutane changes the underlying structure of the skin, which may cause unreliable results. It may also increase skin sensitivity to light.
  10. Medication Precation
    Please inform Shizuka New York Day Spa of both prescription and non-prescription medications you are taking. Be sure to include herbal and natural remedies as some may cause photosensitivity. Consumers should not be taking Accutane, anti-coagulants or St. John’s Wort prior to IPL photo facial treatment.

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