Dr. Wong was selected to be on the Advisory Board as well as a regular columnist of the Canadian Health & Lifestyle Magazine. In this issue, Dr. Wong answers: "I need to show my skin some love after too much sun. Tips?" She shares her favourite suggestions including OxyGeneo, IPL, and Laser Skin Resurfacing (Fraxel).
Dr. Diane Wong, MD is a licensed physician at Glow Medi Spa who has been treating clients with IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatments in Toronto, Yorkville, and the GTA for over seven years. IPL is one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments in North America. It addresses three main cosmetic concerns: redness, pigmentation (brown spots), and collagen depletion. Each IPL treatment therefore gives many rejuvenating benefits to result in clearer, more vibrant skin. Clients should choose their IPL photorejuvenation clinic carefully. High-grade, medical technologies are available only at physician supervised medical clinics. In addition, the quality of technician training and supervision is very important.
What is IPL Photorejuvenation and what are the Indications for Treatment?
Dr. Wong was selected to be on the Advisory Board as well as a regular columnist of the Canadian Health & Lifestyle Magazine. In this issue, Dr. Wong discusses the many options of treating sun spots, from at-home topical creams to in-office skin treatments like chemical peels and laser and IPL (intense pulsed light) treatments. Don't forget to have your doctor check any suspicious age spots before you get rid of them.
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatments use a broad spectrum of light to target various things at once. Targets include brown pigment (freckles, age spots, sun spots, liver spots) and redness (vessels, veins, flushing, rosacea, couperose, “broken capillaries”, spider veins, cherry angiomas, mottled skin, uneven skin tone).
Collagen is also stimulated in an IPL treatment which helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well as gives the skin a “healthy glow” and more homogeneous appearance. This effect is known as Photorejuvenation. In summary, there are several benefits to IPL treatments.
IPL Photorejuvenation can be used anywhere on the face or body and several areas can be treated in the same treatment session. It is a very fast, efficient and comfortable treatment. IPL is better suited for fair skinned clients versus clients with a darker skin type or tan.
Why Choose Dr. Diane Wong and Glow Medi Spa for IPL Photorejuvenation Treatments?
Dr. Diane Wong, MD is a licensed physician who has been treating clients with IPL photorejuvenation treatments for over seven years. She supervises all treatments at Glow Medi Spa. The growth of her practice and success of Glow Medi Spa have been facilitated by the excellent results achieved throughout the years with IPL. Clients will often send their friends who notice and comment on their “glowing skin”. In fact, that is how “Glow Medi Spa” got its name.
Dr. Wong has state-of-the-art technology and regularly upgrades her equipment. Her clients have benefitted with very comfortable, safe, and effective treatments with minimal to no downtime.
Type of IPL Technology Used at Glow Medi Spa
There are many different IPL systems available and not all are equal. High-grade, medical technologies are available only at physician supervised medical clinics. Dr. Wong carefully selected the medical-grade system which she felt would deliver optimal results for reds, browns, and collagen stimulation while prioritizing client safety.
What are the Potential Complications of IPL treatments?
IPL is a very powerful treatment and there are potential complications. In a medical clinic under physician supervision, the technicians are specially trained in skin typing, choosing the appropriate settings, and recognizing contraindications to the treatment. IPL treatments should not be done on clients with certain medical conditions or skin conditions. It should be avoided in clients who are taking certain medications. It should not be performed on tanned skin. Suspicious skin lesions should not be treated and must be assessed by a qualified physician.
IPL treatments should occur in a medical clinic under medical supervision. Dr. Diane Wong and her highly trained team will see you in consultation and discuss if this treatment is right for you.
Come in for a consultation and see what a positive difference IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Photorejuvenation treatments can make for you. Call us at 416-920-9998.