Do you want to get a treatment to help rejuvenate your skin, but you are afraid of possible side effects, excessive amounts of downtime, and pain? You should then consider getting an IPL Facial or Laser Genesis treatment at NuLook Medical Spa in Toronto.

You may be wondering what these procedures are. Both treatments are facials where lasers are used to penetrate beneath the skin in order to rejuvenate it. They are a lot like typical laser resurfacing procedures, but they are quicker and much more gentle.

Many times, first time clients confuse the two procedures, but they are slightly different. If you are dealing with brown spots, discoloration, and sun damage, an IPL is your best bet, however, a Genesis treatment is better for you if you are worried about collagen issues like sagging and wrinkles.

Here are five great reasons why you should consider either one of these procedures:

1. These Procedures Carry Little Risk

These treatments do not remove any skin like most laser facials do. The alternative procedures that do exfoliate deeply are referred to as “ablative,” and they are much more likely to injure you. Some common risks of ablative procedures include bruising, redness, swelling, and other damage. If these conditions were to occur with these gentler facials, they would last no more than a few hours at most.

2. You Get Great Results with Little to No Downtime

Other laser treatments could cost you anywhere from a couple of days to a few weeks of recovery time, which means cancelling plans with family and friends, missing work, and eventually financial losses. With these quicker procedures, you may look reddish for a bit, but you will be up and around in just a few hours! This means that you can go back to living your daily life without feeling self-conscious.

Your only concern should be avoiding the sun or at least applying sunscreen before going outside. This is due to the sensitivity of treated skin in the days following the procedures.

3. These Treatments Take Very Little Time

Each IPL treatment lasts no more than twenty minutes, while every Genesis procedure is no more than a half an hour. Just remember, you will probably need to have between three and five consecutive treatments to get the exact results that you desire. But, the longest you should be at the doctor’s office is a little over an hour at a time.

4. These Treatments are Nearly Painless

At most, getting an IPL facial treatment feels no worse than a bunch of rubber bands being snapped against the skin a few at a time. Though it can be a bit jarring, most patients do not consider it painful at all. Some people, in fact, have compared the feeling to an electric shock-like sensation.

With a Genesis procedure, you won’t even need to worry about applying any numbing gels or creams. Many clients report that the treatment feels no worse than sitting on a lawn chair in the sun on a bright summer day. It is actually the most comfortable laser treatment of all.

5. Each Procedure has Immediate Results

If you add either of these facials to your regimen, you will see noticeable improvement in your skin’s quality immediately. You won’t have to wait for several days or weeks to see results.

In conclusion, Genesis facials use YAG lasers to penetrate the layers of skin, which tightens blood vessels, shrinks pores, evens out skin tones, smooths out fine lines, reduces scarring, eliminates redness, and strengthens collagen. IPL facials use light pulses to treat wrinkles, sagging skin, scars, rosacea, acne, large pores, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, broken blood vessels, and excess redness, which will all fade after treatment, creating a radiant, youthful appearance.

So, which treatment is better for your needs? Come in to NuLook Medical Spa or book your FREE consultation online today to discuss your facial concerns with our knowledgeable staff. We will guide you through each process and help you decide which is best for you.