“iPixel is extremely powerful, so I tend to only use it for targeted areas of scarring.”
What is iPixel?
iPixel is a fractional laser treatment that offers excellent facial resurfacing results. iPixel is designed to treat face and body scarring, enlarged pores, rough skin texture, dark hyperpigmentation and fine lines and wrinkles.
How does iPixel work?
The pulses of the Pixel laser create tiny ablative (scar) zones, removing the epidermis and upper dermis—the layers of skin that can often become rough or dull overtime. It then triggers the body’s natural healing process, stimulating the growth of new healthy tissue, which makes for a brighter, smoother skin surface. The TK of the laser means it can target small zones of skin and leave the surrounding tissue untouched and intact. These large unaffected areas act as a reservoir for more effective and rapid healing and collagen production. The results: new, healthier, smoother tissue in place of old skin imperfections.
The need to knows:
The treatment time varies from individual, but it usually takes under 30 minutes per session, and we’d usually recommend a course of 2 to 5 treatments, one every four to six weeks for optimal results. Speak to specialists at Teresa Tarmey to find out what’s best for your skin goals.
Does Ipixel hurt?
You might feel a mild to severe level of discomfort with this procedure, but topical anaesthetic applied beforehand can help.
What are the after-effects?
As iPixel is a fractional laser that uses thermal heat, healing time is relatively short. You will experience redness in the area, with a sunburn-like effect that can last between a few hours, 2-3 days or longer, depending on the degree of your treatment. There will also be mild to severe swelling immediately post-treatment which can take hours or days to resolve. You’ll also feel a little tightness in the skin, and will see pale or dark brown hyperpigmentation, as well as a leathery feeling on days 3-5 before the skin flakes away. With good hydration, full recovery is expected within 7-10 days and you’ll need to avoid the sun for four weeks after the treatment.