Our expert says:
Hi Corrie, thank you for the question.
IPL stands for Intense Pulse Light and this technology uses light (that is filtered between 540 nm to 980 nm) to exert its effect on target cells: pigment, veins, collagen and elastin stimulation. One can expect some discomfort during the procedure with very little to no downtime and an improvement in pigmentation, superficial veins, skin elasticity, texture and pores. A total of 5 sessions will be rwuired.
Fraxel is a fractional ablative laser and therefore uses laser to exert its effect on the skin. typically a painfull procedure that produces downtime (redness and mild scabbing 3 to 5 days) and is specifically indicated for pigmentation, skin texture and pore improvement, and softening of wrinkles and tightening of skin. a total of 3 to 6 sessions may be required.
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