iPixel is a fractional laser treatment designed to improve the appearance of pigmentation marks, aging and sun damage. The iPixel laser targets microscopic dots of skin ‘pixels’ in the epidermis and upper dermis, causing the targeted cells to break down. The surrounding skin is left untouched so that healing time is quick as new skin cells are generated to ‘fill in’ the areas targeted by the laser.
The iPixel is suitable for most skin types and dramatically improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, blemishes and pitting, as well as hyperpigmentation marks. iPixel also reduces pore size and smoothes rough skin.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long does iPixel treatment take?
iPixel is an in-office procedure that requires pre- and post-treatment medications to ensure proper healing and comfort during the procedure.Treatment time varies for each individual but usually takes about 1 hour per session.
How many treatments do I need?
A course of four to six treatments; one every four to six weeks is recommended for optimal results. After completing the initial course you can get maintenance sessions every 6 – 12 months.
Is there any downtime after iPixel treatment? Does it hurt?
Discomfort varies on the depth of the laser treatment. Many patients describe the post-procedure feeling as a bad sunburn for about 12 hours to 2 days after the treatment. We may apply a topical anesthetic or inject local anesthetic and prescribe sedative medications to reduce discomfort. We also recommend pain or relaxation medications prior to treatment therefore you will need to have somebody drive you home after treatment.