Are IPL and RF safe?
Modern day IPL devices are extremely safe. Health Canada regulates which medical devices can be sold and used within Canada. Your health history will be reviewed in-depth to ensure that you can safely receive IPL treatments.
Yes! Radiofrequency is approved by Health Canada for the treatment of Dry Eye caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. The applicator heats up to 43 degrees Celsius, while human skin burns at 47 degrees Celsius.
What do IPL and RF feel like?
IPL feels like a light rubber band snap while someone is taking a flash photo against your skin.
Radiofrequency feels like a warm massage.
Is there a recovery period?
After both IPL and RF, you may experience some redness which normally subsides within a few hours. There is no downtime, and you may return to your regular skincare routine immediately, including wearing makeup.
In some instances, you may need to apply cold compresses for 2-3 days post IPL treatment. You also may be more sensitive to sun exposure and should avoid direct sunlight or tanning and apply sunblock for 3 weeks following each treatment.
Are these treatments covered by insurance?
Insurance plans vary and we cannot speak on behalf of individual plans. Most plans do not cover these treatments, however, you can contact your provider for details regarding your coverage. We can also provide a letter that you can submit to your insurance company stating the purpose and recommended course of treatment.
“Do I have dry eyes?”
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