Broken Capillaries IPL Treatment

Photo Rejuvenation

IPL Photo Rejuvenation

Medical Esthetics by Katie's New Westminster Clinic is proud to offer Photo Rejuvenation, a process using IPL to treat skin conditions which are usually caused by ageing, hormones and exposure to the sun and environmental factors.


We all want more even skin tones, but nature has a way of sabotaging us with frustrating imperfections. You don't have to live with your color imperfections anymore! Photofacial with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is an excellent means to remove brown and red discoloations from the skin, ultimately resulting in a better and more even complexion. The treatment works best on patients with mild to moderate sun damage and broken capillaries.

The Palomar Starlux 500 Pulsed Light System is a state of the art intense pulsed light system, in which I am trained and certified.

The IPL Photofacial treatments are recommended for the following conditions:

  • Sun Damge: Wide areas of pigmentations on the face, chest and arms.
  • Sun Spots: Individual pigmented lesions, also known as age spots.
  • Rosacea: General inflammation of the cheeks and face.
  • Spider Veins: Individual vessels, which can be red, blue or purple

Pigmented Lesions (dark spots/sun spots)


***NOTE: Photo Rejuvenation is not meant for Fitzpatrick Skin Types 4 thru 6


These lesions are flat tan, brown or darker areas typically from sun exposure. As we age an increased number of spots appear most commonly on the hands, arms, face and chest. With StarLux 500 IPL treatments brown spots and freckles temporarily become darker before they lighten. Particularly sensitive areas may crust and flake first but as the skin shed, discoloration and textural irregularities will resolve removing discoloration and textural irregularities, resulting in the appearance of healthier, firmer more vibrant even toned skin. Years of sun bathing and exposure to the natural elements can be removed in little to no down time.



Per Session:

  • Full Face - $249
  • Neck - $124
  • Chest - $199
  • Face & Chest - $349
  • Face, Neck & Chest - $449
  • Forearms/Upper Arms - $200
  • Full Arms - $400
  • Hands - $124
  • Pigmented Spot Treatments - $150 up to 12 Pigmented Spots



Vascular Lesions (red/purple spots)

Vascular lesions on the face and body develop from a number of causes. These dilated capillaries are often provoked by sun exposure, trauma to the skin, hormonal changes and heredity. The laser aims carefully with controlled pulses of narrow wavelength light at the damaged veins without affecting the surrounding skin tissue. The veins absorb the light and heat, then collapse and eventually close. They are gradually reabsorbed by the body, leading to their disappearance. A more aggressive approach may be taken when treating rosacea or larger vessels. A series of treatments are recommended to see visible results and will be discussed during the initial consultation.

Each treatment session takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes, depending on treated areas. A typical series may include three to six sessions, spaced two to four weeks apart. The number of IPL treatments you will need will vary depending on the condition you're treating, the desired overall results, and how your skin responds to each treatment.

***You must be 18yrs old for ANY Laser Treatment



Per Session:

  • Nose - $59
  • Cheeks - $99
  • Chin - $74
  • Nose & Cheeks - $124
  • Full Face - $320
  • Neck - $200
  • Chest - $320



2 to 3 treatments 7 to 10 days apart.



Per Session:

Cherry/Spider Angiomas:

  • 1 to 5 Lesions - $100
  • 5 to 10 Lesions - $200
  • 10 to 15 Lesions - $300
  • More than 15 Lesions - $400



Treatment Expectations

  • Sunspots/Sun Damage: The sunspots will darken after treatment and be naturally shed from the skin within 1-2 weeks.
  • Rosacea: Skin Tone will typically benefit from less pronounced redness within a week after treatments
  • Spider Veins: Vessels may disappear after treatment or they may appear darker and then fully or partially fade within 10-14 days.


  • What types of results can I expect?

    You can expect to see a decrease in the appearance of skin pigment and vessels for a more even skin tone.

  • How does it work?

    Photo rejuvenation uses an optimized light device to deliver energy into your skin, targeting vascular and pigmented lesions, which slowly disappear as your body’s natural healing process progresses.

  • How many treatments will I need?

    You can see some improvement immediately. Only one or two treatments may be needed; depending on the severity of your conditions, several treatments may be necessary to achieve your best results.

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    Monet D

    New West

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    Melissa N

    New West

  • Had a wonderful and relaxing facial . A fabulous environment , Katie is do knowledgable and has such a soft touch - thank you!!!!!!

    Victoria L

    New West

  • When I have an upcoming appointment with Katie, I look forward to it so much! I love what she does for me. She has made some great recommendations and, combined with the treatments, I see the benefits in my skin.

    Marianne J

    New West

  • Katie is very knowlegable, has a great personality and is very professional! Luv her new place. So calm and inviting!

    Sandra M

    Maple Ridge

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