Quick signs of aging, including brown spots and broken capillaries can easily be treated with IPL laser. It produces a smoother skin appearance. Usually it takes 3-6 treatments to see a significant results. Treatment is done once a month.
What is IPL?
Our advanced IPL technology allows us to safely, easily, and effectively treat many benign pigmentation and vascular skin lesions painlessly on an out-patient basis.
How do IPL treatments work?
IPL treatments are performed with a non-invasive medical system that uses intense pulsed light therapy to reduce melanin (the dark pigment in your skin).
The light energy is gently delivered to your skin in pulses, with a delicate computer-controlled hand piece. After your IPL treatment, lesion or hair will gradually fade and slowly disappear.
Are IPL treatment safe?
Yes, IPL system has been used successfully in hundreds of thousands of treatments. IPL allows your doctor to customized each treatment to your specific skin type and the condition being treated. This flexible, interactive approach to treatment cannot be reached using any other non-invasive treatment that is currently available.
Do IPL treatment hurt?
Some patients say they feel a slight sting, like the snap of a rubber band on the skin, followed by the feeling of sunburn. However, anesthetics are not necessary.
What conditions can IPL treat?
- Age Spots
- Sun Spots
- Seborrheic Keratoses
- Port Wine Stains
- Spider Veins
How many treatments are required?
This depends on the size, location, depth and the color of your lesion. Spider Veins and age spots on the face generally do well with one or two treatments, while darker or deeper birthmarks may require additional treatments. Port wine stains, hemangiomas and leg veins usually experience satisfactory results from IPL treatments with four to eight treatment sessions. Each session usually lasts about 15-20 minutes. Treatments should be placed 4 to 8 weeks apart to allow your body to remove the maximum amount of pigment cells. Results can vary from person to person. You will continue to see lightening of your lesion after each treatment as your body disposes of the pigmentation cells.
Chemical peels are helpful for wrinkles, light acne scarring and irregular pigmentation such as freckles and age spots. Pre-cancerous conditions such as keratoses (thick, rough, reddish growths) also respond well to this procedure.
There are several types of chemical peels:
- Light peels to remove superficial wrinkles
- Medium peels
- Deep peels for more severe conditions.
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After thoroughly cleansing the skin, a small applicator is used to apply the chemical solution to an area of the face. Excess solution is removed and the procedure is repeated on other areas.
The amount of improvement varies and depends upon the initial condition of the patient’s skin, and some patients may need multiple treatments over time.
The application of the peel can take up to 30 minutes. In the days following you will notice your skin begin to shed, the severity of this depends on the strength of your chemical peel. Ask your aesthetician what to expect with the specific peel she applies. A chemical peel can be done alone or in combination with another treatment like a HydraFacial.