IPL PHOTO REJUVENATION

IPL Photo Rejuvenation 40 minutes+ | $210.99+

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) skin treatments using the photo-rejuvenation process represent a breakthrough in age-defying skin care. This technology treats skin damage non-invasively — there is no disruption of the skin’s epidermal surface. IPL treatments address the effects of photo-aging and sun damage with low risk of complications and no recovery time. IPL is the gold standard for photo-rejuvenation. This FDA-cleared, patented technology provides dramatic results for a variety of benign conditions, including age spots, sun-induced freckles, symptoms of rosacea, birthmarks, unsightly veins, acne scarring and other blemishes — even unwanted hair.
WHY CHOOSE IPL OVER OTHER TREATMENT OPTIONS?
Laser resurfacing and deep chemical peels often send patients into hiding, as they wait for redness and swelling to subside. Microdermabrasion addresses skin irregularities, but is not effective against all complexion problems including redness, flushing and broken capillaries. Face lifts and other surgical procedures are far too invasive for younger patients and “baby boomers” who simply want to revitalize their appearance without recovery downtime. The visible signs of aging cannot be fully avoided, but can be dramatically minimized. The key is to do it as gently as possible. As far as the skin is concerned there are two types of aging — intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic aging involves the inevitable; as we grow older, our skin naturally becomes thinner and drier. Diminished amounts of collagen make the skin less elastic. Skin that used to bounce back begins to sag. Static, deep wrinkles may begin appearing. The rate of these events is genetically determined for each person; the process first becomes noticeable between the ages of 30 and 35. Extrinsic aging results from exposure to the environment. Extrinsic aging is the critical element in determining who looks older or younger than their biological age. Exposure to sunlight is a key contributor to extrinsic aging. Photo-aging occurs when elastin and a collagen breakdown are not replaced, causing fine lines and wrinkles to intensify. Photo-aging also causes pigment changes with development of age spots (sun-induced freckles) and uneven skin tone. Spider veins and dilated capillaries are another sign of photo-aged skin. Lifestyle choices also have an impact on extrinsic aging. Cigarette smoking contributes to the breakdown of elastin and collagen and impairs the body’s healing capacity.

THE SCIENCE OF LIGHT

IPL Helps Restore the Skin’s Youthful Glow There are an overwhelming number of options available to improve the skin’s appearance, from creams and peels to microdermabrasion and laser treatments. Can any of these procedures provide significant improvement without interrupting daily routines?

IPL SKIN TREATMENTS USING PHOTO-REJUVENATION OFFERS A SOLUTION THAT:
  • Addresses skin conditions that are most visible
  • Treats the entire face, not only small spots
  • Causes little discomfort
  • Offers an immediate return to routine activities
  • Provides gradual, natural-looking improvement
  • Produces long-lasting results

Photo-rejuvenation with IPL is the most versatile of all treatment options. Patients often schedule appointments during their lunch hours. IPL can treat numerous skin conditions at once. It is effective on red blemishes that originate from blood vessels, as well as brown pigment blemishes in the form of freckles, age spots and other sun damage. IPL also treats the neck, chest and hands, where sun damage is often most visible.

GETTING STARTED

Practitioners determine an IPL treatment plan for each new patient, accounting for the number and severity of skin conditions being treated, as well as skin type. On average, four to six treatments are recommended, scheduled at three-four week intervals. Each session usually lasts about 30 minutes, with patients returning to normal activity immediately afterwards. IPL treatments provide gradual, natural improvement with excellent long-term results.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Before treatment, a cold gel is usually applied to the areas to be treated and patients wear protective eyewear. During treatment, a physician or trained staff member gently applies the smooth, glass surface of the IPL hand piece to the skin. Light is delivered to the skin surface in precise pulses that are typically pain-free. Occasionally some signs of treatment, such as redness, can last for one or two hours. In most cases, the entire face is treated, but the therapy can also work well on the neck, chest and hands. Results from a full series of treatments usually last for one year or more.

HOW IS IPL USED TO TREAT BENIGN VASCULAR LESIONS?
Aging, sun exposure and other factors can cause the appearance of broken capillaries and blood vessels on the face known as telangiectasia, which appear as spider veins. Sometimes broken capillaries can cause a diffused redness in the skin, called erythema, a source of social embarrassment for many people. Rosacea is a common skin condition that is characterized by diffused erythema. All of these conditions respond well to IPL. For unsightly veins on the legs, both IPL and Nd:YAG laser technologies together are capable of addressing these lesions. During treatment, Intense Pulsed Light or laser light is absorbed by the blood in these small veins, heating and destroying the vessels. Over time the destroyed veins are reabsorbed and disappear. IPL systems can also be used to treat varicose veins, which are deeper, bluer veins.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF IPL SKIN TREATMENTS USING PHOTO-REJUVENATION?
In addition to effectively treating multiple symptoms and locations in each session, the IPL procedure is gentle, non-invasive and safe, requiring no downtime. In fact, many people even schedule their sessions during their lunch breaks. Additionally, IPL treatments are customized to each individual’s specific skin type and condition, providing the best possible results.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR THIS PROCEDURE?
Any man or woman who shows the signs of aged and sun-damaged skin is a candidate for IPL Skin Treatments using Photo-rejuvenation. A brief consultation with an IPL specialist should provide all the information needed.
HOW ARE IPL SKIN TREATMENTS USING PHOTO-REJUVENATION PERFORMED?
Before treatment, a cold gel is usually applied to the area to be treated, and patients are given protective eyewear. During treatment, the smooth, glass surface of the IPL hand piece is gently applied to the skin, delivering precise pulses of light to the area being treated. IPL treatments are usually pain-free, but an anesthetic cream can be used if the light pulses are uncomfortable. Some patients compare the sensation to a light pinch or the snap of a rubber band. Treatment sessions usually last about 20 minutes, and a complete program usually includes four to six sessions. After treatment, patients can immediately return to normal routines and activities. Occasionally evidence of treatment such as redness or blotchiness may last for an hour or two.
WHY ARE MULTIPLE TREATMENTS NECESSARY?
Several IPL treatments are required to provide gradual, natural-looking improvement with very low risk. Results usually last a year or more.