Intense Pulsed Light "IPL"
What is IPL?
Photorejuvenation using IPL® is a non-invasive treatment that treats skin damage without disruption of the skin's surface, hence, no "downtime". Intense Pulsed Light (IPL®) can simultaneously treat a wide range of facial concerns safely and effectively.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL®) technology is a treatment that can correct a variety of benign skin conditions, such as facial skin imperfections, the signs of photo-aging and small blood capillaries. It offers a safe, non-invasive solution that can be tailored to your individual condition and skin type, providing superior cosmetic results and outstanding satisfaction, through a process called photorejuvenation.
How is Photorejuvenation performed?
A cold gel is applied to the treatment area, and patients are given protective eyewear. During treatment, the smooth glass surface of the IPL handpiece is gently applied to the skin, and precise pulses of light penetrate the area being treated. You may feel a slight sting, like the snapping of a small rubber band. A topical anesthetic cream may be used but is seldom required. Treatments generally provide excellent long-term results, minimal adverse effects and high patient satisfaction.
How does IPL work?
The IPL delivers a special range of wavelengths of light in customizable pulses through a sapphire tip gently onto your skin. The light is absorbed either superficially by broken capillaries and dark pigment or deeper by larger vessels and collagen. Dilated capillaries coagulate, pigmented lesions darken and then slough off and new collagen fibers are laid down, giving the skin a renewed and more youthful appearance.
What conditions can be treated using the IPL?
Many conditions such as broken capillaries, benign brown pigment, age spots (sun-induced freckles), mottled pigmentation and poikiloderma can be treated with IPL.
IPL Hair Removal
How does IPL remove hair?
Highly controlled flashes of light are selectively absorbed by hair-filled follicles lying below the surface of the skin. The absorbed light heats the hair, which damages or destroys the regrowth potential of the follicle without damaging the surrounding tissue.
What happens during a treatment?
You will be given dark glasses to protect your eyes during the treatment. Ultrasound gel is applied to the area being treated. The IPL hand piece is then applied to your skin and pulses of light begins disabling your unwanted hair.
Can all hair be treated?
IPL's unique design offers you customized treatment according to your hair color, texture and the location of body hair. Any hair with at least some pigment in it (black, brown, and red) can be treated effectively.
What kind of results should I expect?
IPL technology has been proven to create a permanent reduction in hair growth following each treatment in most skin types. The number of treatment required depends on several factors related to your specific kind of hair and skin. A customized treatment program will be designed for you along with an estimate of how many treatment you may need to meet your expectations.
Vitalize Peel helps fight the effects of time, sun damage and environmental damage. This powerful yet non-damaging peel can take years off aging skin. It is suitable for all skin types, and it produces predictable and noticeable results after just one peel.
Rejuvenize Peel is an advanced formulation of peeling agents, with a built-in anti-irritant and penetration enhancer that provides controlled exfoliation of the uppermost damaged layers of the skin to reveal fresher and healthier skin. Provides predictable results with minimal down time.
Derma Genesis® Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion procedure is performed under the supervision of a certified professional. Patients can be confident they will be treated with the utmost care. The procedure is fast, predictable and painless.
Microdermabrasion is commonly used to treat and/or diminish:
- Blackheads and Whiteheads
- Fine Lines and Wrinkles
- Sun-Damaged Skin
- Acne-Prone Skin
- Superficial Age Spots
- Oily Skin
- Dry or Patchy Skin
The procedure is performed by using a handpiece that the operator passes over the skin two or three times. This evenly removes the stratum corneum, the outermost layer of skin. The underlying epidermis is also stimulated by the abrasion and the vacuum. This promotes the generation of new collagen, which thickens the dermis and improves resistance to the effects of aging.
The average microderm procedure takes less than 30 minutes. Many will notice improvements in the texture and appearance of their skin immediately after the first treatment. The long-term benefits of multiple procedures every 4-6 weeks can be remarkable.
Acne surgery is a procedure performed in our office to remove acne lesions. These include opening up comedones and pimples by using a needle or small pointed blade and expressing the lesions with an extractor.
Juvéderm – Juvéderm is an injectable gel that replenishes the naturally lost hyaluronic acid. Juvéderm is infused with lidocaine to suppress discomfort. Juvéderm is a nonsurgical procedure administered by one of our experienced professionals and takes effect immediately.
Radiesse® – Radiesse® is collagen-stimulating filler that provides structure and volume to areas where aging has occurred. Radiesse® is injected directly in to the areas showing signs of aging. Radiesse® benefits last for a year or more in most cases.
Restylane® – Restylane® is an FDA-approved clear gel using hyaluronic acid and is formulated to act like your body's natural hyaluronic acid. Restylane® immediately fills and adds volume to unwanted facial wrinkles when injected. Our experienced staff uses a local numbing agent to ease any discomfort when requested. Restylane® is expected to last between five and eight months.
Perlane® - Perlane®, like Restylane®, immediately fills and adds volume to unwanted facial wrinkles, but it is different by the size of the particles and depth of injection. After injection, Perlane® lasts about six to eight month.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles to inhibit repetitive facial expressions, creating a smoother skin surface while eliminating unwanted wrinkle lines. The procedure is administered with a tiny needle and may cause minimal discomfort. Our patients have seen results as soon as a couple of days but can continue to improve for up to 30 days. Botox® lasts on average three months but can last up to six months.
Belotero is one of 3 hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers approved by the Food and Drug Administration of the United States (FDA). It is approved to smooth moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. When injected into the dermis Belotero evenly integrates with your own dermal tissues and discreetly enhances your facial contours for added confidence. Belotero re-hydrates for a radiant appearance.
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