Photo Facials, or Intense Pulsed Light Photo-rejuvenation, represents an exciting procedure designed to produce younger and healthier looking skin. Photo Facials have also been shown to create new collagen in the skin. We use the world’s most advanced IPL devices from Palomar and Lumenis to target various sun and age related damage.
Intense Pulsed Light, also called Broad Band Light, has several anti-aging benefits. It can also be used in all ages, even in younger people to delay the appearance of visible aging. There is also compelling evidence that regular long term good quality IPL treatments will enhance the expression of longevity-related genes in aged skin cells, essentially reversing the aging process and returning skin to a genetically youthful state. Another study done in 2010 in a Chinese population, IPL treatment proved both clinically and histologically to be effective in treating photoaging skin (sun-damaged skin), effectively targeting reds, browns and stimulating collagen, giving an even skin tone. A slogan of Palomar IPL and Laser Technologies not surprisingly is, “From Light comes beauty”.Call us to book your next IPL Photofacial and Photorejuvenation treatments.
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Below are the before-after pictures of what IPL skin treatment can do for you. Multiple treatments may be required to achieve optimal results
As most of us age we begin to see small but visible signs of sun damage appearing in our complexion. This may include freckles, broken capillaries, dark spots, a blotchy skin color and redness of the face and neck. Photo Facials can be used to treat vascular redness, pigmented brown spots, sun damage, and collagen structure all at once. Treatments require less than 30 minutes. With the use of this exciting new technology, dramatic improvements can now be accomplished with little or no “downtime” and with very minimal discomfort. Photo Facials can be used in an anti-aging program in people as young as 18 years old.
Immediately after treatment the area will feel somewhat warm and pink in color. Occasionally there can be some mild swelling and bruising. These usually resolve rapidly and are easy to cover with make-up. Most patients can typically return to work immediately after treatment.
Generally a series of Photo Facials leads to optimal results. Most patients receive between four and eight sessions. Periodic re-treatments are required to optimize long-term results.
Our staff will be happy to discuss Photo Facials treatments with you. Please feel free to call for a private consultation.