IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is used to treat sun damage, age spots, and rosacea. Commonly used on the face, neck, shoulders, back, and hands, it’s also known as broadband light (BBL), photorejuvenation, photofacial or FOTOFACIAL.
The light penetrates the skin at a range of wavelengths that targets red and brown spots, resulting in a more even skin tone. IPL also brightens the skin. Depending on the severity of the symptoms, results can be seen in one to three treatments.
IPL is also used to remove hair but several treatments are needed because it only works on active hair follicles, and not all follicles are active at the same time. It also works best on people who have a strong color contrast between their hair and skin.
IPL is not recommended for people with darker skin, for example those who are a type V or VI on the Fitzpatrick scale. IPL is not technically a laser but it is similar to laser resurfacing treatments.
LASER HAIR REMOVAL TREATMENTS
Laser Hair Removal - As one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the US, laser hair removal offers rapid, effective and safe results. It is perfect for patients who are sick of shaving, waxing or tweezing unwanted hair. Further, it can be done almost anywhere on the body, completely eliminating the need to ever tweeze or shave again. Other distinct advantages include:
- Precision: While laser hair removal is often associated with larger areas of the body such as the legs, it can also be used to treat precision areas, such as between the eyebrows. Laser hair removal can also address hair roots while leaving the surrounding skin completely undamaged.
- Speed: A single laser pulse can eliminate multiple hairs. With each pulse taking a fraction of a second, the procedure is over before you know it.
- Lasting results: On average, each patient has permanent hair loss after only 4 sessions of laser hair removal.
SKIN TIGHTENING OF FACE & NECK
Sagging skin can be hard to deal with, especially since it cannot be easily targeted with diet and exercise alone. Wherever you find it—over the cheekbones, around your chin, under your arms, or along your waistline—loose skin is a struggle. In the past, surgical procedures or injectables have been the go-to solution for skin tightening. Fortunately, that isn't the case anymore.
Non-surgical radio frequency treatments rejuvenate the appearance of skin by safely and comfortably heating the tissue under the skin's surface. This triggers the natural production of collagen and elastin, the key building blocks of healthy, youthful skin. The result is effortlessly tighter, smoother, and younger-looking skin.
LASER SPIDER VEIN TREATMENT
Laser Spider Vein Treatment - The medical term for spider veins is telangiectasias. These fine red and purple veins are approximately 1 millimeter or less in size and can occur anywhere on the body. Patients most commonly seek treatment for spider veins on the legs and chest. Spider veins are often found in combination with varicose veins. There are no health risks with spider veins but they are a common cosmetic concern. The tendency to develop spider veins is inherited but can also occur after localized trauma and can worsen with pregnancy. Spider veins on the face are most effectively treated with lasers. Lasers are medical devices which have changed and dramatically advanced the way we treat skin issues. The definition of a laser can help you better understand why your procedure is so safe and effective. Lasers are unique light emitting devices which give off a single very specific wavelength of light-targeted to eliminate one issue or problem. Certain vascular lasers have been designed to just remove blood vessels, spider veins, and red marks--causing no tissue effect or damage to any other elements of the surrounding skin. The laser beam targets the blood vessels, and seals them ups.
IPL is also used to treat spider veins. IPL uses a spectrum of light directed onto the skin. This concentrated pulse of light heats the vein walls and damages them, so they shrink and disappear. The problem with IPL is that it only works with certain skin types, typically patients with fair to light brown skin will see the best results. It is not recommended for olive and darker skin.
After the treatment, the skin is mildly red and swollen, and requires a few hours of icing to reduce the local inflammation. Some treated vessels look darker for a few days, then begin to fade and disappear. Generally, patients return to work that day or the next day. The spider veins slowly resolve over 4 weeks. One to three sessions, spaced fours weeks apart, give best results.