There are plenty of skin issues you wish you didn’t have. Brown spots, telangiectasia and dark circles under the eyes are just a few. Add the early, telltale signs of aging, and there may be days you would just rather hide at home than face the world. If these skin concerns are keeping you from feeling your best, help is available. Intense pulsed light (IPL) photo rejuvenation can address all of these concerns and give you the refreshed, rejuvenated appearance you are looking for.
What is Photo Rejuvenation?
IPL photo rejuvenation delivers different wavelengths of light underneath the surface of the skin to damage targeted skin cells, leaving surrounding cells intact. The procedure is minimally-invasive and involves little discomfort. Most patients are able to return to regular activities as soon as the procedure is over. The procedure can be customized to the patient’s specific skin concerns and skin type to ensure the best possible results with every treatment.
What does it treat?
Using equipment like the Venus Versa, IPL photo rejuvenation can be used to treat any or all of the following skin concerns:
- Sun damage
- Brown spots and freckles
- Spider veins (telangiectasia)
- Some types of birthmarks
- Shallow scarring
- Uneven skin color and tone
In addition to its use on the face, IPL photo rejuvenation can also be used on the hands, arms, chest and back.
What is the procedure like?
An IPL photo rejuvenation session usually takes under one hour to complete and does not require any type of anesthesia. Larger treatment areas may take up to 90 minutes for a single treatment session. After you are given protective eyewear, a handheld device is used to deliver the light pulses without damaging surrounding skin and tissue. Some patients liken the treatment to a rubber band snapped against the skin as the light penetrates the skin to work in the underlying layers of dermis. Once the procedure is over, you can return to your daily activities, although protection from the sun is a must during the first few days after treatment.
What kind of results can I expect?
Results of IPL photo rejuvenation can be seen shortly after treatment and continue to improve over time. Most patients will require multiple treatment sessions, spaced approximately 2-4 weeks apart, to achieve full desired results. The number of sessions required will vary based on the type and severity of your specific concerns.
IPL photo rejuvenation is an effective way to turn back the clock on your appearance and address a bevy of skin concerns. To learn more about this innovative procedure, contact New Visage at 252-808-2NEW.