The IPL Photofacial
The IPL Photofacial, also known as IPL Photorejuvenation is an Intense Pulsed Light treatment that is used to create a smoother and more even skin tone. The IPL treatment can help repair sun damage, reduce the appearance of age spots, liver spots, sun-induced freckles, and can eliminate spider veins. This treatment can also reduce the appearance of scarring, enlarged pores, and blemishes.
A broad spectrum of light is transmitted through a small handpiece that is placed over the skin. The light energy penetrates the tissue targeting specific cells without damaging the cells around it. The targeted cells absorb the energy, the energy turns into heat, and the heat destroys the cells to prevent them from regenerating. The body’s own natural processes then remove the injured tissue from the skin leaving younger and smoother looking skin in its place.
Typically, patients need anywhere from 3-5 treatments to achieve their desired results. These treatments are spaced 4 weeks apart. There is no downtime with the IPL Photofacial treatment.
A chemical peel is an effective way of exfoliating the skin on your face. Chemical peels work on a deeper level than topical exfoliation. In a chemical peel, a mild acid, such as alpha hydroxy acid, causes a “controlled injury” to the surface skin cells so that they will peel off and new cells will replace the old cells. This process works to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, scarring, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone. Skin cells that were damaged by the sun, discolored, or part of a scar are gradually peeled away revealing a more beautiful, even complexion,
A chemical peel takes about an hour to complete. Full results will be seen in 2 to 3 weeks, but most patients leave already feeling refreshed and rejuvenated and noticing a healthy glow to their skin. Some patients may experience redness and slightly swollen skin, but this subsides in 3 to 5 days. During this time frame, dead skin cells will continue flaking off leaving bright and beautiful new skin!