IPL Skin Rejuvination
Remove the brown spots on your face. Increase your clarity. Treat rosacea and improve your skin’s overall appearance with our combination treatment of IPL and radio frequency. This new technology allows the light therapy to change your skin while the radio frequency travels deep into the dermis. The benefit to you is great looking results without the pain and risk.
ABOUT IPL PHOTO REJUVENATION
IPL Skin Rejuvenation is indicated for the cosmetic reduction of sun-induced skin damage and aging, including superficial pigmentation (brown spots) and telangiectasia (broken blood vessels). Practically any part any area can be treated mild to moderate sun damaged skin, including face, neck, chest, back and hands.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
All light based Skin Rejuvenation treatments work by converting light energy from the IPL to heat the treated area. This heat stimulates the formation of collagen and elastin which tightens the skin, lightens pigmentation, reduces telangiectasia, and ultimately - after a series of treatments – improves over-all skin tone, texture, and appearance.
WHAT IS THE TREATMENT LIKE?
During treatments, a mild warming sensation of the skin is noticed. Immediately after treatment, mild redness and slight swelling of the skin may be present. This will typically disappear over the next hour or so. Treatments of the same area are typically done after 3-4 weeks. Typically, a minimum of 5-6 treatments are required for optimum results.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT BEFORE AND AFTER TREATMENT?
Before Your Treatment
Avoid excessive sun exposure, tanning beds or sunless tanning creams for at least 2 weeks prior to your appointment. Patients with a history of excessive hyperpigmentation may use a skin lightening agent or topical hydroquinone 2 weeks prior to treatment in the proposed treatment area.
After Your Treatment
A broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunblock, SFP 30 or greater, should be applied to the treated area(s) whenever exposed to the sun. If persistent redness, swelling and/or discomfort are noticed, apply a cold compress or ice pack intermittently. Avoid exposure to heat - such as hot tub or sauna - until the discomfort has completely resolved. If symptoms do not improve, or worsen, contact us immediately. If you notice blistering, crusting, drainage, or any other symptoms that concern you, contact us immediately.
WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR IN A LASER PRACTITIONER
The treatment should be performed by a registered nurse (RN) or physician who's trained to operate a laser. Different treatment choices must be made for each patient. Side effects such as skin discoloration can result if the laser is operated by an inexperienced practitioner. At The Vein Center of South Carolina, we provide only laser trained RNs to deliver high-quality care to our patients.