IPL Photo Rejuvenation

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IPL Photo Rejuvenation-Younger-Looking Skin Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) skin treatments using the photorejuvenation process represent a break through in age-defying skin care. This new technique treats skin damage non-inversely - there is no disruption of the skin's epidermal surface. IPL treatments address the effects of photoaging and sun damage with low risk of complications and no recovery time.IPL is the gold standard for photorejuvenation. This FDA-cleared, patented technology provides dramatic results for a variety of benign conditions, including age spots, sun-induced freckles, symptoms of rosacea, birthmarks, unsightly veins, acne scarring and other blemishes.Today's active lifestyle doesn't leave much time for recovery from a cosmetic procedure, which is why IPL technology is one of the the single best technologies for overall skin improvement.

IPL treats a wide variety of skin conditions:

Sun damage (face, chest, shoulders)
Skin texture
Facial redness
Broken capillaries
Brown spots
Dark circles around the eyes
Sun-induced freckles
Hands, chest, and face
Age spots
Fine lines and wrinkles
Large pores

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During treatment, the IPL wavelength is optimized so that the energy is absorbed only by the unwanted melanin, raising the temperature to cause shattering of the pigment. Deeper level damaged blood vessels are treated at the same time. Shortly after treatment, the unwanted pigment cells (or melanin) have been thoroughly fragmented without damage to the surrounding tissue. Vascular lesions are heated, causing coagulating and shrinking of the vessels. In the weeks after treatment, the shattered melanin particles are eliminated through a process which causes the fragmented pigments and damaged melanocytes to be absorbed by the body. Little or no trace of the initial lesion remains. The treated vessels deeper within the epidermis are reabsorbed by the body in much the same way. Because the treatment is gentle, there is no interruption of routine activities. By helping to remove the age spots (sun-induced freckles) and broken capillaries, the result is overall younger looking skin. While each treatment improves the skin, major improvements are typically accomplished over a series of treatments. Any patient with broken capillaries, sun-induced freckles, birthmarks, melasma and/or blotchy pigmentation (sun damage), can benefit from treatments with the IPL (intense pulsed light) and expect excellent improvement. The effects of IPL can be expedited with the application of a medication pre-treatment, called Levulan®. Levulan® is a 20% solution of Aminolevulinic Acid (ALA). ALA is a natural substance found naturally in the body, as it is a precursor for hemoglobin synthesis. When the application of Levulan® is combined with IPL Photorejuvenation treatments, we turbo boost the light therapy and enhance the overall results. IPL treatments also stimulate the formation of more collagen in the skin, thus giving your skin a renewed, refreshed, smoother texture and appearance. This is termed an activated Fotofacial, or photodynamic skin rejuvenation when PDT (Levulan®) is added to regular IPL photorejuvenation. Typically 4-5 IPL treatments are recommended per area (4-6 weeks apart) for optimal results, but with Levulan® the number of treatments needed and recommended is usually reduced to 3.

Most patients describe the sensation to be like the snap of a rubber band on the skin as the pulses of energy are delivered through the handpiece. Some patients who are extra sensitive opt to have a topical numbing cream applied beforehand.Facial, neck and chest treatments are usually repeated at 4 week intervals. A session of 4-5 treatments for each area is recommended for optimal results, but this varies by patient. When you come in for a consultation, Dr. Ahdoot can give you a better estimate for how many treatments you will need to accomplish your goal. The sessions are usually reduced to 3 with Levulan®. Once your treatments are completed you may need to return for additional treatments, consult Dr. Ahdoot for details.

New Treatment Options: Lasers and IPL™
Breakthrough technology provides non-invasive, gentle treatments for varicose and spider veins as well as facial blood vessels. Multi-application IPLTM System technology includes a pulsed laser light combined with a broad band of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to offer the most effective and long-lasting results for the widest range of benign vascular lesions. With proprietary Multiple Synchronized PulsingTM capabilities, IPL systems selectively heat and destroy different sized blood vessels at depths below the skin's surface with excellent results. Physicians are now able to treat complex and interwoven networks of large vessels and webs of small capillaries with pinpoint accuracy, eliminating the unwanted veins and sparing the adjacent healthy ones. By delivering the laser light in highly focused pulses, the IPL computer-controlled system allows the skin and healthy surrounding tissues to cool down, avoiding thermal damage. Pain during treatment and side effects afterward are greatly reduced. Most people can immediately return to their normal routines.

Intense Pulsed Light is the treatment of choice for surface veins and spider veins, while greatly improving the overall appearance of the skin. In addition to treating blood vessels, IPL provides dramatic results for a variety of benign conditions that are common to the aging face, including age spots, sun-induced freckles, symptoms of rosacea, birthmarks, unsightly veins, acne scarring and other blemishes. Treatments are well tolerated and patients quickly return to their normal activities.

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