Is your skin suffering from unsightly blemishes? Do you wish you could restore the smooth, perfect skin from your youth? When your skin begins to show the effects of aging, it can be discouraging to look in the mirror and see imperfections. Lines and wrinkles begin to appear; your skin tone begins to change; your skin texture becomes rough and dry.
Luckily, you no longer have to settle for an aged appearance, since you can now rejuvenate your skin without having to undergo surgical procedures or fillers. PREMIERE Center for Cosmetic Surgery offers intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments to refresh your skin and provide you with a more youthful appearance.
Can You Benefit?
Intense pulsed light treatments can be an effective treatment for many skin imperfections. Whether your damage is caused from years of sun exposure, skin pigmentation changes, or even unwanted hair, IPL treatments can effectively reverse damage and treat most skin conditions that leave you shying away from the mirror. The IPL treatment not only improves your appearance but will help improve the health of your skin.
How Does It Work?
You will meet with one of our expert physicians to discuss your treatment goals. After the initial consultation, they will outline how the tailored treatment will work for you. Intense Pulsed Light treatments use a broad spectrum of visible light to target skin imperfections. Depending on your condition, the physician will use a device to introduce the appropriate light energy to your skin. You may feel some tingling or heat, but a consistent cooling treatment during the entirety of the procedure is designed to keep you comfortable.
While the device is emitting waves of light energy, it is simultaneously improving your skin imperfections and also stimulating the production of collagen. Collagen is a protein that is vital to your skin’s continued health. As you age, collagen production decreases, but IPL treatments help restore the body’s natural production. The treatment takes 15 to 30 minutes to complete.
Your Recovery and Results
After an intense pulsed light treatment, you may experience some slight discomfort, reddening of the skin, dark spots, and noticeable capillaries. All of these conditions are temporary and will fade within a few days of your treatment. Most patients can return to their daily activities immediately following their treatment; you could even return to work right after the procedure!
You will immediately notice a difference in the tone and texture of your skin. Since the procedure stimulates collagen production, you will also continue to see an improvement over time. For the best possible results, multiple treatments may be required.
For more information about how you might benefit from intense pulsed light treatment, schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons by calling the PREMIERE Center for Cosmetic Surgery at (813) 400-1465.