There are several factors that can lead to noticeable changes in overall skin appearance and health. For some individuals, a more youthful complexion is lost over time in large part due to exposure to the sun. For others, the natural aging process and lower collagen and elastin levels leave skin less firm and potentially sagging at the jawline. While the development of fine lines and wrinkles can be attributed to UV rays, they have also been linked back to hormonal fluctuations. With so many variables leading to skin that could potentially appear older than it is, it’s important to understand your options when it comes to skin rejuvenation. In the ever-evolving world of cosmetic medicine, patients will be pleased to learn that Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photofacial skin rejuvenation is proving to be a highly effective, extremely comfortable and safe technique in the fight to achieve healthier skin in the long-term.
The Advantages of IPL Photofacial Skin Rejuvenation
While there are many benefits to IPL photofacial skin rejuvenation, many patients elect this type of treatment option specifically when looking to improve the appearance of sunspots, age spots and the effects of conditions like rosacea. IPL photofacial skin rejuvenation is growing in popularity amongst patients who are interested in a simple treatment option for reducing the appearance of spider veins, stretch marks, and visible pores as well. While IPL photofacial skin rejuvenation has long been a primary treatment method when it comes to fine lines and wrinkles, those individuals who are prone to freckles and aren’t content with the look will find IPL photofacial skin rejuvenation to be a safe and effective way to reduce this noticeable trait. As an added benefit, patients who use IPL photofacial skin rejuvenation often find their skin has improved overall texture after just a few sessions.
How the Process Works
IPL photofacial skin rejuvenation is a non-surgical route to achieving smoother and clearer skin. The process can easily be performed in the comfort of an attending physician’s office and doesn’t require the use of general anesthesia, meaning there is no risk related to a hospital stay or lengthy recovery time. During IPL photofacial skin rejuvenation, light waves are transmitted through the surface of the skin to target underlying tissue.
Before IPL photofacial skin rejuvenation is administered, the attending physician will clearly mark the area to be treated. Once the treatment site is identified, a hand-held device is run over the surface of the skin as it transmits pulses of light to the deeper levels of tissue. Heat and light work simultaneously to promote collagen production in the targeted area as the body responds to what it sees as slight damage to blood vessel walls and melanin pigments. Damaged cells are naturally absorbed by the body leaving behind a layer of fresh, toned and smooth skin.
Safety and Comfort
While the results of IPL photofacial skin rejuvenation are appealing in and of themselves, the comfort level and safety associated with procedure make it a favorite amongst patients. As an out-patient treatment option, patients don’t have to worry about hospital stays and have peace of mind that comes from knowing general anesthesia isn’t a concern. The majority of patients choose to return to their normal everyday activities immediately following treatment and those that experience minimal discomfort such as redness or warmth at the treatment site report this disappearing with a day or two of treatment.
While it’s possible to achieve desired results after a single session, many physicians recommend patients undergo IPL photofacial skin rejuvenation over the course of a series of treatment sessions. While this is bound to lead to long-term results, it can also affect the price point of care. It’s important that each and every patient discuss their final price point with their physician prior to undergoing treatment in order to fully understand how IPL photofacial skin rejuvenation works into their personal budget. When payment-in-full isn’t an option, the team at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center is happy to help patients set up financing or a payment plan directly through our clinic.
Schedule a Consultation Today
When you’re trying to decide if the benefits of IPL photofacial skin rejuvenation are right for you, be sure to contact Dr. Wright and his team at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center to schedule an initial consultation. Dr. Wright is committed to taking time to get to know each and every patient, review medical histories and listen to questions, concerns, and preferences before putting a personalized treatment plan into action. At our clinic, we’re dedicated to providing comprehensive patient care and are here to help make your experience as safe, comfortable and successful as possible. Contact us today to learn more about IPL photofacial skin rejuvenation, schedule an appointment or hear more about our many cosmetic services.