The desire to obtain healthier and smoother skin and an overall more youthful complexion is natural amongst both men and women. Over time, skin bears the effects of aging through natural declines in collagen and elastin as well as the development of fine lines and wrinkles. Between UV rays, gravity, and hormonal fluctuations, it can be a difficult task to keep skin in its best condition. When it comes to treating, reducing and removing evidence of skin damage, many patients find IPL Photofacial skin rejuvenation to be a highly effective, safe and comfortable technique to achieve desirable results.
Understanding IPL Photofacial Skin Rejuvenation
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photofacial skin rejuvenation has gained popularity on the cosmetic market in large part due to its non-surgical nature. Patients appreciate the fact they are able to obtain successful results in the comfort of a physician’s office without the need for general anesthesia, a risky hospital stay or lengthy recovery period. IPL rejuvenation is a treatment that involves transmitting light waves through the surface of the skin to help solve underlying issues. While some patients find that a single treatment session does the trick, the majority of patients that elect IPL rejuvenation do so with a multi-session treatment plan firmly in place to ensure long-term successful results.
Administering IPL Photofacial
Once the area to be treated has been clearly identified by a cosmetic professional, a hand-held device is used to administered intense pulsed light waves under the surface of the affected area. The device can safely be pressed directly to the skin and emits waves of light and heat that ultimately work to stimulate collagen production in a targeted area. This form of light treatment therapy is also effective at reducing the effects of hyperpigmentation by targeting hemoglobin and melanin on its way to the underlying surface of the skin. As the light inflicts a precise amount of damage to the walls of these blood vessels and melanin pigments, they are naturally absorbed by the body, removing evidence of their existence that once showed up as discoloration on the skin.
Benefits of IPL Photofacial
The advantage of undergoing IPL Photofacial is evident in the successful results and the potential for benefiting many different skin types is vast and varied. IPL Photofacial can successfully lighten and remove signs of age and sunspots as well as reduce overall redness caused by rosacea and broken capillary vessels. This treatment method is popular amongst patients looking to reduce or eliminate spider veins and stretch marks as well as those who are looking to reduce large, visible pores. For those who aren’t fans of their many freckles, IPL Photofacial is effective at reducing their appearance as well. IPL Photofacial is a preferred treatment method when it comes to diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as controlling excessive flushing. Many patients who choose IPL Photofacial enjoy the added benefit of overall improved skin texture and a diffused presence of melisma.
IPL Photofacial is an extremely safe and effective form of cosmetic treatment that comes with minimal to no side effects and allows patients to return to their normal everyday activities the very same day. IPL Photofacial doesn’t require general anesthesia and this out-patient treatment option removes any and all risks associated with hospital admissions and extended recovery times.
The team at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center is here to walk patients through a variety of options concerning financing and payment plans to make your experience at our clinic as smooth and efficient as possible.
Schedule a Consultation at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center
Every patient who walks through the doors at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center begins their cosmetic journey with an initial consultation with Dr. Wright. This appointment is an important first step in creating a customized treatment plan that takes every patient’s preferences into account before moving forward. The consultation is important time set aside for a patient to discuss the many treatment options available with Dr. Wright, review medical profiles and ask any questions they may have along the way. Our comprehensive approach to patient care is based on trust and it’s important for patients to feel comfortable speaking openly with their physician when it comes to plans for cosmetic alterations. Contact our office today when you’re considering the many benefits of IPL Photofacial to determine if this amazing treatment option is right for you.