For many patients seeking cosmetic services, noticeable changes on the face are a primary cause for concern. While these changes are often natural or expected, there’s no reason for them simply to be endured. The development of fine lines and wrinkles can be linked back to a number of internal and external factors. For some individuals, lines, wrinkles and sagging facial skin are caused by lowered levels of elastin and collagen that occurs with age. For others, these changes can be caused by genetic factors or overexposure to UV rays. Some cosmetic experts have even suggested that a series of hormonal fluctuations in men and women can be to blame for these changes in appearance.
While the physical signs of age, genetics or hormones can be distressing, there is a long list of options for patients looking to diminish or erase fine lines, wrinkles, and other facial skin impurities. Skin rejuvenation is a popular reason many patients walk through the door of a cosmetic clinic. Topping the list of solution options for many of these individuals is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photofacial skin rejuvenation. Patients who elect this treatment option often do so for successful results it delivers over the long-term as well as its proven track record of safety and efficiency.
The IPL Photofacial Process
One of the greatest draws for patients electing IPL photofacial skin rejuvenation is the fact that the entire process is non-surgical and still produces successful results. Those looking to achieve clearer, smoother-looking skin can do so in a relatively short amount of time from the comfort of an attending physician’s office. Once a patient arrives for treatment, ample time is set aside to thoroughly mark and map the treatment area. Once this is complete, the attending physician will use a handheld device to send light waves through the surface of the skin and into the problematic tissue below. As these light waves pulse through the targeted area, light and heat work in synchronization to achieve the desired results. Damaged cells in the area are treated by the body as a wound to be responded to and collagen levels being to rise in response. As these damaged cells are removed, healthy skin cells are left in their wake, providing patients with the look they love.
Why Patients choose IPL Photofacial Skin Rejuvenation
Patients land on IPL photofacial skin rejuvenation for a number of valid reasons, but the vast majority are drawn to the simplicity of the treatment process itself. The process is quick and efficient and doesn’t require the use of any general anesthesia eliminating all associated risks for patients. This also means patients can enjoy results that aren’t linked to a lengthy hospital stay or an extended recovery period. At most, patients report swelling or redness at the treatment site which generally disappears within 24-48 hours following IPL photofacial skin rejuvenation treatment. Discomfort is often treated with generic over the counter pain medications as needed.
What Does IPL Photofacial Skin Rejuvenation Treat?
The umbrella results of IPL photofacial skin rejuvenation are often listed as clearer and smoother skin, but the specifics of what this process can eliminate are much more exciting! IPL photofacial skin rejuvenation sessions hold the power to help patients reduce or sometimes eliminate the appearance of age and sunspots as well as discoloration often linked to Rosacea. Additionally, many patients find that IPL photofacial skin rejuvenation can assist in diminishing the appearance of visible pores, spider veins or stretch marks that have developed over time. Some patients that are particularly prone to freckles find that this treatment option can fade the look of newly developed patches and spots. While many find that noticeable changes have occurred after a single session, the majority of those who elect IPL photofacial skin rejuvenation will be recommended a series of sessions to achieve the desired look and results.
Considering the Cost of IPL Photofacial Skin Rejuvenation
The cost of treatment is an important discussion point with both your physician and insurance provider prior to undergoing any type of cosmetic treatment. Because session numbers will vary as well as the area being treated, the total associated with care will be different between patients. The team at the St Louis Laser Liposuction Center are happy to provide patients with financing and payment plan options directly through our clinic.
Being Your Journey to Change
At the St Louis Laser Liposuction Center, we believe that every patient has the right to live in the skin they love. When you’re considering the many benefits of IPL photofacial skin rejuvenation, be sure to schedule a consultation with Dr. Wright. Together, we’ll put together a customized treatment plan that leaves you looking and feeling your absolute best. Contact us today for more information on our many services.
Photofacial Skin Rejuvenation FAQs
Is Laser Therapy very painful?
If you’re asking about the Cutaneous Laser or an IPL they are a little more uncomfortable. It feels like grease popping on the skin. However, most people tolerate it well. If it bothers people you can use an anesthetic cream before the treatment which helps.