IPL technology provides an excellent treatment for the cumulative damage brought on by sun exposure and aging. Exposure to the sun’s rays causes skin to wrinkle and become blotchy and hyperpigmented. Intense Pulsed Light is the only treatment that can be used to treat several skin conditions simultaneously, including pigmented brown spots, sun damage, enlarged pores, broken capillaries, and other types of skin redness. In addition, IPL treatments stimulate collagen renewal. Our laser treatments, which require little to no down time, can be used on the face, neck, chest and hands. The procedure is non-invasive and post laser discomfort is minimal. A series of Intense Pulsed Light fotofacials is a great option for patients seeking a safe and effective method of facial rejuvenation. IPL can also be combined with other treatments, such as microdermabrasion and chemical peels.
Photodynamic therapy, also called PDT, is another safe and effective method for treating mild to moderate photodamage on the face, neck, chest, and hands, and employs the application of a photosensitizing chemical to the skin several hours prior to the light therapy. It causes more inflammation after treatment, but yields faster improvement, which is generally seen at one week after treatment.