Ultraviolet rays from the sun damage your skin and your face, arms, décolletage, neck, or the backs of your hands often receive the greatest amount of harmful UVA and UVB rays. This can lead to premature aging but fortunately, if your sun damaged, leathery-looking skin bothers you IPL treatments may be a solution for you. Also known as a Photofacial, this process uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to remove skin imperfections and stimulate deep facial tissue. Shine Cosmetic Surgery is proud to offer IPL treatments because they are extremely safe and effective. Administered by Dr. Daniel H. Lin, the intense pulse light of a Photofacial is non-invasive and requires no downtime treating targeted areas almost painlessly. Using today’s new light technology, during your IPL treatment Dr. Lin will release precise dosages of light energy gently delivered through a special handpiece adjusting the levels to meet your specific needs. The damaged tissue will absorb the energy and as the light penetrates below the surface of your skin, it will stimulate the production of more collagen and connective tissue resulting in smoother and healthier looking skin.
A Photofacial (also called Photorejuvenation) is a cosmetic dermatology procedure that treats several different skin conditions by using a broad spectrum of IPL or laser light to selectively target problem areas including:
- Brown sunspots (melanin)
- Age spots
- Sun damaged skin
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Dilated blood vessels
- Redness caused by broken capillaries (telangiectasia)
- Red blood vessels (hemoglobin)
- Thin or crêpey skin
- Rosacea or general inflammation of the cheeks and face
- Spider Veins
- Enlarged pores
- Liver Spots
- Sun-induced freckles
- Acne scars
- Dark circles around the eyes
During your IPL procedure, you will notice a flashing light, audible tone, and a mild sensation on your skin that has been described as a feeling similar to that of a rubber band snap. Patients claim the procedure is not painful and after your procedure, post-operative discomfort is almost nonexistent. After your Photofacial, you will most likely experience a mild sunburn sensation and this typically subsides within 24 hours. Treatments usually take 15-30 minutes and your outcome will vary depending on the aggressiveness of the treatment and the area treated. Usually 3-4 total treatments approximately four weeks apart will be recommended to maintain optimal results.
The IPL procedure is extremely safe and effective and if you feel this treatment will help correct your sun-damaged appearance; we encourage you to contact Shine Cosmetic Surgery. To learn more about the IPL procedure, we will schedule your consultation with Dr. Lin and he will help you combat the effects of aging and damaged skin in a softer and gentler way. Besides your face, IPL rejuvenation can also be performed and will work great on your chest, arms, hands, and back areas as well. Dr. Lin looks forward to the opportunity to review all aspects of IPL photofacials with you so please call today and let us help you rediscover radiant, beautiful skin.