Light has long been known to have health benefits. Our state-of-the-art equipment uses light to stimulate and regenerate skin cells and promote healing using specific light frequencies.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL™) like lasers use light to treat skin conditions but is non-ablative, non-invasive, with no downtime and produces immediate results. IPL Photo-rejuvenation technology improves the appearance of sun-damaged skin by treating broken capillaries, age spots, and sun-damage.
Lasers are well known for their ability to produce specific single light frequencies. But Lasers’ harmful side effects are also well known. Their high power-density and focused energy generate heat that damages sensitive skin tissue – it’s the primary mechanism of the laser which evokes a healing response in the skin. There is significant recovery time, and sometimes there is scarring associated with the procedure.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments $150+
We all want clear skin, but nature has a way of sabotaging us with frustrating imperfections. Luckily Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments have been developed to treat a variety of these imperfections.
IPL systems use hand held flash lamps to emit micro pulses of light across a broad band of visible wavelengths. By using gentle pulses of light momentarily to create heat IPL achieves excellent long term results when treating broken capillaries, skin pigmentation, acne and other skin complaints.
(sunspots, age spots, melasma and freckles)
The mechanism of pigmented lesion removal is based upon selective destruction of pigment containing epidermal skin cells. Targeted areas momentarily absorb the light and become hot. This heat breaks down the pigmentation into tiny particles which then either rise to the skin’s surface as scabs, which are exfoliated away naturally within 1-2 weeks, or the particles are filtered away through the lymphatic system in your body.
(superficial veins under the skin surface including Rosacea and spider veins)
Similar results are seen in the treatment of vascular lesions. The absorption of light and the resultant thermal action inside the blood vessels result in vasoconstriction and damage to the vessel endothelial lining, all of which contribute to the degeneration and disappearance of any visible vessels.
Both the pleasures and stresses of life, along with the simple passage of time, tend to cause our skin to appear older. PhotoRejuvenation reverses sun-damage including sun spots and age marks. After a few PhotoRejuvenation (also know as “Photo Facial”) treatments, the skin evens out in tone and looks younger as past damage is removed.
Until now, treating varicose and spider veins was a lengthy and painful process with needles or other invasive treatments. Now, using the new combined technologies of the IPL system, unsightly leg veins can be treated- simply, non-invasively, and successfully.
IPL is the first photoepilation technology proven to treat unwanted hair safely on any skin type- from very light to very dark skin. Intense Pulsed Light can provide 80-90% permanent hair reduction, so you do not have to go through the pain of electrolysis or waxing ever again.
Rosacea (Flushing) and Irregular Pigmentation
Take the pigmentation out of flushing and irregular pigmentation issues. Intense Pulsed Light can even out your pigmentation and reduce flushing, revealing your beautiful skin.
Scars and Stretch Marks
Intense Pulsed Light can be used to take the redness out of scars and stretch marks. After a few treatments, scars and stretch marks will lose their noticeable pigmentation and blend in with the surrounding skin.
Light Therapy is not for everyone. You should discuss other options with your surgeon if any of the following apply to you:
- Pregnancy – studies have not sufficiently assessed the risk of using lasers on pregnant women and to their babies.
- Epilepsy – certain light frequencies can trigger an epileptic seizure.
- Thyroid condition – if you suffer from a thyroid condition or are on thyroid medication;
- If you are photo-allergic, or are taking any medication that causes light sensitivity, such as Tetracycline.