IPL PHOTOREJUVENATION (PHOTOFACIAL)
Photorejuvenation is a nonsurgical treatment that will improve conditions like Sun spots, Age spots, Rosacea, Spider veins, Capillaries, as well as improve collagen production in the skin revealing a youthful glow. Photorejuvenation uses an optimized light device to deliver energy into the skin targeting vascular and pigmented lesions, which slowly disappear after the treatment.
Most people feel little to no discomfort during the procedure which may take 30 minutes for the face. The sensation is described as a light rubber band snap to the skin. Photorejuvenation is a great treatment to improve the skin’s tone without any downtime. Most people experience a mild, sunburn-like sensation possibly accompanied by some mild swelling that may last 2 to 24 hours.
Improvement is noticeable after just one treatment, although depending on the severity of the conditions, several treatments may be needed.
Photofacial with Levulan
Levulan® Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is a new and exciting breakthrough in the treatment of acne and actinic keratosis (sun-damaged) skin. Originally developed for the treatment of certain types of cancer, scientists soon began to realize that other clinical conditions responded effectively to this groundbreaking technology.
PDT may be performed on most areas of the body, including the face, neck, décolleté, arms and hands. During photodynamic therapy, a topical solution called Levulan® (aminolevulinic acid HCL) is applied with on the areas to be treated. Levulan® is a photosensitizer that is activated by the use of the Blue U light therapy or pulsed light treatment (IPL). Activating Levulan® may also improve the appearance of blotchy pigmentation, rosacea, sebaceous hyperplasia, decrease oiliness of the skin and improve texture and smoothness by minimizing pore size. Levulan® may also improve the effectiveness of acne and rejuvenation treatments with incredible results. Levulan® attacks acne in two ways: by killing pimple-causing surface bacteria and shrinking sebaceous oil glands.
When used with other rejuvenation procedures such as Photo Facial®, results are powerfully enhanced. Known as the “Power Photo Facial;” many patients feel that it takes three Photo Facials® without the use of Levulan® to equal one treatment with it. Levulan® Photodynamic Therapy is the treatment of choice for patients who absolutely want the latest and greatest in skincare technology.
(Levulan for this purpose is considered cosmetic and is not covered by insurance)