We Have 2 Type Of Laser Services

IPL - What is IPL ?

The innovative Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) photofacial is the latest in modern dermatology, allowing patients to transform red, blotchy skin into a radiant complexion.

How IPL Is Performed?

It is a 30-minute procedure in which intense pulses of light are used to penetrate deep into the skin. IPL photorejuvenation then causes collagen and blood vessels below the epidermis to constrict, reducing redness and age lines. The procedure involves only minimal discomfort, while the redness and swelling that sometimes occur after treatment disappear shortly. Most benefits of a photofacial/fotofacial occur gradually in the weeks following treatment.

Recovery

The recovery time from an IPL skin procedure is often very short, as there is very little damage done to the skin during treatment. Depending on the skin malady you are seeking to remedy as well as your skin type, the redness that is present following the procedure may persist for a longer or shorter period of time.

Results

IPL photorejuvenation treats a wide variety of skin problems. It is used to remove red spots or diffuse redness and can help with acne or rosacea. IPL treatment also helps to smooth uneven skin texture, close large pores, and eliminate wrinkles by stimulating collagen growth.

Risks and Complications

IPL photorejuvenation involves relatively little discomfort and no downtime. Unlike many laser techniques, the procedure is nonablative, meaning no skin is removed during treatment. However, patients should be aware of both the risks and benefits of photo-rejuvenation 

Potential risks include bruising, blistering, scabbing, and changes in the skin’s pigmentation, although most of these issues soon disappear.

Q-Switched Laser - What is Q-Switched Laser Treatment?

The Q-switched laser is used to remove unwanted brown spots, sun freckles, or tattoos from your skin. The laser energy pulse, which is in billionths of a second, releases the pigment into the skin so it can be naturally reabsorbed and disposed of by the body.

How Q-Switched Laser Treatment Is Performed?

A Q-switched laser is a laser to which the technique of active or passive Q switching is applied, so that it emits energetic pulses. Typical applications of such lasers are material processing (e.g. cutting, drilling, laser marking), pumping nonlinear frequency conversion devices, range finding, and remote sensing.

Recovery

You feel a burning sensation on the treated area for several minutes or up to a few hours. The spots become red and form a crust that must be covered to heal optimally.  The crust heals in 3 to 14 days, (longer for arms and legs) depending on the location and how well you care for it.

Results

A single treatment usually removes greater than 75-100% of an individual brown spot. A second or, on rare occasions, a third treatment, may be needed to completely neutralize the color.

Risks and Complications

A red or brown spot may appear when the treated sun freckle is gone and the crust heals. Although this new spot is temporary and usually goes away on its own, it can be treated if it persists. Infections and/ scars are rare. Proper skin care and sun avoidance are important.

Prior to treatment potential risks and side effects will be discussed with you by your cosmetic coordinator and medical provider.

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