IPL Treatment: Photofacial Rejuvenation
The science of light: IPL helps restore the Skin's Youthful Glow. The Intense Pulsed Light [IPL] machine delivers light to the skin in millisecond bursts heating the dermis without any damage to the outer skin (epidermis). This process, known as photo rejuvenation, gradually and safely improves the skin's tone and texture with no downtime.
Not all IPL machines are alike. The most powerful and versatile IPL photofacial machine is available at Aromas Medspa in Doral, Miami and Kendall, where Dr. Herrera and Dr. Nader have expertly performed photofacial treatment for many years and regularly recommends IPL photofacial rejuvenation for healthy, revitalized skin.
IPL is meant to treat a variety of skin conditions and is an extremely effective way to repair sun damage,remove red and brown spots, reduce wrinkles, decrease pore size, as a spider vein treatment , and as a treatment for scars.
Generally, three to six IPL treatments are needed to create a more youthful and healthy appearance.
IPL is the gold standard for photorejuvenation. This FDA-cleared, patented technology provides dramatic results for a variety of benign conditions, including age spots, sun-induced freckles, symptoms of rosacea, birthmarks, unsightly veins, acne scarring and other blemishes — even unwanted hair.
Why choose IPL over other treatment options? Laser resurfacing and deep chemical peels often send patients into hiding, as they wait for redness and swelling to subside. Microdermabrasion addresses skin irregularities, but is not effective against all complexion problems including redness, flushing and broken capillaries. Face lifts and other surgical procedures are far too invasive for younger patients and "baby boomers" who simply want to revitalize their appearance without recovery downtime.
The visible signs of aging cannot be fully avoided, but can be dramatically minimized. The key is to do it as gently as possible. As far as the skin is concerned there are two types of aging — intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic aging involves the inevitable; as we grow older, our skin naturally becomes thinner and drier. Diminished amounts of collagen makes the skin less elastic. What used to bounce back begins to sag. Static, deep wrinkles may begin appearing. The rate of these events is genetically determined for each person; the process first becomes noticeable between the ages of 30 and 35.
Extrinsic aging results from exposure to the environment. Extrinsic aging is the critical element in determining who looks older or younger than their biological age. Exposure to sunlight is a key contributor to extrinsic aging. Photoaging occurs when elastin and a collagen breakdown are not replaced, causing fine lines and wrinkles to intensify. Photoaging also causes pigment changes with development of age spots (sun-induced freckles) and uneven skin tone.
Spider veins and dilated capillaries are another sign of photoaged skin. Lifestyle choices also have an impact on extrinsic aging. Cigarette smoking contributes to the breakdown of elastin and collagen and impairs the body's healing capacity.
Advantages of IPL Skin Treatments with Photorejuvenation:
Treats the entire face, not only small spots
No or little discomfort
Immediate return to routine activities
Gradual, natural-looking improvement
Photorejuvenation with IPL is the most versatile of all treatment options.
Patients often schedule appointments during their lunch hours. IPL can treat numerous skin conditions at once. It is effective on red blemishes that originate from blood vessels, as well as brown pigment blemishes in the form of freckles, age spots and other sun damage. IPL also treats the neck, chest and hands, where sun damage is often most visible.
Our experience staff at Aromas Medspa in Doral and Kendall will determine an IPL treatment plan for each new patient, accounting for the number and severity of skin conditions being treated, as well as skin type. On average, four to six treatments are recommended, scheduled at three-week intervals. Each session usually lasts about 20 minutes, with patients returning to normal activity immed iately afterwards. IPL treatments provide gradual, natural improvement with excellent long-term results.
Before treatment, a cold gel is usually applied to the areas to be treated and patients wear protective eyewear. During treatment, a physician or trained staff member gently applies the smooth, glass surface of the IPL handpiece to the skin. Light is delivered to the skin surface in precise pulses that are typically pain-free. Occasionally some signs of treatment, such as redness, can last for one or two hours. In most cases, the entire face is treated, but the therapy can also work well on the neck, chest and hands. Results from a full series of treatments usually last for a year or more.
IPL treats the damaged superficial layer of the skin, while delivering thermal energy to deeper tissue. This energy has an effect on collagen production, which helps firm and tighten the skin.
Our perfect combination of Botox or Dysport with an IPL gives outstanding results for lines and wrinkles. While IPL clears the "canvas of the face," smoothing away various brown and red conditions while improving general texture and skin tone, Botox or Dysport will relax the necessary facial muscles to give our skin a well deserve vacation.
The term "Photorejuvenation" refers to the non-ablative, non-invasive treatment of red and brown pigment that leaves a smooth skin texture and even complexion, yielding a more youthful appearance.
IPL Skin Treatments are a safe, effective and popuar way to improve the signs of aging from the face, neck, chest, arms and hands. This in-office procedure is performed by a physician or trained medical staff member and typically requires four to six sessions of about 20 minutes each, performed at three-week intervals.
In addition to effectively treating multiple symptoms and locations in each session, the IPL procedure is gentle, non-invasive and safe, requiring no downtime. In fact, many people even schedule their sessions during their lunch breaks. Additionally, IPL treatments are customized to each individual's specific skin type and condition, providing the best possible results.
Any man or woman who shows the signs of aged and sun-damaged skin is a candidate for IPL Skin Treatments using Photorejuvenation. A brief consultation with an IPL specialist should provide all the information needed.
Before treatment, a cold gel is usually applied to the area to be treated, and patients are given protective eyewear. During treatment, the smooth, glass surface of the IPL handpiece is gently applied to the skin, delivering precise pulses of light to the area being treated. IPL treatments are usually pain-free, but an anesthetic cream can be used if the light pulses are uncomfortable.
Some patients compare the sensation to a light pinch or the snap of a rubber band. Treatment sessions usually last about 20 minutes, and a complete program usually includes four to six sessions.
After treatment, patients can immediately return to normal routines and activities. Occasionally evidence of treatment such as redness or blotchiness may last for an hour or two.
Several IPL treatments are required to provide gradual, natural-looking improvement with very low risk. Results usually last a year or more