Do you think that the reflection you see in the mirror each morning matches the way you feel? Many patients wish that there was a safe, easy and quick way to get rid of their red complexion, fine wrinkles, irregular pigmentation and large pores. Fortunately, our advanced technologies enable us to treat these skin imperfections safely, easily and effectively.
IPL Facial Rejuvenation
Dr. Patricia Dickerson performs IPL Rejuvenation for patients from Centerville, Dayton, Middletown, Cincinnati, Columbus and throughout Ohio to combat the effects of aging and damaged skin in a softer, gentler way. The redness and flushing of rosacea can be reduced 70 - 90 percent. It can be used to treat the full face, neck, chest and even the hands.
Using the advanced IPL system, your doctor gently delivers precise amounts of light energy through your skin's surface. Treatments are spaced at 3 week intervals. The energy is delivered at specific settings for each treatment to maximize your results.
The light energy stimulates the production of collagen. As the new collagen forms, it softens the appearance of aging skin. Fine lines and wrinkles are decreased. The redness associated with telangiectasia can be dramatically reduced.
How do IPL Facial Rejuvenation treatments work?
Today's new light technology delivers precise dosages of energy to the skin. During your treatment, light energy is gently delivered through a special handpiece to the targeted area. Levels of energy specific to your treatment are used to maximize your improvement. Once delivered, the light energy is absorbed by the targeted damaged tissue.
How many treatments will I need?
Depending on the area treated, there will be a series of 5 - 8 treatments. Treatments usually take from 15 - 30 minutes and are administered in the doctor's office.
Does IPL Rejuvenation hurt?
Most patients describe the sensation to be like the snap of a rubber band on the skin as the pulses of energy are delivered through the handpiece. Some patients opt to have a topical anesthesia. After treatment, the pain is minimal to nonexistent. Topical numbing cream is available. It is best applied 30 minutes prior to treatment and again 15 minutes before treatment.
Who are the best candidates for IPL Rejuvenation?
The best candidates have:
- Red, flushed faces
- Sun-damaged skin
- Hyperpigmentation (Brown Pigment)
- Enlarged pores
- Sun spots
Are IPL treatments safe?
Yes. Advanced light systems have been used safely for millions of treatments worldwide. These systems treat only the targeted tissues, leaving the surrounding tissue intact. However, some bruising or redness may occur.
What results can I expect?
After only one treatment, your skin will have a more even tone with a smoother look and feel. Sunspots will fade. Fine lines and wrinkles will gradually decrease in size. These improvements will steadily increase with each treatment. Patients will see a progressive decrease in redness with every treatment.
What will recovery be like?
After Dr. Dickerson performs your IPL treatment, post-operative discomfort is almost nonexistent. After treatment with most light systems, the treated skin may appear a little flushed and capillaries may seem to be more visible. The flushed look soon fades away, and the capillaries appear to vanish, leaving the skin looking younger. It's that simple.
Following any treatment, you should follow your doctor's instructions, avoid any harsh skin cleansers and use sunscreen.