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Light-based photorejuvenation therapy (photofacial) can be used to effectively treat a variety of indications, including redness, sun-damage, pigmentation, age spots, fine lines, and large pores. Photofacials leave the skin feeling smoother and softer.
IPL™ PhotoFacial uses precise amounts of visible light (IPL is ‘intense pulsed light’) to effectively treat facial redness and improve sun-damaged skin. The light energy is absorbed by the damaged tissue resulting in a stimulation of the production of collagen. Through this stimulation of collagen the appearance of aging skin is softened, fine lines and wrinkles are improved, dark pigmentation and age spots fade, there is a reduction in pore size.
IPL PhotoFacial can also be used to treat rosacea. The redness and flushing of rosacea can be reduced 80 to 90 percent.
IPL PhotoFacial can treat the face, neck or chest. Depending on the area treated, for optimal results most patients receive four treatments. Following your first treatment, your skin will feel smoother and softer, with a more even skin tone. Improvements are gradual and become more visible after each treatment.
A more aggressive version of the IPL PhotoFacial is available for patients willing to experience a little downtime that includes increased redness and peeling, but with more dramatic results. The Dynamic PhotoFacial utilizes the application of ALA – aminolevulinic acid – prior to the treatment. The ALA allows a deeper penetration of the light energy into the dermis. While the treatment is not recommended for all patients, it is an option for those seeking a more aggressive treatment.
The Vbeam safely and effectively removes vascular and pigmented discolorations, including rosacea, sun spots, age spots, freckles, poikiloderma, port wine stains, and facial veins. Vbeam can also be used to combat acne by treating inflammatory acne vulgaris, post acne redness, and acne scarring. The Vbeam uses Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL) technology to deliver intense but gentle bursts of light into targeted areas of the skin. The light is absorbed by the blood vessels or melanin pigmented areas in the dermis causing the pigment to disperse.
Results may be evident after just one treatment, though four to six treatments are typically recommended. Vbeam is safe for all skin types.
Laser Genesis skin therapy utilizes non-invasive laser technology to treat conditions that are typically associated with sun damage and premature signs of aging – such as excessive redness, large pores, uneven texture, and fine-line wrinkles. The treatment stimulates collagen regrowth by gently heating the upper dermis well below the skin’s surface. Additional heat is generated in dilated capillaries to reduce redness.
Subtle yet consistent results can be seen after each Laser Genesis treatment, without unwanted side effects such as bruising or excessive skin irritation. While each patient’s condition and needs vary, four to six treatments are typically required in order to achieve optimal results.
* Laser Genesis treatments are available at our Four Seasons location.