IPL SKIN TREATMENT BENEFITS
Living in California’s beautiful, sunny climate offers many advantages; however, chronic sun exposure puts Californians at greater risk for severe skin damage. The sun’s UV rays are responsible for 80-90% of the visible signs of aging, and can cause irregular pigmentation spots on the hands, arms, face, chest, and shoulders. IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) skin treatments correct and reverse the effects of sun-damage and aging, and can improve the texture, tone, appearance, and color of the skin with little discomfort and minimal post-treatment recovery time. IPL skin treatments utilize a process called photorejuvenation to target and correct rosacea, redness, sun spots, broken capillaries, age spots, fine lines, enlarged pores, and wrinkles. IPL treatments can also enhance the appearance of discolored or hyperpigmented skin resulting from alcohol use, hormonal changes, or smoking.
IPL PROCEDURE AND RESULTS
During the IPL skin treatment, a non-ablative (non-damaging), precisely calibrated laser delivers intense light at different wavelengths to the deepest layers of the skin (dermis), but leaves the outermost layers of the skin (epidermis) unaffected. This process evens the skin tone and stimulates the production of new collagen to rejuvenate the skin without causing damage to the epidermis. A complete IPL treatment can be performed in as little as 15-30 minutes, and because of its noninvasive nature, there is minimal discomfort and no need for a post-treatment recovery period.
Three to six IPL treatments performed approximately three weeks apart is the generally recommended protocol for successful eradication of sun spots, redness, and old acne scars, although the exact number of recommended treatments will vary from patient to patient. Temporary facial redness (approximately one hour) is the most frequent side effect of the IPL skin treatment, and patients are able to resume their daily activities directly after their treatment. Although initial results will be apparent immediately after the IPL treatment, patients will notice discernible improvements in their skin condition over the course of the next 1-3 weeks.
For optimal results, your IPL skin treatment should be performed by a skillful, board certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. J. Timothy Katzen. Dr. Katzen takes pride in keeping abreast of the latest advances in the field of non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments, and has helped many patients improve the appearance and condition of their skin with IPL skin treatments at his private practice in Beverly Hills, California.
Dr. Katzen’s practice is built on the foundational principle of procedural customization, meaning that as a patient, you will receive a unique treatment plan, tailored to reflect your specific aesthetic preferences, and designed to bring your cosmetic goals to fruition. Dr. Katzen and his professional staff have created a warm, welcoming office environment, where you will feel secure and comfortable throughout your IPL skin treatment experience.
Dr. Katzen and his professional team understand the importance of well-informed patients, and will take the time to thoroughly explain your IPL treatment options. If you would like additional information about IPL skin treatments please contact our office today. We look forward to speaking with you and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Katzen.