Photofacial is a non-abrasive and non-invasive rejuvenation of your skin using the remarkable technology of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). IPL Photofacials can improve the signs of sun damage, rosacea and brown spots on the face, hands and body. It has also been used to reduce the appearance of mild acne scars, dark circles around the eyes and fine lines around the eyes and mouth.
The IPL Photofacial handpiece is gently pressed to the skin and painless pulses of light are emitted. Usually 4-6 treatment sessions lasting about 20 minutes each will provide you with beautiful results.
There is no recuperation time - with an IPL Photofacial you can return to work or resume your normal activities on the same day. You will notice a gradual, natural-looking improvement in your skin with time. IPL is a safe solution tailor-made to your skin type and condition.
Photodynamic therapy (PDT), also known as photoradiation therapy, is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat skin cancer and other conditions such as acne, rosacea and actinic keratosis. PDT uses a topical photo sensitizer called Levulan along with a light energy source to destroy abnormal skin cells. The Levulan is applied to the skin and incubated for a certain amount of time before it is exposed to light energy to activate the medication and destroy the targeted cells.
Most people see successful results from PDT after three treatment sessions spaced two to four weeks apart. This procedure can be combined with other treatments, such as intense pulsed light, in order to maximize results and leave skin as healthy and beautiful as possible.
The Smoothbeam™ laser is an advanced diode laser that treats acne by targeting its cause, the oil-producing sebaceous glands. The laser energy delivered during this treatment heats the sebaceous glands and changes their structure and function, preventing them from producing excessive amounts of oil. The laser beams target the sebaceous glands while leaving the surrounding tissue intact.
Most patients can achieve successful results from this procedure after four to five treatment sessions spaced four to six weeks apart. Each treatment session typically lasts 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated. It is normal for patients to experience redness and the sensation of mild sunburn for several hours after treatment. You will be able to resume your regular activities immediately after each treatment session.
Although acne treatment with the Smoothbeam laser is considered safe for most patients, there are certain risks and side effects associated with any type of treatment. Some of these may include hyperpigmentation, scarring, depressions in the skin and blistering. These side effects are usually mild and go away on their own within a short time.
The Vbeam® pulse dye laser by Candela has been a gold standard laser treatment for vascular conditions for over 20 years. The most versatile of the Vbeam lasers, the Perfecta laser treatment addresses a remarkable array of skin conditions, from red and brown discoloration to vascular lesions, wrinkles and acne. Treatment with the Vbeam Perfecta is fast, safe, effective and comfortable, thanks to a large spot size and a patented Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD™). Combined with Perfecta's advanced micro-pulse technology, the DCD prevents post-treatment bruising and offers patients little to no downtime after treatment. The result is effective and dramatic skin rejuvenation
Perfecta treats a very wide variety of skin conditions including:
- Areas of Redness
- Uneven Pigmentation
- Facial and leg veins
- Pigmented Lesions, such as freckles or age spots
- Angiomas and hemangiomas
- Port wine stains
- Scars and stretch marks