What is IPL or Photofacial?
Photofacial IPL or Intense Pulsed Light is a treatment for the face and body that produces even-toned, younger looking skin. This light-based therapy will improve your appearance and skin health with each treatment including:
- Sun damage and brown spots
- Rosacea and redness
- Improves dull skin complexions
- Evens out your skin tone
- Facial veins and broken capillaries
- Enlarged pores
- Little or no discomfort
- Skin Rejuvenation
How does pulsed light technology work?
Pulsed light is applied in a series of gentle pulses over the treatment area. Without damaging the skin, the light penetrates the sub-surface skin layers and is absorbed by the blood vessels or by the pigmentation. Each time you are treated, the spot will become lighter as the energy penetrates deeper, pulling more color to the surface. You may use IPL on any part of the body, including the neck, chest, arms, hands and more.
Is Intense Pulsed Light Safe?
Our IPL treatments are very safe. We have been thoroughly trained in safe parameters for treatment and always tailor the procedure to your specific skin type for best results. You need to make sure you have not tanned (in the sun, tanning bed, or spray tan) for at least 4-6 weeks before having a photo facial done. This increases your chances of having an unwanted side effect. It is best to do a series of photo facial treatments in the fall or winter. You must also stop any use of retinoids for 5 days prior to treatment. Some medications may cause photo sensitivity. Be sure to discuss all of your medications with your provider.
What should I expect from Photofacial treatments?
IPL treatments range from 15 to 1 hour. First, the treated area is cleansed, and a cool gel is applied. The light pulse is then delivered, with little or no discomfort. After treatment, the gel is removed, and the skin is cleansed. you can resume all regular activities immediately. This procedure is often used in combination with one of our comprehensive skin care lines, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels.
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What is Gentlease?
The GentleLASE laser treatment is Premier’s coined term for our innovative laser therapy performed by our powerhouse, the GentleMAX Laser. The GentleLASE treatment uses the 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser to deliver energy deep beneath the surface of the skin, causing underlying tissue to contract and tighten. It stimulates the body’s own collagen production, restoring levels to produce skin that is firmer.
A single treatment can reduce pore size, reduce inflammation, kill bacteria, produce a more uniform skin tone, reduce redness, increase collagen, reduce fine lines and wrinkles. The results are immediate and will continue to improve in subsequent weeks. It is also excellent for treating rosacea and acne.
During the treatment, you can expect to feel a warm to hot heat sensation. There is no pain associated with the GentleLASE laser treatment and there is no downtime!
The recommended treatment plan would be a series of 4-6 treatments, with each treatment spaced 4 weeks apart. Maintenance treatments would be performed every 6 months. Your specific treatment plan may vary. One of our licensed practitioners will discuss this with you during your consultation.
Our GentleMax 1064 YAG laser can also treat veins! The 1064 YAG Laser delivers the precise dosage of energy to problematic veins without injuring any nearby structures, such as healthy blood vessels or skin tissues. The entire laser vein removal procedure is typically no more than 20-30 minutes, and no anesthesia is necessary. There is no down time, and very little, if any, discomfort associated with this treatment.
Spider veins on the legs, reticular veins and facial telangiectasias are the most common types of veins we treat.
Spider veins are small, damaged veins that can appear on the surface of the legs or face. They are usually not painful or harmful.Spider veins can be blue, purple, or red and may appear in the form of thin lines, webs, or branches.
Reticular Veins are small, bluish-colored veins that carry blood to the skin and are larger than spider veins.
Telangiectasias are dilated or broken blood vessels located near the surface of the skin. They often appear as fine pink or red lines. “Matted” telangiectasias are clusters of these small, dilated blood vessels that form a pink or red patch on the skin. We commonly see these on the cheeks.