For over 10 years, our Laser and Skin Clinic has been successfully treating all types of skin pigmentation, from freckle removal, sun spots to age spots on facial and body areas. Our Skin Pigmentation Removal is a quick and non-invasive treatment. Namely, IPL is a fantastic therapy for erasing pigmentation.
The process of photoaging
As we age, we realize that the skin on the exposed areas of the body such as the face, neck and hands are aging much earlier. Lost elasticity, age spots, various vascular lesions, the skin becomes rough and covered with a network of fine wrinkles. Of course, a lot depends on genes, constitutional features of the person and the state of the organism as a whole, but the aging process significantly exacerbated by natural aggressor – the sun. On one hand, it is useful: sunbeams help the body to produce vitamin D, without them, we would have remained constantly under depression and our immunity would hopelessly weakened. On the other hand, an excess of solar radiation leads to premature failure of the structural components of the skin such as collagen and elastin fibers and increases the number of pigmented and vascular lesions. This process is called photoaging.
About the pigmentation treatment
Over the past decade, there was invented a great variety of rejuvenating treatments to combat photoaging: mechanical dermabrasion, various chemical peels, laser resurfacing etc. However, an excellent cosmetic effect usually comes after a long and painful recovery period. Fortunately, scientists cooperated with practitioners and came up with another, less painful solution with no downtime. This state-of-art treatment is called photofacial, photo rejuvenation or IPL.
- Have a Hollywood Glow Without Pain
IPL can be a amazing therapy for erasing mild sun damage, freckles, and getting rid of – or greatly reducing – irregular pigmentation and light brown spots on the face, neck and chest.
WHAT IS PHOTOFACIAL – IPL (INTENSE PULSED LIGHT) REJUVENATION?
Indeed, environmental challenges, polluted air and solar radiation are the main reasons of premature skin aging and wrinkle formation. Photorejuvenation/photofacial is an excellent solution to a number of facial and body skin problems, helping eliminate dryness, flabbiness, age spots, acne and post-acne scarring.
Laser-assisted rejuvenation (photorejuvenation/photo facial) is a correction method aimed at fighting back skin aging effects with the help of high-intensity impulse light source. A laser ray activates cellular processes involved in the formation of collagen and elastin, two proteins in charge of skin tone and suppleness. It helps the skin restore its youthfulness and natural beauty. Moreover, high-frequency laser energy stimulates blood circulation, regulates lipoid balance and reduces the size of the pores. In general, the procedure is a safe and efficient method of improving skin structure and appearance.
IPL REJUVENATION (PHOTOFACIAL) IS INDICATED IN THE FOLLOWING CASES:
- pigmentation spots
- spider veins
- enlarged pores and unsmooth facial skin
- fine wrinkles
- lack of skin tone and elasticity
- dull skin appearance etc.
CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR IPL REJUVENATION (PHOTO FACIAL):
- recent tan
- using tanning lotions
- diabetes mellitus at a decompensation stage
- pregnancy and breast-feeding
- Acutane (Isotrenine) treatment
- moles and skin growths located in a laser treatment area
- oversensitivity to sunlight
- oncological problems
- blood disorders etc.
Recommended rejuvenation (photofacial) procedure frequency: Complete photo rejuvenation course consists of 3-6 procedures, each spread within 3 weeks. An average procedure lasts for about 30 min.
PREPARATION FOR IPL REJUVENATION (PHOTOFACIAL):
Avoid sun exposure to the treatment area, and do not use UV tanning beds at all for four weeks before treatment. The use of self-tanning skin care products must be discontinued 2 weeks prior to treatment, and any residual self-tanner must be removed in order to perform the treatment.
Numbing agents may not be used in the treatment area as it can interfere with the efficacy of treatment.
In Addition, use a broad-spectrum sunblock with an SPF of 30 or above on a daily basis (rain or shine).
Also, do not use any topical products that cause photosensitivity (e.g. hydroxy acids, salicylic acid, retinols, and benzoyl peroxide) in the treatment areas for three days before treatment. Use a gentle cleanser and lotion on treated areas.
Follow instructions regarding all oral prescription medications that we provided at your medical laser consultation. If you are taking any new or different medications, including antibiotics, contact our office prior to your appointment.
If you have received any medical spa services in the treatment area, such as Botox®, dermal fillers, laser or spa services, please contact our office to ensure that treatment may still be performed.
- pigmentation spots fade away up to their complete disappearance
- pores diminish in size and skin gets smoother
- spider veins disappear
- skin tone and elasticity improve
- fine lines disappear
- face acquires a healthy-looking appearance etc.
POST-TREATMENT SKIN CARE:
- Don’t use sun tanning for 2 weeks
- Use of sun protection of at least 30 SPF for outdoors
- Avoid skin steaming and using hot water for 3 days
- No saunas or swimming pools for 3 days
- Skip alcohol-based skin treatments for three days following the procedure
- Finally, no tetracyclines within two weeks following the procedure
It is not a coincidence that laser skin rejuvenation (photo facial) has gained popularity so fast.
Only a few sessions and your skin will acquire a healthy and beautiful glow!
“Viktoria and her whole crew are the most professional and friendliest estheticians in the area. Highly recommended spa for its unique atmosphere and quality of services. Can’t wait to be back there soon.”
– Iryna M
Client of VS MedSpa