Intense Pulse Light Treatment (Photorejuvenation)


Photorejuvenation - Plastic Surgery San Francisco California

A non-invasive, minimal recovery treatment that reduces the undesirable redness, brown spots, pour size and improves skin texture.

The Photorejuvenation Procedure

Both the pleasures and stresses of life along with the simple passage of time tend to cause our skin to appear older. The signs of photoaging and sun damage are typically most visible on a person’s face and body. While numerous treatments exist to improve various facial flaws, skin specialists have always sought procedures that provide a dramatic improvement with low risk and no “down time.”

Photorejuvenation using Intense Pulse Light (IPL) with or without ELOS technology (radiofrequency energy) is a non-invasive treatment that treats skin damage. Most frequently, patients do not have a disruption of the skin’s surface and hence, no “down time.” IPL can simultaneously treat a wide range of facial concerns safely and effectively, such as broken capillaries, diffuse redness, benign brown pigment, age spots (sun-induced freckles) and overall mottled skin pigmentation. There can be an improvement in fine, facial wrinkles.

As you look at the pictures in the PHOTO GALLERY, you can see examples of such improvements. The level of improvement can be somewhat controlled by the number of treatments you have. Occasionally, undesirable blood vessels in the skin that are large or deep may need to be treated with a laser to eliminate them. This technology is also helpful when trying to reduce the redness of scars or skin following laser resurfacing. It can be performed on any part of the body where you want a reduction in the red and or brown color.

The IPL Treatment

Either Dr. Kulick or one of our nurses performs the treatment in our office. A cold gel is usually applied to the area to be treated and eye shields are used to protect your eyes from the bright light. The hand piece is gently applied to your skin and pulses of light are applied – through the cold gel. Treatments are generally administered in a series of four to six sessions that provide excellent long-term results, minimal adverse effects and high satisfaction. The number of undesirable skin conditions you are treating and the severity of each problem will determine the number of treatments recommended. Each treatment takes approximately 20 – 30 minutes.

The nice thing about this treatment is that you can return to work the same day and resume all of your regular activities although it is very important to protect the treated area from sunlight. Photorejuvenation can provide gradual improvement with very low risk and very little down time.

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