Pulsed Light (IPL) technology is a treatment breakthrough
that can correct a variety of benign skin conditions,
such as facial skin imperfections, the signs of photo-aging,
birthmarks, unwanted hair, unsightly small veins, and
other blemishes. It offers a safe non-invasive solution
that can be tailored to your individual condition and
skin type, providing superior cosmetic results and outstanding
satisfaction, through a new process called photorejuvenation.
HOW IS PHOTOREJUVENATION PERFORMED?
A cold gel is usually applied to the area to be treated,
and you may be given dark glasses to protect your eyes
from the bright light. The smooth glass surface of the
IPL hand piece is gently applied to your skin
and pulses of light are applied. You may feel a slight
sting, like the snapping of a small rubber band. Anesthetic
cream may be used, but is seldom required. Treatment
is generally administered in a series of 4 to 6 sessions
that provide excellent long-term results, minimal adverse
effects and high satisfaction. Each treatment takes
about twenty minutes.
WHY ARE MULTIPLE TREATMENTS NECESSARY?
Depending on the number of conditions you are treating,
and the severity of the individual problem, a series
of four to six treatment sessions may be recommended.
You can return to work the same day and resume all of
your regular activities. By dividing the full program
into several treatments, the procedure provides gradual
improvement with very low risk - and it preserves the
wonderful "no down time" feature that people
appreciate so much.
HOW DO THE OTHER TREATMENTS COMPARE TO PHOTOREJUVENATION?
While there are some lasers that treat telangiectasia
and broken capillaries, other lasers that treat benign
brown pigments and others yet that are used for resurfacing
facial skin, no other technology provides such long-term
improvement in skin . And all this without the slightest
interruption in your busy lifestyle.
WHAT CONDITIONS CAN PHOTOREJUVENATION TREAT?
Imperfections from Sun Damage and Photo-aging.
Facial imperfections or abnormalities can detract from
your well being and appearance, no matter how healthy
and young you feel. IPL technology helps create
smoother-looking skin. After a series of treatments,
you can see a significant reduction of unwanted pigmentation.
The same treatment can be used effectively on the neck,
chest, arms and hands.
Benign Vascular Lesions: Broken Veins and Capillaries
The face has an extensive network of veins and tiny
blood vessels called capillaries. Over time, aging,
trauma, sun exposure, and certain lifestyle factors
cause a number of them to break appearing as red streaks
or blotches on the face. IPL therapy can eliminate
damaged veins and capillaries by removing virtually
all traces of these unsightly blemishes.
Redness Caused by Broken Capillaries
Many people suffer from broken capillaries and diffuse
erythema, which leads them social embarrassment. For
both women and men, IPL can successfully treat
dilated blood vessels without injuring the surrounding
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 from simple creams to major
surgeries-exist to improve various facial flaws, skin
specialists have always sought dramatic improvement
with low risk and no "down time." Additionally,
many conventional treatment options can only address
one condition at a time, while they will entail a prolonged
recovery time, considerable pain, and potential side
Imagine reducing the effects of sun damage.
Photorejuvenation using IPL is a non-invasive
treatment that treats skin damage without disruption
of the skin's surface, hence no "down time."
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) can simultaneously
treat a wide range of facial concerns safely and effectively,
such as broken capillaries, benign brown pigment, age
spots (sun-induced freckles), mottled pigmentation and
Dr. Sexton currently employs the new PROLITE intense
pulsed light system for reversing photoaging and irregular
skin pigmentation, as well as vascular (red) blemishes
such as those caused by rosacea. These treatments can
help you enjoy smoother, healthier, younger-looking
skin with no disruption to your normal activities.