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An even skin tone is one of the surest signs of healthy and youthful skin. With IPL (Intense Pulse Light) we can start to remove those pesky brown and red discolorations in just one treatment, restoring an even skin tone, color and texture. The powerful light energy breaks up dark pigmentation and cauterizes red vessels.
As a result the stubborn discoloration is gently erased. IPL addresses concerns on the face, neck, chest, hands, arms as well as the legs.
The light is transmitted through a head that specifically sites red and brown discolorations. The heat energy is absorbed by the melanin deep below the skin surface, breaking up the pigment, without damaging surrounding tissue .Spider veins coagulate and shrink, and many will disappear completely. Once treated the melanin will shed off topically. There will be little to no trace of the initial pigment after the completion of your treatment course. And the coagulated spider veins will be naturally absorbed by the body.
The treatment will take 30 minutes to an hour depending on the area treated. A topical anesthetic cream will be applied 30-45 minutes prior to your treatment. Your eyes will be covered to minimize the flashes of light that are visible during treatment. The light feels similar to the sensation of a small rubber band snap, accompanied by a heat sensation.
After the treatment your skin can look sunburned with some superficial swelling. The brown spots being treated will appear darker after the procedure and continue to darken over the next few days, looking like pepper or coffee grounds. At times the red discolorations (vessels) can have pinpoint bruising that will heal over the next few days.
The area treated may feel warm after treatment and will subside in 1-3 days, you can use cool packs if needed for comfort. Your nurse will ask that you not to pick at the dark spots, and let them wash off in there natural healing time period, usually 7-10 days. Do not scrub your face, just gently wash, resuming any active ingredients (Retin-A, glycolic, salicylic,etc.) in 7-10 days.You will need to avoid the sun exposure for 1 week, and thereafter be diligent with your sunscreen.
Strella has an exceptional staff of expert trained registered nurses with extensive experience. This experience is what gives Strella the cutting edge in laser treatments . There extensively trained staff will review your medical history and devise a plan that sets the foundation/relationship that will result in great success on all skin types and both men and women.