How do you get rid of sun damage and dark spots on your face and neck skin? We have a few suggestions at Advanced Dermatology for both men and women with hyperpigmentation issues. One of our skin rejuvenation techniques is to perform intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy with our elos Plus device by Candela. Even though it is not an invasive procedure, an IPL session can pack a punch when it comes to fighting off the aging process or the sun's damage to your skin. Call for a skin analysis at our Katy, League City, Pearland, or Sugar Land, TX office to see if you qualify for intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy.
"I was referred to Dr. Sherry Ingraham by two friends, both who had cosmetic work done by her as well as one who had issues with melasma (brown spots). Dr. Ingraham not only has the touch of an Artist when it comes to Botox (forehead/eyes) injections, but her filler technique (restylane/perlane) is outstanding. Ive received more comments about how young I look and how smooth my skin appears since I've been her patient for 3 years now. She recommended IPL and then Fraxel, and Ive never been happier. Best derm i've ever seen in Houston."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Apr 01, 2013
"Dr. Ingraham and her staff have consistently made it easy for me to return to the Advanced Dermatology Practice for over 4 years. Dr Ingraham is a wiz when it comes to performing cosmetic procedures and she is also extremely bright and intuitive when it comes to uncommon maladies of the skin, others couldn't fix, yet she did in one office visit. Mary Beth has performed IPL and cool sculpting (Zeltiq) on me on 2 occassions with amazing results-I would definitely recommend these procedures to anyone looking to get rid of their sun spots AND reducing some unwanted fat that wouldn't disappear with basic diet and exercise."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Mar 18, 2013
IPL works deep within the layers of your skin to improve many complexion concerns (especially mild acne scars, brown spots, facial redness, fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, redness, and rosacea) with little or no downtime. Candidates for IPL at Advanced Dermatology may also have a combination of concerns with their skin, including rough texture, large pores, flushing, freckles, melasma, or broken capillaries. We will assess your skin to see if you are a candidate for IPL at a private consultation.
IPL is performed inside one of our Katy, League City, Pearland, or Sugar Land, TX offices in about 20 – 30 minutes in our minor procedures room. To start the treatment, your IPL provider will clean and dry the skin to be treated before covering your eyes with special protective shields. The IPL will be administered using the elos Plus laser. It will pass over the skin while emitting pulses of light energy. Whereas most patients will feel some discomfort during an IPL session, it is generally tolerable for short periods of time. Add on extra time if you plan to have other treatments at the same time.
What to Expect
There is no downtime associated with a photofacial, but you will leave your appointment with your skin a little swollen and pink. This will decrease on its own as the day continues — it can be concealed with makeup if you want. Advanced Dermatology advises patients to keep an ointment on the skin's surface to decrease irritation and speed healing. It also helps to take medication to reduce swelling. Over the course of several days, the sun damage and other irregularities that rested under the skin will come to the surface and then begin to flake off. It's important to keep your skin protected from the sun at all times after a photofacial and to not pick at your skin. While you should see some visible results after the first session, your skin will attain the best results after several IPL sessions. Our practitioners recommend 3 – 6 treatments performed around once a month at Advanced Dermatology.
You'll Love An IPL PhotoFacial
We invite you to learn more about IPL laser treatments by calling our Katy, League City, Pearland, or Sugar Land, TX office and scheduling a skin consultation with us. With elos Plus laser treatments at Advanced Dermatology, we can go deep within the layers of your skin to help bring back a bright glow and a clear complexion with IPL.