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Intense pulsed light (IPL® ) therapy can easily be customized to your skin type and condition as well as your schedule and lifestyle. Patients can typically return to work immediately following the procedure. IPL uses light to reduce oil gland production and help kill the bacteria that causes acne. Available treatment areas include : Hands, Shoulders, Face, Neck and Chest
Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy can easily be customized to your skin type and condition as well as your schedule and lifestyle. Patients can typically return to work immediately following the procedure. IPL uses light to reduce oil gland production and help kill the bacteria that causes acne. Available treatment areas include the hands, shoulders, face, neck, and chest. IPL works by penetrating the top layer of skin and working upon the underlying dermis. The light seals blood vessels and destroys unwanted pigment and hair follicles. There is minimal recovery time associated with this procedure; some minor redness and swelling may be present for up to three days after the session. Patients with most skin conditions will take three to five treatments to get the “full effect”. When compared to other forms of skin rejuvenation surgery, photorejuvenation is by far the most convenient for those with a busy schedule. Many patients even get treatments on their lunch break!
Even if someone hasn’t had acne in years, many people are left with small acne scars on their face and body. With laser skin resurfacing, these scars can be erased. 30 to 40 minutes before the treatment, a topical anesthetic cream is applied, and then the laser resurfacing will begin. A minor warmth is felt on the face while the procedure is underway. The high energy beam of light causes the top layer of skin to peel off and reveal a layer of new, healthy skin. This advanced laser system leaves small bridges of untreated skin, making healing much faster than other skin laser treatments. The resurfacing takes anywhere from 30 minutes to 1.5 hours depending on the treatment area size and location. This makes it possible to receive treatment over a lunch break or short appointment. After the treatment, your face will have some redness with minor swelling, but any pain and discomfort should subside after several days.
One of the most common skin conditions in the U.S. is acne, which affects an estimated 17 million people nationwide. Acne occurs when the pores become clogged on a person’s face, chest, back, neck, or upper arms and cause blemishes. While acne is not a life-threatening problem, it can have far reaching and long-lasting psychological effects; causing low self-esteem and a lack of confidence by making one feel self-conscious about their appearance. In severe cases and if not treated properly, it can cause embarrassing and unsightly scarring.
Dr. Peter Malouf is highly trained in laser dermatology for the treatment of acne. This procedure uses lasers and other light devices to remove excess oil and dead skin cells, helping unclog the pores. Patients usually show improvement after just a few sessions.
Since progress is dependent on the severity of the acne, an in-office consultation can determine if this treatment may offer better results than conventional acne treatments involving washes and creams.