Advanced skin rejuvenation utilizes an intense pulsed light (IPL) procedure that is non-invasive. Skin is neither removed nor damaged, thus there is no recovery or down time. The pulsed light destroys unwanted blood vessels and pigmented areas without harming normal skin. This laser therapy also “plumps” collagen creating smoother skin and less fine lines. Most patients will feel minimal discomfort during the procedure, and the treated area may feel like you have a very mild sunburn. Pigmented areas will actually appear darker after treatment, and will then flake off in 3-10 days. Blood vessels may fade immediately after treatment, or within a few days. Skin smoothing and fine line reduction will be noted between weeks 9-12 of treatment. The usual duration of advanced skin rejuvenation is 30 minutes depending on the size of the treatment area. Often, 2-6 treatments are necessary. However, this number may vary based on your skin type and condition being treated.
Dr. Anne Hermann, a holistic internal medicine physician, is pleased to offer IPL therapy to her patients. Offices are maintained in Tampa and Saint Petersburg Beach, Florida. Please call the office at (813) 902-9559 for more information or to schedule an appointment.