Photofacial rejuvenation can address age spots, broken blood vessels, brown pigmentation, and other skin changes brought on by exposure to the sun’s rays. At Killingsworth Center for Plastic Surgery, you can rely on the innovative IPL photofacial treatments offered by our double board-certified Atlanta plastic surgeon, Dr. Christopher Killingsworth and his skin care team.
WHAT IS PHOTOFACIAL REJUVENATION?
Intense pulsed light (IPL) uses multiple wavelengths of light to treat different skin conditions, including brown pigmentation, age spots, and broken blood vessels. IPL is a non-laser, high-intensity light source that makes use of a high-output flash lamp to produce a broad wavelength output of non-coherent light. Since the individual light pulses have a specific duration, intensity, and spectral distribution, it allows for a controlled and confined energy delivery into targeted skin tissues.
Intense pulsed light technologies have evolved significantly since their introduction to the medical community decades ago. IPL photofacial rejuvenation can be used for the aesthetic treatment of many cosmetic concerns. IPL allows for precision targeting, meaning that the targeted areas alone are capable of absorbing energy from this broad spectrum of light, while the tissues surrounding the targeted structures are spared. IPL can be used to treat the facial changes of rosacea, including redness and broken blood vessels, in addition to treating these symptoms on the hands, neck, and chest.*
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PHOTOFACIAL REJUVENATION?*
IPL photofacial treatment uses broad-spectrum light that filters out unwanted wavelengths as a means of treating skin conditions and abnormalities. It can be very effective in diminishing or removing:
- Age spots
- Liver spots
- Fine lines
- Broken Capillaries
- Telangiectasias (purple or blue veins on the face)
- Spider and varicose veins
- Minor sun damage
- Port-wine stains
At Killingsworth Center for Plastic Surgery, IPL treatments are among our most sought-after med spa procedures for the results they bring. We offer a range of IPL treatments, all of which vary from thirty to forty-five minutes.*
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR PHOTOFACIAL TREATMENT?
Aging around the upper torso and neckline is a very common problem because the chest skin is so delicate and so frequently exposed to the direct rays of the sun and ultraviolet sun damage. Brown spots, sun spots, age spots, red spots, rough thickened skin, and wrinkles are all changes that can occur on the décolletage and neckline. These same conditions can occur on your face, as well as on other parts of your body. Our intense pulsed light treatments are typically thirty-minute long sessions, all of which can produce remarkable results in terms of addressing cosmetic issues brought on by ultraviolet sunlight damage and the natural aging process. Schedule your IPL consultation now to find out which IPL photofacial treatment package is right for you!*
HOW IS IPL PHOTOFACIAL TREATMENT PERFORMED?
Unlike laser resurfacing, chemical peels, and dermabrasion, there is almost no downtime with IPL. That means no blisters, burns, or long recovery periods, and you can go right back to your daily activities after your treatment is complete. First, a topical anesthetic is applied to the treatment area. A cold gel is then applied, and a glass prism is placed over the target area. Pulses of intense light will be flashed through the prism, directed precisely at the treatment area. You may receive several IPL sessions, which are usually performed every three to four weeks. The target area may be slightly pink or red following your treatment. In addition, there may be some mild swelling. It may be recommended that you use sunscreen with a high sun protection factor after your IPL photofacial treatment to protect the skin.*
HOW MUCH DOES PHOTOFACIAL REJUVENATION IN ATLANTA COST?
The cost of your personalized IPL photofacial treatments at Killingsworth Center for Plastic Surgery is based upon the specific concerns you are looking to address, as well as which course of treatment is necessary to achieve optimal results. During your consultation, Dr. Killingsworth and his skin care team will determine how many intense pulsed light treatments are needed to achieve your desired results. We will then provide you with a detailed cost assessment after the consultation. You can pay for your treatment via cash, personal check, credit card, CareCredit®, and Alphaeon® Credit financing.
HOW DO I GET STARTED WITH PHOTOFACIAL REJUVENATION IN ATLANTA?
Dr. Christopher Killingsworth and his staff of plastic surgery professionals would be happy to help you set up a personal consultation to discuss IPL photofacial rejuvenation in more detail. Contact our Atlanta office at 678.208.6008, our Cumming, GA office at 678.400.0302, or request an appointment online today.