Tackling Pigmentation and Rosacea Problems with IPL

September 26, 2018
There are many factors that negatively influence the health and appearance of our skin. Some are hereditary; genetic irregularities passed down from one generation to the next. Others are environmental, the effects of which appear in our skin as abnormalities and are the results of the manner in which we live our lives. No matter their causes, these abnormalities appear in our skin as we get older, worsen as we age, and, if left untreated, result in devastating effects to our health, appearance, and spirit. Two of the most prevalent and burdensome of these conditions are rosacea and hyperpigmentation, and though their causes differ greatly, their effects on our skin are very much alike. Both rosacea and hyperpigmentation are chronic conditions that result in the discoloration and uneven complexion of our skin. The causes of rosacea are not entirely known, but are believed to be largely due to family history and exasperated by environmental factors such as diet, stress, and prolonged exposure to natural elements (wind, sunlight, and extreme temperature changes). The symptoms of rosacea include persistent redness and the inflammation of visible blood vessels. Hyperpigmentation, on the other hand, is largely caused by factors such as sun exposure and acne scarring,and manifests in our skin as brown patches of irregular skin tone. Treatment of either of these two skin conditions can be frustrating. The market is saturated with a seemingly unending supply of products and procedures all promising lasting results, though many of these methods prove to be nothing more than ineffective, costly, and unnecessary. Medications and over-the-counter topical agents, for instance, can end up costing patients thousands of dollars, in return providing only temporary and unreliable results. Additional options – such as chemical peels, injections, and lasers – can be extremely painful and invasive, inciting undue stress on our skin and further exasperating symptoms. Furthermore, many of these options are overly time-consuming, resulting in hours of doctor visits and weeks, if not months, of recovery time.

The Magic of Intense Pulsed Light

IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light, is a quick, relatively painless procedure that rids our skin of the symptoms caused by both rosacea and hyperpigmentation. IPL harnesses natural light energy and radiofrequencies to deliver broad spectrum light deep into our skin. This light targets the blood vessels and damaged skin cells that lead to discoloration and allows our bodies to absorb them naturally. The result is smooth, clear, rejuvenated skin. Unlike chemical peels that leave skin raw and peeling for weeks, painful injections, and skin care products that offer varying results, IPL is performed over the course of only a few minutes and requires absolutely no downtime. IPL treatments are simple, quick, and effective, and many patients experience transformative results with only a few treatments. Speak with one of our board-certified dermatologists today about IPL for rosacea and hyperpigmentation and find out how you can regain your complexion easily, effortlessly, and without the pain or expense associated with so many other treatment options.

You Have Options

At Dermatology Consultants, we use the latest technology to give you optimal results. Our Marietta and Covington offices uses the Palomar StarLux500. The procedure involves less risk, as it minimizes your skin’s exposure, and is also more comfortable than traditional photo-rejuvenation. Our Buckhead office utilizes the Palomar Icon Aesthetic System, which is the next generation of platform technology. It also includes the only FDA-cleared melanin reader. This system provides fast treatments with excellent outcomes and a comfortable patient experience. It’s perfect for treating wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, spider veins, and more. Our Buckhead and Marietta offices also offer the MaxG Optimized Light Handpiece, which offers superior vessel and pigment clearance. It works to close larger, deeper facial vessels, giving you a comfortable, no down-time treatment for a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance. Schedule your complimentary consultation today to see what Intense Pulsed Light therapy can do for you.

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