Your skin can be damaged by the sun through exposure, or conditions such as rosacea. When your skin is damaged by the sun, you may have wrinkles and fine lines, as well as splotches or sun spots. Rosacea is a skin condition that looks like a red rash across your cheeks and nose, and is worsened by exposure to the sun, diet, and alcohol. The IPL Photofacial is an excellent solution for both conditions.
Blair Plastic Surgery has several additional procedures to lessen wrinkles caused by sun exposure and redness caused by rosacea. To learn more about IPL Photofacial and other non-surgical solutions for restoring your complexion, please call (800) 833-3888 today.
IPL (Intense Pulse Light) Photofacial
IPL Photofacials are a series of gentle pulsed light treatments that enhance and rejuvenate skin, giving you a healthy, more youthful look without any peeling or sloughing. Blair Plastic Surgery owns two versatile systems. The Starlux Intense Pulse Light (IPL) and the Lumenis One (IPL) platform are both effective systems for the rejuvenation of sun-damaged skin.
In less than 30 minutes, we can help you obtain more youthful and revitalized skin by reducing fine lines, blemishes, and broken blood vessels; fade freckles and age spots; smooth rough skin; and reduce pore size while improving skin tone and elasticity.
Though technically not lasers, IPL systems are based on similar physics principles. During treatments, a broad spectrum of light penetrates the skin without removing it, so there is minimal discomfort and minimal to no downtime. One to six treatments spaced one week to two months apart are needed depending on your condition. Neck, décolleté, arms and hands can also be treated with similar benefits. We’ve also been successful treating brown spots on the sun damaged legs and thighs.
Diolite 532nm Vascular Laser
This is the treatment of choice to eliminate superficial facial spider veins, the small red broken veins often seen on nose and cheeks of individuals suffering with rosacea or individuals with history of extensive sun damage to those areas. While the Diolite is not for use on leg veins, it is excellent for removing cherry angiomas (raised red mole-like lesions) and small brown spots such as freckles, sun spots and pigmented keratoses found anywhere on the body. The treatment is precise and non-traumatic to the surrounding tissue leaving virtually no scar.
Nd:Yag 1064nm Vascular Laser
The Lumenis Nd:Yag 1064nm laser is used for the treatment of spider veins on the legs. It can also be used for stubborn larger veins on the face usually seen at the base and sides of the nose. Treatments may cause some swelling and blistering which resolves quickly with excellent.
If you are interested in rejuvenating your skin in the Altoona, State College, or Central Pennsylvania area, please contact the experienced skin rejuvenation specialists at Blair Plastic Surgery today by calling (800) 833-3888.