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Are Knives & Scalpels a Thing of the Past?

Laser skin renewal has been an effective way for many people looking to rejuvenate their appearances. One of the more popular treatments has been the Erbium: YAG laser and IPL Photofacial because of its age-defying results.

As youth continues to become a driving force in American culture, consumers are constantly looking for a quick, safe, and effective way to improve the signs of aging and achieve a younger looking appearance. Up until a few years ago, the only real way to do so was to go under the knife, which may be deterring to many patients who are looking for a minimally invasive procedure with little to no recovery time. Laser and IPL Photofacial renewal allows for similar benefits to surgical procedures but without the incisions and recovery.

With the technology that we have today, many Americans are setting aside traditional surgical procedures for the newer, less invasive alternatives. IPL, or intense pulsed light, is a popular laser skin renewal treatment that is used to address various skin conditions. There is no downtime and can be easily done during a lunchtime.  The Erbium:YAG laser also has little downtime but will have some flaking of the skin. Both may require more than one treatment for full benefit.

An IPL Photofacial works to improve the appearance of spots, irregular veins, lines, wrinkles, and acne scars by applying intense pulsed light (hence the name IPL) to the affected areas. This type of treatment has also proved effective as a means of hair removal.  The Erbium:YAG laser is used for resurfacing and will improve skin texture, lines, pigment, and wrinkles.

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