How IPL Works
Using a special handheld device, intense pulsed light (IPL) is applied to the affected area. The light will penetrate the outer layers of the skin and be absorbed by the target cell, causing injury to that specific cell. Your body’s immune system will then cleanse the injured cell/tissue and stimulate new cell growth. This new cell growth creates improved skin tone, texture, and appearance. Portland plastic surgeon Dr. Burgess will customize this treatment to suit your skin type and treatment goals. Most patients report minimal discomfort, no downtime, and satisfying results with IPL Photo Facial/Hair Reduction. Multiple treatments of the IPL are recommended for optimal results–the exact number of treatments often depend on the specific area being treated.
LimeLight Facial Treatment-
The LimeLight Facial in a non-invasive approach to skin revitalization. This allows for a customizable treatment plan based on your skin type to target:
- Brown spots and hyperpigmentation
- Pigmented lesions
- Vascular irregularities
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage
The LimeLight uses heat to target damaged cells, resulting in a therapeutic effect. Most patients will see results within 2-4 treatments; this will include darkened spots flaking or falling off, a decrease in diffuse redness and an improvement in mottled complexion. Patients may experience a mild pinch or stinging sensation with the pulse of the light, but this will quickly diminish with the treatment ends.
YAG Laser options
YAG Laser Genesis-
Laser Genesis is an innovative way to promote vibrant and healthy looking skin in both men and women. It has been proven to produce new collagen, reduces pore size, smooths out fine lines and wrinkles, and lightens skin redness. The treatment works by gently heating the upper dermis well below your skin’s surface. While you can expect to see a subtle response following each treatment, we recommend receiving 4-5 consistent treatments to see your best results.
*As with any procedure, there are always risks. Dr. Burgess takes special care to educate her patients on all the risk factors associated with IPL Photo Facial, Hair Reduction, and YAG Laser treatments. Following her pre-treatment and post-treatment instructions are the most important way to prevent excessive side effects and unnecessary damage.
YAG CoolGlide Laser-
The Cutera CoolGlide Laser safely and effectively treats the tiny, superficial veins and the deeper blue leg veins in men and women of all skin tones. By delivering a pulse of light energy into the vessel, the blood within the vein coagulates, eventually destroying the vessel and redirecting the blood flow to veins deeper below the skin’s surface. The number of treatments necessary depend on the size, number and color of the vessels being targeted. Some patients experience a stinging sensation while the pulses are being delivered, however after the treatment, there is minimal to no discomfort.
ProWave Lx (Rapid Hair Reduction)-
Hair reduction treatments are also available with our IPL program. Both men and women who desire a reduction of hair on a certain body part(s) have the opportunity to use our hair reduction treatments, without the bother of waxing and/or razors. Treatments are only effective on black, coarse hair. After the recommended 6-8 hair reduction treatments (dependent on coarseness and area treated), a visible reduction of hair is found at the treated area. Treatable areas are:
- Upper lip
- Bikini line
- Under arms
- Upper arms
- Lower legs
Ready for Rejuvenation through Light or Laser Treatment in Portland?
For more information on the IPL Photo Facial, Hair Reduction, and YAG Laser treatments, contact our office. During your consultation, we will discuss important procedural details and payment options. You will also have the opportunity to view our archive of patient photos.