Laser treatments work to improve the way your skin looks and feels, without surgery or lengthy downtime and will address the following issues:
Skin Tone and Texture
Rosacea and Vascular Issues
Inflammation associated with Dry Eye Syndrome
The appearance of sun spots, age spots, spider veins, rosacea, and capillaries can be reduced. Treatment time can be as short as 30 minutes, depending on the area treated. Excellent results can be achieved within one or two treatments, but for best results, several treatments may be required.
A tan may look nice, but that golden color is due to an injury to the top layer of your skin. When you soak up the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, it speeds up the aging of your skin. Age spots, brown spots, and other forms of hyperpigmentation begin to crop up more often after age 30. Their appearance is generally due to a combination of natural aging and frequent sun exposure. There is, unfortunately, no way to easily deal with these concerns on your own. However, proper skin care and our laser treatments will eliminate the effects of sun damage and help restore the youthful radiance your skin deserves. Normally performed in a series of 3-5 treatments, our IPL (intense pulsed light) treatments are delivered with care and precision, and effectively deliver lasting results.
If you suffer from “rosey” or a flushed warm face, use ice packs every two hours, as needed for 15-20 minutes at a time for the first 24 hours post-treatment if there is any swelling and discomfort. Sometimes accompanied by pustular acne presenting across the cheeks, nose, forehead or chin, you may be suffering from a condition known as Rosacea. One or both of your parents or near relatives probably suffer from the same condition. Over time, if the condition is left unmanaged, it can result in thickened skin, severe redness, vascular damage (telangiectasia) and a misshapen, bulbous nose.
If you’ve discussed this with your doctor, you were probably given a topical cream and may have been told that this was the only course of action. The truth is, there are other things you can do.
For the face: Usually a series of 2-3 IPL (intense pulsed light) laser treatments will calm the redness by decreasing the inflammation and kills bacteria that causes acne. While IPL is not a cure (there is no cure), it will significantly improve the appearance of the skin and give a healthy appearance with long lasting results. Yearly maintenance is usually required. Even if you do not suffer from Ocular Rosacea, it is usually a matter of time before this happens or vice versa.
For the eyes: We have a very specific protocol for reducing inflammation that causes Ocular Rosacea, but it is important that you act now. It can migrate from the face to the eyes, causing blurred/wavy vision and dry eye syndrome. When Rosacea occurs in the eyes, treatment becomes essential. Likewise, if you have Ocular Rosacea, it can migrate to the face causing redness and damaged blood vessels.
If you have not had a consultation with Dr. Parnell, let us set one up today.
As of now, IPL is the only long-lasting treatment for this condition. We highly recommend you start your treatment as soon as possible.