Unlike the standard cosmetic facials at our Cherry Creek dermatology clinic, a Medi-Facial is customized to the specific needs of the patient’s skin. Fresh, clean skin is achieved through a combination of cleansing, enzyme treatment, and deep-pore extractions. These in-office treatments can effectively help to fade brown spots, smooth rough skin, and clean blemished skin. The treatments are designed to give immediate visible results, and can be repeated on a monthly basis. Dr. Stewart may suggest adding a peel for enhanced radiance, or a GentleWaves® treatment for optimal healing and skin rejuvenation.
What is IPL?
Intense Pulsed Light, or IPL for short, is a photofacial is a very common and effective procedure. It usually requires a series of treatments to see the desired results. IPL focuses many different light wavelengths at the skin in order to treat a variety of blemishes, including red and brown spots. The treatment itself is quick and easy, and many patients report little to no discomfort throughout the process. The device can be adjusted to fit your needs and your comfort level.
What Can be Treated?
IPL phototherapy can treat a variety of skin blemishes, from red and brown spots to visible veins and sun damaged skin. It is an effective treatment for almost all skin types and tones since the device can be adjusted to treat your skin. Both men and women make good candidates for this treatment, and it can be used as a maintenance treatment every so often to keep your skin looking refreshed and youthful.
Can IPL be Combined with Other Treatments?
IPL can be combined with a PDT photodynamic treatment that can greatly enhance the results. If you are looking to remove red and brown spots from your skin as quickly as possible, then you may want to consider a combination treatment. There is more downtime associated with this, but it will give you the perfect skin you’ve been looking for.
Where Can IPL be Used?
Even though this treatment is commonly referred to as a photofacial treatment, it works on virtually any part of the body. You can use it on your hands and chest, as these are areas that sometimes see a lot of sun.
To learn more about IPL and the other medi-facials we offer, we encourage you to reach out to our team here at Aesthetic Surgery and Dermatology of Cherry Creek. We are conveniently located in Denver, CO, and we would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!