Patient testimonial - unfiltered IPl Story
Ah, youth. Sun tanning on the roof with baby oil. Baking in tanning beds. Does anyone remember that? My skin does. It remembers it with pigmentation and wrinkles. That cute spray of freckles across my face morphed into ugly sun spots. My teenage self would never have walked around with my nose white with zinc. My headed to 50 soon self is left with redness and newfound sympathy for Rudolph. The pesky wrinkles appear in silent judgement of the hats not worn and the driver side of my face not shielded. This year I decided not to let my juvenile sun exposure mistakes get the better of my current, savvier skin care routine. Intense Pulse Light (IPL) to the rescue.
What is an IPL or Photofacial?
Cutting through the noise of many unproven anti-aging treatments, IPL has a proven track record for the following:
In addition, the efficacy of IPL in the treatment of acne grades 1-4 showed a 49.19% reduction after 4 sessions (1). Often referred to as IPL Photofacial or Fotofacial, intense pulse light treatment is a 30-minute procedure in which intense pulses of light are used to penetrate deep into the skin. IPL™ photorejuvenation then causes collagen and blood vessels below the epidermis to constrict, reducing redness and age lines.
The procedure involves minimal discomfort, while the redness and swelling that sometimes occur after treatment disappear shortly. Translation. It hurts like heck for a short, tolerable period of time. Grin and bear it applies. Most benefits of a photofacial/ fotofacial occur gradually in the weeks following treatment. For even greater cosmetic enhancement, patients combine the IPL with injectables. Dr. Sonny O, an experienced plastic surgeon, performs injections. Sandy Clay, LPN, a 20-year veteran of lasers and IPL treatments, performs the IPL. The combination is called Timeless Glow.
Check out my before and afters. This is just after 3. I’ll send the after 4th one soon. The 4th is where I saw the biggest collagen uptick. Treatment 1 & 2 I saw the most skin toning, and spots and redness reduction. Treatment 3 was the easiest with the least swelling. I saw more of a radiance effect with that treatment. However, that’s when Sandy decided to turn the level up on me a little more for the 4th! Holy collagen production.
IPL in Laymen's Terms
IPL procedures are proven safe and effective. No anesthetic is required. Sandy’s sessions include a very nice cool down to calm the skin. In many cases, Photofacials offer near-instant results. You can customize the treatment to your specific skin problems and treat larger areas of skin simultaneously as desired. Thank you Hunter Kerrison for sharing your story.
Take advantage of the $99.00 Special by scheduling your appointment today. Remember to mention "Friends" as the promo code when scheduling online or calling the office at 843-388-4939. Special pricing on other services too such as laser hair removal, skin revitalization, and more when combining with IPL. This special is good through 10/31/2018.
1. Indian J Dermatol. 2010 Oct-Dec; 55(4): 370–372.doi: 10.4103/0019-5154.74550
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