Thursday, April 7th, 2016
Your skin can speak volumes about you. Wrinkles, scars, age spots, spider veins and acne can make you look older and do nothing to boost your self-confidence. Take heart. These conditions can be corrected at The Center for Plastic Surgery by an advanced photo skin rejuvenation system called the Ellipse IPL®, which effectively treats damaged skin by reducing pigment and abnormalities with the use of light. It’s a treatment similar to laser, but, rather than a single wave length, uses different spectra and it addresses a wide variety of skin conditions using several spectra of light instead of just one.
IPL, or intense pulsed light, is composed of short flashes of very bright light. The Ellipse IPL® uses very controlled, safe bursts of light to target your specific skin condition. The amount of light and the speed of its delivery are precisely determined by Dr. Buchanan.
Skin rejuvenation with the Ellipse IPL® helps your skin retain a fresh, youthful look. The safe, visible light treatment removes imperfections. Our patients describe the treatment as a warming sensation, similar to the feeling they have after a day in the sun. No anesthetics are required prior to treatment. If you have sensitive skin, you may benefit from applying ice immediately after treatment. In addition, the use of sun block is strongly recommended.
Because skin rejuvenation is based on light absorption by hemoglobin melanin andother substances within cells, the treatments are most effective in patients who are not suntanned. So, do not tan for at least two weeks prior to your treatment. The lighter your skin, the more pronounced the contrast between the age spots, blood vessels and your skin itself, making treatments more effective. The Ellipse IPL® has settings for various natural skin tones, which ensures delivery of the correct energy output for every unique complexion.
Call to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Buchanan, and experience his outstanding expertise. We are confident you will love your fresh, new look following an Ellipse IPL® treatment: (828) 526-3783.