This patient was concerned about the sun damage on her hands. We performed only one treatment of IPL/PhotoFacial, and her results are significant! IPL/Photofacial uses precise amounts of visible light (IPL is ‘intense pulsed light’) to effectively treat facial redness and improve sun-damaged skin. The light energy is absorbed by the damaged tissue resulting in a stimulation of the production of collagen. Through this stimulation of collagen, the appearance of aging skin is softened, fine lines and wrinkles are improved, and dark pigmentation and age spots fade. IPL/PhotoFacial can also be used to treat rosacea. The redness and flushing of rosacea can be reduced 80 to 90 percent.
We may use IPL to treat many different areas of the body, including face, neck, arms, hands and chest. Depending on the area treated, for optimal results most patients receive four treatments. Following your first treatment, your skin will feel smoother and softer, with a more even skin tone. Improvements are gradual and become more visible after each treatment.
Dr. Cindy N. Berthelot, M.D. is a board certified dermatologist treating patients in the greater Houston community, including Clearlake, League City, Friendswood, Pasadena, Deer Park, Dickinson, Pearland, Alvin, Seabrook, Kemah, Webster, Galveston, Texas City, La Marque, and Santa Fe, Texas. To make an appointment with Dr. Berthelot, please contact us at 281.480.7272.