The overall appearance of aging skin is primarily related to the cumulative effects of sun exposure over a lifetime. In addition, as people age, their bodies create less collagen which is a key component of the skin’s foundation. As collagen decreases with age, skin begins to sag or wrinkle and this process is exacerbated with more exposure to the sun.
As the body ages it also becomes less efficient at managing the distribution and control of melanin – the essence of your skin’s color or pigmentation. When the active melanin in your skin is not evenly distributed, it can cause age spots, freckles and other pigmentation abnormalities that may not be attractive.
Most age spots and pigmentation changes resulting from sun exposure can be improved dramatically or completely eliminated with pulsed light. The treatment consists of 2 or 3 passes of the pulsed light applicator over the desired treatment area. Without damaging the skin, the light penetrates through the skin and is absorbed by the abnormally dilated vessels or pigmentation. The heat causes damage to the vessel or lesion, and the body begins its natural healing process. The lesion will darken before it flakes off or the body absorbs it. Click here for “How It Works”
Most clients are treated about every 3 weeks. Although results are usually apparent after the first treatment, 4 or 5 treatments are employed to get maximum results. Sun spots, age spots, hyperpigmentation, melasma, cholasma, mask of pregnancy, multiple freckles – all of these “Brown”, melanin-based conditions of the skin improve dramatically with pulsed light treatments. Treatments on the back of hands requires only about 10 or 15 minutes. Facial treatments are usually about 20 minutes and treating shoulders and upper chest areas requires about 35 minutes. Click here for “Pricing”
As many as 70 million Americans have an undesirable amount of facial redness, flushing, and sun damage. Roughly 13 to14 million of those people struggle with Rosacea, a very common, complicated skin problem that causes redness and flushing on the nose cheeks, forehead, chin, and neck.
Rosecea causes dilated capillaries and acne-like breakouts, particularly among fair skinned men and women over 30. Doctors are not sure what causes Rosacea but they are fairly confident that certain environmental factors can make it more prominent. These include sun exposure, stress, diet and heat.
Until now, the only treatment available has been lifestyle changes, with oral or topical medications. But there has not been a truly effective treatment to significantly reduce or eliminate the redness and flushing. So, the benefits from Pulsed Light treatments are particularly rewarding for individuals with Rosacea and similar vascular problems.
Clinical data has demonstrated that individuals receive a remarkable improvement in decreased facial flushing, redness and dilated capillaries after a few Pulsed Light treatments.
Most clients are treated about every 2 to 3 weeks. The number of treatments required varies from one client to the next, but it is common to have 3 or 4 treatments to achieve a relatively complete degree of clearance. Most clients will see significant changes after the first treatment, but may want to have 1 or 2 more treatments to complete the process.
The vast majority of vascular problems addressable with Pulsed Light are located in the face and neck area. In most cases, depending on the size of the treatment area, treatments can be accomplished in 20 – 30 minutes. (Click here for “Pricing”)