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Laser vs. IPL Photofacial Skin Treatments

Looking to rid the facial skin of acne scarring, freckles, hair, wrinkles, imbalanced pigment, or uneven texture? While laser skin resurfacing is an effective option for all of these issues, there is on option available which can address all of these issues at once. IPL, or intense pulsed light, is a type of laser skin resurfacing treatment which is proven effective in the rejuvenation of skin to address some of the most stubborn issues.

What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing treatment are simple, successful beauty treatments which use both heat and light to reach below the skin’s surface to address a number of issues. They are a great solution because they offer minimal pain and can be completed in the matter of minutes. Plus, they can help with the appearance of wrinkles, scarring, sun damage, liver spots, warts, uneven complexion, birthmarks, and large pores.

Basically, lasers can reach below superficial layers of the skin to destroy damaged skin cells. Then, the body’s natural immune properties work to regrow healthy skin cells. The result is fresh, new skin without the previous damage. However, the one downside to laser skin resurfacing is that it only utilizes one specific type of light. And, each type of light utilized by these therapies is used to address a specific issue. So, each laser can address only one problem, meaning that if a person undergoes skin laser resurfacing treatments, they may only experience the addressing of one issue when they may need many.

What’s IPL?

This treatment is actually a specific type of laser skin resurfacing treatment. But, instead of using a single wavelength, like most laser skin resurfacing treatments, IPL actually uses a wide span of light. So, instead of addressing a single issue, this type of treatment can be used to address a number of issues in a single sitting. IPL can be used to treat skin affected by sun damage, thread veins, birthmarks, facial hair, uneven skin pigment, fine lines, wrinkles, and even dermatological disease.

Want to See if IPL Treatments are Right for You?

Experiencing more than one skin issue and wish to see if IPL treatments are a good solution for your skin type or issues? Our specialist, Dr. Park, is an expert at developing specific treatments for each client who needs her expertise. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Park, contact us today.


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