For patients bothered by how their complexion looks because of sun damage or dark spots, DeRosa Clinic Facial Aesthetics in Boston, MA can perform a skin examination to determine if you'll benefit from intense pulsed light therapy (IPL). An IPL photofacial with Lumenis® M22™ is a skin rejuvenation treatment for adults with hyperpigmentation issues on their face and neck. A photofacial is not an invasive procedure; however, the treatment is highly effective and creates impressive outcomes. We use intense wavelengths of light that warm the skin cells just enough to set off the natural healing process and increase the production of collagen. As the added nutrients take effect, you should begin to see a healthier complexion with an improved tone and less dark spots.
"I recently visited Dr. DeRosa's clinic for a mole removal. My entire experience was very pleasant from being greeted by courteous and attentive receptionists to the actual care provided during the procedure. Although my procedure was non-invasive (a shave excision), Jamie made sure to explain my options and even offered me the name of a laser specialist if I wanted to get a second opinion. During my entire visit, she was warm and made friendly conversation, I felt extremely at ease moving forward with the procedure. I typically don't write reviews, but I was really blown away by their care during my office experience, and then when I received a letter welcoming to the practice and a subsequent call from her to personally inform me of my pathology results. After visiting multiple rude and dismissive dermatologists, it was such a breath of fresh air to meet someone so kind and warm."- Y.A. / Google / Mar 28, 2019
Is Lumenis M22 for You?
An IPL treatment reaches deep within the layers of your skin to improve several complexion problems, especially brown lesions and sun spots with little or no downtime. Candidates for IPL at DeRosa Clinic Facial Aesthetics will have several issues with their complexion, such as rosacea, sun damage, brown spots (hyperpigmentation), rough texture, large pores, flushing, melasma, sun and age spots, or spider veins. At your private consultation, we will assess your skin to see if you will benefit from an IPL photofacial with Lumenis M22.
IPL is completed at our Boston, MA office. Usually, it takes around 20 – 30 minutes and is performed in a treatment room. To prepare for IPL, the technician will clean and dry your skin before covering your eyes with shields. The photofacial is administered using a handheld device that passes over the skin while emitting laser energy pulses. While most patients may have mild discomfort throughout the IPL photofacial, it's generally bearable given the quick treatment time.
Your Lumenis M22 IPL
There is no downtime associated with an IPL, but you will leave your appointment with your complexion a little red and inflamed. This will go away naturally as the day continues. Patients can mask the redness with makeup. DeRosa Clinic Facial Aesthetics suggests patients use a cream on the skin to decrease any irritation and speed healing. It may also help to use an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicine to reduce swelling. After 2 – 5 days, the irregularities that rested under the skin will come to the surface skin layers and then start to flake off. It is very important to protect your skin with sunscreen at all times after an IPL photofacial treatment and to not pick at the flaking skin. While you should see visible improvements after the first treatment, your complexion will attain ideal results with multiple IPL treatments. We recommend approximately 3 – 6 treatments each scheduled monthly at DeRosa Clinic Facial Aesthetics.
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Get Your Glow Back
When you were a child, you probably didn't worry too much about your skin's health. However, once environmental damage, such as spots and other blemishes, started developing, you may now want to research treatments that help your appearance. We invite you to find out more about Lumenis M22 IPL laser treatments by calling our Boston, MA office and making an appointment for a skin examination with one of our excellent doctors. With IPL photofacial treatments at DeRosa Clinic Facial Aesthetics, we can go deep within the layers of your skin to help create a bright glow and a smooth complexion.
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