Ultherapy & Lasers
Ultherapy lifts and tightens skin on the neck, chin, and brows, and improves line and wrinkles on the décolletage. It stimulates production of your skin’s own collagen and elastin. And unlike other, more invasive treatments, you get real results with no downtime. Initial results can be visible immediately after treatment, but the real results appear over two to three months as new collagen builds, gradually lifting, tightening and improving treated areas.
Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy—high-frequency sound waves—to trigger a regenerative response that stimulates growth of new collagen and elastin.
The ultrasound technology also allows your provider to see beneath the skin’s surface, map each patient’s facial structure and pinpoint the areas that will respond best to treatment.
While Ultherapy doesn’t duplicate the results of surgical facelift, it’s a great alternative for patients not ready for surgery for those who want to continue building collagen after a surgical lift.
“My favorite thing about Ultherapy is that I still look like me!”
- Christie Brinkley
Intense Pulse Light (IPL)
IPL therapy is for those who have redness, brown spots, or generally splotchy skin.
Additionally, it can be used for:
- Unwanted hair
- Broken blood vessels
- Tattoo removal
- Dark spots from hormonal changes
- Fine wrinkles
- Redness from rosacea
- Spider veins
By using light energy, the laser targets a certain color in the skin to heat it and have your body rid itself of unwanted cells. It can treat multiple skin conditions at one time since it utilizes more than one wavelength of pulsating light. The light does not harm other healthy tissue so, it is minimally invasive.
After the treatment, you can expect a more even skin tone and younger looking skin.
How well IPL works can depend on what you want the treatment to fix.
Redness: After one to three treatments, light therapy can get rid of 50%-75% of broken blood vessels for most people. They could completely go away. While treated veins don’t come back, new ones might show up later.
If rosacea causes your face to flush, IPL can be a good alternative to laser therapy. You may have better results if:
- You’re under 40
- Your condition is moderate to severe
Sun damage: You may see 70% less of the brown spots and redness caused by ultraviolet (UV) rays.
Hair removal: You’ll get the most benefit if you have light skin and dark hair. It may not work at all if you have dark skin or blond hair.
Acne: IPL may help if you have acne or the scarring it causes. You may need about six sessions to notice a difference. Research is continuing.
Gardner, S. S. (2019, June 6). Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL Treatment). Retrieved from https://www.webmd.com/beauty/intense-pulsed-light-treatment-overview#2