Light & Laser Based Skin Treatments
Laser and light-based skin resurfacing uses concentrated beams of light to stimulate collagen production and new skin growth.
When it comes to light and laser based skin treatments we got you covered! Whether you looking to repair the appearance of wrinkles, discolorations, acne scars, other signs of skin aging, or to simply remove unwanted hair, we have the right treatment option to suit you!
Treatment options include:
- Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
- Non-Ablative Skin Resurfacing
- Ablative Skin Resurfacing
- Laser Hair Removal
IPL and laser skin treatments are often used to treat the same conditions, and may be confusing as to which treatment option is right for you. Many factors such as skin types, allergies, and medical conditions should be taken into consideration by a medical professional prior to a treatment. The best way to discover which procedure best suits your needs is by scheduling an in-office consultation, however we do invite you to read below to learn more about each of the light & laser skin treatment options available at Marshall Lifestyle Medicine.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
IPL treatment is a non-invasive skin therapy treatment designed to give patients a more beautiful, rejuvenated, and younger-looking skin.
Intense pulsed light is an excellent treatment option for patients seeking overall facial rejuvenation with little to no downtime following treatment. Multiple treatments are often recommended for optimal results.
IPL resurfacing is best for patients who:
- Diminishing redness in the face
- Reducing brown spots
- Rejuvenating visibly aging or damaged skin
- Erasing broken capillaries
- Minimizing pore size
Non-Ablative Laser Resurfacing
Non-ablative lasers are best at improving skin texture and tone. In some cases they may also be used to improve the appearance of fine lines, mild wrinkles and pigmentation issues as well.
A number of separate treatments are usually needed to see significant results, but recoveries are generally mild (especially when compared to ablative treatments). Other than some mild redness or swelling, the skin is not visibly affected, and most patients can resume normal routines right away.
Non-Ablative laser resurfacing is best for patients who:
- Are relatively young (between 25 and 65 years of age)
- Have mild to moderate signs of aging (with minimal skin sagging)
- Are willing to undergo multiple treatments before seeing results
- Unable to take time off from work
Ablative Laser Resurfacing
Ablative lasers are more invasive, making them a great option for treating mild to moderate wrinkles, facial scaring and skin discoloration.
Dramatic improvements can generally be seen after a single treatment, but most patients need two weeks or more of recovery time. During recovery, it’s common to experience some discomfort accompanied by swelling, oozing and crusting of the skin.
Ablative laser resurfacing is best for patients who:
- Show signs of significant facial aging
- Have deep or pitted facial scars
- Want to see significant results fast
- Can take time off from work to recover
Laser Hair Removal
Permanently remove unwanted hair growth, period!
We use the latest in medical laser technology offering you a safe, effective approach to removing unwanted hair, permanently, from nearly any part of your face or body.
Laser hair removal can safely and permanently remove hair from the:
- Face and Neck
- Bikini Line or Full Brazilian
- Arms and Legs
- Chest, Back and Shoulders
- Other areas as discussed with your treatment specialist