The Palomar IPL Photo Therapy offers comfortable and effective treatment of sun damage and visible veins.
Typically, several treatments will be necessary to completely clear sunspots, rosacea and vessels.
The Palomar intense pulsed light (IPL) Photofacial offers comfortable and effective treatment of rosacea and acne damage. Rosacea’s inflammation of cheeks and face, and acne’s pits and scars respond to IPL after only one treatment, although additional sessions may provide more benefit. Skin tone will be more normal, with less pronounced redness within one week after treatment.
Palomar® offers skincare lasers and pulsed light devices that deliver energy to target and destroy vascular and pigmented lesions associated with spider veins, reticular veins, rosacea, telangiectasias, hemangiomas, sun damage, age spots, dyschromia, melasma, poikiloderma, and angiomas from the hands, legs, chest, arms, and face.
Using the principle of selective photothermolysis, these treatments target different chromophores in the skin, which selectively absorb the laser or light energy as heat and yield the desired response. These optimal wavelengths of light clear vascular and pigmented lesions by targeting the chromophores of hemoglobin (for vascular lesions) and melanin (for pigmented lesions).
These damaged lesions are then cleared by the body, removing the appearance of the lesion from the skin. Pigmented lesions undergo a mild desquamation and slough off within two or three days, while the vascular lesions blanch and then resolve within ten to fourteen days.
The treatment provider will move the handpiece over the patient’s skin, pulsing it continuously. Each pulse will send a beam of light through the skin. A flashing light, an audible tone and a mild sensation on the skin will let the patient know when the hand- piece is being pulsed.
Immediately after treatment, patients can expect a mild sunburn-like sensation, possibly accompanied by some minor swelling. This usually lasts two to twenty-four hours, and can be soothed with cold gel or ice packs.
This procedure is considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment.
Note: The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.
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