Improve Skin Quality and Tone in Indianapolis, IN
You may have heard the term “IPL facial” and have found yourself wondering if you could benefit from one. In order to answer that question, a little understanding of what IPL facials consist of, as well as the conditions for which they are used, can be helpful.
Laser photo facial therapy using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is an excellent non-invasive procedure that can dramatically improve the tone, texture and overall quality of the skin. IPL therapy uses broad-spectrum light to stimulate collagen growth, breakdown pigment, decrease blood vessels and shrink sebaceous glands.
Dr. Greg Chernoff at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery in Indiana advises men and women that IPL can improve skin texture, fine lines, wrinkles, acne, acne scarring, age spots, sun damage and birth marks on any area of the face or body. IPL is a quick, in-office procedure that involves no downtime and an immediate return to activities.
Dr. Chernoff is an expert in the field of laser therapy. He assisted in the development and clinical studies for Intense Pulsed Light lasers. He and his trained nursing staff, also perform other laser procedures for facial and body rejuvenation, Fractionated CO2 DOT, Aerolase, and other treatments to improve redness, spider veins, scar, acne, stretch marks, hair removal, tattoo removal, and more.
Why Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) For Skin Improvements?
Common visible signs of aging such as, sagging of the skin and the development of wrinkles and fine lines are caused by a lack of a sufficient amount of collagen to keep the skin tight. As you grow older, your body naturally slows down its rate of collagen production. This causes the skin to become loose. It will then start to sag, and the wrinkles will show up. Stimulating the growth of collagen is part of the benefits of an IPL facial. Collagen is that substance that helps to provide fullness. As a result, it keeps the skin tight and free from lines and wrinkles.
Some of the most common places for lines and wrinkles are along the edges of the eyes, in which case, they are often referred to as crow’s feet. The jowls can begin to sag, leading to wrinkles around the mouth. Wrinkles across the forehead are common signs of aging as well. By focusing the IPL energy on these areas, collagen will begin to grow until it reaches a level that is adequate for keeping the skin tight. Consequently, the wrinkles will disappear.
Many people get IPL facials to help eliminate brown spots on the skin. These spots are sometimes referred to as age spots because they typically show up after a person is well into their adult years. However, referring to them as sunspots more accurately describes how they originate.
Dark spots on the skin are there because melanin has become concentrated in small patches. Melanin is the material that provides pigment. Its levels naturally increase in response to sunlight. This is the skin’s way or protecting itself against the harmful UV rays. It is how you get that golden tan as the Summer months grow nearer. For some reason, when this process is repeated a number of times from year to year, melanin will permanently concentrate in spots rather than spread out evenly through the skin. IPL facials can help to break up the concentrated melanin. When this happens, you will be left with more evenly toned skin.
Prior to any treatment or procedure, Dr. Chernoff or one of our trained and certified Health Care Providers determine if you are a candidate, review the risk and benefits, and provide all possible treatment alternatives.
What Is Laser Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) And How Does It Work?
Laser photo facial therapy using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is an excellent non-invasive procedure that can dramatically improve the tone, texture and overall quality of the skin. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy uses broad-spectrum light to stimulate collagen growth, breakdown pigment, decrease blood vessels and shrink sebaceous glands.
IPL can improve skin texture, fine lines, wrinkles, acne, acne scarring, age spots, sun damage and birth marks on any area of the face or body.
This is a quick, in-office procedure and there is no downtime or recovery associated with IPL therapy. Some slight redness may occur in patients with fair skin, but this is temporary and usually resolves very soon after treatment. Patients can return to work and other normal activities right away. IPL therapy is very safe with few risks or complications.
For optimal results, most patients require an average of three to six IPL treatments spaced two to four weeks apart. Dr. Chernoff will determine the length of time between treatments based on your particular skin issue. Patients suffering with severe acne may require treatment every week to two weeks to get the acne under control, and then monthly treatments thereafter to maintain clear skin.
Why Dr. Greg Chernoff For Your Laser/RF Energy For Face and Body Treatments?
When considering laser/RF energy sources for cosmetic enhancement face and body procedures, finding the right aesthetic doctor can mean the difference between great results and less than optimal results. Board certification, advanced training and skills, along with years of experience are important factors to consider when selecting your cosmetic physician.
At Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery in Indianapolis, IN you can be reassured that Dr. Greg Chernoff has the appropriate surgical certifications, extensive knowledge, experience, surgical skill and aesthetic vision. Dr. Chernoff is a renowned aesthetic surgeon and educator.
Over the last 20-years, Dr. Chernoff has significantly contributed to the advancements in Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine. He was one of the pioneers of both surgical and non-surgical laser therapy. He wrote one of the very first papers on CO2 Laser Resurfacing. His laser research is extensive and has been instrumental in developing and refining accepted laser techniques utilized by physicians worldwide. Research is important to him since it allows him to stay on the cutting edge of new therapies and techniques.
You can trust your cosmetic laser/RF energy cosmetic enhancement treatments to Dr. Chernoff, a triple board certified facial and reconstructive plastic surgeon. Dr. Chernoff is certified by The American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, The American Board of Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Dr. Chernoff is an expert face and body cosmetic enhancement physician who has performed thousands of non-surgical aesthetic procedures for men and women in Indianapolis, IN and the surrounding communities for over 20 years.
Select the Best for Natural
If you desire a Center of Excellence for cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures, look no further than Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Greg Chernoff is a triple board-certified physician who is passionate about helping his patients achieve their goals. Our commitment to you is to provide outstanding patient care and optimal results.