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IPL Skin Rejuvenation

Restore youthful, healthy looking skin with IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Skin Rejuvenation treatments! Safely and comfortably fade the appearance of Rosacea, spider veins, broken capillaries, acne scarring, birthmarks, skin imperfections caused by sun damage, age spots and uneven skin tones created by brown and red spots - with no downtime. Whether it’s something you’ve lived with your whole life or just something that has unfortunately come with age, we are here to help you get results! We’re proud to offer the Venus Versa, which uses advanced technology to deliver energy more efficiently with a cooled tip for enhanced client comfort to effectively restore and rejuvenate the appearance of your skin.

IPL Skin Rejuvenation can be combined with Venus Legacy Skin Tightening and Venus Viva NanoFractional RF Skin Resurfacing for total facial renewal. Three treatments that will work together to improve skin tone, texture, and wrinkles so you can achieve a firmer, younger appearance.

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“Between sun damage and normal aging, my skin wasn’t looking its best. I decided to try skin rejuvenation treatments and the results were awesome – my skin tone was more even, brighter and healthy-looking. I was so pleased with the results that I tried Venus Legacy treatments to help reduce my fine lines and wrinkles. Everyone says I look great, but they don’t know I had a little help! I now continue with monthly appointments to keep my skin looking great.”
Rita S

"I LOVE New Skinsations!! I had a skin rejuvenation treatment done on an age spot I had on my face this spring. It was so fast and easy and pain free!! The staff was so helpful and sweet. It was an awesome experience. I wish I had visited them years ago instead of trying to hide the age spot with concealers etc. because now it is totally GONE!”
Linda N

"My husband and I have both had skin rejuvenation treatments with much success. He works outside every day and is not very good about wearing sunscreen. We had both noticed visible sun damage on our skin, and I was amazed at all the color that surfaced and then disappeared after just the first treatment! After my second treatment, most of the dark age spots have completely disappeared! The staff was so great about explaining exactly what was happening and how it was going to feel. They were very professional and made us feel as comfortable as possible, especially my husband, who wasn't sure what I had gotten him into!"
∼ Katherine B

"After doing a series of skin rejuvenation treatments to reach the results I wanted, I have continued with maintenance treatments over the years to retain them. You know you are doing something right for yourself when other people look at you and ask what you are doing different and why your skin looks so clear, smooth, and youthful. I recently ran across several photos of myself while browsing through old pictures and saw all the reasons I wanted skin rejuvenation in the first place. I knew I had a lot of sun damage from years of sun bathing, but was not aware of how much red undertone I had on my face. Now that all of that has been corrected, it really boosts your confidence level knowing you look your best, especially when others notice it too."
∼ Susan W

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is IPL Skin Rejuvenation the best treatment for me?[+]

IPL Skin Rejuvenation is an effective color correction treatment for most skin types, and virtually any area of the body can be treated. Although the face is most common, great results have also been achieved on the neck, chest, arms, and hands, and this treatment can also be used to lighten or rid the skin of a single dark spot or area and sometimes birthmarks too. FotoFacial or Skin Rejuvenation successfully treats sun damage, Rosacea, age spots, freckles, spider veins, and minor scarring. People are often uncomfortable with or self-conscious about uneven skin tone, visible veins, or dark marks, especially when they appear on the face... and with IPL technology, dark lesions can be significantly lightened and often disappear completely! During your consultation, we will review your medical history, evaluate the skin, and discuss your aesthetic goals to ensure that the IPL Skin Rejuvenation is the best treatment for you.

You should wait to have this treatment if you…
  • are pregnant or nursing
  • are currently taking antibiotics or anticoagulants
  • are currently taking certain medications or vitamins known to induce photosensitivity, such as Accutane
  • have extremely tanned skin (wait at least 4 to 6 weeks or until tan fades otherwise treatment is less effective)
  • have any active skin conditions such as sores, Psoriasis, eczema, rash or infection
  • have had a mild chemical peel (wait at least 2 weeks according to healing)
  • have had a deep chemical peel or laser resurfacing (wait 3 to 6 months according to healing)
  • have had an injection with either Botox or natural fillers such as hyaluronic acid (wait 3 to 4 weeks)

You may not be a candidate for IPL Skin Rejuvenation if you…
  • have a pacemaker or any severe cardiac disorder
  • have superficial metal or other implants within the treatment area
  • have had any injections using synthetic fillers such as silicone or BAC
  • have any of the following medical conditions: Lupus, cancer of any kind, poorly controlled endocrine disorders (Diabetes)

Note: Men seeking IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatments should take into consideration that this procedure could result in some permanent hair loss to the treatment area. The technology used can potentially damage hair follicles, so treatment in certain areas where this is a concern should be avoided.

What kind of results can I expect to see and how soon?[+]

IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatments even out skin tone and improve skin texture. With this treatment, you will see lightening of superficial pigmented lesions such as freckles, sun spots, age spots, and sun damage hyperpigmentation. You will also see lightening of superficial vascular lesions such as telangiecstasia (a condition characterized by dilation of the capillaries, which causes the capillaries to appear as small red or purple clusters, often spidery in appearance), flushed skin, and redness from Rosacea. Lastly, you will see smoothing of skin texture. The IPL Skin Rejuvenation also treats the breakdown of elastic tissue (elastosis), rough skin from sun damage, fine lines, enlarged pores, and acne scarring.

Because each person is unique in many ways, results will vary from person to person as well as the time it takes to see results. It will primarily depend on the initial condition of your skin. Many clients have noticed improvement after their first treatment; otherwise, 2 to 3 treatments should produce noticeable results. Take advantage of a complimentary consultation to see what you personally can expect from this treatment.

How does Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Skin Rejuvenation work?[+]

The Venus Versa Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) procedure delivers a strong, precise infrared light to penetrate and pulsate through several layers of the skin. Targeted to the exact depth necessary to treat your specific area of concern, this advanced light technology restores and rejuvenates damaged skin cells on the molecular level. Contact is made with the skin and cooling begins. IPL is then safely transmitted through the skin, generating heat when absorbed selectively by the targeted tissue. Selective absorption of light causes the destruction of imperfections in the skin, without damaging the surrounding tissues. When light energy is delivered to the skin, the lesions will absorb the energy which is then converted to heat, raising the temperature of the targeted area to a point in which blood vessels collapse and melanin breaks down. Various skin conditions such as age spots, freckles, brown spots, and redness caused by broken capillaries or rosacea can be treated resulting in a more even skin tone and often the elimination of imperfection. This treatment also stimulates the production of new elastin fibers that allow the improvement to continue weeks after the treatment is complete.

After treatment, vascular lesions are lightened and gradually fade and pigmented lesions that were already visible on the surface of the skin will darken and flake off gradually. There are faint or unseen lesions that lie deeper under the skin that will surface in time. Therefore, a series of treatments is necessary to bring all lesions to the surface of the skin so that they too can be brought to the skin's surface to darken and flake off gradually.

What are the benefits of IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatments?[+]

Safe and effective. Advanced cooling increases treatment safety and effectiveness as compared to other alternatives.

Non-surgical procedure without downtime.

Targets both pigmented and vascular lesions.

Not only corrects color, but also improves skin texture and promotes a youthful appearance.

What do I need to do to prepare for my treatment?[+]

During your treatment series, you should refrain from tanning. Avoid self-tanners, and if sun exposure (natural or artificial) cannot be avoided, you should use a high factor broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect the skin. If you already have tanned skin, it is recommended that you wait at least 2 weeks or until the tan fades before starting the treatment process, as tanned skin will make your treatments ineffective. You should discontinue the use of any products that cause heat sensitivity, such as Retin A for at least one week prior to treatment. Avoid using fragrant lotions or perfumes on the treatment area the day of your treatment. Facial or body hair can make the treatment less effective as the hair can absorb some of the light energy that should instead be absorbed by the targeted tissue and pigmentation. You may add a dermaplane to your IPL face treatment to rid the area of all hair if you like.  For treatment areas on the body such as the arms, you may need to shave the day prior to your appointment if visible hair is present.

What can I expect during an IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatment?[+]

Although IPL Skin Rejuvenation is not a “feel-good” treatment, the results far outweigh any discomfort. First, the skin is cleaned. Then when you are ready to start, a gel is applied to the treatment area. You will be provided with proper eye protection to wear during the session. Then, one of our trained professionals will make adjustments and use the applicator to conduct several test spots to monitor the skin’s reaction to the pulse and ensure the settings are appropriate for comfort as well as effectiveness. You will feel light cool pressure from the applicator, as it must have full contact with the skin, and you may feel a slight “pinch” feeling when the light energy is delivered. The energy delivered precisely targets pigmentation and vascular lesions. Each laser pulse lasts only fractions of a second, and the applicator has a built-in cooling system for increased comfort and effectiveness. After the settings have been established, the entire area is treated by pulsing the applicator as it is moved over the skin. Immediately after treatment, the skin may feel slightly warm on the surface, and additional cooling often relieves any lingering discomfort. You may experience slight redness and swelling over the treated area for a few minutes to several hours following treatment; this is normal. Most vascular lesions disappear as a result of the treatment, and some of the visible pigmented lesions on the surface of the skin will darken and be almost black in color and then gradually flake off over the week or so following the treatment. This darkening of pigmented spots is referred to as "peppering" as it resembles black pepper.

What post-treatment care is required?[+]
There is NO downtime with this treatment. You can wear makeup and return to your regular activities right after your appointment. Immediately following treatment, the skin may feel somewhat warm on the surface. You may experience slight redness and swelling over the treated area for a few minutes to several hours following treatment; this is normal. Additional cooling of the skin by use of a cold pack (not frozen) will ease any lingering discomfort, although the heat you are feeling is the body's natural response. Avoid any trauma to the treated area such as hot baths, massage, scratching, etc. for at least two days following treatment. Softly pat area dry after cleansing. You should use a high factor broad-spectrum sunscreen (at least SPF 30) for at least one month after the treatment, especially if sun exposure (natural or artificial) cannot be avoided. Continue to avoid sun exposure when you are in between treatments, as tanning may cause hyperpigmentation. Feel free to call our office if any questions or concerns arise post-treatment.

Although uncommon, if you experience blistering following a treatment, you should let us know and we can drain any fluid properly for you. If any scabbing occurs, keep the skin soft with a gentle moisturizing cream, and let scabs shed off naturally - never rub, scratch, or pick them.
Is there anything I need to do after my final treatment to maintain my results?[+]
The best thing you can do is take good care of your skin. The results from your treatments will last, however, if you do not care for your skin properly, for example, if you fail to use sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, you may continue to cause or allow damage to the skin. In addition to sun exposure, smoking can also contribute to skin damage. Do your very best to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Quality skincare products can offer protection and promote good skin health as well. Unfortunately, your skin will continue to age and new spots from previous damage may appear over time. After your initial series of 3 to 5 treatments, maintenance treatments can be done as needed. One treatment session may be needed every 3 to 6 months depending. The frequency will ultimately depend on how well you protect and care for your skin.
How many treatments will I need and how often?[+]
The total number of treatment sessions needed will depend on your skin’s condition and the results you wish to achieve. Gradual and cumulative improvement of skin tone is typically achieved in 3 to 5 treatment sessions. IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatments can be scheduled as soon as 4 weeks after your last treatment. Treatment time will depend on the area to be treated. Take advantage of a consultation to establish your personalized treatment schedule.
How much does it cost?[+]

Treatment costs will vary depending on the area of the body to be treated. We will adjust the price accordingly depending on how large the treatment area is. Schedule a personalized consultation with one of our skincare professionals to ask any questions, walk through the process, and establish how much your treatment will cost. We do our very best to be competitive and make skin rejuvenation treatments affordable for our clients. Pay as you go or take advantage of our package pricing - prepay for your treatment series and receive a discount!

Is IPL Skin Rejuvenation safe?[+]

IPL Skin Rejuvenation is absolutely safe! You will be provided with proper eye protection to wear during your treatment sessions. The glasses are specifically designed to prevent any damage to your eyes that may be caused by looking directly at the applicator's intense pulses of light. Also, the applicator has a built-in cooling system for increased comfort and safety. Our skincare professionals are highly skilled and professionally trained to use this equipment. Our IPL Skin Rejuvenation applicators are FDA approved. Laser and light-based treatments have been safely used for many years for a variety of medical and cosmetic procedures.