Some of the latest advances in non-surgical skin rejuvenation include fractional CO2 lasers and intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy. Patients can achieve younger, healthier looking skin with minimal downtime because this laser targets only the problem areas with each pass. Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy is an option for patients who want to address skin concerns such as sun spots or broken capillaries. Both treatments help the skin rebuild rapidly. Knowing the difference between these two advanced skin rejuvenation treatments helps patients make an informed decision.
Laser CO2 treatments can:
- Smooth and tighten the skin
- Reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines
- Treat acne scars
- Minimize the effects of sun damage
- Stimulate collagen to tighten and firm the skin
IPL treatments can:
- Lighten age spots and sun spots
- Treat broken capillaries
- Reduce and eliminate skin discoloration
- Clear shallow pigmentation and sun spots within a few treatments
- Increase collagen production
Laser CO2 Treatment
CO2 laser resurfacing treatments are performed under local anesthetic so patients do not feel any discomfort during the treatment. The treatment involves passing the laser device over the skin to emit tiny beams of light energy into the top and mid layers of the skin. This causes an immediate shrinkage of damaged skin and also stimulate collagen in the dermis. This helps to tighten and smooth out the skin gradually. Most patients have about 4 to 5 days of downtime and experience some redness after a full-face laser CO2 treatment.
IPL facial rejuvenation treatments are especially effective for treating freckles, sun spots, and skin conditions like rosacea. The procedure is customized fo rate patient and also helps stimulate collagen and elastin as the skin regenerates after each treatment. Most patients need a series of 2 to 6 IPL treatments every 2 to 4 weeks to address their son concerns. There is no downtime with IPL treatment and any redness dissipates within a few hours.
At Envy Aesthetic Center, we tailor skin rejuvenation treatments to the needs of each patient so you can enjoy optimal results. Visit us for a complimentary consultation to find out how laser CO2 and IPL treatments can transform your skin.