Very few of us have the clear, healthy skin we desire. The usual culprits, such as age spots, rosacea, and facial veins, haven’t been easy to treat – in the past. But this is the present, and now there’s new technology that can reduce the appearance of these imperfections: photofacial technology, lasers and pulsed light used for skin care. Our Edmonton clinic uses Palomar RejuveLux™ and Alma Lasers™ Harmony® to clear imperfections and rejuvenate your appearance *.
Discover what photofacial technology (IPL) in Edmonton can do for you. Call us at (780) 428-9333 to schedule a time to meet with Dr. Ashwani K. Singh.
These new technologies for skin care are powerful. This means that they have the capacity to achieve great improvement, but it also means that they require a skilled provider for effective treatment. Dr. Singh has the specific training and experience to perform photofacials for satisfying outcomes.
Photofacials can be used to treat:
- Pigmented lesions such as sunspots or age spots
- Vascular lesions – the superficial blue, red or purple veins under the skin’s surface. These commonly include rosacea and spider veins.
Any area, except directly around the eyes, can be treated quickly and safely. This includes the face, neck, chest, arms, hands, and legs.
The Photofacial treatment will seem simple and relatively comfortable (although most patients perceive a gentle “snapping” sensation). The pulsed light handpiece will be moved over your skin. This light will break up the pigment in the lesions.
Most patients report some mild, temporary redness in the treated area shortly after the procedure *. This does not interfere with normal activities and usually subsides within a day. Pigmented lesions will darken slightly after treatment and then fade over the course of 10 to 14 days *. Visible veins generally immediately turn white or grey, then fade away after about 10 to 14 days *.
If you want to know more about our laser treatments at CosMedics, then you may be interested to learn about some of our other laser procedures like laser hair removal or laser skin rejuvenation. Your physician will help you decide which treatment is the right option for you.
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