Allegra IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)
Skin Rejuvenation & Skin Tightening
What is Skin Rejuvenation?
Skin rejuvenation is a non-ablative and non-invasive treatment. Your skin is neither removed nor severely damaged. Pulsed light targets and destroys unwanted blood vessels and pigmented lesions without harming normal tissue. The process also restores the homogenous skin color of your youth and stimulates fiberblasts to produce collagen that replenishes what time and sun damage has taken away. This collagen “plumping” effect creates smooother skin and lessens fine lines
What Can I Expect from Skin Rejuvenation?
The treated area will feel like a mild sunburn and may be slightly pink and swollen for a few hours. Age spots, freckles and sun spots will get darker after treatment and flake off in 3 to 10 days leaving fresh new skin. Since collagen is produced slowly and in small amounts after each treatment, skin smoothing and fine line reduction will continue even after 3rd treatment.
Benefits of Skin Rejuvenation:
• Remove unwanted freckles, age spots, mottled pigmentation, and other sun damage
• Smooth and tighten your skin and lessen fine lines
• Shrink unsightly pores
• Increase collagen production
• Skin Tightening Procedure will produce tighter skin in selected areas
Vein Reduction can clear angiomas rosacea, and vascular lesions. The Allegra IPL is used to treat spider veins, also known as telangiectasias, the light generates heat in the veins. As with other spider vein treatments, this causes the walls of the vein to collapse. Eventually, these veins will be re-absorbed by the body and fade away after several weeks.
Oxyhemoglobin in the blood absorbs light from an Allegra IPL treatment creating heat that helps destroy capillaries that contribute to the appearance of rosacea. Over a period of 3-4 weeks, the vessels are re-absorbed, and the facial redness diminishes.
Acne most commonly develops when skin cells don’t shed properly – the cells stick together and plug up the pores. This blockage encourages an oil called sebum and a bacteria called propionibacterium (P. acnes) to build up in the skin pores, leading to inflammation. The oil is produced by the sebaceous glands.
The Allegra IPL system emit safe pulses of light energy to eliminate acne at its source. The light energy is directed at the affected pores, triggering a photoelectrochemical process that kills bacteria and reduces acne severity in the skin.
The overall treatment time is very quick and depends on the amount of acne being treated. Some patients have described the procedure as painless while others have experienced slight discomfort. Overall, the majority of patients find the procedure to be very tolerable with minimal side effects.
Rapid Hair Removal
Advanced hair removal is a gentle pulsed light treatment that can be performed on the face, chest, arts, legs… just about anywhere! Treatments require no down time.
Hair Removal is non-invasive and fast. Light energy passes through the skin and is absorbed into the hair follicle. Multiple hairs are treated with each pulse. The pulsed light targets the melanin in the hair follicle casing thermal damage to the hair growth cells without harming normal skin. Each treatment reduces the number and size of hair follicles in the area until each follicle is destroyed.
What Can I Expect from Hair Removal?
Most patients will feel minimal discomfort during the procedure. Hair follicles will be pink and slightly raised for a few hours. Hair that is damaged by the treatment will stay in the hair shaft and will gradually shed over several weeks time.