IPL, or “intense pulsed light,” is a laser light treatment to treat hyperpigmentation problems, including sun spots, age spots, red spots, sun damage, rosacea, and improve skin texture and even skin tone. Pulses of broad spectrum light are delivered to the deeper layers of your skin, with no incisions or injections required.
The IPL Photofacial is a non-invasive approach to skin rejuvenation. Dr. Daniel Leeman uses an advanced system, the Cutera Lime Light. The procedure improves skin tone and removes the skin surface imperfections associated with aging and photodamage. The Cutera Lime Light delivers a non-invasive light treatment that can be customized for different skin tones and conditions. The result is an exceptionally effective skin rejuvenation treatment that causes minimal discomfort.
An IPL photofacial is ideal for any part of your face, neck, and décolleté with skin redness, telangiectasia (tiny veins) or brown spots. Light (low contrast) brown spots, which were previously difficult to resolve, respond very well to this treatment.
Our skincare experts, Victoria or Ashley, will customize your IPL photofacial to your skin type and selectively treat the brown or red pigmented areas on your skin. It’s the heating of the pigmented brown or red cells that causes the therapeutic effect.
When the pulse of light is delivered, you will feel a mild pinching or stinging sensation. Gel is applied to cool the skin before treating visible veins. Anesthesia or pain medication is typically not needed for this treatment.
Treatment time depends on the area of the body being addressed. However, most treatments should take less than one hour.
Most patients see a difference after just one treatment. Usually, one to three treatments are sufficient to achieve the optimal results. Additional treatments may be recommended, especially to treat excessively sun-damaged skin.
Immediately following treatment, brown spots will start to darken, and your skin may appear slightly red. The treated area may be mildly swollen. This typically lasts a few hours and possibly a day or longer. Makeup can be applied to cover the redness.
Within one to three weeks, the darkened spots will flake off and fade. The red of rosacea will diminish, telangiectasia (threadlike tiny blood vessels on the skin, or spider veins) will disappear. Your skin will appear evenly toned, fresh, and free from hyperpigmentation.
New brown spots, spider veins, and diffuse redness (rosacea) may appear with new sun damage; however, another treatment can be performed. Remember to always apply broad-spectrum sunscreen when outdoors to minimize sun damage and the appearance of new spots or rosacea. Rosacea is chronic and cannot be “cured” with any laser or light source; however, its appearance can be improved with this treatment.
Platelets are cells in the blood that play an important role in clotting and also contain hundreds of growth factors – substances required for the stimulation of growth in living cells. Plasma (liquid part of the blood) with a high concentration of platelets helps promote hair growth when injected into the scalp.
Consistency is key for best results with PRP hair restoration therapy. When you follow the recommended protocol, first results are typically visible in two to three months. Results may include decreased hair loss, early regrowth, and increased hair length. Continued treatments every three to six months on a long-term basis may be recommended for optimal growth.
PRP hair restoration uses growth factors in your own blood to help stimulate hair growth. Benefits of this treatment include: Natural treatment, using your own blood, platelets, and growth factors. This is an affordable, cost-effective solution to thinning hair, with a high success rate for treatment. There are no medications or scarring. You may begin to see visible results within a few months. If you wish to find out more, contact Dr. Leeman and schedule a consultation today to receive some of the best results after PRP hair restoration Austin has to offer.
If you wish to find out more, contact Dr. Leeman and schedule a consultation today to receive some of the best results after PRP hair restoration Austin has to offer.
When Dr. Leeman and his team introduce the platelet rich plasma to the skin, your own concentration of cells will work with your body to naturally promote a “structure and signals” process for new tissue and collagen growth. Platelet rich plasma can either be injected directly into the face or used to enhance the results of other treatments including fractional laser resurfacing therapy, facial fat grafting, Brazilian butt lifts, or natural breast augmentation.
The internal essence of the blood inside you contains life-giving, fundamental protein growth factors that are designed to restore and strengthen your body. Dr. Leeman uses platelet rich plasma treatments to harness a high concentration of your own biological nutrient-rich cells and unleashes them to naturally promote skin health. These nutrient-rich cells stimulate the regeneration of the underlying structural integrity of your skin.
After PRP treatment, patients often notice fine lines and wrinkles have softened and deeper wrinkled areas, such as nasolabial folds, look plumper and smoother. The main goal of the treatment is to stimulate fibroblasts and develop long-term collagen formations in the dermis. Your results will be gradual and vary from person to person based on health, age, and genetic make-up. Most patients enjoy quantifiable improvements in skin complexion, texture and tone within three weeks. Subtle improvements can progressively continue for up to 2 years.
Platelet rich plasma treatments are derived from your own biological make-up and do not contain synthetic products. Therefore, virtually any area of the body can be treated, including your face, neck, chest, hands, scars, and more.
In order to enjoy a maximum response to your treatment, it is important to eat right, drink plenty of water and incorporate the facial care recommended by Dr. Leeman.
The laser precisely creates thousands of microscopic injuries in your skin, which induce immediate skin tightening and stimulate new collagen growth. Patients are often amazed at how tight their skin feels immediately after the procedure. Fractional laser resurfacing is designed to improve the skin’s texture and tone and to smooth fine lines, deep wrinkles, and acne scars.
Unlike other laser resurfacing technologies, Fractional laser resurfacing leaves islands of healthy tissue surrounding the microscopic injuries. This enables your skin to heal more rapidly and minimizes damage.
After the procedure, your skin will be red, similar to a sunburn. The redness will linger for a few days. By day three or four, you will experience some peeling as fresh, supple, younger looking skin appears. In most cases, your skin will return to its normal appearance in about seven to ten days. After the laser procedure is completed, a cold compress will be applied. During the recovery period you will apply a hydrating lotion to keep your skin moist and promote healing. In most cases, you may resume applying makeup after about three days.
In most cases, fractional laser resurfacing can be performed on an entire face within 20 to 30 minutes. Smaller areas will take less time.
Excellent results can be achieved in a single session. However, if you have severe wrinkling or deep acne scars, you may benefit from a series of treatments spaced about one month apart. We will advise you on the results you can reasonably expect, and whether you may require several treatments to achieve the level of skin rejuvenation you envision.
Basic skincare, thorough cleansing and sun protection are key to ensuring your results last. Wear sunscreen and avoid direct sun exposure whenever possible. This is particularly important in the weeks following treatment.
The fractional laser skin resurfacing system used by Dr. Leeman is FDA approved to treat a range of skin concerns.
Comfort levels vary from person to person, but you do not need anesthesia to have this treatment. Our patients tell us that the sensation feels like a momentary prickling or heat beneath the skin. This is the ultrasound energy being delivered into the tissue, how Ultherapy lifts and tightens your facial skin for a more youthful, fresh look.
Your skin will continue to age as the years pass, so you may need to schedule an annual touch-up visit to maintain your results. The Northwestern University study followed patients up to 10 months, with skin quality improvement still visible.
A good candidate is someone with skin that has relaxed to the point of sagging and feeling less firm. A lowered brow line or loose skin on the eyelids, for instance, is often the first sign of maturing skin. We will evaluate if you are an appropriate candidate at the time of your consultation.
Ultherapy is FDA-approved and uses ultrasound energy, which has been used in medical imaging and therapeutics, such as sonograms, for over 50 years, and clinical studies have confirmed the safety of this latest application. As with any medical procedure, there are general safety considerations, which we will review with you before your treatment.
There is no safer way to rejuvenate your skin than ensuring your treatment is performed under the care of a double board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience. Dr. Leeman is one of the rare surgeons who holds two credentials, both as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon and as an otolaryngology specialist for head and neck surgery. Never trust your skin – or your appearance – to any practitioner without professional board-certification, particularly for facial treatments. Contact us for top quality facial rejuvenation at a boutique clinic in Austin.