Madfes Dermatology & Aesthetics Group Spring 2023 letter.
Common Medical Skin Conditions
Pre & Post-Treatment Instructions
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Intense Pulse Light to treat Sun-Damaged Skin
Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy uses light energy to target a certain color in your skin. When the skin is heated, your body gets rid of the unwanted cells, and that gets rid of the thing you’re being treated for. Unlike lasers, an IPL device sends out more than one wavelength of pulsating light. It can treat a range of skin conditions at the same time. IPL improves the color and texture of your skin without surgery. It can undo some of the visible damage caused by sun exposure called photo-aging. Patients do not need to numb for this procedure. Downtime will be 3 days with good wound care. Mild redness and swelling are normal after the treatment. Some of your brown areas may appear temporarily darker and then flake off during the following week. Strict sun avoidance should be observed in the area prior to and for two weeks after. A series of 3-6 treatments spaced about a month apart for best results!
HOW IT WORKS
During treatment, IPL fragments unwanted pigment cells without damaging surrounding tissue. These shattered melanin particles are absorbed by the body over the following few weeks, so that little or no trace of them remains visible. Typically, the improvement is subtle and accomplished over a series of treatments so the patient’s skin does not appear obviously treated.
The particular rosacea subtype determines the treatment. Our physicians have extensive experience treating this condition. We offer medical treatments with topical medications and oral therapy, chemical peels, lasers such as intense pulsed light, Excel V and skin care recommendations. Isotretinoin may be prescribed.
A cortisone cream is applied morning and night for the next three days as well followed by your normal moisturizer over. Mild redness and swelling are normal after the treatment. Some of your brown areas may appear temporarily darker and then flake off during the following week.