IPL in Atlanta, GA
For men and women in Atlanta, Cumming, Forsyth County and the surrounding areas in Georgia who want to address age spots, broken blood vessels, brown pigmentation, or other issues brought on by exposure to the sun’s harmful rays, you can rely on great results from IPL treatments from Dr. Cristen Catignani or Dr. Christopher Killingsworth, a double-board certified Atlanta surgeon, recently voted by Best of Forsyth Reader’s Choice Awards as the 2015 Best Cosmetic Surgeon.
What is IPL?
Intense pulsed light (IPL) uses multiple wavelengths of light to treat sun-induced changes on your face, including brown pigmentation, age spots, and broken blood vessels, as well as a range of other cosmetic issues. IPL are non-laser high-intensity light sources that make use of a high-output flash lamp to produce a broad wavelength output of noncoherent light, and since the individual light pulses have a specific duration, intensity, and spectral distribution, it allows for a controlled and confined energy delivery into targeted skin tissues. Intense pulsed light technologies have evolved significantly since their introduction to the medical community 20 years ago, and now IPL can be used safely and effectively at Atlanta Aesthetics for the aesthetic treatment of many cosmetic issues. IPL allows for precision targeting, meaning that the targeted areas alone are capable of absorbing energy from this broad spectrum of light wavelength and the tissues surrounding the targeted structures are spared. IPL can be used to treat the facial changes of rosacea, including redness and broken blood vessels, in addition to treating these sorts of changes or symptoms on the hands, neck, and chest as well.
Benefits of IPL
Because IPL uses broad-spectrum light that filters out unwanted wavelengths as a means of treating a host of skin conditions and abnormalities, it can be very effective in diminishing or removing age spots, liver spots, fine lines and wrinkles, facial flushing, redness, broken capillaries, telangiectasias (purple or blue veins on the face, also called spider veins), hemangiomas (red, purple, or blue birthmarks formed by blood vessels), freckles, minor sun damage, port-wine stains, tattoos, varicose veins, and flat birthmarks. At Atlanta Aesthetics, IPL treatments with Dr. Killingsworth and Dr. Catignani are among our most sought after medical spa procedures for the results they bring, and we offer a range of IPL treatments, all of which range from 30 to 45 minutes.
Who is a Candidate for IPL?
Décolletage or neckline aging is a very common problem, in large because one’s chest skin is both so delicate and so frequently exposed to the direct rays of the sun and ultraviolet sunlight damage. Brown spots, sun spots, age spots, red spots, rough thickened skin, and wrinkles are all skin aging changes that can occur on the décolletage and neckline. These same forms of damage can occur on your face, and on your nose. Our IPL Décolleté treatment is 30 minutes long, and our IPL Face and Décolleté procedure is a 45-minute treatment, designed to target these signs of aging. Our IPL Face Only, and Nose Only are 30 minute long sessions, all of which produce remarkable results in terms of addressing cosmetic issues brought on by ultraviolet sunlight damage and the natural aging process. Schedule your IPL consultation now with Dr. Killingsworth or Dr. Catignani to find out with IPL treatment package is right for you!
What is the IPL Procedure?
Unlike laser resurfacing, chemical peels and dermabrasion, there is almost no downtime with IPL. That means no blisters, burns or long recovery periods, and you can go right back to your life after your treatment is complete at Atlanta Aesthetics. First, a topical anesthetic is applied to the treatment area, then after this, a cold gel is applied, and a glass prism is placed over the treatment area. Pulses of intense light will be flashed through the prism, directed precisely at the treatment area. You may receive several treatments, which are usually performed every three to four weeks and your treated area may be slightly pink or red, right after your treatment, and in addition, there may be some mild swelling. Dr. Killingsworth or Dr. Catignani may recommend that you judiciously use sunscreen with a high sun protection factor after your IPL treatment to protect the skin, but otherwise there is no downtime or recovery period.
Atlanta IPL Cost and Financing Options
The cost of your personalized IPL treatments at Atlanta Aesthetics is based upon the specific issues you are seeking to address and what course of treatment is necessary to achieve optimal results. During your consultation, Dr. Killingsworth or Dr. Catignani determines how much intense pulsed light treatment is needed to achieve your desired results. We will then provide you with a detailed cost assessment after the consultation, and you can pay for your treatment via cash, personal check, credit card and convenient CareCredit® financing.
Experience breakthrough benefits in short IPL treatments at Atlanta Aesthetics designed to provide real results with no downtime. Contact Atlanta Aesthetics today to schedule your personal IPL consultation with Dr. Killingsworth or Dr. Catignani.