Laser Skin Resurfacing or IPL: Which Do I Need and Why?

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Over-the-counter creams and serums are common ways to combat sun damage and signs of aging, like fine lines. While these products can cover minor imperfections, they do nothing to address the underlying damage. Modern Medical Spa offers revolutionary laser treatments to create a more flawless complexion.

Laser skin resurfacing and intense pulsed light (IPL) take years off your appearance and restore a healthy glow. So, how do these procedures work, and which is best for your needs? When you meet with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Genecov, we can perform a skin rejuvenation assessment and create a personalized treatment plan in Dallas, TX.

Are you in need of skin rejuvenation?

Your skin endures a lot of damage throughout your lifetime. Even though our top layer of skin protects us from our environment, it can be impacted in many different ways. Stress, poor diet, smoking, and even genetics all change the appearance of our skin over time. Laser skin resurfacing and IPL treatment are both used to treat damaged skin that makes us seem older or more tired. This includes issues like superficial wrinkles, sun spots, acne scars, and rough skin texture. The result is younger, healthier skin and a more rested appearance in Dallas.

About laser skin resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing describes procedures that use lasers, or advanced devices that deliver a strong wavelength of light. Modern Medical Spa offers fractional skin resurfacing with Moxi™ to remove damaged skin layer by layer. This technology is best known for stimulating new collagen production, so your results can only improve over time. Best of all, laser skin resurfacing is great for men and women with a wide range of skin problems.

During laser treatment, patients can relax in one of our comfortable chairs while the laser passes over specific areas of the skin. The intensity of the laser is adjusted based on your complexion and skin care goals. Before beginning the process, you may be given a topical retinoid for 2 – 3 weeks to prepare the skin for successful skin rejuvenation results. We can also offer medication to minimize discomfort.

How IPL works

IPL is a procedure that uses light pulses from different wavelengths to gently heat the skin and stimulate collagen production. The trained team at Modern Medical Spa is proud to offer the next generation of IPL called BroadBand Light™ Therapy (BBL™). We also provide the advanced Forever Clear® BBL for patients who suffer from frequent acne breakouts. Individuals with a variety of skin issues can turn to IPL to strengthen and restore their skin.

Each IPL session is performed in one of our private treatment rooms and takes about an hour to complete. Just like laser skin resurfacing, we can customize the procedure based on your needs and goals. Most people experience little discomfort during this laser procedure and may not experience any downtime. The great news is that our technology allows us to achieve better outcomes in less time.

Refresh your skin with laser treatment

When deciding between laser skin resurfacing and IPL treatments, it is important to have a conversation with a skin care professional. When you request a consultation with Dr. David Genecov at Modern Medical Spa, we can review all the factors that go into treatment and how each one can address issues, like aging, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, sun damage, and more. Discover your options by calling a member of our knowledgeable staff in Dallas, TX today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.