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Skin Rejuvenation

Improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin

The process of Skin Rejuvenation, technically known as “Photo Rejuvenation” uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology, a high-powered, hand-held, computer-controlled flashgun, to deliver an intense, visible, broad-spectrum pulse of light, generally in the visible spectral range of 400 to 1200 nm. This treatment improves the appearance of sun-damaged skin, removes age spots (sun-induced freckles) and most benign brown pigments, and reduces redness caused by broken capillaries for face and body.

How does Skin Rejuvenation work?

IPL treatment requires a 30-minute time commitment at our clinic, conveniently located on Grand Avenue in St. Paul. Clients wear protective goggles while we perform the treatment. We start with administering a test shot, and then we apply numbing cream for 15 minutes (only when necessary). After that, we treat the whole face and in just a few short minutes you are out the door and able to face the day. Clients may be slightly pink for about an hour after the procedure, but Mineral Jane Iredale makeup can be applied immediately to tone this down. This is something you can do on your wedding day or right before a black-tie event!

IPL is a cumulative treatment, meaning the more times you do it, the better results you will get. The best time frame for results is about 3 weeks of treatment, and we gladly offer discounts for repeat visits. Over 10 years of research at Stanford University has shown that people look younger than when they first started IPL; it “bends the arrow of time another way” by restoring the gene expression of much younger skin. The best part: results don’t wear off. “It can be part of your maintenance routine,” said one customer.

How can I benefit from treatment?

Time, sun exposure, trauma, illness and other lifestyle factors have a negative impact on your skin that will be visible to the eye. This procedure is thought to reduce the appearance of large pores and is especially effective in reducing chronic facial redness. It can also be used to treat sun damage and weathered areas on the neck, arms and chest, as well as the back of the hands. The biggest advantage of IPL treatments is that there is no downtime. The procedure improves the general texture and refinement (think fine lines) of the skin.

IPL can also be used for hair reduction. If you are considering IPL versus Laser Hair Removal treatments and want to learn more about the differences between the two, get in touch with us and we’ll help you decide, or read this helpful blog post What is the Difference Between IPL and Laser Hair Removal? on The Private Clinic’s website.