IPL Skin Rejuvenation
Our skin wears the marks of the life we have lived. In some cases, these marks are badges of honor. In other cases, they are blemishes that we would rather live without. If you have hyperpigmentation or vascular lesions, IPL skin rejuvenation can help.
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatment uses concentrated wavelengths of light to target specific areas of the skin, improving pigmentation, tone and texture. It works on a wide variety of skin types and tends to deliver excellent results.
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When to Consider IPL Skin Rejuvenation
The most common reasons people get IPL skin rejuvenation are:
- Addressing the results of long-term sun damage
- Resolving hyperpigmentation
- Eliminating visible veins and capillaries
- Reversing premature aging
Before Your IPL Skin Rejuvenation
You should stop smoking or using any products containing nicotine for at least 6 weeks before your appointment. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily to keep your skin protected. Focus on being well hydrated for at least several weeks before your treatment. It is important to disclose any acne medication you are on as this may need to be discontinued.
You will need to stop using medications that cause excess bleeding and discontinue antibiotics unless told otherwise (delaying treatment could be the better option). You also must stop using any topical or oral products and medications that cause skin sensitivity. On the day of your procedure, clean your skin and do not apply makeup or other skincare products.
Your IPL Skin Rejuvenation Procedure
During your treatment, the IPL device emits pulses of light that turn into heat when applied to your skin. This heat helps trigger collagen and elastin production while also breaking up pigmentation. Topical anesthetic can be used to dull any discomfort.
The procedure usually lasts somewhere between 20 to 40 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated. Once complete, select skin products will be applied and your provider will speak to you about how to care for your skin as you heal.
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After Your IPL Skin Rejuvenation Treatment
You will need to completely avoid UV rays for the first week after treatment and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen on the treated area daily. Any UV ray exposure can compromise the quality of your results and cause injury.
You should also focus on proper hydration as you heal. While your skin may not be as red or sensitive as it would be with some other procedures, it will still be healing and needs lots of water for this process.
Your New Look
After IPL skin rejuvenation, you should quickly see the results. Most people are fully enjoying their new skin within a month of treatment. As with all skin rejuvenation treatments, more than one session may be required to achieve results.
If you are ready to address hyperpigmentation and vascular lesions, our skilled aesthetic staff is here to help. Contact us online or call our Boston office at 617-414-4980 to schedule your IPL skin rejuvenation consultation.
How much does rhinoplasty cost?
The average cost of rhinoplasty in the U.S. is around $5,000, in addition to costs associated with anesthesia, operating room facility fees and other expenses.
Keep in mind that rhinoplasty costs will vary by location and from practice to practice.
Is rhinoplasty covered by insurance?
Rhinoplasty might be covered by insurance if it is deemed a medical necessity to restore proper function of your nose. If the procedure also has a cosmetic component, only a portion of the nose surgery may be covered by insurance. If it is purely for cosmetic reasons, your rhinoplasty will not be covered by insurance.
If you have specific questions or are unsure if your procedure could be covered, call the number listed on the back of your insurance card.
Can I view before and after photos of people near me who have had nose surgery?
Yes. View our online photo gallery to see before and after pictures of real people who have had rhinoplasty in the Boston area.
If you are considering nose surgery, it can be helpful to bring to your consultation photos of people with a similar facial structure as yours and whose nose shapes you admire.
How do I know if rhinoplasty is the best procedure for me?
Rhinoplasty can be performed for both cosmetic and medical reasons. If you are unhappy with the size, shape, asymmetry or function of your nose, this procedure may be a good fit for you. Dr. Ezzat will perform a physical examination and listen to your goals in-depth to help you decide if you could be a good candidate for nose surgery.
Does nose surgery hurt?
Nose surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia, so you won’t feel any pain or discomfort during your procedure. Immediately afterward, expect to have some tenderness, bruising and swelling. These side effects are typically easily managed with the use of prescription or over-the-counter pain medications.
What can I expect during rhinoplasty recovery?
You will need to keep your head elevated while sleeping for at least the first week after nose surgery. Swelling, bruising, tingling and some numbness are to be expected, and these should gradually diminish over the next weeks.
Many people are able to return to work and other daily activities within about 2 weeks after getting nose surgery. Dr. Ezzat will ask that you limit physical activity for at least four weeks after your procedure.
When will I see my final results?
You will have a good idea of what your final results will look like around six weeks after rhinoplasty. However, it can take six months to a year for your final outcome to fully develop. Continue following Dr. Ezzat’s recovery guidelines in order to optimize the results of your nose surgery.
Do nose jobs last forever?
Yes, nose job results are long-lasting. That said, subsequent injuries or trauma to the nose can affect your results. Additionally, the natural aging process can cause subtle changes to your facial structure and appearance over time.