Matthew D. Barrows, M.D.

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IPL Photo Rejuvenation - Cynosure - Dallas, TX

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About IPL Photo Rejuvenation

IPL photo rejuvenation has been deemed a safe and effective procedure in treating skin that has been severely sun-damaged, as well as treating conditions such as rosacea, age spots, broken capillaries, blemishes, freckles and hyperpigmentation. Utilizing an intense light source, IPL works by breaking down the upper layer of the skin in order to generate new skin growth. Regenerated skin appears to be brighter, smoother, more even-toned and more youthful-looking. Some patients can begin to see results as soon as the first session. While a series of treatments are suggested, the exact number depends on the patient’s individual needs. Dr. Matthew Barrows’ offices in the North Texas area utilize the Cynosure MPX Elite for their IPL procedures. This advanced, high-powered technology is revolutionary in that it provides the benefits of two gold standard wavelengths which have safe and proven long-lasting results for the treatment of sun-damaged and pigmented skin. This technology can treat a wide variety of skin tones, including darker-skinned individuals. The dermatologists and medical professionals of Dermatology and Skin Cancer Surgery Center in Rockwall, McKinney, Allen, and other Dallas area cities have found that MPX Elitetreatments are not only quicker but also more effective than other IPL systems.

Procedure Information

IPL is a noninvasive procedure that delivers results by emitting a range of light waves at the patient’s damaged skin. These waves turn and target either the melanin, the brown pigment found in age spots or freckles, or hemoglobin, the red blood cells found in the blood vessels. From there, as the light waves pass through the skin, they are absorbed by either the melanin or hemoglobin. This causes the melanin pigment to break up or in the case of hemoglobin, damages the vessel wall. The fragmented pigment or damaged, smaller vessels are absorbed by the skin, causing them to appear less visible. Thus, a patient is left with more even-toned skin or less visible capillaries.

What to Expect

With IPL, a patient can usually expect a relatively pain-free session with no downtime. A cold gel is applied to the skin prior to treatment and eyes are covered with special eyewear to protect them from the light source. The handpiece has a smooth surface which is applied gently to the face to emit pulses of light. A patient may experience a slight stinging sensation comparable to a rubber band snap. After the treatment, the area is cleaned and a moisturizer with sunscreen is applied. Depending on the size of the treatment area, sessions can be as short as 30 minutes or as long as 90 minutes. If there is any mild swelling afterwards, an ice pack can be applied to the treated area.

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Our dermatology office has many options to consider for patients seeking nonsurgical skin rejuvenation. IPL photo rejuvenation is a safe and effective way to treat sun damaged skin and attain glowing, younger looking results. If you are seeking treatment for sun damaged and/or aging skin, we invite you to call our dermatology office today and schedule your appointment.

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