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Laser skin treatments have evolved exponentially over the years and have become incredibly popular for their ability to produce excellent results without the need for surgery. If you’re currently struggling to hide skin blemishes such as age spots, spider veins, sun damage, fine lines, and other early signs of aging, Fontaine MD can help you reclaim your youthful look with innovative laser technology. Take a look below to learn more about IPL photofacial and laser skin resurfacing.

Learn More About IPL Photofacial

Intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacial is a procedure that uses computer-controlled light pulses to reverse abnormal pigment spots and superficial blood vessels resulting from sun damage, aging, and hormonal changes to provide a healthier, youthful, and rejuvenated appearance. IPL can remove abnormal pigmentation in the face, neck, chest, and hands. Following the procedure, the skin becomes red for an hour or so, but otherwise, there is no downtime. You will see significant results with the first procedure, but the most optimal results are usually seen with a series of three to six treatments.
  • Age spots
  • Broken capillaries
  • Brown spots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Flushing (rosacea)
  • Skin texture problems
  • Spider veins
  • Sun-induced freckles
Soon after your treatment, unwanted pigment and veins coagulate or shrink, and many completely diminish. Skin tightening may result as well. During the following weeks, your body gradually eliminates or absorbs any fragments that remain. IPL photofacials also stimulate new collagen production, so you’ll probably also notice restored volume over time.
Before a photofacial, Dr. Fontaine may suggest not taking certain medications or dietary supplements, such as ibuprofen, aspirin, or vitamin E, which could increase bleeding and bruising. If you smoke, stopping for a couple of weeks beforehand can enhance the healing process. As with all aesthetic procedures, ongoing skin care with medical grade products is essential. You will need to stop all retinol or retinoid products for seven days prior to the procedure and may benefit from pre-procedure hydroquinone. If you have a history of cold sores, a prescription for an antiviral will be given.
IPL photofacials are very gentle and most people can resume their regular daily activities immediately after the treatment. You’ll want to protect your skin from UV rays, however, by limiting sun exposure, applying sunscreen, or wearing sun-protective clothing. Following any laser procedure, it is a good idea to keep your skin well moisturized by applying a gentle lotion after washing your face or showering. *Individual results may vary. Each method has its pros and cons and Dr. Fontaine will discuss at your consultation the options and help you decide what is best for you when he discusses your personalized care plan. *Individual results may vary.

Learn More About Laser Skin Resurfacing

Erbium pixel laser from Fontaine MD is used to provide a more youthful look to your skin and can aid in skin tightening and rejuvenation as well. It does so by removing part of the top layer of your skin and tightening the deeper layers. This removes sun damage and smooths fine lines. This procedure is less invasive than a full-thickness skin ablation and has a downtime of two to five days.
  • Sun Damage
  • Fine Lines
  • Acne Scars
  • Skin Texture
Before a laser skin resurfacing, Dr. Fontaine may suggest not taking certain medications or dietary supplements, such as ibuprofen, aspirin, or vitamin E, which could increase bleeding and bruising. If you smoke, stopping for a couple of weeks beforehand can enhance the healing process. As with all aesthetic procedures, ongoing skin care with medical grade products is essential. You will need to stop all retinol or retinoid products for seven days prior to the procedure and may benefit from pre-procedure hydroquinone. If you have a history of cold sores, a prescription for an antiviral will be given.
Following an erbium pixel resurfacing, there will be 2-5 days of downtime where you can not go out in the sun or wear make up. Depending on your schedule, the resurfacing procedure can be done once with more downtime or split into a series of 2 or 3 treatments with only 1-2 days of downtime following each procedure. Following any laser procedure, it is a good idea to keep your skin well moisturized by applying a gentle lotion after washing your face or showering.
Unlike lasers, radiofrequency is color blind and can be used on all skin types. Our Alma v-Shape pixel RF handpiece can also be used for facial skin rejuvenation. This procedure is also known as a MicroPlasma Peel. The focused radiofrequency energy creates a microscopic perforation on the surface of the skin, allowing energy to be delivered to the deepest layers of your skin and stimulate collagen remodeling. This technology leaves the skin surrounding the micro-wound intact, which promotes healing and a return to a more natural, youthful appearance. *Individual results may vary.

How Much Does Laser Treatments Cost?

The cost of the IPL photofacial and laser skin resurfacing varies from patient to patient and depends on the number of sessions involved and the degree of correction required to achieve the ideal results. Dr. Fontaine will work closely with you to develop the ideal treatment plan for your needs and discuss pricing details during your consultation.

Good Candidates for Laser Treatments

Cosmetic laser treatments are optimized to suit the specific needs of each individual. It’s an excellent solution for almost anyone who desires an improvement in the look and feel of their skin without the need for invasive surgery. Dr. Fontaine will assess the quality of your skin to help determine which treatment is most suitable for you. You should be in good physical health and have realistic expectations to be considered for the procedure.

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Laser skin care is an excellent way to improve the look and feel of your skin without the hassles of invasive surgery. If you’re interested in learning more about the cosmetic options available to you, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jim Fontaine today!

I’ve been going to Dr. Fontaine for a series of IPL treatments and am very pleased with my results. I highly recommend Dr. Fontaine. He is very personable and wants the best results for you. The office is beautiful and the staff are warm and friendly.

 
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