Inflammation in the skin

Are lasers and IPL's worth it?

My clients have always asked my opinion about lasers and IPL’s.   I used to love them.  I’ve personally had both IPL and Fraxel and can’t deny how instantly the skin seems refreshed and renewed.   But now I know better.  Unfortunately, in most cases, it’s a quick fix rather than solving the underlying cause.   

Lasers and IPL’s use multiple wavelengths of high intensity light
simultaneously (think extreme heat) to induce a wound healing response, stimulate collagen and elastin and speed up cell renewal. The promise?  A more youthful and clear complexion.  Lasers and IPL's are marketed to treat visible capillaries, scars, rosacea, pigmentation.  It's now being understood that this "extreme heat" process to stimulate an "emergency repair response" actually damages the skin further and accelerates aging. 

Skin Rejuvenation

Skin Rejuvenation

Preserving skin health and longevity has been at the heart of my practice for almost 15 years. I’ve always been amazed at our skins’ ability to rejuvenate itself.  We can really put it through the ringer and it manages to find its way back to balance. That’s because our skin’s natural state of being IS balance, free from irritation, patchiness, dryness, break-outs, and even most wrinkling.