In Annapolis, MD
Is your cabinet filled with creams and serums you have purchased to tighten your pores, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and reduce the signs of sun damage?
Have you given up on finding a way to improve your appearance? One technique to deal with these issues and many more improvements is with an IPL Photofacial in Annapolis provided by Dr. Namita Murthy.
IPL Photofacial, also known as a fotofacial or photorejuvenation, is a cosmetic treatment that improves the appearance of your skin without surgery.
IPL is an abbreviation for Intense Pulsed Light. The treatment uses light energy to target certain discolorations and other imperfections in your skin. The skin is heated causing you to rid yourself of unwanted cells.
IPL photorejuvenation is similar to laser resurfacing. However, lasers send out only one wavelength of pulsing light. IPL uses a broad-spectrum pulse of light. Cutoff filters are used to select only those wavelengths that are needed for the specific area and condition being treated. The light and heat are delivered by a handheld device applied to the areas the patient wants to be treated.
The rays from the IPL photofacial can reach the middle layers of the skin without damaging the top layer. Pigment cells in your skin are heated which destroys the unwanted pigment. Under the skin, it stimulates the creation of new collagen and elastin, the proteins that provide structure and resilience to your skin. Collagen and elastin production decrease as we age and are exposed to the environment, causing our skin to lose its youthful look.
Having an IPL Photofacial can be beneficial in reducing the appearance of discoloration from the sun and aging spots or freckles It can also have a positive effect on anyone with acne, scars, broken capillaries, or rosacea.
It can be used on your face, neck, hands, or chest. This treatment can also improve the contour of your face and tighten skin due to the increased collagen and elastin production caused by the intense pulsed light. Dr. Namita Murthy is a skilled and conscientious facial plastic surgeon who has ten years of experience in helping patients improve their appearance. She is an American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship-trained and board-eligible physician. If you are interested in IPL Photofacial in Annapolis, Dr. Murthy can help.
When you meet with Dr. Murthy, the two of you will discuss your goals for your skin and your facial conditions.
You are not a good candidate for IPL photofacial treatment if you have certain medical conditions such as cancer or lupus. It is also not recommended for the treatment of vitiligo or for patients with dark skin.
Depending on your situation and needs, other treatments may be a better fit for some patients. These include Botox, chemical peels, dermabrasion, dermal fillers, and laser resurfacing. For more significant changes, a facelift may be the solution. The choice depends on what improvements you want to see and how much downtime you can afford.
What to Expect During IPL Photofacial Treatment
After discussing your appearance goals, Dr. Murthy will first examine your face and skin. If needed, a numbing cream may be applied. Your skin will be cleansed, and a gel will be put on your skin. She will then use the handheld IPL device directly on your skin. Some people experience a slight tingling or stinging sensation. The whole treatment will take less than an hour. Before you leave the office, Dr. Murthy will explain how to take care of your skin.
You may feel like you have a sunburn for a few hours after the procedure. Ice packs and cool clothes will help reduce that sensation. You may experience some redness and bruising for a day or two. You will need to protect your skin from the sun and will want to use a moisturizer.
Brown spots may get darker but will peel off. You will see the improved skin tone and healthier-looking skin in a few weeks. Except for the sunburn-like appearance, there is no visible sign that you have had the treatment, even immediately afterward. IPL photofacial treatment usually requires several treatments a few weeks between each. It is not permanent since the underlying conditions that caused your issues will still be present and it cannot stop the aging process but in most cases, results will last several months, sometimes up to a full year. At that point, you can have a follow-up treatment.
What Will an IPL Photofacial Accomplish?
In Annapolis IPL Photofacial treatments provided by Dr. Namita Murthy can bring back that youthful appearance, removing discolored areas and fine wrinkles. Depending on the area treated, scars will be less visible. The pores on your nose may be reduced. Your skin tone will be more even, and your skin texture will be improved. You may also see some tightening.
Dr. Namita Murthy is a highly trained facial plastic surgeon. She focuses on providing patients with a natural and healthy appearance. She wants you to be the best version of yourself boosting your confidence. If you are in Annapolis IPL photofacial treatment is available from Dr. Murthy.
When you are confident, it shows. Not just in your behavior or your vibe, but in all you do.
If you are self-conscious about a particular area of your body, that shows as well. Imagine the freedom that comes with not worrying about your look when you make your way through life; the freedom of knowing you are putting your best self out there. That is the aesthetics of confidence.