Intense Pulsed Light technology (IPL) is a treatment breakthrough that can correct a variety of benign skin conditions, such as facial skin imperfections, signs of photo-aging, birthmarks, unwanted hair, unsightly small veins, and other blemishes. It offers a safe, non-invasive solution that can be tailored to your individual condition & skin type, providing superior cosmetic results & outstanding satisfaction, through a process called photorejuvenation.
Here at Pacific Plastic Surgery Group, IPL treatments take about 20-45 minutes (depending on the area) & are administered by either a Physician Assistant or Registered Nurse. The treatment requires little to no downtime and you can resume your normal daily activities immediately after treatment. The most common areas treated are the face, neck, chest, and back of the hands as these areas tend to show the most noticeable signs of photo-aging.
Pacific Plastic Surgery Group’s state-of-the-art Nordlys™ system is a foundational platform for the next generation of Ellipse IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatments. We’ve upped our skincare offerings and your radiant face will thank you for the beaming benefits our light-based treatments can provide.
Laser light procedures have recently become popular in the aesthetic space as the technology has improved and recovery times have shortened. And who can argue with the glowing results? PPSG’s powerful, precise and versatile Nordlys machine broadens the spectrum of our dermatological procedures. If you are not already familiar with the cutting edge improvements offered by Ellipse IPL, allow us to illuminate you. Pacific Plastic Surgery Group (PPSG) serves San Francisco with the latest advancements in aesthetic treatments.
Led by Dr. Edward P. Miranda, we believe that that natural, subtle changes reveal the true beauty within. PPSG provides innovative cosmetic enhancement with a caring, compassionate hand. Contact PPSG to get the conversation started. Call (415) 379-9015 to schedule your in-depth and personal consultation with one of our qualified, professional staff. The Norlys system is a foundational platform for an array of light-based treatments, most notably, Ellipse IPL. The Ellipse device has a range of utility.
The science of optics lies at the heart of light-based therapies. What we perceive as color is simply different wavelengths of electromagnetic energy reacting to the world around us. Light-based skincare instruments (e.g. Ellipse IPL) leverage the science of optics to achieve their results. Each instrument emits unique wavelengths at particular intensities that react differently to the various pigments in our skin. Thusly, each instrument can precisely target different dermatological features—rosy-red rosacea, for instance—all while leaving the surrounding tissue largely unharmed.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a little different than a laser beam. Lasers volley photons at just a single electromagnetic frequency. However, just as warm sunlight contains all the colors of the rainbow (and beyond), Ellipse IPL’s sub-millisecond pulses shower narrowband light bursts at multiple wavelengths, making it a versatile instrument. It zaps away brown spots, broken capillaries and rosacea while encouraging collagen production to enhance your youthful appearance.
When we examine the benefits of Ellipse IPL, it is helpful to think of water flowing from a hose. Ellipse IPL, is like a spray of droplets, trading some strength and selectivity for more general coverage and a wider utility.
At your in-depth and personal consultation at PPSG, one of our medical professionals will gather your relevant information while discussing your aesthetic goals. Based on these goals and your medical history, we will determine your candidacy for one or several of our cosmetic procedures. We like to keep this investigative phase goals-centric, as that provides a more useful frame for matching a potential patient with the most appropriate procedure. At its heart, your personal consultation at Pacific Plastic Surgery Group is simply a conversation. Contact PPSG to get the conversation started. Call (415) 379-9015 to schedule your appointment.Schedule a Consultation
Full recovery should take a week or less. If your skin feels especially sensitive, you may find some relief in the nightly application of cool aloe vera.
When you pop in to PPSG for a quick Ellipse IPL photofacial, your skin will have been bathed in powerful light energy. Hence, avoid prolonged or unnecessary exposure to the sun until your skin has completely recovered. Stock up on sunscreen before your procedure so it will be available throughout your recovery. We recommend broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or greater. Even in the winter, sunlight is more powerful than we think. It is also helpful to wear a wide-brimmed hat when you go outdoors.
The Nordlys system is a state-of-the-art aesthetic light and laser platform that allows for an array of treatments for a wide range of skin conditions. Ellipse IPL treatments are available via the Nordlys system. Taken wholly, the Nordlys platform can facilitate treatment of acne scars, aging skin, irregular skin texture and vascular lesions.
Furthermore, the system itself offers its own unique advantages to both doctors and patients. Most impressively, the Nordlys includes a patient database to keep track of which treatments and treatment settings were administered to whom. This promotes a systematic approach that minimizes opportunities for error and injury.
The device emits different wavelengths of light energy to treat the skin. Ellipse IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is a broadband pulsed light source radiating at multiple frequencies of the electromagnetic spectrum. In this way, IPL is similar to sunlight which is seen to contain all the colors of the rainbow when refracted through a prism or the falling rain. Ellipse IPL is ideal for skin rejuvenation and vascular treatments.
Intense Pulsed Light therapy is best combined with exfoliating procedures to more deeply and fully rejuvenate your skin. Exfoliating procedures are typically scheduled several days before your IPL treatment. By removing superficial skin and fine hair, it allows for better penetration of the pulsed light, enhancing its benefits. In Dermaplaning, we carefully shave away your top layer of skin with a surgical scalpel. This will remove dead cells and vellus hair (peach fuzz) while smoothing out imperfections.
Similarly, Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels will leave your face smooth and receptive to Intense Pulsed Light therapy. Each of these procedures employs a unique exfoliating mechanism. A discussion with an aesthetic professional will determine which is right for you. Exfoliating procedures are perfect prep for your next IPL appointment, when the multi-band flashes of light will work more deeply to even your skin tone and arouse collagen growth.
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77 Van Ness Ave, Suite 302, San Francisco, CA