Anti Aging Treatments - Skin Renewal

Anti-aging Skin Renewal Treatments, Chicago, Illinois

LightPulse™ Skin Renewal Questions & Answers

What is LightPulse Skin Renewal?

The LightPulse™ Skin Renewal concept was developed by Advanced Laser Clinics™ to offer patients a unique, age-defying therapy without laser resurfacing or painful chemical peels. The LightPulse™ combination therapy includes three proven ways to fight and reverse the effects of time: Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), Microdermabrasion and specifically formulated skin care products that augment the treatments.

How much does it cost?

We have multiple packages available depending on your specific needs. When you come in for your complimentary consultation, we will discuss the options in detail so you can decide for yourself which one is best for you.

How does it work?

LightPulse™ Skin Renewal is comprised of three distinct therapies:

  1. IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) technology emits a non-coherent, broad spectrum light that is attracted to cells with abnormal amounts of color. The light is absorbed by melanin or hemoglobin. The heat injures the abnormally pigmented cells resulting in a more evenly toned complexion. Examples of abnormally pigmented cells include age or sunspots, freckles. mottled pigmentation or melasma, flushing or ruddy complexions, broken capillaries and facial veins. The treatment makes the skin texture smoother, diminishing the appearance of enlarged pores and fine lines.
  2. Microdermabrasion is a closed vacuum system delivering aluminum oxide crystals to the skin. This process exfoliates the thickened epidermis and then vacuums away the crystals and skin debris to reveal healthier skin. Microdermabrasion will aid in improving the skins texture and enlarged pores, diminishing the appearance of abnormal pigmentation, as well as allowing your skin to absorb and utilize the skin care regimen that will be applied at home.
  3. The Advanced Laser Clinics™ care regimen is compatible with the IPL and Microdermabrasion therapies. Not all skin care lines are formulated for use before and after combination therapies. Advanced Laser Clinics™ skin care use the highest quality ingredients to aid in cellular rejuvenation. This product line is highly recommended as a therapy to increase the beneficial effects of LightPulse™ Skin Renewal.

Do I need all of the combination therapies?

Yes, yes, yes you do. You will receive maximum results by utilizing the complete series. We have selected these therapies because they complement one another. Once you have your complimentary consultation, a highly trained technician will tailor a program specifically for you (based on your desired results and skin characteristics), including the proper skin care regimen, proper interval between Microdermabrasion and IPL treatments as well as the type of treatment that should be performed.

What are the benefits of the LightPulse Skin Renewal series?

Benefits are:

  • Reducing the appearance of fine lines, enlarged pores, and skin texture.
  • Fading and disappearance of freckles, age spots, liver spots, and any signs of photo aging skin.
  • Reducing the redness, flushing and appearance of Rosacea.
  • Shrinkage, fading and disappearance of spider veins.
  • Fading and controlling the over production of pigmentation caused from melasma.
  • Stimulating the cells that produce collagen. The production of collagen results in smoother and firmer skin.

Is LightPulse Skin Renewal permanent?

After completing the LightPulse™ Skin Renewal series, healthy skin cells form, creating the new growth of healthy tissue. Once your desired results are achieved, approximately two to four maintenance treatments a year, depending on the patient, are recommended.

Does it work on broken capillaries?

Broken capillaries respond dramatically to LightPulse™ Skin Renewal. After your LightPulse™ Skin Renewal treatment, dilated or broken blood vessels decrease, gradually fade and slowly disappear.

Does LightPulse Skin Renewal hurt?

You are likely to experience some discomfort. A topical anesthetic is an option. With the application of a topical, most patients find that they can receive a more intense treatment with less discomfort. The laser technician will adjust the intensity of the treatment to suit your desired result and comfort level.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments depends on the size, location, depth and color of the lesion, the patients skin type and the level of expected outcomes. Some patients report a visible change in 7-10 days. Strict sun protection, of course, is a necessary component in healthy skin care programs and even more critical with LightPulse™. The treatment protocols recommend a patient to undergo a four to six treatment regimen for maximum benefits. LightPulse™ treatments are cumulative and can take up to nine months to see the final result.

Does LightPulse Skin Renewal work on wrinkles?

Light wrinkles and fine lines may be reduced after a series of treatments. Deeper wrinkles benefit from the addition of fillers such as Botox or Collagen.

What is the period between treatments?

Our LightPulse™ Skin Renewal specialist will determine the ideal frequency during your consultation. Usually, the patient has a Microdermabrasion and then an IPL treatment a week later. The patient then waits at least two weeks before their next Microdermabrasion.

How long does the treatment take?

Each facial treatment is approximately 45-60 minutes.

What will I look like after the treatment?

The skin reacts differently depending on the type of damage being treated. Makeup applications are permitted immediately after treatment. The application of LycoGel, a healing makeup, is highly encouraged to reduce redness and promote healing. Most patients feel confident to face the public within minutes.

Does it work on acne scars?

Acne scars that have a color (red or brown) will appear less severe after LightPulse™ Skin Renewal.

Does it minimize pore size?

After a series of treatments are completed, the patient will notice improvement in the skin texture and the appearance of enlarged pores.

Can I tan during the treatment series?

Extreme sun exposure is not recommended. A patient who has casual sun may be treated. It is always advised to apply sun block to treatment areas to insure maximum results.

Can you treat other area of the body besides the face?

Yes, many areas can be treated. The neck, chest, shoulders, forearms and hands are the most commonly treated.