At Coastal Dermatology and Medspa, our priority is to deliver quality dermatology care to informed patients in a comfortable and convenient setting.
IPL Hair Removal
IPL hair removal offers a quick, safe and comfortable way to remove unwanted facial or body hair. Unlike other hair removal procedures that focus on individual hairs, IPL technology is able to quickly treat large areas of hair at once. Our IPL system provides gentle, non-invasive and long-lasting solutions to unwanted hair for women and men.
IPL Photofacial Rejuvenation
Facial aging is something every person will eventually experience. You may have genetics or a skin care routine that can push the process off until a later age, but ultimately, blemishing from environmental exposure or the natural aging process comes for even the most diligent.
Luckily, facial rejuvenation is possible through Coastal Dermatology and Medspa. With treatments that can address every aspect of facial aging, you can rest assured that our team is more than capable of getting you to your aesthetic goals.
Why Do We Need Facial Rejuvenation?
Unfortunately, our skin takes the bulk of the environmental damage we experience as we go about our daily lives. Sun exposure, free radicals, air pollution — all of these cause the health of our skin and its ability to remain youthful and vibrant to decline. That decline can come in many forms, including redness, flushing, or other discoloration or pigmentation concerns.
Luckily, we offer a multitude of procedures that can address both environmental and natural causes of these skin damage signs. Unfortunately, outside of these procedures, there is virtually no way to prevent or manage these conditions fully.
What Is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing is a noninvasive procedure that removes a damaged, dull top layer of skin to reveal a healthier, more vibrant underlying layer for an improved appearance. There are many different types of skin resurfacing available, each using a unique technology to achieve its goals
Not only does this procedure remove an underlying layer, but it also promotes the body’s healing process, which increases collagen and elastin levels. These substances can help smooth over poor skin texture and even help in the fight against discoloration for a long time after the initial treatment. This is why people who have this procedure performed continue to see improved results.
What Problems Can Laser Skin Resurfacing Solve?
Many skin problems can be resolved with laser surfacing on the face, neck, chest, or hands, including sun-damaged skin, age spots, discoloration or pigmentation, facial moles, freckles or warts.
What Is the Procedure Like?
Most patients describe laser skin resurfacing as a primarily gentle experience. While some redness and irritation may occur, the vast majority of patients can tolerate the treatment without an issue. During the procedure, your face will first be cleaned. Then a medical-grade device will be pulled across your face. Once the process is complete, your face will be cleaned, and you can return to your regular routines.
No additional downtime or recovery is needed. You can get back to work right away if you prefer, but we do recommend you take all precautions possible to avoid UV exposure in the first few days of your recovery. The new layer of skin is fresh and very susceptible to environmental damage.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Facial Rejuvenation?
Facial rejuvenation refers to the different procedures that can make your skin look fresh and younger-looking, whether it’s to treat the appearance of sunspots or general discoloration. These techniques can be performed in tandem as part of a holistic treatment plan or as a one-off approach for immediate improvement.
What Can IPL Photofacial Rejuvenation Treat?
This rejuvenation procedure can treat a wide variety of tonal and textural concerns, including:
- Sun damage
- Dark spots
- Brown spots
- Broken blood vessels
- Irregular pigmentation
What Is the Recovery Time for These Procedures?
This procedure has minimal downtime and does an excellent job of improving your skin’s tone and texture to provide the face with a fresh glow. You can generally expect any side effects like redness or irritation to resolve within two days, although most patients only need one day.
How Does the Procedure Feel? Does It Hurt?
It causes little to no pain. Many patients describe the experience as gentle and pleasant, like a light facial massage.
What Kind of Facial Rejuvenation Technique Does Coastal Dermatology Use?
We have many different techniques available to suit a wide range of skin types and concerns, but one of our go-to treatments is the IPL photofacial. IPL stands for intense pulsed light, and it is a procedure that involves emitting a concentrated amount of light into the skin, causing controlled damage to the treatment area and ridding the patient of many aesthetic concerns
How Much Does Facial Rejuvenation Cost?
Unfortunately, the cost of your procedure depends on a lot of different variables. The treatment you are having performed, the extent of the correction needed, the frequency of your operations, the expertise of your medical professional and even your aesthetic goals all play a part in the final cost.
Because of this, providing an accurate cost estimate without a consultation is nearly impossible. But once you have seen one of our team members, they will give you an exact price for the procedures you are having performed.
Can You Wear Makeup After an IPL Photofacial?
We do not recommend wearing makeup immediately after having this procedure performed since the new skin is extremely susceptible and fresh. Once any redness or swelling has subsided, it is perfectly safe to apply makeup — just make sure that you use a gentle removal process to avoid causing damage to the skin.
Are IPL Photofacials Safe?
IPL photofacials are considered highly safe by medical aesthetics professionals. They have been used for years without any sign of negative impact and have been extensively tested by companies that produce the technology. They have long been approved by the FDA for cosmetic applications and continue to advance and improve in safety and effectiveness as the years go b
How Often Can You Get IPL Photofacials?
We typically recommend that patients have this treatment performed once every four weeks to maintain optimal results year-round. But this can change depending on your body’s reaction to the treatment. Some people may only need to have it performed every six to eight weeks to achieve the same results. Our trained staff will work with you to determine the best regimen for your conditions and goals.
Are you interested in dermatological services to help your skin?
Schedule an appointment with Coastal Dermatology & Medspa. Contact or call us today in Jacksonville, Florida, at 904-727-9123 or nearby Ponte Vedra Beach at 904-567-1050 to schedule a consultation. The staff at Coastal Dermatology & Medspa are excited about the opportunity of working with you to address your concerns. Working with one of our skilled dermatologists can make all the difference in finally achieving your skin goals.