IPL | Laser Skin Resurfacing

IPL | Laser Skin Resurfacing in Central Georgia

Over the course of your lifetime, your skin goes through a lot of unintentional damage. Acting as a shield to protect your organs, muscles, tissues, blood, and bones from harm, the epidermis—the top layer of skin—is the first point of contact for most physical and environmental elements. It’s only natural that skin eventually starts to show signs of damage through age spots, wrinkles, fine lines, and scarring. The good news is that aging skin doesn’t have to affect you. Laser skin resurfacing and Intense Pulsed Light photo rejuvenation (IPL) are procedures used to combat the signs of aging and damaged skin, such as superficial wrinkles, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and acne scarring. The result of these treatments is rejuvenated and revitalized skin on the face and neck. 

At Peachstate Aesthetics, board-certified physicians Dr. Corey Fussell and Dr. Meagan Fussell use the Rohrer Aesthetics Spectrum Laser/IPL System, an incredible portable laser and Intense Pulsed Light system in one. 

To learn more about laser skin resurfacing with Spectrum by Rohrer Aesthetics at Peachstate Aesthetics, contact us to schedule your consultation today. We serve patients in Columbus, Macon, McDonough, Augusta, and other Central Georgia locations. 

Before laser skin resurfacing female patient
After laser skin resurfacing female patient

Who Is a Good Candidate for IPL or Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing is ideal for women and men who want to diminish the signs of damage to their skin, such as hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, or to improve the overall texture and appearance of their skin without undergoing surgery.

IPL is the ideal treatment for anyone whose goal is to refine their skin and even out skin discoloration. IPL is also less invasive and requires minimal downtime to allow your skin to heal.

What Is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing is a procedure in which a laser is used to treat signs of environmental trauma to the skin. By directing an intense beam of light at the targeted area, this superheats the water in the skin, causing controlled exfoliation of skin cells and triggering your skin’s production of collagen, encouraging new skin cells to develop and produce healthier, younger-looking skin.

There are two types of lasers used in laser treatments: non-ablative and ablative.

The Erbium Yag Skin Resurfacing

The Spectrum device used by the physicians at Peachstate Aesthetics uses the Erbium Yag laser, or Er:Yag, which uses crystals to generate light. Though they are ablative, Er:Yag lasers are much less abrasive than other treatments, such as Co2, and require less downtime. The Er:Yag creates controlled injury to the skin, allowing the body to heal and resolving skin issues such as wrinkles, discoloration, and scar tissue.

Peachstate Aesthetics | Thomaston, GA

Aesthetics Services Convenient for You

At Peachstate Aesthetics, we have identified a need for accessible, affordable cosmetic treatments for busy women and men who don’t have time in their schedules to plan their procedure weeks ahead at an out-of-town clinic. Come in and visit us at Thomaston’s only physician owned and operated dermaesthetics practice.

What Conditions Can Laser Skin Resurfacing Treat?

What Can IPL Be Used to Treat?

What Is the Difference Between IPL and Laser Treatment?

Both laser and IPL treatments use a similar application technique and are used to treat many of the same skin conditions. However, laser treatments use only one wavelength of light on targeted areas and IPL releases several, allowing it to treat larger areas faster and to address several skin issues at once. Though IPL is often confused with laser treatment, it doesn’t actually use a laser, but instead uses broad spectrum light (BBL).

Meet The Physicians of Peachstate Aesthetics

Dr. Meagan Fussell Peachstate Aesthetics

Dr. Meagan Fussell

dr. Corey Fussell Peachstate Aesthetics

Dr. Corey Fussell

Dr. Corey Fussell and Dr. Meagan Fussell created Peachstate Aesthetics because they wanted to offer affordable , physician-driven aesthetic solutions for patients who don’t have time to drive 2 hours to metropolitan areas.  community for a physician-driven, concierge aesthetic practice that meets its patients where they are in their busy schedules. 

Both Dr. Corey and Dr. Meagan are board-certified family medicine physicians. For the past three years they have diligently practiced outpatient family medicine and are excited to make their transition to aesthetic medicine full-time. They find it both rewarding and gratifying to help their patients feel and look their absolute best with safe, innovative treatments that are customized to their needs. They strive to achieve balance between listening to their patients’ individual concerns and offering their unique perspectives and knowledge to help achieve the best results while never compromising on safety.

Schedule Your Rejuvenating Skin Treatment with Peachstate Aesthetics Today!

To learn if an IPL treatment or laser skin resurfacing treatment is the best option for you and your skin concerns, arrange your consultation by contacting us online. We’ll help you reverse the damage done to your skin over the years and restore beautiful, youthful-looking skin. We look forward to meeting you soon!

FAQS: IPL & Laser Skin Resurfacing in Thomaston, GA

An IPL treatment uses the power of broadband light to minimize the appearance of age spots, sun spots, acne scars, rosacea, and more. 

After your IPL treatment, sun damage and other skin irregularities will come to the surface as your skin begins to heal. Most patients see visible results after their first session, but we generally recommend 3 – 6 IPL treatments scheduled about four weeks apart to get maximum results. IPL results can typically be enjoyed for years if patients take good care of their skin and keep it protected from the sun.

IPL is great for unwanted pigmentation. Skin tightening is not one of the primary benefits. It does have the ability to modestly increase collagen but not enough for a dramatic difference. A better option for skin tightening would be neuromodulators combined with laser skin resurfacing.

IPL and laser therapies complement one another. There is no one size fits all light therapy.

While IPL is a great procedure with many benefits, it is not for everybody. There are certain skin tones that are not appropriate for IPL treatment at any time, because it can easily lead to hyperpigmentation or discoloration. Additionally, IPL may not be the best solution for all issues. Our docs will evaluate your skin and discuss options during your consultation before any skin treatments. 

Immediately after your IPL treatment, the treated areas will be slightly pink or red and swollen. These effects will begin to dissipate after 24 hours. You may notice discoloration and sun spots turning somewhat darker or more noticeable, and other blemishes may begin to surface. This is a good sign that the treatment is working. These spots will eventually flake off as the skin begins to heal from the inside out.

  • Wear sunscreen daily with at least 30 SPF
  • Keep your skin moisturized at all times
  • Use a gentle cleanser with warm water at least twice a day
  • Do not pick or scratch at the skin — blemishes that surface will naturally flake away
  • Don’t wear makeup for at least 12 – 24 hours after treatment
  • No strenuous exercise for 48 hours, as overheating the skin can affect the results
  • No hot baths, hot showers, or hot tubs for 48 hours — warm showers are fine

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