Facial Skin Revitalization Specialist

Scott C. Hippeard, MD -  - General Medicine

Scott C. Hippeard, MD

General Medicine & Aesthetics located in Roanoke, VA

If you’re tired of seeing dry, sagging skin on your face every time you look in the mirror, it may be time to consider the benefits of IPL technology to revitalize your face. At his Roanoke, Virginia, medical practice, Scott C. Hippeard, MD, offers comprehensive IPL aesthetic services using the MaxG™ system to help you look years younger without the risks of surgery. Learn more about the benefits of IPL technology for facial skin revitalization by calling the office.

Facial Skin Revitalization Q & A

Why do I have wrinkles and saggy skin?

As you grow older, your body slows down its production of collagen, an essential building block of healthy, fresh skin.

In your youth, you had a lot of collagen developing in the skin, helping you stay wrinkle-free and vibrant. When you lose that collagen over time, your skin’s texture and appearance start changing, leaving you with skin that looks and feels older.

How does IPL therapy revitalize skin?

Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy is a popular choice for revitalizing the skin, a procedure often known as a photofacial. Treatment with the MaxG IPL technology works by using pulses of high-intense light energy to target cells beneath the surface of the skin without causing damage to the surrounding area.

Cells absorb the broad-spectrum light to erase common imperfections, like pigmented areas of skin. Treatment also triggers the natural production of collagen in your body. This new collagen forms, filling out areas of your face that have lost volume due to age. An increase in collagen also produces tighter skin, lessening the severity of wrinkles, fine lines, and saggy skin.

How long will results of IPL treatments last?

It takes time for new collagen to develop, adding plumpness and moisture to your face. Within days of treatment, you can begin to notice your skin appears younger and healthier.

Optimal results can be seen within six weeks of treatment, and you can expect to retain your results for years to come. Additional treatments are available for maintenance, especially as you age, to help your skin keep its volume.

Does IPL therapy hurt?

While the IPL system is strong enough to stimulate the growth of new collagen, it’s gentle enough to treat the delicate skin on your face and neck.

Dr. Hippeard adjusts the technology to achieve the right wavelength of light energy based on the severity of your skin’s condition. During the procedure, you can sit back and relax. There’s no pain involved and no need for incisions.

After the in-office treatment, you may see some redness on your face, which resolves on its own within a few hours. Once your appointment is over, you can go home without any limitations and resume your usual activities.

If you want to enhance the fresh, natural look of your youth, schedule your consultation today. You can book an appointment by calling Dr. Hippeard’s office.