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By St. Mary's Medical Clinic
November 03, 2017
Category: Skin Care

How IPL therapy from your doctor in Monroe can help youintense pulsed light

If you don’t like how your skin looks, Intense Pulsed Light can help. Whether you are unhappy about the early signs of aging showing up in your face, or you have other cosmetic skin issues bothering you, it’s time to consider IPL therapy. Dr. Awa Igbinadolor at St. Mary’s Medical Clinic in Monroe, NC wants to share how Intense Pulsed Light therapy can help you look your best.

Intense Pulsed Light therapy, commonly called IPL, is a state-of-the-art high-intensity light system used to treat many skin issues. It works by using pulses of light to promote collagen production and rejuvenate your skin.

IPL therapy is easy because treatment:

  • Is non-invasive and doesn’t damage skin
  • Requires no downtime, so you can get back to your day
  • Is quick, and produces almost immediate results
  • Can cover a large area, resulting in fewer appointments
  • Is easily tolerated and painless

With IPL therapy your skin will:

  • Look younger by smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles
  • Look better by reducing the appearance of sun damage or discolorations
  • Look smoother by reducing or eliminating acne and acne scarring
  • Look clearer by reducing the look of rosacea or broken capillaries

Thanks to IPL therapy, you can also remove unwanted hair, permanently. Unlike electrolysis, IPL therapy can treat a large area at the same time, which means you can remove unwanted hair from your legs and back, easily and completely.

IPL treatment can be combined with other cosmetic treatments like dermal fillers and microneedling to help your skin look flawless. The number of treatments you will need depends on the area being treated, with two to five treatments being average.

Intense Pulsed Light treatments can help your skin look younger, better, and more revitalized. You don’t have to let aging, blemishes, or cosmetic issues take over your skin. Take charge of your looks and be the best you can be, thanks to IPL therapy. For more information about IPL therapy and other cosmetic and medical treatments, call Dr. Igbinadolor at St. Mary’s Medical Clinic in Monroe, NC today!

By St. Mary's Medical Clinic
November 01, 2017
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Dry Skin  

Seasonal ItchCold winds, low temperatures and dry indoor conditions can strip the skin of its natural oils that serve as a natural moisturizer. Although the cold winter months often cause dry skin, with proper skin care habits you can have a healthy complexion that lasts all season long.

You can’t control the harsh winter climate, but you can protect your skin by learning how to manage the factors that trigger dry, flaky skin.

How Can I Protect My Skin from Dryness

For starters, apply a heavy moisturizer or cream daily to help retain moisture and keep skin from drying out. Since strong, brisk winds can cause chapped skin, it is also important to cover exposed areas by wearing a hat, scarf or mittens when going out into the cold air.

Furnaces, radiators and fireplaces that you use to heat your home during cold winter months may feel wonderful in the middle of winter, but they can be extremely drying. To add moisture back into your home, try using a humidifier. Frequent showering and hand washing can also dry out your skin. Keep skin moist with lotion or cream immediately after you shower and wash your hands to seal in moisture.

No matter what season you’re in, if your dry skin becomes inflamed or develops a painful itch, visit our practice for a proper evaluation and treatment plan. A dermatologist can help you modify your current skin regimen accordingly to help your skin stay healthy with the changing seasons.