An innovative, non-invasive solution for youthful skin

Cartessa’s Elluminate uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to target skin imperfections such as sun damage, age spots, and fine lines. The treatment can also improve skin texture and firmness by stimulating collagen production. At Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery (VIPS), we offer Cartessa Elluminate with IPL Facial Rejuvenation as a safe and effective option for patients who want to achieve a more youthful and radiant complexion. Our experienced and licensed professionals perform the treatment using advanced technology to deliver precise and controlled pulses of light to the skin.

Before & After Elluminate with IPL

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The science behind IPL facial rejuvenation

One of the most popular treatments for facial rejuvenation is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy, also known as photorejuvenation. This treatment uses light energy to stimulate collagen and elastin production, which helps improve skin texture, tone, and elasticity.

Light Therapy Basics

Light therapy has been used for centuries to treat various medical conditions, including skin disorders. The basic principle behind light therapy is that different wavelengths of light can penetrate the skin to different depths, where they can interact with various structures within the skin. For example, blue light can kill bacteria that cause acne, while red light can stimulate collagen production.

IPL Technology

IPL therapy uses a broad spectrum of light wavelengths to target multiple skin concerns simultaneously. During treatment, a handheld device delivers pulses of light to the skin. The skin's pigments, such as melanin and hemoglobin, absorb light energy, which causes the blood vessels and pigmented areas to break down. The body's natural healing processes then remove these damaged cells, leading to a more even skin tone and texture.

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Benefits of Elluminate with IPL

Elluminate is a non-invasive treatment that promotes skin health in various ways. For example:

  • IPL technology stimulates collagen production, which helps to improve skin texture and reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • The treatment also targets pigmentation issues such as age spots, sun damage, and freckles, resulting in a more even skin tone
  • Additionally, IPL can help to reduce the appearance of broken capillaries, which can cause redness and inflammation

In addition to improving skin health, Elluminate also provides aesthetic improvements:

  • The treatment can reduce the appearance of pores, giving your skin a smoother and more refined look.
  • IPL technology can also help to improve skin elasticity and firmness, resulting in a more youthful appearance
  • Overall, you can achieve a more radiant and refreshed look without the need for invasive procedures
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Am I a good candidate for Elluminate?

Here are some common characteristics of candidates for Elluminate with IPL:

  • Individuals with fair to medium skin tones
  • Individuals with sun damage, age spots, or other types of hyperpigmentation
  • Individuals with fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, and forehead
  • Individuals with uneven skin texture or large pores

Procedure and aftercare

Before the Elluminate procedure, Dr. Vinyard will carefully evaluate your skin conditions, medical history, and aesthetic objectives during your consultation to develop a customized treatment plan.

To prepare, your skin will be thoroughly cleansed and prepped for the procedure. A cooling gel may be applied to the treatment area to help reduce discomfort. The IPL handpiece will be passed over the treatment area, delivering light pulses to the skin. This light energy targets pigmentation, redness, and other imperfections while stimulating collagen production and promoting skin rejuvenation. After the procedure, your skin may be slightly red or swollen, but this should subside within a few hours. You can return to your normal activities immediately after the procedure.

To ensure the best possible results and minimize any discomfort or side effects, it is essential to follow these post-procedure care instructions:

  • Avoid sun exposure: For at least a week after the procedure, you should avoid direct exposure and wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30.
  • Avoid certain skincare products: For a few days after the procedure, you should avoid using any skincare products that contain retinoids, alpha-hydroxy acids, or other active ingredients that may irritate the skin.
  • Keep the skin clean and moisturized: You should cleanse gently and apply a moisturizer to keep hydrated.
  • Follow-up: You may need multiple treatments to achieve optimal results. The VIP team will recommend a treatment plan and schedule follow-up appointments.

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Why choose VIPS for Elluminate?

If you want a safe and effective way to rejuvenate your skin, consider Elluminate with IPL. However, it's crucial to choose a reputable provider for this treatment. VIPS is a reliable option, with highly trained technicians with experience administering Elluminate. You can trust that you'll be in good hands.

At VIPS, we’re known for excellence in plastic surgery and are recognized as South Florida's top Makeover Destination. The VIPS Surgery Center has AAAA certification and is led by the renowned "Makeover Master," Dr. William Vinyard. Dr. Vinyard has received numerous accolades, including the 2023 Stuart Top Doctor Award and recognition as a 2022 RealSelf Top Doctor. He is committed to safety, innovation, and patient-centered care and has over a decade of experience in cosmetic enhancements.

To learn more about Elluminate with IPL, schedule a consultation with VIPS today. Our team of experts can answer any questions and help you determine if this treatment is right for you.

Frequently asked questions

What is the difference between IPL and laser for pigmentation treatment?

What is the cost of IPL treatment for facial rejuvenation?

Is the Elluminate IPL treatment painful?

How many sessions of Elluminate IPL are typically needed to see results?

What is the difference between IPL and laser for pigmentation treatment?

IPL and laser treatments are both effective in treating pigmentation issues. However, IPL uses a broad light spectrum, while laser uses a single wavelength. IPL is better suited for treating larger areas of the skin, while the laser is more precise and can target specific pigmentation issues.

What is the cost of IPL treatment for facial rejuvenation?

The cost of IPL treatment for facial rejuvenation can vary depending on the provider and the specific treatment plan. However, it typically ranges from $300 to $600 per session.

Is the Elluminate IPL treatment painful?

Most patients report minimal discomfort during the Elluminate IPL procedure. While sensations can vary from person to person, any discomfort is typically tolerable due to the quick treatment duration.

How many sessions of Elluminate IPL are typically needed to see results?

Visible results are often noticeable after the first session. However, optimal results are usually achieved after a series of treatments. Dr. Vinyard recommends 3 to 6 sessions, spaced around one month apart, for the best outcomes.

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