Question: I have heard so many horror stories about IPL, but you had great results. Can you tell me what machine was used and at what settings?
Answer: I had IPL with Dr Ellen Marmur of Mount Sinai School of Medicine, so I asked her to answer this question. Dr Marmur used the Luminis IPL with two handpieces– the 560nm and the 590nm. “Both of them focus on red spots, blood vessels and brown freckles” she explained. “The treatment settings vary from patient to patient based on skin color and the amount of the target to be removed. For example, I use lower settings for freckles to avoid over-heating the skin.’ Dr Marmur also warned against getting IPL when tanned ” You need to avoid the sun for at least wo weeks prior to IPL treament ” she warned.
Teenagers are still growing, so active aging is just not happening. But changes during these years can affect how the skin behaves in the years ahead. Teenage skin is inherently firm and healthy and its a shame that it can be plagued by excess oil and break-outs.
For beautiful skin in the teenage years there are are two key words to remember– oil and free. To avoid enlarged pores and scarring that can become a permanent part of the beauty landscape, select oil-free products. This means oil free soaps and cleaners, oil- free moisturizers and acne fighters, and perhaps most importantly, oil-free sunscreens.
Excess sun exposure before age 20 can led to premature aging. For example, dermatologists in Arizona and Texas report seeing crows feet around the eyes in girls as young as 15– the result of squinting in constant bright sunlight. Best protection? Just wear shades– the bigger the better. … Continue Reading… →