Friday, November 8, 2013

Great News to Prevent Aging Skin

By: A. Michele Hill, M.D.
with Total Skin and Beauty Dermatology Center

Recently published evidence suggests that treatment with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) can restore the gene expression pattern of aged human skin to resemble younger skin.

What this means is improvement in fine wrinkles, coarse wrinkles and pigmentation, giving a more youthful appearance. In a blinded eight-year study from Stanford University, evaluators were asked to estimate the age of each patient before treatment. Patients who were determined to be their actual age were treated every year with broadband light such as IPL and reexamined eight years later.

Evaluators at this visit determined that patients were 9 years younger than their actual age. In other words, they had not aged at all over the eight year study period!

We have known for some time that IPL is a great way to eliminate problems with brown pigmentation and redness. I am now recommending IPL to all my patients who want to delay aging in their skin.

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