What is it?
The Stellar M22™ Photorejuvenation treatment enables Dr. Monique S. Cohn, DO FAOCD, at Advanced Dermatology, to offer you remarkable results on a range of skin concerns such as age and sun spots, freckles, birthmarks, rosacea and broken capillaries.
What should I expect?
This unique IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) technology gently and effectively eliminates dark spots, discolorations, and unwanted blood vessels.
When will I see results?
The Stellar M22™ Photorejuvenation treatment works with your skin to remove your imperfections and stimulate collagen and elastic fiber production over a sequence of treatments. Some skin concerns such as shallow pigmentation and age/sun spots can be cleared with as few as 1-2 treatments. Typically, 2-6 sessions with 2-4 weeks in between are needed to achieve optimal results for most skin concerns.
What can I expect after treatment?
Immediately following treatment, you may experience some redness, depending on your customized treatment settings for your skin type.
The redness will usually disappear within a few hours. In most cases, makeup may be immediately applied, and daily activities can be resumed the very same day. Typically, Dr. Monique S. Cohn, DO FAOCD will advise you to stay out of direct sun for a few weeks following the treatment and to apply sun screen.
How does it work?
The IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) technology allows treatment of pigmentation and vascular imperfections, while improving overall skin appearance. Stellar M22™ IPL with Optimal Pulse Technology (OPT™) enables Dr. Monique S. Cohn, DO FAOCD to customize the treatment according to your skin type and desired results, with maximum safety. Light pulses penetrate the tissue and create heat, targeting the skin imperfection in a controlled manner. The body’s natural process then removes the treated tissue, while collagen and elastic fiber stimulation occurs, resulting in a visible improvement in skin tone and overall appearance.
To ensure the utmost comfort the Stellar M22™ system incorporates contact cooling with a super chilled tip. Dr. Monique S. Cohn, DO FAOCD can also apply a topical numbing cream before treatment but most patients are fine with contact cooling during treatment. Depending on your specific concern, you can expect the session to last 15-30 minutes. You may experience a warm or prickling sensation as the laser is applied to the skin, but the treatment very tolerable and you should not feel uncomfortable.
Is IPL right for me?
Stellar M22™ treatments are not suitable for everyone and may carry some risks. Photorejuvenation is not suitable when you have active infections, viral, fungal or bacterial diseases, inflammatory skin conditions or skin cancer. Risks may include: redness, swelling, scarring or a change of pigmentation. Be sure to consult with Dr. Cohn before scheduling for the treatment.