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IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Photofacial in Lexington, SC

What Is IPL?

Anyone bothered by the look of sun damage or dark spots on their skin can be a great candidate for intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy at Cardinal Wellness and Aesthetics. An IPL photofacial is a rejuvenating treatment for hyperpigmentation problems on the face and neck. We use intense wavelengths of light energy to ignite the natural healing process and boost the production of collagen. As the added nutrients accumulate, you should begin to notice a healthier complexion, an enhanced tone, and fewer areas of hyperpigmentation. A photofacial is a noninvasive treatment option but can still create impressive results for your skin. Our Lexington, SC team uses the Harmony XL PRO from Alma Lasers to administer IPL therapy and can perform a skin exam to see if this option is right for you.
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IPL Treatment FAQ

How much does IPL cost?

Your skin is unique so your IPL therapy cost can change, depending on several factors. Cardinal Wellness and Aesthetics commonly offer special prices for these treatments and accept a variety of payment methods. Our team can help estimate your treatment cost during your first visit and recommend how many sessions you’ll need to reach your goals.

How quick are the results from IPL?

You should notice some visible skin improvements following your first Harmony XL PRO IPL treatment, but it may take up to a month after your full series of treatments is finished before you see optimal results. It is normal for patients to respond differently to each session. You will likely see fading of blotchiness, redness, and damaged spots as time goes on.

What are the possible side effects of IPL?

Most patients experience mild, temporary side effects, like redness, swelling, crusting, bruising, or blisters. However, these typically fade within a day or two after the procedure. The treated areas will be extra sensitive to the sun, and sun exposure can impact your results. Always wear sunscreen to help prevent additional skin damage, such as sun spots and redness.

Do I need to prep for IPL?

To get ready for IPL therapy, we ask our Lexington, SC patients to avoid sun exposure and self-tanners for a minimum of 2 – 4 weeks before their treatment. You might need to discontinue the use of certain medications several days before your procedure, and we may recommend that you avoid taking ibuprofen, aspirin, or other blood thinners to help prevent developing bruises. You should also use sun protection (like a hat and sunscreen) between sessions.

Why should I get multiple IPL sessions?

Cardinal Wellness and Aesthetics recommend multiple IPL treatments with the Harmony XL PRO to provide gradual, natural-looking improvements to the quality of your skin. Each treatment will help to diminish sun spots and hyperpigmentation. We can help you schedule a series of sessions at our Lexington, SC facility to achieve your desired skin improvements.

Laser Hyperpigmentation Treatment in Lexington, SC

What Is Laser Hyperpigmentation Treatment?

Many people have hyperpigmentation, a common dermatological condition that causes darker areas to appear on the skin. These pigmented splotches can show up in any location on the body and can vary in size and shape. Hyperpigmentation may also be caused by acne marks or sun spots from conditions, like melasma, eczema, and psoriasis. Our team is experienced with treating skin discoloration regularly at Cardinal Wellness and Aesthetics with the Harmony XL PRO laser from Alma. Our laser hyperpigmentation treatments can reduce the visibility of splotches and improve your complexion. We encourage you to contact our practice in Lexington, SC to learn more!


Laser Hyperpigmentation Treatment FAQ

In some cases, a patient’s body may naturally create more pigmentation than is needed. Other health and environmental factors can cause excess pigmentation, including some medications, skin trauma, and exposure to the sun.
The duration and number of Harmony XL PRO laser hyperpigmentation sessions at Cardinal Wellness and Aesthetics will depend on the severity of your specific condition. Each visit typically takes less than an hour, and many patients can significantly reduce their pigmented patches after 3 – 4 sessions spaced about one month apart. Our staff will review the details of your aesthetic treatment plan during your initial consultation.
The overall cost of laser treatment for hyperpigmentation at our Lexington, SC facility depends on your personal objectives, concerns, and the number of sessions you’ll need to achieve your goals. The experts at Cardinal Wellness and Aesthetics will help you determine the number of sessions necessary and cover in detail our accepted payment methods.

Laser Melasma Treatment in Lexington, SC

What Is Laser Melasma Treatment?

Many people deal with melasma at some point in their lives. This condition occurs when irregular patches of darkened skin appear on the face, forearms, and neck. These tan, gray, or brown pigmented areas usually develop evenly around the brow, cheeks, nose, chin, or upper lip. Melasma tends to occur more often in women with darker skin tones and is thought to be triggered by sun exposure or hormonal changes (like those that occur during pregnancy and menopause). Cardinal Wellness and Aesthetics offer laser melasma treatments with the Harmony XL PRO laser from Alma. This device uses targeted light energy to help minimize the visibility of darkly pigmented areas resulting from melasma. Schedule an appointment at our Lexington, SC office to find out if laser melasma treatment can renew your complexion and boost your confidence!


Laser Melasma Treatment FAQ

A common skin condition, melasma can happen at any time in a person’s life. It is commonly thought to be caused by hormones, like those that occur with birth control pills and pregnancy. Less prevalent factors commonly associated with melasma include UV damage, stress, and family history.
During treatment with the Harmony XL PRO laser, we will apply powerful light-based energy to darker areas of your skin. The light will gently help to break down hyperpigmentation, allowing it to be absorbed by your body. Although treated areas of hyperpigmentation may darken at first, they should fade over the course of a week or so.
Though laser therapies can help decrease the appearance of melasma, new tan, brown, or gray splotches might appear as time goes on. Periodic visits might be suggested to help maintain your results.
At Cardinal Wellness and Aesthetics, the pricing for melasma laser treatment is calculated based on your unique skin issues. We will create a treatment plan that helps you get the results you want and detail the convenient payment options we accept at our Lexington, SC facility.

Laser Skin and Scar Resurfacing in Lexington, SC

What Is Laser Skin and Scar Resurfacing?

Laser-assisted skin resurfacing at Cardinal Wellness and Aesthetics is a nonsurgical cosmetic treatment that uses precise beams of energy to exfoliate dead and damaged skin cell layers. This treatment can address facial lines and wrinkles and improve skin blemishes, including acne scars, pigmentation, and more. Laser-assisted skin and scar resurfacing with the Harmony XL PRO is considered an ideal facial treatment for people who want softer, clearer, more youthful-looking skin. The treatment may be customized to fit each patient’s unique complexion and skin condition. There is some recovery time needed when undergoing multiple laser resurfacing treatments. We’ll address any concerns or questions you have in detail during your visit to our Lexington, SC practice.


Laser Skin and Scar Resurfacing FAQ

Laser resurfacing prices vary based on the treatment you choose. During your initial consultation, we will fully document your skin issues and goals before reviewing the different types of laser resurfacing we offer. We can then help you create a treatment plan and discuss the final costs. Cardinal Wellness and Aesthetics regularly offers skin treatment specials and discounted packages so be sure to ask about them during your appointment.

Our team will tell you how you can help your skin heal following your appointment. The number one rule: do not peel or pick your skin. Doing this can cause lasting damage, including scars. You’ll also need to avoid using all hair removal methods and products on the treated skin, including waxing, shaving, and removal creams. We will suggest an ointment to help soothe your skin.
Depending on the laser resurfacing method you select, you may need to wait several weeks or even a few months between treatments. Deep treatments will give you longer-lasting results but will also require more recovery time. Consider how frequently you can come in for treatments at our Lexington, SC facility, as this can impact what kind of plan will work best for you. Contact Cardinal Wellness and Aesthetics to find out which treatment options will help you reach your desired results.

Laser Acne Treatment in Lexington, SC

What Is Laser Acne Treatment?

Most of us grow up hearing that looks aren’t everything, but we also learn that first impressions last a lifetime. When you suffer from acne breakouts that affect your appearance, making a positive first impression can be difficult. Acne can cause severe pimples or inflamed cysts on the cheeks, chin, nose, neck, lower back, and many other parts of the body. It can significantly affect your life from both an aesthetic and psychological standpoint. If prescriptions, creams, and lotions haven’t worked for your acne, laser therapy might be an option to consider. Many of our Lexington, SC patients who receive this treatment see immense improvements in their skin. Cardinal Wellness and Aesthetics are happy to offer advanced laser options that help reduce active breakouts with the Harmony XL PRO. Get in touch with us to ask for more details about laser-assisted acne solutions and schedule a session.


Laser Acne Treatment FAQ

The cost can vary based on the number of procedures in your unique treatment plan. After a thorough skin exam, a member of our team will determine the number of sessions that will help you achieve your desired results.
A member of our staff will select the Harmony XL PRO handpiece that is best suited to your acne condition and complexion. We will then maneuver the suctioning technology across the targeted area to clean your pores.
Results after each laser acne treatment session will vary for each person. Because this procedure treats active breakouts, you may need to schedule follow-up sessions when your acne begins to flare up again and maintain a good skin care regimen at home. Contact Cardinal Wellness and Aesthetics in Lexington, SC to learn more about this effective treatment and how it can help you in the fight against acne.
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