Dr. Jodie Reinertson discusses IPL photofacial rejuvenation to help reduce signs of aging, sun damage, and common skin conditions.
Seattle, WA—Many typical signs of aging are actually a result of excess sun exposure, explains Dr. Jodie Reinertson, a Seattle skin care specialist. Common symptoms such as age spots, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation are often due to UV rays as much as age or genetic predisposition, she says. IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light therapy, is a non-surgical aesthetic facial treatment often used to improve these issues.
Also known as photofacial or photo-rejuvenation, IPL laser skin treatment utilizes a broadband beam of light to draw dark pigment to the skin’s surface. The IPL-ELOS (electro-optical synergy) laser the Seattle skincare practice uses is particularly effective in treating areas of undesired pigmentation, Dr. Reinertson suggests, due to its combined use of radiofrequency and light. The result, she notes, is often a smoother, more even complexion with few side effects.
In a series of articles recently posted on the practice’s blog, Dr. Reinertson details several aspects of IPL treatment, including benefits, candidacy requirements, and patient experience. In the first installment titled, “Discover the Benefits of IPL Laser Skin Treatment,” she discusses several advantages of IPL therapy, including:
- It’s a minimally invasive treatment
- It can improves skin tone and texture
- There is typically little to no downtime
- The procedure is usually very brief
In the second blog post titled, “Photofacial Rejuvenation: Am I a Candidate For IPL?,” Dr. Reinertson emphasizes qualifying conditions. “The two caveats for IPL are: patients cannot be tanned, as the laser can’t differentiate between normal pigment and abnormal pigment, and that’s where complications can arise such as a blister.” She adds, “…And they can’t be using anything that makes them sun sensitive, such as Retin A.”
The final installment of the IPL blog series covers patient experience in depth. Listing six procedural steps, “The IPL Experience: From Consultation to Completion,” sheds light on the facial rejuvenation process, highlighting the significance of the initial consultation. Prioritizing patient care and understanding individual aesthetic goals helps ensure the best possible outcome, Dr. Reinertson explains.
Ultimately, Dr. Reinertson offers a wealth of information on IPL skin laser treatment to help enlighten and prepare patients. Though minimally invasive and typically quick, many skincare treatments require professional implementation. Dr. Reinertson uses laser rejuvenation to help create a natural appearance, saying, “There’s nothing comparable to IPL.”
About Jodie Reinertson, MD
Dr. Reinertson earned her bachelor’s degree at Boston University, followed by her medical degree at St. George’s University in Grenada. During this period, she worked for the World Health Organization, participating in the International “Year of the Child,” founded by UNESCO. She then moved to upstate New York to complete a family practice internship, a diagnostic radiology residency, and a CBT/Ultrasounds fellowship at Albany Medical College. Dr. Reinertson furthered her skincare education with preceptorships and specialized training in aesthetics. She is a member of numerous organizations, including the International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology, the International Society of Aesthetic Medicine, the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, and others. She brings more than 25 years of medical knowledge and experience to her skincare practice. Dr. Reinertson is available for interview upon request.
For more information about Dr. Reinertson and CosMedic Skincare, visit seattlecosmedicskincare.com or facebook.com/CosMedicSkincare.
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