We Have Resumed Normal Business Hours

Our patients, team members, and their families are the center of all we do as a company. Mountain State Oral & Facial Surgery is closely monitoring guidelines from the CDC and are dedicated to keeping people safe and healthy.

We are resuming normal business hours and operations including all elective and non-elective treatments. As we re-open we want our patients to know they will see some changes in our offices including but not limited to social distancing measures, increased sanitization, increased use of PPE, and other changes. These changes are to protect our staff and patients as we are committed to serving the needs of our community during these difficult times.

We will continue to monitor this situation closely and update our response as more information is made available from the CDC. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this difficult time.

Stay safe and healthy, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

Intense Pulsed Light, or IPL, is designed to treat and improve the appearance of certain skin conditions, such as vascular lesions, acne, freckles, and hair removal.

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Overview

By using a broad spectrum of light wavelengths, it absorbs excessive pigment in the skin to restore a more even complexion. As an additional benefit, this non-abrasive treatment stimulates collagen production, which is key to improving overall skin tone. This treatment is also non-ablative, meaning that no skin is removed during treatment.

Why get IPL treatment?

Common IPL uses include the following:

  • Vascular lesions (birthmarks)
  • Acne
  • Freckles
  • Hyperpigmentation (patches of skin are darker than the surrounding skin)
  • Wrinkles
  • Hair removal
  • Sun damage

Additional uses include reducing the appearance of scars, lightening darker patches of skin, and improving the appearance of spider veins. This procedure works in a similar way to laser resufacing because it uses light to treat skin problems and rejuvenate one’s complexion.

Procedure

IPL works by using light energy to target the color pigments in the hair and skin. This outpatient procedure produces optimal results using a non-invasive treatment. There is minimal downtime,  and the patient can usually return to their work or activities immediately following treatment.

Am I A Good Candidate for IPL?

IPL works best on patients with dark hair and fair skin. Since this procedure only targets the color pigments, it cannot treat white hairs. Patients who have darker skin may be treated but will need to be thoroughly examined before the treatment begins, and we will need to proceed with caution.

Your skin type and condition, extent of procedure, and aesthetic goals will determine the results of IPL treatment. Some short-term side effects might include redness and swelling.

IPL at Mountain State Oral & Facial Surgery

If you’re interested in any of the treatments we offer, we encourage you to contact our office to see how we can help you. We have offices conveniently located in Ashland, KY, or Beckley, Charleston, Huntington, Hurricane, Kanawha City, Parkersburg, or Princeton WV.

We work closely with The Facial Center to provide a range of cosmetic services, including HydraFacial MD®, JUVÉDERM®, facelifts, and so much more! Call us or visit The Facial Center’s website to learn more.