Lights and Lasers
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy and Broad Band Light (BBL) therapy, also known as photofacial, is a non-surgical treatment that improves the color and texture of your skin. By using light energy to target and remove damaged or pigmented skin cells, this gentle technique can be used anywhere on the face and body to correct an array of skin issues. The device used in an IPL or BBL treatment emits multiple wavelengths of broad-band, intense light into the skin and effectively targets pigment producing cells below the surface of the skin, as well as stimulating collagen and elastin growth. This is different from laser therapy as lasers emit only one wavelength of light and can not treat multiple issues in a single treatment. Lasers also cannot penetrate as deep as an IPL or BBL to treat issues under the skin that have not shown up on the surface yet.
Laser Hair Removal
Types of Treatments
Pigmentation, Redness, Facial Veins, Collagen Production
Our EpiLift IPL/BBL treatment utilizes Elos technology, which adds radiofrequency capabilities in addition to broad-spectrum light, which increases the effectiveness and the range of conditions we can treat. Compared to other IPL/BBL technology, Boise Image Enhancement Centre’s EpiLift IPL/BBL can treat far more skin conditions, including pigmentation issues, melasma, and facial veins, as well as scarring and wrinkles with unique collage-building technology.
Produces collagen and elastin to tighten skin
Reduces redness and facial veins
Helps with fine lines and wrinkles
Skin Tightening with Ultrasound
UltherapyⓇ, or ultrasound therapy, stimulates collagen production by delivering focused ultrasound energy to the skin’s foundational layers that are typically addressed in cosmetic surgery – without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin. This is a non-surgical treatment that counteracts the effects of gravity on your skin.
Ultherapy uses ultrasound (soundwaves) to make small, hot spots under the skin which trigger a natural response, jump-starting the regenerative process that produces fresh, new collagen. This causes the skin to contract and tighten and non-invasively lift the eyebrow, neck, jawline, and under the chin. UltherapyⓇ is the only non-invasive procedure specifically indicated by the FDA to improve lines and wrinkles on the chest. And all of this is accomplished with little to no downtime.
UltherapyⓇ treatments may be performed on all parts of the body, even those areas that have been difficult to tighten in the past.
Common Ultherapy treatment areas include: face (full face, brows, lower face, under the chin, jawline), neck, chest (decolletage), upper arms, abdomen, buttocks, thighs and knees.
Tightens and lifts the skin
Quick treatment with rapid healing, minimal downtime
Safe for all skin types
Best results when combined with our proprietary skincare
Laser Hair Removal
The Laser Hair Removal technology at Boise Image Enhancement Centre is considered generally painless for most patients. Many people say it feels like a tiny rubber band snapping against the skin. To offer the best experience for our patients, we have many comfort options for our patients, including Pro-Nox (also known as nitrous oxide or laughing gas).
The downtime with Laser Hair Removal is minimal. After treatment, you may have some redness around the treated area. Any redness typically goes away within 30 minutes and can be covered up with makeup, if needed.
Multiple treatments spaced apart by several weeks are often needed to get the “no razor” result that most are looking for. Depending on the area, laser hair removal can take up to a year of spaced-out treatments to damage the maximum number of hair follicles in the area.
Thins hair, lightens hair, and leaves skin silky smooth
Does not create in-growns or damage like waxing or sugaring
Safe for full face and body use, including bikini and Brazilian
Results are permanent and show after a few treatments
Ultrasound Therapy vs Light and Laser Treatments
Ultrasound therapy uses sound energy which allows it to pass through the surface of the skin to treat the foundational layers of the skin that other non-invasive cosmetic devices cannot reach. Ultrasound therapy stimulates collagen production in the skin’s foundation, resulting in a clinically significant lift of tissue over 2-6 months.
Lasers and lights rely on light energy, which cannot reach deeper skin layers at an optimal temperature, so laser treatments typically only treat superficial skin and are not FDA-cleared to lift skin. Light and laser treatments can help with pigmentation, redness, facial veins and fine lines while stimulating collagen growth in the upper layers of the skin. Since the two technologies often treat different types of skin issues, they’re actually very compatible.
Laser Hair Removal FAQ
After receiving Laser Hair Removal, very minimal, if any shaving will be required, depending on the number of treatments received, the pigment of the hair, and the area treated.
Many of our Laser Hair Removal patients go from shaving unwanted hair once per day to once per month, if not longer.
Laser Hair Removal can treat almost any area on the face and body, including unwanted hair on the face, underarms, chest, arms, legs, bikini, and back.
Laser Hair Removal works on almost any body or facial hair that is dark in color. Thin hairs, blonde hairs, and gray hairs are often difficult for some Laser Hair Removal systems to target and may be unaffected after treatments.
Some ultra-thick hormonal hair may be left behind after laser hair removal treatments, but even then, thick forests of hair can substantially thin out and are well worth the treatments.
UltherapyⓇ (Ultrasound Therapy) FAQ
Ultrasound therapy is excellent at tightening and reducing crepiness of neck skin. We often recommend combining ultrasound therapy on the neck with treatments for the lower face and chest to further reduce the signs of aging.
Safe, studied protocols exist for ultrasound therapy to tighten skin on several areas of the body, including the stomach, buttocks, knees, thighs, and arms. Our premier medical providers have extensive experience with ultrasound therapy body treatments and are experts in treating these areas.
Facial Vein Removal FAQ
Vein removal treatments can remove or significantly reduce the appearance of unwanted veins on the face including “thread veins”, red veins, and dark veins on the nose and face.
The veins treated during vein removal will be permanently removed or reduced in appearance. However, unwanted veins are usually created by underlying factors in the body such as genetics, age, and lifestyle choices. While the treated veins will not return, the body can create new unwanted veins in their place if the underlying factors are not addressed.
EpiLift IPL/BBL FAQ
Our EpiLift IPL Photofacial is specifically designed to reverse sun damage. Unfortunately, most sun damage is underneath the skin and is invisible to the naked eye, and many patients do not treat their sun damage until it is too late.
No matter the age, we recommend all of our patients receive a series of EpiLift IPL photofacials both in early spring and fall to reduce the damage from warmer weather in the sun.
Most clients liken IPL treatments to the gentle snap of an elastic band against the skin. Other’s experience it as a very short pinprick. While no anesthetic is required, we do cool the skin with air, which helps to minimize any discomfort.
Our EpiLift IPL photofacial is excellent at softening existing fine lines and wrinkles on the face, neck, and chest. For high-movement areas such as the forehead or around the eyes, Wrinkle Relaxers may be necessary to stop the creation of new wrinkles and prevent existing lines and wrinkles from worsening.
Skin Resurfacing is a great treatment for men, especially men who spend time outside for work or hobby. Men who have acne scarring also greatly benefit from Skin Resurfacing.