IPL Specialist

Barbara Lewis-Heywood, DMD -  - General Dentistry

Riverside Dental Health & Beauty Spa

Barbara Lewis-Heywood, DMD

General Dentistry & Medical Spa located in Rio Rancho, NM

One of the best ways to set off a beautiful smile is with great skin. If your skin is succumbing to aging, or it’s mottled with age spots or facial veins, Barbara Lewis-Heywood, DMD, at Riverside Dental Health offers IPL laser facial therapy through her beauty spa. Using this innovative laser therapy, Dr. Lewis-Heywood helps her Rio Rancho, New Mexico, patients glow with youth and vitality. To explore how an IPL laser facial can rejuvenate your tired skin, call the office or use the online scheduling tool.

IPL Q & A

What is IPL laser therapy?

The use of laser in medical circles isn’t new, but recent refinements in the technology are allowing doctors to address specific cosmetic concerns because of the precision and accuracy these systems offer. At Riverside Dental Health, Dr. Lewis-Heywood offers the Novalis Clareon® IPL laser because of its versatility, effectiveness, and safety.

To give you an idea of what this technology can do, IPL stands for intense pulsed light, which is different from traditional laser therapy. Rather than just delivering one wavelength of energy into your skin, the Clareon IPL laser delivers multiple levels of laser energy to target different cosmetic concerns.

The energy passes harmlessly through the surface of your skin to reach the tissue below, which it heats up with the light energy.

What can IPL laser therapy treat?

One of the reasons why Dr. Lewis-Heywood chose the Clareon system is that it comes with different handpieces that allow her to treat a multitude of cosmetic concerns, including:

  • Unwanted facial hair
  • Loose or sagging skin
  • Age spots
  • Facial veins

Because Dr. Lewis-Heywood can adjust the laser energy, there are very few issues that she can’t address using this IPL technology.

The IPL technology works by targeting specific issues in your skin. For example, Dr. Lewis-Heywood can use the laser to break apart age spots and facial veins.

She can also improve your skin’s tone by delivering the light energy into your dermis at a depth that creates a collagen response in your skin, which will lift and tighten the surface area, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

How many IPL treatments do I need?

The answer to this depends upon your cosmetic goals. For example, if you’d like to address a limited number of age spots or facial veins, Dr. Lewis-Heywood may be able to get the job done in one visit.

If you’d like to address unwanted facial hair, you need a course of treatments spaced out by several weeks to ensure that she can get to all of the hair in the target area.

The best way to find out what sort of treatment plan you need is to sit down with Dr. Lewis-Heywood so she can review your problem and come up with a timeline that meets your goals.

If you’d like to explore how the Clareon IPL laser technology can refresh and rejuvenate your skin, call Riverside Dental Health or use the online scheduling tool.