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By The Rockoff Dermatology Center
September 20, 2016
Category: Dermatology
Tags: IPL MicroNeedling  

What your dermatologists in Brookline, Massachusetts wants you to know

Do you want to look younger? Perhaps you have developed sun-damaged skin or you just want to improve how your skin looks. IPL and microneedlingmicro needling are the new, innovative, state-of-the-art procedures to return your younger-looking skin. Dr. Alan Rockoff and Dr. Katherine Fening at The Rockoff Dermatology Center in Andover and Brookline, Massachusetts want to help you discover what IPL and micro needling can do for you.

Intense Pulsed Light, also called IPL, uses high-intensity light pulses to rejuvenate your skin, making it look younger by a process called photo rejuvenation. Photo rejuvenation stimulates collagen production, a necessary component of healthy, younger-looking skin. The treatment performed by your dermatologists in Andover and Brookline, Massachusetts is completely non-invasive and can improve the appearance of many aesthetic issues and common signs of aging including:

  • Smoothing out facial wrinkles and lines
  • Diminishing the signs of sun damage and excessive pigmentation
  • Diminishing the look of broken capillaries and rosacea
  • Reduction in the appearance of acne scarring
  • Permanent hair reduction or removal

Micro needling is a completely safe, common procedure in use for over 25 years. The procedure is painless and uses tiny micro-needles to penetrate the top layers and deeper layers of your skin. Your body will naturally heal itself by producing collagen and elastin, giving a younger, firmer look to your skin. Micro needling is often used as a first step for better absorption of aesthetic skin products used in combination with the procedure.

Your dermatologists want you to know micro-needling is the perfect treatment to diminish the appearance of:

  • Acne scarring and discolorations
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Freckles and sun spots
  • Large pores

Microneedling combined with professional skin products helps to create a smoother, younger, more radiant texture to your skin.

No matter what age you are, you deserve to look beautiful and young. Don’t wait when it comes to your face, especially when you can start looking younger with a simple phone call. It’s time to call The Rockoff Dermatology Center with offices in Brookline, and Andover, Massachusetts. Get started on looking your best by calling today!


By The Rockoff Dermatology Center
September 06, 2016
Category: Dermatology

Did you know that photorejuvenation treatment can improve a variety of different skin issues?

Sometimes it seems like aging isn’t always fair to our skin. Our baby face now has signs of aging, sun damage and other problems for Laser Photorejuvenation Treatmentthe world to see. Luckily, our Andover dermatologists Dr. Alan Rockoff and Dr. Katherine Fening know exactly how to tackle a lot of your skin problems through the use of laser photorejuvenation.

When is photorejuvenation used?

Sometimes referred to as intense pulsed light (IPL) laser treatment, this dermatological procedure may be recommended to help:

  • Remove age spots, freckles and sunspots on the face, chest, neck or other areas of the body
  • Reduce the appear of visible blood vessels, facial redness or rosacea
  • Improve skin tone and texture and to minimize the appearance of pores

When will I start to notice my results?

Laser photorejuvenation treatment usually requires a series of treatments (usually about three to five), each spaced out about a couple weeks apart. The results you achieve through treatment will depend upon the severity of the issues you are looking to address. When you come in for a consultation our Andover skin doctor will be able to give you a better timeline as to when you will start to see results.

How long does treatment take?

Depending on the size of the treatment area, this laser skin treatment can take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes to complete.

Does photorejuvenation laser treatment hurt?

Some patients report some minor “zinging” discomfort, particularly for the first laser treatment; however, as your skin starts to improve you’ll find that the treatments become easier and easier.

Photorejuvenation can take years off your face. If this sounds like the ideal cosmetic skin treatment for you then what are you waiting for? Call our skin care experts in Andover for a consultation. Let the Rockoff Dermatology Center improve the look and feel of your skin.




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