VANCOUVER, BC -- (Marketwire) -- 12/12/12 -- Dr. Shehla Ebrahim, a skin care specialist in Vancouver, says certain skin care treatments at her practice are more popular during the Winter months than other seasons throughout the year. The most popular, she says, is photorejuvenation using intense pulse light (IPL) technology. Also called broad band light (BBL), Dr. Ebrahim says IPL is designed to remove sun spots and other perceived skin blemishes caused by overexposure to the sun's harmful UV rays.
Along with sun spot removal, Dr. Ebrahim uses the IPL treatment for many of its other benefits. IPL has been proven to be an effective technique for:
•Skin rejuvenation (tone and texture) •Rosacea treatment •Broken capillaries •Red scar reduction •Improving the appearance of aged skin •Delaying the signs of aging •Reversing the signs of aging
Additionally, Dr. Ebrahim says, "More recently, a study published by Stanford University demonstrated that regular IPL/BBL treatments alter the gene expression of skin at a molecular level so that older skin behaves and functions like a younger skin. We are really excited about this new research as we now have scientific proof that IPL / photofacial maintenance about 2-3 times a year is an excellent investment for youthful skin." For more information about this research, visit foreveryoungbbl.com.
At her two practices in North and West Vancouver, Dr. Ebrahim says IPL therapy is popular in the Winter months for two main reasons:
1. "It's an excellent way to rejuvenate the skin after the ultraviolet-induced DNA damage has accumulated during the summertime."
2. "People start to go through the 'Winter Blues' and want to do something to look and feel better."
Dr. Ebrahim also says many of her Vancouver skin care patients are interested in IPL therapy because they want to look their best for the upcoming holiday season. Since the treatment requires no downtime, she and her staff have coined it "The Lunch Hour Procedure," and it has become very popular among both men and women.
Although IPL therapy is minimally-invasive and very effective for achieving skin rejuvenation, Dr. Ebrahim stresses the importance of consulting with an experienced and qualified skin care physician before undergoing the treatment. She says only qualified skin care professionals have the necessary training and education to ensure patients receive the most ethical treatment and the highest quality of results.
About Dr. Shehla Ebrahim
A graduate of the University of British Columbia, Dr. Shehla Ebrahim is a well-respected skin care specialist in Vancouver. She earned her practical dermatology diploma from the University of Cardiff in Wales, and she has published a number of medical pieces in both print and television media. Dr. Ebrahim is an active member of the BC College of Family Physicians, the College of Family Physicians of Canada, and many other prestigious medical affiliations.
Dr. Ebrahim is also available for interview upon request.
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