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IPL Treatment or "IPL Photofacial"

Shining a new light on younger skin

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If you have red or darker discolored patches of skin as a result of acne scars, rosacea, hyper-pigmentation, birthmarks, or brown spots, then IPL treatments may be an ideal solution for you. IPL stands for 'Intense Pulsed Light" and is also sometimes referred to as a "Photofacial".

Regardless of the cause of your pigment discolorations, they can be a source of embarrassment and affect your self-confidence. IPL Photofacial treatments take only a few minutes at our Beverly Hills med spa, and a series of them can make a huge difference in correcting discolored pigmentation to give you clear skin.

What is IPL Photofacial used for?

IPL Treatments, or Photofacials, help reduce or eliminate the following:

  • Age and sun spots
  • Acne scars
  • Brown skin spots
  • Rosacea and other skin redness
  • Birthmarks
  • Varicose veins
  • Hyper-pigmented areas
  • Broken capillaries

How does it work?

The IPL system specifically targets discolored pigment in the skin at a deep level, to treat the problem at its source. It uses short, controlled light pulses to target specific areas without overexposing your skin to high-intensity light energy.

The light disintegrates the targeted accumulation of dead, damaged cells allowing for new skin cells to generate. The length of the wavelength can be changed depending on the depth necessary to fully penetrate the area of concern.

What happens during the treatment?

Wearing protective goggles, you'll lie on the treatment table, and we'll apply a cool gel, which acts as a conductor for the laser, the laser head glides over the skin's surface to deliver light energy to skin in short pulses. The entire procedure lasts from 20 minutes to one hour (depending on the number of areas treated), and there are no injections or chemicals involved.

How long do results last?

IPL results in gradual changes over the course of several treatments. On average, we recommend 4-6 treatments scheduled at 3-week intervals; however, your plan will be tailor-made to address your specific areas of concern. With good protection from the sun, results can last for up to one year.

Are there any side effects?

IPL technology is one of the safest laser treatments available. Although it is uncommon, some patients experience a slight stinging sensation immediately after the treatment, along with possible skin irritation or redness. These effects are not dangerous and usually disappear within a few hours. The Photofacial is an easy treatment and can be done over your lunch hour without affecting your daily activities!

Pre-treatment prep

Avoid over-exposure to the sun before treatment.

Post-treatment guidelines

Avoid exposing the treated areas to UV rays until the skin has healed fully. If the sun cannot be avoided, then be sure to wear sunscreen with an SPF of 50 or higher.

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