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IPL Photofacials

Posted on: May 2nd, 2019 by Jennifer Armstrong

The sun and your skin

Exposure to the sun and its damaging ultraviolet light ages our skin. The face, neck, shoulders, and hands are the most exposed and therefore are most likely to develop sun spots, redness, broken capillaries and other color changes. Sunscreen and clothing can only do so much. Enter Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photofacial. IPL is a procedure that targets these abnormal pigments to restore the more uniform color found in youthful skin. When the light is absorbed, brown pigment shatters and red pigment coagulates. Through this process brown, red and discolored spot are removed from your skin creating a more uniform skin tone.

IPL Photofacials provide a safe and reliable treatment option through the process of photo rejuvenation. IPL skin treatments are ideal for patients who desire to even the tone and texture of their skin, while reversing the signs of photo aging or sun damage. There is minimal discomfort during the procedure.

Since the treatments do not require downtime for healing, IPL is an appealing choice. Especially for fast approaching events. After your session, you may apply your make-up and resume your normal activities

IPL treats a wide variety of skin conditions:

  • Actinic keratoses
  • Age spots
  • Broken capillaries
  • Brown spots
  • Dark circles around the eyes
  • Flushing
  • Redness
  • Rosacea
  • Skin texture
  • Sun damage
  • Sun-induced freckles

Frequently Asked IPL Questions

How is the IPL Photo Rejuvenation treatment performed?

The first step is nice relaxing cleansing of the treatment area. Next, your eyes are covered with protective glasses or eye shields. After, a thin layer of cold ultrasound gel is applied to the skin. The chilled tip of the IPL hand piece is placed onto the skin and the light begins to pulse targeting the affected areas. The chill tip eliminates the need for topical anesthetic. The treatment takes approximately 20 minutes per treatment area.

Are multiple treatments necessary?

Yes. We recommended a series of 4 to 6 IPL treatments, depending on both the treatment area and desired result. You will be able to resume your normal activities immediately after the treatment. By dividing the treatments into a series, you will see gradual improvement with minimal risk.

How do other treatments compare to IPL Photorejuvenation?

While there are many lasers, most will address either brown pigmentation or broken capillaries. IPL technology allows both vascular and benign pigmented lesions to be addressed in a single treatment without interruption in your busy lifestyle. Ultimately, one of the providers at Advanced Skincare Medcenter will consult you on the best treatment option for your needs.

What areas of the body can IPL Photorejuvenation treat?

IPL technology is effective on almost any area of the body. Most regularly IPL treatments are used to treat the face, neck, chest, hands and arms. helps to reverse the sign of aging creating smoother looking skin, it evens out the skin tone and texture. After a series of treatments, you will see a reduction of unwanted pigmentation and broken capillaries.

Schedule a consultation

If you’re interested in learning more about IPL Photorejuvenation schedule a consultation with one of our internationally renowned dermatologist or plastic surgeons. At Advanced Skincare MedCenter we develop customized treatment plans for each patient to achieve your specific goals. With offices in Newport Beach and Fullerton, California, ADV is one of the leading providers in Southern California.

 


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