IPL PhotoFacial – San Diego
IPL (Intense Pulse Light) Photofacial is a popular, minimal downtime treatment for the correction of pigment changes and redness associated with facial flushing and rosacea.
IPL works by using light energy from a combination of wavelengths to penetrate into the dermis while leaving the epidermis (outside layer of skin) untouched.
There is no damage to the skin’s surface and patients have only minimal redness and slight swelling immediately after the procedure.
IPL treatments can be performed in the chest, arms and hands as well as the face.
- Reduces hyperpigmentation and reverses the signs of sun damage
- Improves redness associated with rosacea
- Removes unwanted facial veins
- Improves the skin texture and pore size
- Stimulates collagen production
Usually 3 to 5 treatments are recommended to achieve maximum effectiveness, depending on your skin type and color. After your treatment, you may notice the sun/age spots darken, and you may also notice a slight reddening of the surrounding skin. This redness typically subsides within a couple of hours. Then, over the course of 5 to 10 days, the darkened spots will fade and flake off. Using sunscreen of SPF 30 or more will minimize sun damage and prevent the appearance of new sun spots. Changes Plastic Surgery utilizes the Cynosure Icon laser system.
Schedule a consultation with one of the Changes Plastic Surgery laser nurses to see if IPL Photofacial will benefit you.