An IPL Photofacial treatment is a laser treatment that uses bright light to target and destroy unwanted dark spots, redness, and broken capillaries. It can also be used to tighten the skin, treat acne, and removal hair.
What does an IPL Photofacial treatment do?
An IPL Photofacial treatment addresses a variety of concerns:
Sun spots and age spots
Redness and broken capillaries
Fine lines and wrinkles
Acne and acne scars
Unwanted hair removal
The IPL Photofacial treatment can be done on many areas:
Backs of the hands
IPL Photofacial Treatment Testimonial
IPL Photofacial Treatment Testimonial
What happens during an IPL Photofacial treatment?
Before your IPL Photofacial treatment the area to be treated will be washed and we will take pictures of you to monitor your progress. Then we apply numbing cream to the area that will be treated with IPL Photofacial treatment and let it sit for about 15 minutes. The numbing cream is removed and the area is cleaned with special solutions. We will place eye protection over your eyes before yourIPL Photofacial treatment. You will see a bright light; just keep your eyes closed during theIPL Photofacial treatment. We will apply cold gel on your skin to transmit the light and blow cold air on your skin to keep you comfortable during theIPL Photofacial treatment. The IPL Photofacial treatment feels like a hot rubber band snapping on your skin. Dr. Alex uses the Sciton Forever Young BBL device which has a number of benefits. The Sciton Forever Young BBL IPL Photofacial can treat all skin types from fair to dark. The Sciton Forever Young BBL device has a large spot size and a fast repetition rate, making your IPL Photofacial treatment fast and easy. Dr. Alex also uses collagen settings during your IPL Photofacial treatment to improve the texture of your skin. After the IPL Photofacial treatment, we will remove your eye protection, clean your skin, and apply sunscreen.
Forever Young BBL IPL Photofacial Demonstration - Face
Forever Young BBL IPL Photofacial Demonstration - Chest
Forever Young BBL IPL Photofacial Demonstration - Hands
Forever Young BBL IPL Photofacial Demonstration - Upper Arms
Sciton Forever Young BBL IPL Photofacial Device
When will I see the results of my IPL Photofacial treatment?
You will see the results of your IPL Photofacial treatment slowly over time. Dr. Alex recommends a series of six IPL Photofacial treatments done every four to eight weeks. After that, Dr. Alex recommends a single maintenance IPL Photofacial treatment every three months. Some people see significant improvement after a single IPL Photofacial treatment.
How long will the results of my IPL Photofacial treatment last?
Dr. Alex recommends a series of six IPL Photofacial treatments done every four to eight weeks. After that, Dr. Alex recommends a single maintenance IPL Photofacial treatment every three months. This is because your skin slowly accumulates sun damage every day. The first six IPL Photofacial treatments will treat most of the damage your skin has accumulated in your life. Maintenance IPL Photofacial treatments will keep your skin looking healthy and youthful.
What should I do after an IPL Photofacial treatment?
After an IPL Photofacial treatment, avoid heat exposure, alcohol consumption, and strenuous exercise for 24 hours. Heat exposure refers to staying outdoors for prolonged periods in the hot sun. Also avoid hot environments indoors such as a hot bath, sauna or steam room. Additionally, avoid hot or spicy foods or drinks such as soup, hot coffee, and hot tea (iced coffee and iced tea are okay). Strenuous exercise is anything that causes you to sweat or become short of breath. All of these things can cause problems like redness, blisters, and discoloration. Please avoid applying makeup on the area for a few hours after an IPL Photofacial treatment because your skin will be sensitive. Your skin may be red or swollen for a day or two after an IPL Photofacial treatment. This is normal. You can apply cold compresses like ice packs on the area treated with the IPL Photofacial to keep yourself comfortable. Sometimes dark spots get darker before they get lighter. This is also normal and can take up to two weeks after an IPL Photofacial treatment; this process is slower when areas other than the face are treated. Apply a broad spectrum (UVA and UVB protection) sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 every day to protect your skin.
This is a service to be performed at the A E Skin office in Encino, CA. Patients must be in overall good health. Patients cannot be pregnant, breast feeding, or trying to become pregnant. Patients may not have used Accutane within the last 12 months. New patients must complete medical history paperwork and have a consultation (which may be done on the day of treatment). Patients must sign consent form for each treatment. As with all medical treatments provided by A E Skin, treatment itself if performed at the discretion of Dr. Alex Eshaghian. If you are a not a candidate for the procedure purchased, your purchase will be refunded within 30 days of your consult.All procedures purchased online must have their corresponding consult booked within two months of the date of purchase.