IPL skin rejuvenation is an effective process for improving the skin’s pigmentation, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, and promoting tightness. While sticking to a skin care routine is a really great idea for maintaining the appearance of your skin, most of us find it really hard to find a product that works. IPL photo facials and other skin resurfacing treatments are an excellent way to supplement your routine. If you’re interested in improving the appearance of your skin without taking drastic steps, we urge you to connect with our team at Refresh Med Spa LA today!
What is IPL Skin Rejuvenation?
Intense Pulsed Light technology utilizes the power of pulsed light to deliver excellent phototherapy results. By selecting the appropriate wavelength or filter, our provider will be able to treat a broad range of skin conditions caused by skin aging and sun exposure. The light energy delivered by the IPL gently heats the upper layers of the skin. This process helps restore the skin to its natural state. In addition, the photothermal energy targets and eliminates many of the fine vessels that cause redness and the unwanted melanin responsible for pigmented lesions.
What Does a Photofacial treat?
Any area of your body can be treated. The most treated areas are those most exposed to the damaging effects of sunlight, such as the face, neck, back of the hands, chest, arms, and shoulders. A series of photo facial treatments are highly effective for a variety of skin conditions such as sun damage or brown spots, broken capillaries, small spider veins, general skin redness, and facial flushing. These treatments consistently and predictably improve the visible appearance of the skin with little or no downtime.
Is IPL Skin Rejuvenation Safe?
IPL skin rejuvenation employs waves of ultraviolet light to break up your damaged skin cells. Due to the nature of this treatment, it can cause harm unless administered by a medical professional. Our team at Refresh Med Spa LA is comprised of trained medical personnel with extensive experience in the field. Even before beginning your IPL laser treatment, we will take the time to understand your specific needs and determine whether laser skin rejuvenation is right for you.
What Can I Expect During my IPL Treatment?
Each photo facial rejuvenation treatment lasts 15-60 minutes. We will remove all make-up, sun block and face creams. Men will be asked to shave on the day of treatment, prior to their arrival. Eye shields will be applied to protect the eyes. A cool soothing gel will be applied on the skin prior to treatment, which will help reduce discomfort. After the procedure, you may be asked to ice the area and will be given any additional post-treatment instructions.
Why Choose Refresh Med Spa LA?
At Refresh Med Spa LA, our approach to treating skin concerns involves taking the time to get to know you. Led by Dr. Rowhanian, our team handles every case with meticulous attention. When you come to us for your treatment, we will guide you through the process, making your experience as comfortable as possible. At Refresh Med Spa LA, we strive to create a tranquil atmosphere to make sure your inner self matches your outer beauty.
How Many IPL Treatments will I Need and How Often?
Generally, we recommend 3-5 photo facial rejuvenation treatments (each 3 weeks apart) depending on the amount of damage to the skin. After the initial series, maintenance sessions are often needed. Most of the damage to our skin occurred early on in life. What brings it to the surface is more sun exposure.
How Much Improvement Will I See?
Redness like a mild sunburn following the treatment generally lasts less than 24 hours. Avoid anything that creates heat for 2 days after treatment- hot bath, sauna, and exercise. Avoid direct sun exposure (natural and artificial) for 7-10 days following each treatment. The pigment present in the treated area will usually darken. This is referred to as “microcrusting”. Do not pick or scratch these areas. They will naturally flake off in 3-14 days depending on the area of the body treated. We recommend microdermabrasion after your treatment to help remove the remaining crusting (1 week for the face, 2 weeks for the body after the photo facial. We will provide you with complete take-home instructions about your post-treatment care.
In a scientific study, thirty-two consecutive patients of Fitzpatrick skin types I-III underwent 1 to 7 treatments with intense pulsed light. Following treatment, 83% percent of patients had reduced redness, 75% noted reduced flushing and improved skin texture, and 64% noted fewer acneiform breakouts. — Journal of Drugs in Dermatology
IPL Skin Rejuvenation Treatments in Los Angeles, CA
At Refresh Med Spa LA, we want to do all we can to help you feel beautiful. If you are struggling with age spots, sun damage, or any other signs of hyperpigmentation, we urge you to get in touch with us today! To contact our team, fill out the form below, or give us a call at 818-864-SKIN to set up your appointment. We look forward to meeting you!