More Beautiful Skin with an IPL Photofacial

Posted on July 6, 2015 by Dr Elenora Fedoneko

What if you could easily improve your facial skin tone — boosting collagen and banishing spider veins, redness, brown spots and broken capillaries in the process? Through a powerful skin treatment known as an IPL photofacial, you can do just that.

Regular facials use various products — cleanser, toner, moisturizer and firming agents — on the surface of the skin. An intense-pulsed light photofacial, on the other hand, flashes laser light through the skin in a wavelength that is known to have healing properties. The light used is non-ionising and does not increase the risk of skin cancer.

Benefits of a Photofacial

Soon after your IPL photofacial, your skin will glow, appear more uniform and take on a softer texture. The IPL photofacial works especially well at reducing the common variation in skin tone between the cheeks, chin and forehead. Over time, skin also can appear tighter, with smaller pores and fewer wrinkles and fine lines.

Preparing For Your IPL photofacial

It’s important to stay out of the sun for at least two weeks before your IPL photofacial. When you’re in the sun, your skin produces more melanin to protect against damage to skin cells. However, melanin also can reduce the effectiveness of the IPL photofacial treatment.

During and After Your IPL photofacial

The IPL photofacial treatment takes about 30 minutes to complete. The procedure begins with the application of a cooling gel to the areas to be treated. After the treatment, ice packs and sunscreen are applied.

Over the next several weeks, your skin’s natural healing ability will begin the skin rejuvenation process, removing affected tissue and leaving you with a more youthful and healthier look.

The procedure requires no downtime for most people, and you should be able to use makeup right away to cover any temporarily lingering redness. You can schedule sessions every four to six weeks, although you may begin seeing results as early as your second treatment. Most people do not experience side effects, but you may have slight redness or tingling for a short period after your treatments. Your skin should continually improve for several weeks after treatment.

For Beautiful Skin, Consider an IPL photofacial

IPL photofacials are most effective when they’re part of a comprehensive skin care routine. For more information on skin rejuvenation and our top rated Botox services in Los Angeles, please visit us online at, or call us at (323) 525-1516.

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She completed her Residency at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1998 and has since specialized in Cosmetic Dermatology.

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