IPL Photorejuvenation in Santa Monica
IPL Photorejuvenation can treat a variety of benign skin conditions that trouble Los Angeles-area patients. The broad spectrum of light used in IPL Photorejuvenation treatments is absorbed by the target tissue, and is then removed by the body’s natural processes, providing dramatic improvements in the appearance of age spots, sun spots, sun damage, freckles, rosacea, and more.
IPL (intense pulsed light), or photofacial, is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment used to correct skin damage without disrupting the skin’s surface. The IPL treatment may be used on the face as well as other areas of the body such as the hands, chest, arms, or shoulders. Intense pulsed light treatments are tailored to individual conditions and skin types, and may be helpful in achieving smoother, youthful, vital and less blemished skin.
Dr. Mark Youssef is happy to discuss IPL with his Los Angeles-area patients. Schedule a free consultation or call our office to get more information.
Both men and women of all ages can be treated, and IPL is fast and virtually painless. The results are dramatic and, after a series of treatments, the skin appears smoother and more uniform and revitalized.
What’s YOUnique about IPL Photorejuvenation?
IPL delivers intense pulses of light into the skin; these wavelengths are customized to the individual needs of your skin. During your consultation, your doctor will decide which to use. The light targets brown and red colors within the skin, thus diminishing age spots and redness while stimulating the formation of collagen in the skin.
IPL side effects are similar to those associated with a Botox® treatment. Local numbness, swelling, bruising, or a burning sensation during the treatment are common. These side effects, however, can be mitigated by placing ice on the skin before and after the procedure, and are mild and go away quickly.
IPL is a safe procedure that has little known side effects. Scarring may occur in less than 1 percent of cases. Rarely, some individuals develop bruising. Slight swelling of the treated area can occur, but is temporary.