A photofacial is a noninvasive, no-downtime procedure to correct virtually any superficial blemish. Rosacea, sun damage, freckles, age spots and acne are no match for this rejuvenating treatment. By using nonerosive light, a photofacial addresses damaged skin tissue or hyperpigmentation without harming healthy cells, allowing patients to resume their daily activities immediately. At the Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center, we are proud to offer photofacials right in our Los Angeles office. If you are looking for a refreshed appearance and healthy skin with no downtime, a photofacial may be the perfect option.
A photofacial is also called intense pulsed light (IPL). This is different from a laser, which only uses one wavelength of light. Instead, a photofacial uses what’s called broad-spectrum light, which reaches multiple layers of skin. It is applied with brief flashes, sometimes up to 2 or 3 on a single treatment area.
When the light flashes, it warms the skin to stimulate the body’s natural healing process, as well as collagen growth underneath the skin. These two factors allow photofacials to address both the outermost surface of the skin as well as the tissues beneath it. This multi-faceted approach makes your skin look younger, smoother and more voluminous.
At the Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center, we use photofacials to effectively treat:
As with any procedure performed at the Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center, a photofacial begins with a thorough consultation. During this time, your patient care coordinator reviews every aspect of your goals and performs an examination to sort out which treatment options will best suit your needs. It is an important part of our practice philosophy that we only deliver procedures that we truly feel will help a patient. Your initial consultation and examination help us get a total understanding of your unique case, allowing us to guide you through the proper cosmetic treatment.
Before treatment begins, your practitioner will apply a cooling gel to the surface of your face. This is to both protect your healthy skin cells and provide you with total comfort throughout the procedure.
Photofacials are usually done without anesthetic, but patients with sensitive skin may prefer a mild sedative to help with any pain. This aspect of your treatment will be discussed beforehand.
Now the IPL laser treatment begins. Using a specialized handpiece, your practitioner gently delivers the IPL to the appropriate treatment area. The light serves to treat superficial blemishes while also heating the underlying collagen layer, causing it to expand. With each pulse of light, your skin gets a jolt of beautifying energy, helping it to look and feel its best.
IPL can take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes.
Treatment for hyperpigmentation and freckles on the face. Photographs courtesy of Dr. Reath. M.D.
The purpose of a photofacial is to activate your body’s natural healing power. For this reason, the period after your IPL photofacial is as important as the procedure itself. Your practitioner will give you a series of guidelines to follow, and it is critical that you do this precisely. If you have questions or concerns following your photofacial, we are at your disposal. By continuing to provide you with care long after the procedure is over, we hope to deliver the best IPL photofacial Beverly Hills and Los Angeles have to offer.
Yes! I had an IPL and am thrilled with the results. Casey was helpful in knowing what to expect and the whole staff was extremely nice.
When patients come to our Los Angeles office for IPL photofacials, our approach is proactive and involved, and your goals become ours. Your treatment will not only be delivered by some of the most skilled practitioners around, it will also be done in a soothing environment to give you safe and pain-free results.
At the Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center, we believe patient peace of mind is critical to successful treatment. As a result, we’ve done everything to make our facility a comfortable, safe place.
The moment you walk in, you will notice that each aspect of the environment is united towards your successful IPL photofacial treatment. From the office staff, to the practitioners, to the space itself, everything in our Los Angeles office is built around you.
Additionally, one of our first priorities is patient education, allowing you to know everything about available procedures and how they can help. This allows you to make an informed decision regarding your treatment, which is invaluable for a patient. It all goes towards providing among the best IPL laser Beverly Hills and Los Angeles have available.
At the Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center in Beverly Hills, we believe that each patient is unique, requiring his or her own treatment that is different from anyone else’s. That is why patients will fly from Europe, Canada, China and Mexico to our Los Angeles MedSpa for this personal experience.
In today’s marketing world of “thrilling” and “fabulous” procedures, the cosmetic industry is moving away from the standard medical approach of a treatment plan for each patient and more towards a confusing mess of à la carte services.
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