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The IPL Photofacial treatment is deeper corrective laser that specifically treats most red & brown spots on the face, neck, arms, back, legs or shoulders. IPL is also great for reducing hyper-pigmentation, freckles, cafe au lait macules, melasma, dischromia, liver spots, birthmarks, port wine stains, rosacea, and broken capillaries for allover clear skin.
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IPL means Intense Pulsed Light, so by using essentially a super bright flashing beam of energy, the desired treatment area is targeted to essentially break up dark pigmentation and cauterize red vessels. This process of applying IPL is relatively easy process with little to no downtime.
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IPL (Small Area) | $250
Treatment for a small area, up to the size of a quarter sheet of paper. Example area: Neck
IPL (Medium Area) | $349
Treatment for a small area, up to the size of a half sheet of paper. Example area: Face
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Our treatment room at our West Hollywood location. We use Alma Harmony AFT IPL (Dye VL). This is the absolute strongest and most powerful IPL on the market. With us your treatment is targeted for effectiveness and safety.
Many people opt to receive IPL as a corrective treatment to achieve ultimate clear skin, whiles others opt to receive treatment to completely clear the affected area(s), for example to treat unwanted freckles, dark spots or burst capillaries.
IPL is recommended as a 3 part treatment series for absolute best results. Depending on what's being treated and the severity, some may need 6 sessions till ideal results are achieved.
Yes, this treatment is extremely safe for type 1-4 skin types with minimal downtime and minimal side effects.
The treatment has a no to low level of discomfort described by most patients as a warm sensation. No numbing is required for this treatment, however it is sometimes provided for certain treatment areas. Post treatment you may feel like a slight sunburn has developed. This can be relieved using water mists and ice packs and typical resolves within 12 hours post treatment.
Typically results develop about two weeks post treatment.
The ideal candidate for IPL are those with fair to medium skin tones. Those who are (untanned Hispanics, Middle Eastern or Asian may also receive IPL). Because IPL targets pigment, those with dark tanned skin or darker skin tones are advised not to treat with IPL. as the area treated may actually get worse instead of better. In these cases we suggest to treat with the safe and effective alternative for all skin colors, Clear and Brilliant.
The pigmented areas may get worse before they get better with mild inflammation and pinkness for 1-3 days is common.
Depending on your skin type and healing process, you can get a treatment every 2-6 weeks. Or as recommended by your healthcare professional.
After treatment the area may become darker, similar to a scab. Once this scab flakes off, new fresh skin is revealed. For large areas like the arms, the area may be pink to mildly red for up to 3 days.
Anyone with a skin type 5 or above should never receive IPL treatment. Patients that have had adverse reactions in the past to IPL should also not receive treatment.
Contraindications of IPL: Pregnant or nursing women. Those with an active infection at or near the desired treatment area. Those who have taken Accutane. You must be off Accutane for minimum 6 months before you schedule your appointment. Those with heart problems, cancer, history of seizures and immune system disorders. Those with implanted medical devices. Those with Herpes Simplex Virus 1, 2. Those with a history of Keloid Scarring as tattoo removal may cause keloid scarring.
We will ask that you continue to keep the treated area moisturized, ideally with Aquaphor (which we will provide for you). Do not pick peel or scratch the treatment area. Let the area heal on its own. Bandaging is not required post treatment. Cover the treated area if you are planning on being in the sun immediately after your treatment. We ask that you refrain from hot tubs, swimming pools, dips in the ocean or water sports until the skin’s surface has completed healed and sealed up again-meaning there should be no openings in the area targeted. If you are unsure of what this exactly means, feel free to come in and show us your treated area, or even email or text us a photo to get medical guidance on how to properly take care of your skin.
All new clients are given a complimentary consultation as well as a (no charge) medical evaluation with a doctor or nurse practitioner (you will need to allow extra time at your first visit for this). We are open 7 days a week. Click to book now.
Treatments are rendered only by licensed medical staff. We provide numbing cream at no extra charge. We provide post treatment cream at no extra charge. Our treatment rooms are superiorly clean, tidy and organized. Treatment rooms outfitted with Apple TVs and big screens for your enjoyment. Treatment times are plentiful with ample time given to you for your comfort, expert care and answering any questions you may have. Our nurses thoroughly take care of your skin for your utmost safety. We are open 7 days a week. Upfront and clear pricing! Best value. Luxury locations.
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