IPL Photofacial is a facial rejuvenation treatment that utilizes intense pulsed broadband light. Multiple wavelengths target the pigment-producing cells just below the skin’s surface. The procedure safely and effectively treats a wide range of facial imperfections and improves the skin’s overall tone and texture.
IPL Photofacial utilizes intense pulsed light, a powerful light source used to rejuvenate your skin. IPL Photofacial works by filtering multiple wavelengths of light to react with specific skin imperfections. IPL Photofacial has the ability to penetrate your skin with minimal damage. By gently injuring the deep layers of the skin, the process effectively stimulates skin regeneration in the epidermis and the dermis layers by increasing the production of collagen and elastin fibers. This safe and controlled treatment induces a natural wound healing mechanism that leaves you with younger, tighter, significantly rejuvenated facial skin.
The non-invasive nature of an IPL Photofacial makes it a great option for many men and women who are looking to improve the appearance of their skin. The ideal candidate for IPL Photofacial will have:
At Valencia Plastic Surgery we take pride in getting to know our patients and establishing long-term relationships. Dr. Hu implements state-of-the-art surgical and non-surgical aesthetic treatments, including IPL Photofacial for the real-world, visible results his patients expect.
To gain the greatest benefit from your IPL Photofacial treatment, avoid any exposure to the sun without an SPF sunscreen for at least four weeks before your scheduled appointment. You will need to avoid any blood thinning medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or Aleve. Vitamin A acid, including retinoic acid, glycolic acid, tretinoin, and all alpha-hydroxy acids must be avoided for 60 days prior to your treatment.
When you arrive for your treatment, a cold gel will be applied, and you will be given protective glasses to wear. Dr. Hu, or a trained specialist will direct the IPL handpiece to your skin where the light will be delivered in a series of pulses. Most patients find the procedure to be very comfortable to experience.
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The IPL Photofacial is a minimally invasive treatment. Unlike many other laser treatments, which can leave you with a few days of recovery, IPL treatments have no downtime. You can expect to return to your normal routine immediately following your session. You may experience some redness similar to a minor sunburn.
The length of time can vary by patient, but most treatments require about 20 minutes, after which you can return to your normal activities at once.
You should expect to have in the range of four to six treatments, scheduled three weeks apart.
You can expect skin redness, tenderness and swelling for about 24 hours after treatment. Minor bruising could occur. It is important to follow all of Dr. Hu’s pre- and post-procedure directions to ensure a beautiful outcome.
You may apply makeup immediately following your treatment. After 72 hours, you can resume your normal skincare routine, including applying anti-acne treatments.
Intense pulsed light is not a true laser. It is an intense light source. The main difference is how the light is used. IPL directs a broad-spectrum high-intensity light pulse on the skin. IPL works on a wider range of wavelengths, which can treat more than one condition with filters to deliver the specific wavelengths needed to address a range of skin concerns. A laser treatment is a more precisely calibrated laser beam set on a specific wavelength.
Valencia Plastic Surgery is conveniently located for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery patients in Valencia, Santa Clarita, and surrounding areas of California.
Dr. Hu is proud to have had the privilege of treating patients from many different states, as well as countries.