IPL Photo-Rejuvenation (Photo-Facial)
For Sun Damage, Skin Discoloration & Improvement of Skin Texture
We are pleased to offer a breakthrough technology that is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in years. IPL Photo rejuvenation (IPL) is an intense pulsed light treatment for face, neck and/or chest. IPL is the most effective treatment for redness and flushing of the skin and will rejuvenate the look and feel of skin by reducing fine wrinkles, pore size, roughness and fade age spots. An IPL treatment, may last 30-45 minutes.
What facial concerns does IPL treat?
Redness and flushing
Abnormal pigmentation (melasma and hyperpigmentation)
Irregular pigmentation, age spots, freckling
Small facial veins
Roughness and fine wrinkles
Medical lasers deliver a specific band of light that will generally treat one skin problem. California Cosmetic Laser Clinic’s IPL Photo rejuvenation System, delivers a broad band of pulsed light, so they are an alternative to laser surgery, chemical peels and it has no downtime! Following a treatment, most patients can go back to their usual activities and can immediately apply make-up.
IPL is a safe, non-invasive solution that can be customized to your individual needs and will provide superior cosmetic results and high levels of satisfaction. After only the first treatment, skin feels smoother and appears more even toned.
How many and how often will I need the treatments?
A series of at least 5 treatments is needed to obtain the best results. Some patients may benefit from more treatments depending on the severity of the condition treated. Treatments are given 4-6 weeks apart. Based on the high level of demand for this procedure, many offices are offering inappropriate substitutes.
Don't be fooled by other practices that give only a single "pass" with the machine or only treat "part" of the face with a machine that is not a true IPL machine.
How much does it cost?
Costs are per treatment, and compared to other aesthetic surgeries, it is affordable and competitively priced. It is more expensive than microdermabrasion or light chemical peels, and less expensive than laser resurfacing or a facelift. It is not typically covered by health insurance.
What is an IPL treatment like?
Each IPL treatment takes about 30-45 minutes. Patients tolerate the non-invasive procedure very well. Before treatment, a cold gel is applied to the area treated, and you may be given dark glasses to protect your eyes from the bright light.
During the treatment, you will hear a beep each time the machine is used. Afterwards, for a few minutes or hours, the skin may be flushed and appear irritated. Brown spots will actually be slightly darker at first. These initial effects usually fade within hours, but can occasionally last for a few days.
What are the expected results?
Following IPL there is a gradual decrease in overall redness, flushing and acne-like breakouts. Treated skin will become smoother with a reduction in fine wrinkles and pore size as well as a fading of sun spots or uneven pigmentation. In time, the results are smoother, healthier, younger-appearing skin.
Is it safe?
IPL is non-invasive and very safe. You can usually return directly to work and apply makeup immediately. You can resume all your activities (except sun exposure) immediately. Very rarely, temporary mild bruising or blistering may occur in the treated areas, which will resolve in a few days.
Am I a candidate?
If your appearance is marred by facial redness or signs of aging, or if you would like to maintain a youthful, healthy appearance then IPL is for you. Contact our office for a complimentary consultation to see if we can help you with the latest technology and no downtime! (760) 482-5511.
Preparation before your treatment:
You must not be tanned on the treated areas! Avoid self-tanners for 2 weeks prior to your appointment.
The treated area(s) must be clean, without makeup.
What to expect after your treatment:
After IPL your skin may appear red for up to several hours. You may also develop a brown, freckled appearance, which looks like “coffee grinds”. This occurs in areas of brown pigmentation and can last several days to a week. If Levulan or higher power levels have enhanced your treatment, crusting, redness and bruising may occur.
Lumenis One represents the fourth generation of IPL technology and reinforces Lumenis' place at the forefront of innovation. Optimizing and building upon a firm foundation, Lumenis One unites three gold standard technologies on one multi-technology and multi-application platform: Intense Pulsed Light for skin photorejuvenation and treating vascular and pigmented lesions, the LightSheer diode laser for hair removal and the Multi-Spot Nd:YAG for treating leg veins and deeper vascular lesions.