|||IPL Photofacial Treatments in San Diego
IPL Photofacial Treatments in San Diego2019-04-09T18:08:30+00:00

An IPL Photofacial uses intense pulsed light to improve wrinkles, freckles, age spots, rosacea, and facial veins

In San Diego, we get to enjoy warm weather and outdoor activities all year round. While nothing beats the blissful feeling of warm sun on your skin, that glowing ball in the sky is also a major culprit of your biggest skin concerns. Along with the natural aging process, prolonged sun exposure contributes to fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and redness caused by broken capillaries that can make you look years older than you feel. An IPL Photofacial addresses all of these issues and more in a single treatment, allowing you to transform hyperpigmented, blotchy skin into a glowing complexion.

The treatment offers subtle, yet dramatic results that get even better with time

An IPL Photofacial is a non-invasive, non-ablative treatment that uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to improve wrinkles, freckles, age spots, rosacea, and facial veins. It can be used to revitalize the skin on the face, neck, chest, hands, shoulders, legs, and arms. The treatment offers subtle, yet dramatic results that get even better with time. At Viva Wellness, we’re pleased to offer IPL Photofacial treatments to those looking to reverse the physical signs of sun damage and aging and transform their complexions.

How does an IPL Photofacial work?

An IPL Photofacial works by sending multiple wavelengths of light through the outer layers of the skin to target pigment-producing cells below the surface. The light energy is converted to heat, which shatters the cells and disperses the pigmented spots. The dark areas are eventually pulled to the surface of the skin and flake off, revealing a gorgeous, smooth, and even skin tone underneath. An IPL Photofacial achieves all of this without damaging or even affecting the top layers of your skin, which means there’s no recovery or downtime following treatment. Most patients require three to five IPL Photofacial treatments to achieve the beautiful results they desire.

Who should consider an IPL Photofacial?

An IPL Photofacial is designed to treat wrinkles, freckles, dark spots, and other skin issues associated with sun damage. It’s also incredibly effective at treating the redness and flushing associated with rosacea. Pigment in the blood absorbs light from the laser, destroying the capillaries that contribute to rosacea. Over three to four weeks, the body absorbs the capillaries, diminishing facial redness.

An IPL Photofacial can be performed nearly anywhere on the body to remove unwanted birthmarks and improve the appearance of spider veins. No matter what your skin concerns may be, it’s recommended to repeat IPL Photofacial treatments once every year to maintain your results.

An IPL Photofacial can drastically improve a wide variety of skin problems and conditions. However, the treatment isn’t for everyone. Those with a deep tan and people with dark skin tones should not receive IPL Photofacial treatments. Since the light waves are attracted to pigment, the treatment can cause discoloration and make dark spots darker in these individuals.

What to expect from an IPL Photofacial treatment

At your IPL Photofacial appointment, your skincare professional will have you lie down face up and thoroughly cleanse your skin. Then, he or she will apply a cool gel to the treatment area, which enhances the effect of the light waves. While the light waves are safe, we will provide you with protective eyewear at this time. After selecting a setting based on your skin type and color, your skincare professional will move a handheld laser device over your skin in a grid-like pattern, delivering precise pulses of light that target and destroy pigmented cells. The feeling of the light pulses is similar to that of a rubber band snap. Local anesthetic typically isn’t used, as the treatment is very tolerable.

After the session, your skincare professional will cleanse your skin again to remove the gel. Your skin will be slightly red and you may feel a slight burning sensation, similar to what you’d feel with a sunburn. However, there’s no downtime following an IPL Photofacial and you can return to work the next day. For the best results, stay out of the sun for at least a week and always apply broad-spectrum sunscreen before you leave the house. Soon, you’ll notice wrinkles, dark spots, and redness vanish to reveal the beautiful complexion you’ve always wanted.

How much does an IPL Photofacial cost?

The cost of a single IPL Photofacial is $199 for a Full Face and $99 for a Half Face. Most patients need between three and five treatments to achieve the best results.

Contact us at Viva Wellness to learn more about how an IPL Photofacial can rejuvenate your skin for a younger, glowing complexion or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tachuk.
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