If you have red and brown spots or other blemishes that mar your complexion, consider intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacials as a solution. Eugenia Berchenko, RN, BSN, offers IPL photofacials to men and women in West Hollywood, California, so you can achieve a more evenly toned complexion. Book an appointment online or call to learn how your skin can be rejuvenated with effective IPL treatments.
IPL Photofacial Q & A
What is an IPL photofacial?
An IPL photofacial uses intense pulsed light therapy to enhance your complexion. The IPL energy targets the lower layers of your skin with short pulses of light that feature a broad spectrum of wavelengths (as opposed to the targeted wavelengths offered by lasers.)
The light energy addresses uneven pigmentation and broken capillaries, breaking up the pigmentation to reveal more evenly toned skin. The pigment breaks into small particles that slough away or are eliminated naturally by your body.
IPL photofacials also boost collagen production. Collagen is a natural skin structural compound that starts to diminish and breakdown as you age. IPL photofacials promote smoother, stronger skin by stimulated collagen remodeling and production.
What skin concerns are addressed with an IPL photofacial?
IPL photofacials address a number of skin concerns and help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Consider the treatment to address:
- Spider veins
- Sun damage
- Age spots
If you have noticeable freckles, blotchy skin, large pores, or hyperpigmentation, you’ll benefit from an IPL photofacial.
What should I expect during a photofacial?
During a photofacial, you relax on a treatment table while wearing provided protective eyewear. Eugenia places a cooling gel onto your skin and then applies the IPL energy using a handheld wand. Expect to feel warmth and some sharp sensations, as if she’s snapping a rubber band against your skin.
Your entire treatment session lasts 20-30 minutes. You can apply sunscreen and makeup right afterward.
How many IPL photofacials do I need to see results?
Eugenia makes a customized recommendation based on your skin’s condition. Most men and women get desired results in 1-3 sessions.
Should I schedule downtime following an IPL photofacial?
You don’t need to schedule any downtime, but you may have some redness and swelling immediately afterward. This resolves within a day or two and can be covered with makeup. Do take care to avoid the sun for at least two weeks following a photofacial, as your skin is temporarily extra sensitive to ultraviolet rays.
To achieve radiant, evenly toned and textured skin, call or book an IPL photofacial online.
Photofacials are $400 per treatment or $1,740 for a series of 5 treatments.