IPL (Intense Pulsed Light Photofacial, Photorejuvenation Facial from Lumenis® One™) – Santa Rosa, CA

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About IPL

If you are bothered by how your skin looks because of sun damage, fine lines, or dark spots, Allegro MedSpa of Santa Rosa can offer you a skin consultation at our Santa Rosa, CA office to see if you could benefit from intense pulsed light therapy (IPL). An IPL photofacial from Lumenis One is a treatment that rejuvenates the skin for adults with hyperpigmentation, redness, age spots, and broken capillaries on their face and neck. IPL may not be an invasive procedure, but it can be very effective and produce amazing results. IPL sends intense wavelengths of light that warm the skin just enough to set off the natural regeneration process and boost collagen production. As the added nutrients take effect, you should see a healthier layer with a more even tone and decreased spots of pigmentation.

Ideal Candidates

An IPL photofacial works deep within the layers of your skin to treat many complexion blemishes (especially sun spots and brown lesions) with little or no recovery needed. Ideal candidates for an IPL photofacial at Allegro MedSpa of Santa Rosa may have several problems with their skin, including sun damage, rosacea, hyperpigmentation (brown spots), rough texture, large pores, flushing, freckles, age and sun spots, or spider veins. Our aesthetic team will assess your skin to see if you are a candidate for an IPL photofacial during your private consultation.

Procedure Technique

A photofacial is done inside our Santa Rosa, CA office in about 20 – 30 minutes in one of our minor procedure rooms if performed alone. To start the IPL facial, the technician will clean and dry the skin to be treated before covering your eyes with shields. The photofacial is administered using a handheld device that passes over the skin while emitting pulses of laser energy. While most patients will feel some discomfort during the photofacial, it is generally tolerable for the quick treatment time.

What to Expect

There is no recovery period associated with an IPL photofacial treatment, but you will leave your appointment with your skin a little red and swollen. This will go away on its own in about a day — it can be concealed with makeup if you want. Allegro MedSpa of Santa Rosa recommends patients use an ointment on the skin to decrease irritation and speed healing. It also helps to take anti-inflammatory medication to help decrease swelling. After several days, the irregularities that rested under the skin will come to the surface and then begin to flake off. It is necessary to keep your skin protected from the sun at all times after an IPL photofacial treatment and to not pick at your skin while it heals. While you should see visible results after the first session, your skin will attain the best results after several photofacial sessions. Our aesthetic team recommends approximately 4 – 6 treatments scheduled about three weeks apart at Allegro MedSpa of Santa Rosa.

Get Your Glow Back

You probably did not worry too much about your skin when you had clear skin, but now that environmental damage, including hyperpigmentation, brown spots, and other blemishes are developing, you now may be interested in treatments that correct your appearance. We invite you to learn more about photofacial treatments by calling our Santa Rosa, CA office and scheduling a skin examination. With photofacial treatments at Allegro MedSpa of Santa Rosa, we can go deep within the layers of damaged skin to help create a youthful glow and a smooth complexion.

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