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.
"I love this med spa ! My style is very simple, jeans and no makeup. This place is for everyone. I've seen Wendy (receptionist) greet patients with a warm smile and an approachable personality. She's emailed the doctors on more than one occasion to get information I wanted. I've been a "fan" of this spa since they opened. Danielle (aesthetician) has always treated me with kindness and honesty. I'm a regular with her for Vela Shape, great for circulation and skin tone. I've also tried Ulthera ( for my face ) It's somewhat uncomfortable but worth it. She talked me through the procedure and described the process as she went along. Daniele has also given me a few facials and finished with a great eyebrow wax. I asked what products she would recommend for me. She advised me of products she knew would be conducive to my style.( not too much) I use a facial wash, sunscreen, vitamin C serum, lotion for my rosacea and I just started using a Retin A product for patients with rosacea. (I'll let everyone know how it works)The spa also has Cool Sculpting. Clients and staff who have had it done are thrilled with the results. The doctors didn't feel I was a candidate due to a minor medical condition .Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas are always aware of their patients in the spa. I always feel safe and reassured with the procedures I've had done. I've also had great IPL treatments ( for rosacea) with Lisa (RN). Lastly, an added benefit of going to Allegro is learning of new procedures and surgeries from the spa and the doctors. Whew .....and that's what I know and experienced at Allegro Medspa"- S.A. / Yelp / Apr 21, 2012
"From walking in the door, and being greeted by friendly staff, Danielle and Wendy (I think), to my treatment, my overall experience at the spa was amazing. I had an IPL laser treatment done with Jodi. I was a little nervous about the treatment and how much pain I might experience. Jodi was professional, explained each step of the process, answered all my (many) questions and even gave me a stress-ball to squeeze. It was a great experience and I've already seen great results from just the first treatment. I am looking forward to my next treatment."- J.F. / Google / Jan 04, 2019
"Breast Implant Revision - Drs. Canales and Furnace performed a prior surgery on me. I was extremely pleased and had no doubt that I wanted Dr. Canales to do my next surgery. EVERYONE in the office is so friendly, helpful, professional and ready to do whatever they can to make customers comfortable. Dr. Canales performed what I would call a miracle with what he had to work with. I am overwhelmed with the results I got. My husband feels the same way. I am already planning another procedure in the near future.I have a congenital condition and have had multiple surgeries. They only last so long. It was way past time to have an update of my past surgery. I had not been able to dress as I would like but since my surgery I am happy and proud to wear clothing that has only hung in my closet with hopes of being able to wear it some day. That day has come and I am overjoyed. My self-esteem is back where it should be."- Anonymous / RealPatientRatings / Aug 03, 2017
"BOTOX® Cosmetic - Fuller cheek area!I felt the skill, experience & knowledge of the provider were excellent. I had minimal to no bruising with multiple needle sticks to the forehead and cheek area. The results were what I was hoping for."- Anonymous / RealPatientRatings / May 04, 2016
IPL 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.
IPL 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 with IPL
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.
IPL 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.