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Today there are several treatments to get that flawless skin that you have long desired. If you struggle with blotchy, sun damaged skin with pigmentations, or red lines then you understand wanting to restore the overall integrity of your skin. For improved quality and luster of your skin, Dr. Kia at The Allergy & Skin Spa recommends the IPL Photofacial. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to set up a consultation. For more information regarding skin treatments right for you, visit our Los Angeles, CA location today!
What is IPL Photofacial?
A photofacial is a treatment that uses intense light applied in a series of gentle pulses over the facial skin that needs treatment. The light penetrates through your skin. It is absorbed by brown spots and any abnormally dilated red vessels in your skin. Photofacials boost collagen and lightens the appearance of blemishes. The brown spots initially become darker and then flake off from your skin. Your body absorbs broken capillaries within a few days after the treatment.
There are two types of photofacials:
- Light emitting diode (LED), acts on the outer layer of the skin epidermis, and it is suitable for minor skin concerns.
- Intense pulsed light (IPL) affects a deeper layer of the skin and helps in treating serious skin conditions.
Based on your skin concerns, Dr. Kia will recommend the best treatment option for you.
Benefits of IPL Photofacial
You can use photofacials to achieve flawless skin. This form of skin therapy has its own set of benefits including:
- It will give you smoother skin with an even skin tone.
- It helps reduce early signs of aging, age spots, sun spots, sun-damaged skin, uneven pigmentation, large pores, and dull complexion.
- Photofacials are used in treatment against rosacea, red flushing skin, and broken capillaries.
- You can resume regular activities immediately after treatment.
- There is minimal discomfort during treatment
IPL Photofacial and Hyperpigmentation
Hyperpigmentation is a skin disorder that affects the color of your skin caused by damage to a pigment called melanin. The damage is mostly caused by exposure to sun and poor nutrition among other factors. Dr. Kia will recommend using Intense pulsed light to treat pigmentation disorders. IPL targets the brown spots and works to improve sunspots, age spots, dull complexions, and uneven pigmentation. It uses a range of wavelengths of light to target these spots that occur due to several years of exposure to the sun. The heat from the IPL breaks down the pigment into tiny particles. The pigment cells absorb the light energy. The heat from the light energy destroys the unwanted pigment to clear up freckles and other spots. You will be recommended repeat treatment based on the severity of the damage in your skin.
IPL Photofacial in Los Angeles, CA
If you have been interested in ways to take better care of your skin, getting an IPL Photofacial treatment may be a great treatment option for you! At Allergy & Skin Spa, we are interested in improving your overall skin health. We welcome you to schedule an appointment by filling out the form below or giving us a call at (310) 312-1231.