IPL Fotofacial Treatment for Minor Acne Scars, Rosacea and Redness

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Fotofacial is a treatment for skin care issues ranging from minor acne scars, rosacea and redness to hyper pigmentation and broken capillaries.

The primary purpose of the treatment is to restore the skin's youthful appearance. Our IPL in Malibu treatment is a cosmetic dermatology procedure and can be performed by the experienced practitioners at the Calabasas Dermatology Center.

How does the IPL Fotofacial treatment work?

The IPL Fotofacial procedure uses a carefully calibrated intense pulsed light which identifies particular pigments in the skin such as darker discolored areas, redness, and dark spots from acne scarring. No anesthesia is needed for IPL Fotofacial treatments, and patients undergoing the procedure experience very little pain. It actually feels similar to the gentle snap of a rubber band touching the skin's surface.

The laser used in the IPL Fotofacial penetrates deep beneath the surface of the skin with each snap, treating the skin issues at their origin. To eliminate sun spots, redness and past acne scars, patients usually need a series of treatments. The skin continues to improve for weeks following the treatment, and the IPLFotofacial procedure can really make a huge difference in the patient's skin over a period of time.

What Concerns Does the IPL Fotofacial Treat?

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is effective in addressing a wide range of cosmetic issues, including the following:

Sun Damage

Over-exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays can leave your skin texture rough, dry, and discolored. Wrinkles and lines may emerge, and the skin’s natural resilience may be compromised.

Age Spots and Freckles

IPL can help treat these imperfections, lightening the complexion. The treatment works to reduce melanin-rich dermal cells through carefully controlled heating.

Broken Blood Vessels and Spider Veins

These red lines may appear on both the face and body. IPL light pulses interrupt blood flow to these blemishes diverting it instead to unseen vessels under the skin.


Rosacea causes excessive facial redness, especially around the nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead. Over time, bumps and blood vessels may begin to show on the surface of the skin. IPL minimizes discolored skin while boosting collagen production to smooth away surface-level imperfections.


IPL therapy can delve deep within clogged pores to remove bacteria, oil, debris, dirt, and dead skin cells, reducing the likelihood of infection and inflammation. Cellular renewal is initiated, resulting in a healthier-looking, more radiant complexion.

What to expect during your IPL Fotofacial treatment

The IPL Fotofacial procedure is amazingly fast, lasting just thirty minutes to an hour from start to finish. In addition, there are very few side effects associated with the procedure. The most common side effect is a short period of facial redness, but this redness normally recedes within an hour. Upon completion of the procedure, the patient can recommence their daily activities, while protecting themselves from too much sunlight.

The certified dermatologists of the Calabasas Dermatology Center are pleased to serve the residents of southern California and to offer the best treatments of IPL Malibu and it's surrounding areas have to offer.

What can I expect from my results?

Your IPL treatment begins working immediately as soon as the laser is turned on and applied to the skin. The healing light energy naturally boosts your body’s regenerative powers to jumpstart the renewal of healthier, more youthful-looking skin. As old skin cells are gradually replaced, and collagen production is ramped up, the skin will begin to take on a new radiance and luminosity. This process typically takes 1-2 weeks, at which point visible improvement can be documented. However, your results will look their best after 4-6 weeks.

Patients may require a varying number of appointments, depending on their unique concerns and goals. The condition of your skin will play a role in determining the precise amount of treatment needed. Most clients can expect 3-6 sessions in order to achieve their ideal complexions.

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