The origin of the word “photo” is a Greek word meaning “light,” and light is the key to the cosmetic enhancement technique known as a “photofacial.” This procedure makes use of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to treat a variety of skin conditions. In fact, one of the unique advantages of IPL is that it is a “broad spectrum” approach that has the potential to address more than one skin issue in a single, state-of-the-art treatment.
Under the close supervision of our award-winning, board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Hal Weitzbuch, you can expect exceptional results from IPL Photofacial treatments at our luxurious, boutique skin clinic in Calabasas. Every treatment is performed with the highest level of skill from our professional skincare providers. Our goal is to provide our patients with outstanding results in every case. As with any facial treatment, it is the hands behind the delivery of the treatment that make all the difference in outcome – you can trust your facial skin to our team – we provide all of our anti-aging treatments with maximum professionalism and top-level skills, with every treatment closely supervised by Dr. Weitzbuch.
Facial Rejuvenation with a Photofacial Treatment
Some of the cosmetic conditions that IPL treatment may help to relieve include:
- Damage from sun exposure
- Large pores
- Sun spots and freckles
- Unwanted skin flushing or redness
- Patches of dark skin (hyperpigmentation)
- Rosacea, broken capillaries, and other flaws
We can also combine IPL treatments on our M22 device with the ResurFX laser to improve facial contour and stimulate the production of collagen. Collagen is the natural “filler” within the skin structure that decreases in volume as you age, contributing to unattractive sunken or sagging facial skin and tissue.
IPL Photofacial Treatments Done Right
While this treatment is not invasive, there is a potential for negative outcomes when a photofacial is not delivered by a highly-trained and experienced medical professional. Dr. Weitzbuch, a board-certified dermatologist, and his team of expert providers at the Calabasas Dermatology Center have the extensive education and knowledge to help you restore and rejuvenate skin quality correctly with this advanced procedure. We are not a medspa, without medical supervision.
Photofacial for Face and Body
IPL is not just for the face. It can also be employed to address aging skin and tissue on the back of the hands, the forearms and décolletage. Your consultation with us at Calabasas Dermatology Center will quickly reveal if an IPL treatment, whether singly or in combination with other treatments, is the right treatment for your skin issues.
How does IPL work?
IPL does not use lasers, but another type of powerful light source that reaches the deeper layers of skin tissue. This treatment induces minor injury to this tissue, which stimulates natural healing through the regeneration processes of the body. This brings about several beneficial effects that can result in a more pleasing, youthful, fresher skin tone and more supple texture:
- Increases natural collagen production
- Narrows blood vessels, reducing visibility of spider veins, broken capillaries, or other flaws
IPL utilizes a broader range of wavelengths than a tightly-focused laser light. It makes it possible to treat more than one cosmetic flaw in a single IPL treatment. Special filters are also available to the doctor, allowing for an adjustment to the targeted light pulses to treat a specific skin problem. As with any facial treatment, it is critical that the procedure is performed with the highest level of skill. Our team of highly-trained skincare providers can be trusted to perform IPL photofacial treatments correctly, and to produce a dramatic improvement in your skin quality
Who is a good candidate for a photofacial?
It’s far too easy and tempting for those of us who live in California’s sun-kissed coastal areas to stay outdoors for longer and be left with skin damage. If your skin has developed age spots, sun spots, lines, wrinkles, and discoloration caused by excessive exposure to the sun, IPL could be a good option for you.
Customized Anti-Aging Skin Treatments: Calabasas Dermatology Center
The best way to find out if this procedure will help you achieve your aesthetic goals is to have an in-person consultation with one of our skincare experts. Here are a few basic guidelines:
- IPL is not recommended for those with tanned or naturally dark skin.
- Pregnant women should wait until after they have given birth before considering IPL.
- Patients who are taking Accutane must cease use of the drug for at least six months before receiving an IPL treatment.
Leaders in Advanced Anti-Aging Treatments – Our Boutique Practice
At Calabasas Dermatology Center, we offer the most advanced anti-aging treatments, all performed by highly-trained skincare providers, under the guidance of our award-winning, board-certified dermatologist for superior results. You can trust us to provide state-of-the-art skin enhancements, including IPL photofacial treatments performed with meticulous care.
The results that you achieve will be enhanced by carefully following our doctor’s instructions before and after your treatment. You will be provided with aftercare instructions, and what to avoid, including taking a hot bath or engaging in strenuous exercise in the early stages of healing. Recovery from the procedure is straightforward, only requiring that you follow our guidance in aftercare for a short period of time before and after you receive IPL.