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IPL Photofacial Specialist

HK Dermatology

Dermatology Clinic located in San Juan Capistrano, CA

Sun damage, brown age spots, poikiloderma, hemangiomas, angiomas, rosacea, and small veins can distract from your natural good looks, but the intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacial can help. The skin care specialists at HK Dermatology offer IPL photofacials skin rejuvenation to correct these conditions and provide superior cosmetic results to help you achieve clearer, more attractive skin. To discover the benefits of an IPL photofacial, call the office in San Juan Capistrano, California, or book an appointment online today.

IPL photofacial Q & A

What is an IPL photofacial?

An IPL photofacial is a revolutionary treatment that uses intense pulses of light energy to clear away pigment issues in your skin, such as sun damage and visible blood vessels. The light energy penetrates deep beneath the surface of your skin to selectively target blood vessels and hyperpigmentation lesions.

This safe, effective treatment isn’t invasive or painful. The skin care experts at HK Dermatology carefully evaluate your skin and then create a customized treatment plan to deliver superior results.

Although every patient is different, it can take 3-5 treatments spaced about one month apart to achieve the best results.

What skin conditions does an IPL photofacial treat?

An IPL photofacial is very effective at reducing redness and discoloration caused by many different conditions. The team at HK Dermatology uses the IPL photofacial to treat a wide range of skin concerns, including:

  • Sun damage
  • Age spots
  • Facial telangiectasia (spider veins)
  • Rosacea
  • Poikiloderma
  • Brown and red spots
  • Pigment imperfections

Though it’s called a photofacial, the team at HK Dermatology performs IPL treatments on various areas, including the face, neck, and chest. They also treat brown spots on the body, including hands, arms, and legs.

What should I expect during an IPL photofacial treatment?

First, your expert provider at HK Dermatology thoroughly examines your skin and reviews your medical history. If you’re a good candidate for an IPL photofacial, they create an individualized treatment plan that best addresses your specific needs.

An IPL photofacial isn’t painful, but you may experience a sensation similar to that of a rubber band snapping on your skin. Before treatment, your provider at HK Dermatology applies a topical numbing cream to minimize discomfort. Before the IPL is begun, the cream is removed, and protective eye coverings are placed then the treatment is begun.

The amount of time it takes varies depending on the number of areas being treated and the extent of your condition. The team at HK Dermatology usually spends about 45 minutes treating your face.  

Photofacial results appear gradually. Most patients notice optimal results about three months after their final treatment. The number of treatments you need varies depending on your particular skin condition. Most patients receive a series of treatments each year to maintain lasting results.

To find out if an IPL photofacial is right for you, call HK Dermatology or book an appointment online today.