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Turn Back the Clock With an IPL Photofacial

Nov. 17, 2020 4:25 pm | by Dr. M. Tahsini

IPL Photofacial in Torrance

67% of Americans are insecure about their skin. Are you one of them? Have you tried every over-the-counter product under the sun? If so, you can finally fix your skin problems with an IPL Photofacial in Torrance, CA.

 

“IPL” stands for intense pulsed light. An IPL photofacial is truly groundbreaking because this one treatment can fix a variety of skin and appearance problems — from aging symptoms to sun damage to stretch marks and even hair removal.

 

Is an IPL photofacial right for you? Here’s more information about this trending procedure, including what it is, what exactly it treats, and how it works.

 

What Is an IPL Photofacial in Torrance, CA?

During an IPL photofacial (also simply called a photofacial), one of our certified medical professionals will use a handheld device to release broad-spectrum light to the deep layers of the skin. This helps the treatment target specific areas, making it effective for both small and large problems.

 

The belief is certain lights, such as red lights, affect the skin cell’s fibroblasts. The fibroblasts affect the skin’s collagen production, which can benefit those with aging concerns. Red light therapy also has other benefits, such as restoring hair for those with androgenetic alopecia.

 

As of now, IPL photofacials are used to treat the following issues:

 

  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Rosacea
  • Skin texture
  • Photorejuvenation
  • Hair removal
  • Acne

 

You can also get this treatment done on other areas of the body, not just the face. Common places to get this treatment include the chest, neck, arms, and hands. You can also get individual spot treatments on the face and body.

 

Clients love our IPL photofacial in Torrance because they’re non-invasive and affordable.

 

What Does an IPL Photofacial Look and Feel Like?

 

When watching the IPL Photofacial treatment, it looks like the doctor is shining a flashlight or taking a picture with the device. When the device presses down on the skin, a slight light emits from the device. You’ll be wearing proper protection throughout the procedure, such as goggles.

 

Are you concerned about the broadband lights touching your skin? The feeling is described as a hot rubber band snapping against your skin. You may flinch, but the sensation isn’t too painful. In short, if you can handle getting waxed, you can handle our IPL photofacial in Torrance!

 

Pre- and Post-Photofacial Treatment

To get the best results, there are some responsibilities on your part. You’ll want to practice the best skincare ritual a week or two before your appointment.

 

If you’re not doing this yet, wash your face every morning and evening and follow with your favorite moisturizer. Always wear sunscreen during the day.

 

Ask your doctor if they can recommend a serum that complements a photofacial and other skin procedures. If so, apply this serum morning and evening. If not, find a serum with powerful yet gentle ingredients, such as vitamins C and E.

 

What about IPL photofacial recovery? Refrain from exfoliating your skin after the treatment. Don’t pick or rub the affected area. The skin will shed any dark spots on its own.

 

Slight swelling and a “sunburn sensation” is normal after the treatment, so ice your skin whenever possible. Try to avoid wearing makeup until your skin recovers.

 

Get an IPL Photofacial in Torrance, CA

Do you want to try an IPL photofacial? Do you want to consult with us before getting the treatment? Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

 

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