IPL Photorejuvenation Specialist

Cosmetic Laser Center of Irvine

Laser Aesthetics & Medical Spa located in Irvine, CA

To alleviate the aesthetic effects of aging and sun damage, contact Dr. Morris Ahdoot about IPL photorejuvenation. This breakthrough in age-defying skin care is available to women in Irvine, California, and the surrounding communities at Cosmetic Laser Center of Irvine. To discover the ways IPL photorejuvenation can improve the look of your skin, call the office or schedule an appointment online.

IPL Photorejuvenation Q & A

What is IPL photorejuvenation?

Intense pulsed light therapy (IPL) photorejuvenation is an FDA-cleared, patented technology. This treatment addresses skin damage without disturbing the skin’s surface.

IPL photorejuvenation directs high-intensity pulses of visible light to improve the appearance of your skin. The light energy stimulates your skin to produce a more considerable amount of collagen (a natural skin-strengthening compound). This remodeled collagen gives your skin a fresher

Applying a medication called Levulan® before treatment expedites the effects of IPL. When combined with the intense light therapy, it enhances the overall results.

How does IPL photorejuvenation work?

IPL works in much the same manner as nonablative lasers. Cells in your skin that have too much color absorb the light energy from the treatment, causing them to disintegrate. IPL is more effective than lasers because it delivers a higher number of energy wavelengths in each pulse.

What conditions respond well to IPL photorejuvenation?

If you have any skin conditions caused by the aging process or sun exposure, you’re likely to benefit from IPL. These dermatological conditions include:

  • Broken capillaries
  • Sun-induced freckles
  • Birthmarks
  • Melasma
  • Unsightly veins
  • Blotchy pigmentation
  • Rosacea Symptoms

How many IPL therapy treatments will I need?

For the best results, Dr. Ahdoot usually recommends between four and five IPL treatments in each targeted area. Your appointments should be spaced about four to six weeks apart.

If you’ve been treated with the medication Levulan, you may require fewer IPL treatments. Dr. Ahdoot customizes your treatment plan depending on your condition and goals.

Does IPL therapy hurt?

You’re likely to tolerate IPL therapy very well. This treatment is commonly described to feel like a rubber band snapping against your skin as the energy comes through the handpiece.

IPL therapy features a very low risk of side effects and a fast recovery time. You can expect to go right back to your normal activities following treatment. If your skin is extra sensitive, talk to
Dr. Ahdoot about applying a topical anesthetic before treatment to reduce any discomfort.

If you have skin discoloration due to sun damage or aging, set up a consultation with Dr. Ahdoot to find out more about IPL photorejuvenation.  

*Individual results may vary.