IPL, or intense pulsed light, is a multi-tasking laser treatment used for overall rejuvenation of the face as well as targeting specific issues, such as dark spots, vascular lesions, rosacea, and wrinkles. In addition, IPL can be used to get rid of unwanted body hair. Dr. Ava Shamban, Dr. Soheil Simzar, and Dr. Gregory Van Dyke use the Lumenis M22 for her IPL treatments, as it is effective and relatively painless due to built-in cooling technology. An IPL photofacial is a great way to eliminate minor skin concerns in order to showcase a patient’s natural beauty.
Ava MD dermatologists do their best to restore her patients’ youthful and healthy skin, as well as work with them on a long-term plan to keep skin beautiful. To learn more about Dr. Ava and her services at Ava MD, call (310) 439-5417 (Beverly Hills) or (310) 736-6146 (Santa Monica) today!
What Can IPL Treat?
IPL can be used to treat a wide variety of skin concerns. Its pulsed light can target dark spots and pigment problems, allowing skin tone to become even and bright. It can also reduce vascular lesions such as broken blood vessels and portwine stains, and can reduce the appearance of rosacea temporarily. Fine lines and wrinkles are also softened after IPL treatments. It is a great laser for evening and brightening the complexion following sun damage and aging.
Ava MD dermatologists offer a variety of lasers which can remove unwanted hair, and the M22 IPL module is one of them. Laser hair removal has become very popular in recent years, as it provides a longer lasting alternative to shaving and waxing. Talk to a dermatologist about which laser is best to remove your unwanted hair, as different laser types can treat different hair colors and skin tones. Laser hair removal is the most effective for dark hair on light skin, but technology has progressed to the point where different hair colors on different skin tones can also be removed.
What is an IPL Photofacial Treatment Like?
IPL photofacial treatments are fairly short, generally taking around 30 to 45 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated. IPL is a fairly gentle laser treatment that requires only minimal downtime. Patients can feel free to resume their daily activities immediately following a treatment, although their skin may be red or swollen for a few days. This redness can be safely covered with makeup, however.
The M22 IPL module has built-in cooling technology as well as OPT, or optimal pulse technology. OPT allows for customized, gentle treatments where the pulse shape can be controlled. The wavelengths can be controlled as well, in order to optimize treatment for specific skin concerns. The cooling technology in addition to a cooling gel applied before treatment means that IPL photofacials are as comfortable as possible for patients. Dr. Ava Shamban and her associates hold their patients’ comfort and satisfaction in the highest regard, and will do their best to achieve optimal results in the most relaxing manner.
Schedule an IPL Photofacial Consultation Today!
If you are suffering from dark spots, sun damage, vascular lesions, or fine lines and wrinkles, the Lumenis M22 IPL Photofacial may be a good fit for you. Turn back the clock on your appearance with an IPL treatment at Ava MD. To learn more about IPL and to schedule your consultation in Santa Monica, just call (310) 439-5417 (Beverly Hills) or (310) 736-6146 (Santa Monica) today!
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