A photofacial procedure may be what the doctor in Walnut Creek orders to refresh a tired appearance
By Dr. Christine Lee
Using light to restore healthy skinWhile photofacials aren’t synonymous with IPL, many use this technology for good reason. Similarly to lasers, the IPL device is directed to the treatment site. High-intensity pulses of light precisely target areas of discoloration, such as age spots, birthmarks, broken capillaries, or rosacea patches. Since IPL emits a broad-spectrum light, it rejuvenates dull, lackluster, and “tired” skin. Many patients “awaken” their overall complexion after several treatments. One of the benefits of light-based treatments is their ability to produce energy that stimulates the production of fresh collagen below the skin’s surface.
In Dr. Lee’s and her professional team’s hands, the usual side effects from treatment such as swelling and discomfort are minimized. IPL photofacials are safe and well-tolerated enough that Dr. Lee may recommend combining them with other light-based technologies such as laser devices, or with other types of nonsurgical therapies like Exilis, which uses controlled heat from radiofrequency energy to improve sun damaged-skin and signs of aging. Customized treatment plans are designed to get optimal results. The specific treatments and number of sessions required to achieve your goals depend on factors such as:
- Skin tone
- Extent and type of damage
- Existing medications and medical conditions
Tired of looking tired? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Lee. Call (925) 500-1180.