IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Orange County

IPL (Photofacial) sometimes called photorejuvenation or photofacial, is a skin treatment and is commonly used to improve a wide range of skin problems including: sun damage, wrinkles, stretch marks, and age spots.

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Our IPL (Photofacial) Orange County equipment is manufactured by Osyris Medical and can be used as a stand-alone treatment or may be used in conjunction with other treatments such as Botox, Juvederm or our other laser treatments to help give you the individual results you are trying to achieve.

Am I a Candidate for IPL?

Candidates for IPL must be in good health and realistic in their expectations for treatment. One of the skin rejuvenation experts at Platinum Medical Spa can determine if IPL is the optimal treatment option for you by meeting with you for a consultation.

Your consultation will include an assessment of your skin concerns and a conversation about your medical history and goals for treatment. You will also be able to ask any questions you may have about your treatment options.

IPL is most effective on patients with lighter skin tones. However, with proper pre-and post-treatment protocols, IPL can be used on patients with a wide range of skin types. Patients with certain inflammatory skin conditions may also require pre- and post-treatment skincare protocols or may be better candidates for an alternative treatment approach.

Orange County IPL
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Come sit with us for a complimentary consultation to see how we might best be able to sculpt out an IPL treatment plan that is right for you.

IPL Hands
IPL Hands
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IPL is indicated for the following conditions:

  • Superficial vascular lesions
  • Flushing and redness
  • Rosacea
  • Poikiloderma (red neck)
  • Redness following laser skin resurfacing
  • Brown spots ( sun spots, age spots, liver spots)
  • Pigmented lesions
  • Red or brown scars

How Does IPL Work?

Though IPL and laser skin treatments both transmit light energy to the skin, there are significant differences between the two procedures. The Alma IPL is not a laser, it uses a series of intense flashes of light to increase collagen formation, break-up pigment in the epidermis, remove superficial blood vessels, and improve the overall tone, texture, and pore size of the skin.

The light energy delivered during an IPL treatment consists of multiple wavelengths of light that turn into heat as it is absorbed by your skin’s pigment cells. The treated pigment is destroyed by the heat energy without damaging the outer layer of your skin.

IPL Chest
IPL Chest
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The pulsed light emits wavelengths that are absorbed by vascular and pigmented lesions in multiple levels of the skin. When the light is absorbed by the melanin in the brown spots and the hemoglobin in the veins and red spots, the lesions are gently heated and destroyed.

The Prolite II procedure can be performed on the face, neck, decolletage and hands.

It depends on the area being treated. It typically takes about 30 minutes. Allow an additional 15-20 minutes if topical numbing cream is being applied.

You will experience a slight sensation as the pulses of therapeutic light are passed over your skin. The sensation is mild and well tolerated by many in Orange county. However, topical numbing creams are available for anyone who wishes to use them.

Visible signs of aging and sun damage will be significantly reduced. There is an overall improvement in the skin’s texture, tone, and color.

The vascular and pigmented lesions will be darker in appearance for 5-7 days. These darker areas will gradually slough off with after your photofacial and return to regular skin care; however, microdermabrasion also works well for this purpose.

A series of four treatments of Orange County IPL is usually required for optimal results in Orange County. Maintenance treatments are recommended every 6-12 months to preserve your results.

For more information see our Photofacial and Photorejuvenation sections.

How Much Does IPL Photofacial Cost?

The price of IPL can vary based on the size of the treatment area and the extent of your procedure. The details of your treatment plan and the associated cost will be reviewed with you at your consultation.

Questions about IPL ?

We will gladly answer any questions you may have about IPL Orange County.

Call: 949-425-9300