IPL Photofacial in Burlingame & San Mateo

Flawless Way of Correcting Your Skin

Are you struggling with skin problems? Do you have acne, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, rosacea, sun damage, and other difficult to treat skin conditions? There are a lot of products that promise to give you the best results, but the question is, are they really effective? *

The effective procedures must be those treatments that do not only aim to correct the outer surface of your skin but as well as the surface beneath. Treatments like the IPL Photofacial can do just like that. It encourages collagen production and growth and recuperation of the skin that doesn’t only let your skin repair itself but avoids further vitiation in the future. *

Patients who have undergone the wonders of IPL photo facials have satisfaction with the results. Hence, we at Skinlastiq are very happy and excited to offer this treatment to our Burlingame and San Mateo County residents. *

Stop concealing your skin’s imperfections and get the glowing results you desire. Uneven skin tone is a common aesthetic problem we all notice as we age especially if we have an active lifestyle out in the sun. After years of unprotected sun exposure, you will notice brown spots, freckles, and sun spots. *

You may also notice unwanted vessels around your nose or rosacea on your cheeks. These common concerns can now be removed, and you can reveal your glowing complexion with skin revitalization. *

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What is IPL Photofacial?

* The results described or shown will vary based on a variety of factors.

The IPL Photofacial is a skin revitalization treatment that penetrates the dermis through the throb of the light. This stage can cause tightness of the vessels and collagen deeply into the skin. Patients have reported of a tiny bit to no uneasiness with the treatment. The procedure will only take about utmost to thirty minutes for one session. It could probably take more time which will depend on the size that you want to be treated. However, it will never be a whole day session.*

It is a non-invasive treatment, so there is no recuperating period. Anesthesia is not needed and only mild to no side effects. It is normal to experience swelling and redness, but these side effects are minimal and will subside on their own. Multiple treatments might be needed to get a perfect result. Treatment sessions can go up to five and three weeks apart per every session. *

You will be provided with a protective eyewear that protects your eyes from the throbbing light. A cold gel might be applied topically to reduce discomfort. Typically, you will experience a warm feeling in the entire treatment which is the result of the light waves. *

How it works

Specialized pulse of optimized light is used to target brown spots, sun damage and vessels without harming the surrounding skin. As the headpiece glides over the area being treated, most people feel only a slight “snap” like a rubber band followed by the warmth of your skin. *

You will also feel cooling on your skin as the handpiece glides over the treatment area to help in providing a comfortable session. Once these targets absorb the energy, they are destroyed and will slowly disappear through your body’s natural healing process. *

You will see your brown spots turn darker in color and flake off over the next few weeks. You may also see an immediate improvement in your vessels with a continued clearance over the next few weeks. *

What does IPL treat?

  • Hyperpigmentation *
  • Rosacea (redness/flushing of the cheeks) *
  • Broken Capillaries *
  • Age spots, Freckles, Sunspots *
  • Birthmarks *
  • Uneven skin texture *

What Should You Expect During the Procedure?

A protective eyewear will be given to you before the treatment as mentioned earlier. A brief throbbing pulse that is specialized with the IPL hand piece will be administered to the targeted area after a cool gel is applied. It is a comfortable treatment that doesn’t anesthetic and is normally completed within an hour for one session. You might return for additional treatments, but it will never be long, and there should be a sufficient gap of healing between sessions. *

There are only minor side effects reported as stated earlier. You will be advised to stay out of the sun and apply a lot of sunblocks to protect the ideal outcome. *

How many treatments are needed?

Depending on the condition being treated, 1-3 treatment sessions are recommended for desired results. Sessions range anywhere from 5-30 minutes depending on the size and condition of a treatment area. Treatment sessions are scheduled 3-4 weeks apart. Immediately following a treatment session, you can resume to regular activities. *

Are there any side effects?

Immediately after the treatment, it is common to feel a mild sunburn-like sensation around the treatment site, which typically lasts 2-24 hours. Redness or swelling may accompany this and usually resolves in 2-3 days. We will discuss any other possible side effects and the necessary post-treatment care with you during the consultation. *

Am I a Good Candidate for IPL Photofacial Procedure?

Anyone can benefit from the IPL treatment. It is a gentle procedure for all types of skins. The IPL doesn’t harm the outer layer of the skin as the laser light is concentrated on the underneath skin layers. Other treatments may be necessary to get a perfect result. The sessions will depend on the size of the targeted areas and what has been agreed on the consultation day.*

If you want to learn whether you’re a good candidate – contact us at 650-542-7055 to set up a consultation and find out more about the IPL treatment.*

* The results described are not typical and will vary based on a variety of factors.