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IPL Photofacial Specialist

eleven19 Medical Spa + Weight Loss

Medical Spa & Medical Weight Loss located in Santa Ana, Fullerton, and Ontario, CA

When it comes to tackling aging skin, new laser therapies, including the IPL Photofacial, allow aestheticians to deliver dramatic results without resorting to invasive procedures like a facelift. At eleven19 Medical Spa + Weight Loss, the team offers this innovative technology, allowing you to maintain youthful-looking skin at any age. To explore how an IPL Photofacial can revitalize your skin, call one of the three locations in Santa Ana, Fullerton, or Ontario, California, or use the online scheduling feature to set up an appointment today.

IPL Photofacial

What is an IPL Photofacial?

An IPL Photofacial uses intense pulses of light to target problem areas in your skin, including:

  • Sun damage
  • Age spots
  • Rosacea
  • Facial veins
  • Large pores
  • Birthmarks and freckles

The IPL system releases light energy that passes through your epidermis to reach the skin cells in your dermis without damaging the surface area. The melanin in your cells absorbs different wavelengths of light, which breaks up the cell, allowing healthier skin cells to take their place.

The energy also causes your collagen and blood vessels to constrict, giving your skin a firmer and more even tone. At the same time, it creates a mild healing response in your skin, which causes your collagen production to ramp up, providing renewed support in your tissue.

How long does an IPL Photofacial take?

For most clients, IPL Photofacial at eleven19 Medical Spa + Weight Loss takes just 30 minutes. And since the procedure is noninvasive, there’s no downtime afterward. You may experience some minor redness after your IPL Photofacial, which typically resolves itself quickly.

How many IPL Photofacial treatments do I need?

The answer to this depends on your goals. For example, if you’d simply like to even out the tone of your skin, getting rid of minor discolorations and blotchiness, one or two IPL Photofacials should do the trick. If you have additional concerns, such as rosacea, you may benefit from a series of treatments — 3-5 in many cases — to get the best results. 

When you first sit down with your aesthetician at eleven19 Medical Spa + Weight Loss, they thoroughly examine your skin and come up with an appropriate timeline.

When will I see results after my IPL Photofacial?

Since the IPL Photofacial relies on natural processes to renew your skin, your optimal results are typically 6-12 weeks after your treatments. During this time, your body flushes out the damaged skin cells, creates new cells, and new collagen comes online to provide more structure.

That said, you may see results immediately after your IPL Photofacial as the light energy constricts your blood vessels and tissue. And these results only improve as your skin rebuilds itself from within.

To see how an IPL Photofacial can improve your aging skin, call eleven19 Medical Spa + Weight Loss, or book an appointment today using the online scheduling tool.