IPL FotoFacials improve skin tone and surface imperfections associated with aging and photodamage.
IPL / FotoFacialIndications: Reduction of brown pigment, reduction of redness
Anesthetic Needs: None for most people
Typical Package: 3 treatments, 1 month apart
IPL Fotofacial is a non-invasive approach to skin rejuvenation using Cutera’s LimeLight. The procedure offers the advantage of improving skin tone and surface imperfections associated with aging and photo damage.
The LimeLight Facial is ideal for any part of your face, neck and décolleté with skin redness, or brown spots. Light (low contrast) brown spots, which were previously difficult to resolve, respond very well to treatment.
When the pulse of light is delivered, patients will experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation.
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One to three treatments are usually sufficient to see results. Additional treatments may be recommended, especially for excessively sundamaged skin.
Immediately following treatment, brown spots will start to darken and your skin may appear slightly red. The treated area may be mildly swollen. This typically lasts a few hours and possibly a day or longer. Make-up can be applied to cover the redness.
New brown spots, and diffuse redness may appear with new sun damage; however, they can be treated. Remember to always apply broad-spectrum sunscreen when outdoors to minimize additional sun damage and the appearance of new spots and diffuse redness. Rosacea is chronic and cannot be “cured” with any laser or light source, however, its appearance can be improved with IPL/FotoFacial.
The information about IPL FotoFacial in San Diego on this page was reviewed by Dr. Jeff Birchall. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us using our contact form below.