Getting smooth, healthy skin is easier than ever with the treatments offered at Torrey Pines Dermatology. If you are frustrated with blotchy skin, visible red vessels, or sun damage, we can help you learn more about the benefits of gentle and non-invasive laser skin rejuvenation with IPL photofacials and Vbeam™. Contact our office in La Jolla to book your first appointment!
An intense-pulsed light (IPL) photofacial is a treatment that directs light energy to the skin to address a wide variety of skin concerns. Skin rejuvenation with IPL is a great option for those who are experiencing any of the following:
- Blotchy skin
- Sun damage
Since IPL photofacials also encourage collagen production in the skin, you will likely also notice an improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in treated areas.
What Can I Expect from IPL?
IPL photofacials offer a gentler alternative to other laser skin rejuvenation treatments. Each treatment session usually takes about an hour to complete, after which patients can often go right back to their daily routine. Treatment with IPL is relatively comfortable; most patients describe the sensation as nothing more than a rubber band snapping against the skin. However, we can discuss topical numbing options with you prior to your treatment if desired.
You will likely need multiple treatment sessions to get the results you want. Most patients get to enjoy optimal results after three to five sessions, each spaced about a month apart.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Because treatment with IPL is so gentle, any possible side effects are mild and will disappear quickly. Immediately after your treatment, you may experience some redness or swelling. However, these side effects will only last for a few days.
The Vbeam™ is a pulsed-dye laser that precisely targets visible red vessels on the face. This treatment is a popular option for those who want to reduce the signs of rosacea.
What Can Vbeam™ Treat?
Treatment with the Vbeam™ laser can address a number of vascular lesions, including:
- Port wine stains
- Spider Veins
Patients can also choose Vbeam™ laser treatment to remove scars, stretch marks, and warts.
What Can I Expect from Vbeam™?
Vbeam™ is one of the gentlest laser treatments available. The laser comes with a cooling mist that ensures the patient’s comfort throughout the entirety of the treatment. Depending on the skin concerns you would like to address, you may need up to five treatment sessions to achieve the best results.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Much like IPL photofacials, potential side effects from Vbeam™ such as redness, swelling, or bruising are mild and will only last for a few days.
If you are interested in finding out if laser skin rejuvenation is right for you, we can help you learn everything you need to know at Torrey Pines Dermatology in La Jolla. Call us today to schedule your consultation!