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 Laser Genesis. 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
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.
Laser Genesis is a non-invasive laser treatment that restores skin tone and treats fine lines and wrinkles, scars, large pores and active acne. This heat-based laser stimulates the body’s natural healing processes to boost collagen growth resulting in a more youthful skin tone and texture.
Most people experience results that last from 6 to 12 months. About 6 treatments are recommended for the best results. Patients are encouraged to use good skin care practices preceding and following Laser Genesis treatment. Contact our office in La Jolla to schedule an appointment to determine what treatment is best for you.