If you suffer from visible blemishes, including age spots, sun damage, or rosacea, AESTHETICA LA has a solution for you. We offer IPL Laser in Tarzana to correct these blemishes without the need to undergo surgical procedures.
This non-invasive treatment, also referred to as a photofacial, has no down-time and no risk of harming healthy skin cells. With an IPL laser, your clinician will correct damaged skin tissue and get you the fast, beautiful results you are looking for. Beyond the cosmetic benefits to your appearance, this procedure can achieve healthier skin to help you feel your best. At AESTHETICA LA, you can expect professional services and proven results.
Intense pulsed light (IPL) laser is different from other laser skin treatments in that it uses broad-spectrum lights rather than just one wavelength of light. This distinction is significant because the broad-spectrum light of the IPL laser can reach multiple layers of skin, treating blemishes that extend below the skin’s superficial layer. IPL laser is an effective treatment for various skin concerns, including:
When the intense pulsed light is activated, it works to stimulate collagen growth beneath the skin, kick-starting the body’s natural healing process. Pigment cells in your skin absorb the light, which is then converted to heat to destroy the unwanted pigmentation or blemish on the skin. The light from an IPL laser can penetrate through the epidermis (top layer) of the skin, as well as the dermis (second layer). This targeted approach throughout several skin layers results in a faster healing time and younger, smoother-looking skin.
Lumecca is an innovative type of IPL laser that aims to deliver effective results at a faster pace. The laser utilizes three times more energy than traditional IPL lasers, resulting in a significant reduction in the number of necessary treatment sessions. However, the technology may not be suitable for individuals with darker skin tones or skin sensitivity to light exposure.
This technology could treat all body areas that are regularly exposed to the sun and show visible effects as a result. However, the most popular body areas for Lumecca treatment sessions include the arms, legs, hands, face, neck, and chest. Immediately after treatment, it is typical to have redness and warming of the skin while damaged skin flakes off to reveal a clearer complexion beneath.
Though IPL lasers are highly effective at removing blemishes from the skin, Lumecca offers another treatment option. Lumecca utilizes the most powerful, yet safe intense pulsed light to improve the skin’s complexion. Cosmetic concerns the treatment could target include sunspots, freckles, acne, hyperpigmentation, and rosacea. Other blemishes Lumecca could reduce include spider veins and poikiloderma.
The results of Lumecca IPL laser typically become noticeable after a few days and continue to improve over the next two weeks. However, it is best to minimize sun exposure as much as possible in the weeks after a Lumecca treatment as the skin may be more sensitive.
Lumecca has shown to be more effective than traditional IPL lasers, as it requires only one to three treatment sessions while other devices need six to eight. Additionally, the technology could treat larger areas in shorter periods while eliminating the need for topical numbing due to a cooling sensation from the device’s sapphire tip. A significant benefit of Lumecca is the reduced recovery time; this treatment does not cause redness and skin peeling afterward, unlike traditional IPL lasers.
The team of professionals at our Tarzana clinic will go over all the necessary details with you before your IPL laser procedure. We will first clean the skin being treated and use a cooling gel for sensitive areas. The IPL laser will use light pulses to correct unwanted skin pigmentations at the source. Dark glasses may be used during the procedure to protect your eyes from the light.
IPL laser treatments at our Tarzana clinic last only about twenty to thirty minutes. This time frame depends on the location and size of the skin blemish treated. Following the IPL laser treatment, you can return to your regular daily activities. We recommend using additional sun protection until the area fully heals. If you wish to fully clear unwanted pigmentation, you may benefit from follow-up treatments in the following weeks.
Skin blemishes do not need to be a permanent source of discomfort and embarrassment. If you have unwanted pigmentation caused by sun exposure, enlarged veins, or other skin conditions, please consult our clinic about Lumecca or other IPL options for a glowing complexion.
With IPL laser in Tarzana, there is no invasive surgery or long recovery period. Dr. Yaghoubian and the staff at AESTHETICA LA want you to be able to enjoy your life with clear, healthy, and flawless skin. Give us a call today.