IPL Photofacial – Light Therapy – Lumenis, Blu-U with Levulan
Do you ever wish you could simply wave a magic wand over your face to eliminate sun damage and/or blemishes from your skin and restore your skin’s healthy, beautiful, youthful glow? Sometimes, wishes really do come true! With an advanced IPL Photofacial at California Dermatology Specialists, our “magic wand” stimulates your skin’s natural healing and rebuilding processes to clear away blemishes and lesions and enhance your smooth, even, youthful complexion. When our Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) energy-based treatment is paired with the Blu-U® Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy Illuminator and the Levulan® Kerastick, this incredible procedure can even be used to treat actinic keratoses (rough, scaly patches) which can develop into precancerous lesions. It’s true: a simple light-based treatment using these advanced technologies can make all the difference in the appearance and the health of your skin!
Board Certified Dermatologist and Medical Director at California Dermatology Specialists, Dr. Eric Meinhardt is passionate about taking care of the skin you are in. At California Dermatology Specialists, located in Brentwood, Los Angeles, we proudly offer you custom-tailored, cutting-edge treatments that not only help your skin look beautiful on the outside, but are also designed to make your skin healthy from the inside as well. California Dermatology Specialists is a professional medical practice you can trust in a comfortable, welcoming environment where you can relax and enjoy the amazing power of skin rejuvenation. You can rest assured that with us, you are the top priority!
Why is IPL Photofacial with Blu-U and Levulan Better?
Skin conditions such as acne, sun damage, dark spots, and scarring can be embarrassing and unpleasant, but thanks to amazing advances in light-based aesthetic treatments, they are no longer things you simply have to “live with”. The IPL Photofacial with Blu-U® and Levulan® is a non-invasive treatment that can be completed in a short office visit without the need for anesthetics or downtime. The results are truly impressive even when compared to more conventional treatments like topical creams and oral antibiotics.
The IPL photofacial with Blu-U® and Levulan® has been proven safe and effective for treating all skin types and can address the following concerns:
- Hyperpigmentation (sun spots)
- Acne scarring
- Precancerous lesions
- Sun damage
How Does The Treatment Work?
- Intense Pulsed Light (IPL): The IPL system delivers high intensity and smooth pulses of light (not lasers) that penetrate the layers of the skin through a cooled applicator that is gently passed over the area of treatment. This light is absorbed by the relevant chromophores (molecules responsible for color), inflicting minor damaging on them and forcing your body to heal them, thus improving skin tone and rejuvenating your overall appearance.
- Levulan® Kerastick®: Levulan is a topical solution (aminolevulinic acid HCl) applied to your treatment area in order to make the skin more sensitive to the light therapy, accelerating and optimizing the results of the IPL treatment.
- Blu-U® Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy: The Blue light is used to activate the Levulan® solution which then targets blemishes and lesions. The result is similar to a sunburn-type reaction that lasts a few days and will leave your face smooth, clear, and rejuvenated.
IPL Photofacial is generally a comfortable procedure, although some patients may experience a slight burning sensation, which can be easily alleviated with a fan. The potential side effects are generally mild and can include redness, irritation, and peeling. It will be crucial for you to protect your skin from the sun for at least 48 hours after your procedure. Our professional staff will discuss the treatment sessions that will be required to optimize your results, as some conditions may require multiple treatments. We may also recommend combining therapy modalities to give you the best possible results.
Contact California Dermatology Specialists
At California Dermatology Specialists, with a new office in Brentwood, Los Angeles, we specialize in offering the very highest level of patient care founded on a philosophy of medical excellence coupled with a dedication to cutting-edge advancements in dermatology and aesthetic medicine. Led by Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Eric Meinhardt, our staff has made it their goal to provide you with the specialized, customized skin care you require to address your medical and aesthetic concerns at their source. Whether you are seeking cosmetic enhancement services or medical dermatologic care, we will work with you to develop an individually-tailored treatment plan that will optimize your health and well-being and maximize your comfort and safety.
If you are interested in learning more about IPL Photofacials with Blu-U and Levulan at California Dermatology Specialists, or would like additional information about our complete offering of dermatological and aesthetic services, we invite you to contact our office today. We look forward to hearing from you!