Are you plagued with sun spots, fine lines, wrinkles, unwanted hair, spider veins, or other bothersome skin and hair issues? If so, consider ridding yourself of them with intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy at Laser Touch Medical Clinic, with locations in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Encino, and Santa Ana, California. Led by Dr. Kamran Hakimian, the practice offers this gentle, noninvasive solution in a warm and professional environment. Learn more about IPL therapy today by scheduling an appointment online or over the phone.
IPL, or intense pulsed light, therapy is a noninvasive treatment that uses lightly scattered light wavelengths to treat skin imperfections and conditions.
IPL therapy is similar to laser therapy. The main difference between the two is their use of wavelengths. Unlike IPL therapy, laser therapy uses focused laser light wavelengths. This results in a more heavy duty treatment with more potential to damage the skin. IPL therapy is much gentler.
At Laser Touch Medical Clinic, Dr. Hakimian uses IPL therapy to treat skin imperfections and conditions such as:
He can also use IPL therapy to remove unwanted hair.
Before beginning treatment, Dr. Hakimian cleans the treatment area and applies a cooling gel. Next, you wear a pair of dark glasses to protect your eyes.
To administer the IPL light, Dr. Hakimian presses a handheld Venus Versa™ applicator against your skin. The Venus Versa applicator allows for extreme precision and consistent energy delivery via its SmartPulse™ technology.
During IPL treatment, the cooling gel protects your body from intense heat. You may experience some slight stinging, but no intense pain. IPL treatment generally takes about half an hour.
After treatment, you can return to your day. However, to avoid skin irritation, refrain from washing your treated skin with hot water until your skin heals. You may experience temporary side effects, including:
If you have any concerns after treatment, reach out to Dr. Hakimian.
To prepare for IPL therapy, you must avoid exposure to certain substances, activities, and skin products, including:
By avoiding these for two weeks before your IPL therapy appointment, you lower your risk for skin irritation and infection.
If you’re looking for a gentle, noninvasive way to treat your skin, consider IPL therapy. Book your consultation with Dr. Hakimian today online or over the phone.