Lumenis IPL (Photofacial) – Lanoi | San Diego, California

A laser skin rejuvenation treatment for skin aging and sun damage.

Is your skin in need of rejuvenation?

A photofacial is a noninvasive, no-downtime procedure to correct virtually any superficial blemish. Rosacea, sun damage, freckles, age spots and acne are no match for this rejuvenating treatment. By using nonerosive light, a photofacial addresses damaged skin tissue or hyperpigmentation without harming healthy cells, allowing patients to resume their daily activities immediately. At Lanoi Cosmetic Dermatology we are proud to offer photofacials right in our San Diego office. If you are looking for a refreshed appearance and healthy skin with no downtime, a photofacial may be the perfect option.

Are you bothered by age/sun spots, broken capillaries, or just the overall appearance of your skin? Lumenis® M22™ provides an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment designed to gently and effectively treat a wide range of skin conditions, including:

  • Skin discoloration and blemishes (sun/age spots and freckles)
  • Port wine stains
  • Visible signs of aging
  • Spider veins or broken capillaries
  • Hemangioma

The Process Photofacial Procedure

As with any procedure, a photofacial begins with a thorough consultation. During this time, your patient care coordinator reviews every aspect of your goals to sort out which treatment options will best suit your needs. It is an important part of our practice philosophy that we only deliver procedures that we truly feel will help a patient. Your initial consultation and examination help us get a total understanding of your unique case, allowing us to guide you through the proper cosmetic treatment.

Before treatment begins, your practitioner will apply a cooling gel to the surface of your face. This is to both protect your healthy skin cells and provide you with total comfort throughout the procedure.

Photofacials are usually done without anesthetic, but patients with sensitive skin may prefer a mild sedative to help with any pain. This aspect of your treatment will be discussed beforehand.

Using a specialized hand piece, your practitioner gently delivers the IPL to the appropriate treatment area. The light serves to treat superficial blemishes while also heating the underlying collagen layer, causing it to expand. With each pulse of light, your skin gets a jolt of beautifying energy, helping it to look and feel its best.

The IPL treatment can take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes.

IPL Photofacial Frequently asked questions

HOW DOES IPL TECHNOLOGY WORK?

IPL photo-rejuvenation technology treats pigmentation and vascular imperfections, while improving your skin’s overall appearance. Lumenis IPL with optimal pulse technology lets your physician customize your treatment to your skin type and the results you want.

Light pulses move through the skin, creating heat and targeting skin imperfections in a controlled way. The treated area then flakes off when your body goes through its natural and constant process of exfoliation. At the same time, collagen and elastic fibers are stimulated, which results in a visible improvement of your skin’s tone and overall appearance.

IS IPL TREATMENT SAFE?

Lumenis treatments are developed by laser medical experts, and all treatments, including M22 IPL (Photofacial), are FDA-approved and clinically proven to get results. Advanced technology allows your clinician to adjust the settings according to your skin type, skin color, and the specific skin treatment you choose.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO SEE RESULTS?

The normal recovery period varies between two and five days, depending on your skin sensitivity and the treatment performed, but you can expect to see a substantial difference in hyper-pigmented lesions, vascular lesions, and your overall skin texture within one week of treatment.

For some conditions, it may take a few sessions to see the best results. In general, the heavier your skin blemishes, the more treatments you’ll need.

HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS OF AN IPL (PHOTOFACIAL) TREATMENT LAST?

M22 IPL (Photofacial) treatments are simultaneously gentle and very effective. After you have completed the treatment plan that you and your clinician determine during your consultation, you can have one session of IPL (Photofacial) once a year as maintenance, if you choose to.

Your results will last longer if you take good care of your skin by using a good antioxidant and sunscreen, as well as avoiding sun exposure as much as possible.

While IPL treats existing skin problems, it doesn’t prevent new ones from developing. For instance, if you get treated for sun-damaged skin, you’ll still need to take steps to prevent sun damage in the future.


Get Started

Schedule Your Appointment Now

858-283-5946call us at Appointment Form