Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), sometimes called Fotofacial™ or Photofacial, is a light treatment that is similar to a laser treatment, although technically it is not a laser. A series of pulses of light energy are delivered to the skin during a treatment session. By adjusting the treatment settings, IPL can be customized to address different skin problems making the treatments very versatile.
At The Face Place we use the Palomar Starlux™ 500. The Starlux™ is one of the most powerful and versatile IPL machines available. This means results may be seen in fewer sessions than with older IPL technologies. The Palomar Smooth Pulse™ Technology makes this powerful treatment much more comfortable and effective than older devices.
IPL is typically used on the face, neck, and chest to treat facial redness, blood vessels and flushing. Abnormal pigment from sun can be improved significantly with IPL treatments, as well as a dull appearance from time and sun. IPL treatments can also help reduce the redness and flushing of rosacea. Treatment typically take 15 to 30 minutes and are well tolerated. After a treatment there will be mild redness. You can typically return to normal activities without downtime.
Why Select Dr. Kimberly Finder?
Dr. Kimberly Finder, Board Certified Dermatologist has been helping men and women with intense pulsed light laser technologies for many years. This remarkable technology safely and effectively improves a variety of facial problems.
Since 1996, she has devoted her San Antonio, TX cosmetic dermatology medical practice to a 100% focus on cosmetic medicine. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Finder to discuss your cosmetic enhancement goals.