For Acute Acne , Red and Brown Spots, Vascular Redness in Newport Beach
IPL/ BBL Photofacials – Light technology utilizes the power of pulsed light to deliver excellent phototherapy results. By selecting the appropriate wavelength or filter, we can treat a broad range of skin conditions such as acute acne eruptions, fine wrinkles, tattoo removal, skin aging and sun exposure. The light energy delivered gently heats the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas stimulates your skin cells to generate new collagen. This process helps restore your skin to its natural stage. In addition, the photothermal energy targets and eliminates many of the fine vessels that cause redness and the unwanted melanin responsible for pigmented lesions especially well within weeks.
Pre and Post Treatment Instructions
General Pre-Treatment Instructions:
Refrain completely from sunbathing for a minimum of two weeks before and one week
after. Darkly pigmented skin may absorb a portion of the energy, which will impact the
desired results. If you should be exposed to strong sunlight for any length of time
during your treatment schedule, wear tightly woven fabrics that will protect the treatment
area from exposure to the sun.
Keep in mind that overly dry skin may diminish the efficiency of the laser treatments.
Please keep the area to be treated and surrounding areas moisturized at all times.
However, on the day of treatment, DO NOT use moisturizer or apply oil of any kind to
any area that will be treated.
If your upper lip or chin is being treated, we may start you on anti-viral therapy (Valtrex
or Famvir) to prevent a herpes (cold sore) infection, starting one day before your
treatment or the day of the treatment and continuing for 2- 7 days total.
Day of Laser Treatment:
You will feel some warming during the procedure. This is usually mild and very
tolerable. Topical anesthesia is generally used if you are not allergic.
To protect your eyes from the laser it is necessary to wear protective eyewear while
After your Treatment:
Immediately after treatment there may be some redness and swelling at the treatment
site. This may last for several hours or days.
No special skin care is usually necessary. For itching or discomfort apply Aquafor or
Hydrocortisone 1% cream over the area as often as desired, bathe normally patting the
area, DO NOT rub. Tylenol and cold compresses may also be used if desired. If
blistering or crusting should occur DO NOT PICK the area, apply an antibiotic ointment
and let it heal naturally.
Makeup may be used immediately after the treatment. Use new makeup to avoid infection. The expected course of action is for pigmented spots to darken and peel or slough off of the course of 5 days or so.
Avoid sun exposure just prior to a treatment, as we cannot treat sunburned skin.
Wear sunscreen (SPF 45 or higher, UVA/UVB with zinc and titanium) daily.
Schedule your next appointment 2-4 weeks later. This will allow stimulation to occur
and effect to begin to take effect.
Usually, 2-4 treatments are required during the first year of treatment to get the best
results. Maintenance treatments should be scheduled every 3-6 months or as desired.
Call us at 949.646.7336 for Photofacials (Brown and red spot removal due to sun damage, redness due to vascularity, tattoo Removal) in Newport Beach!