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Intense Pulsed Light San Diego

Light the Way to Beautiful Skin

San Diego Intense Pulsed Light at Sadrian Plastic Surgery

We offer skin resurfacing with Cutera LimeLight Intense Pulsed Light in San Diego to provide a gentle yet effective solution for a broad range of skin concerns. This advanced therapy enhances and rejuvenates the texture, elasticity, tone, and appearance of your skin without the discomfort or downtime of more aggressive treatments. Learn more about IPL, and schedule your consultation with one of our highly trained aesthetic specialists to achieve a bright, smooth, youthful complexion.

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Live Life in the LimeLight

What is IPL Skin Resurfacing?

LimeLight IPL, also known as LimeLight Intense Pulsed Light, is a cosmetic dermatology treatment used to address various skin concerns. IPL technology is often used to treat hyperpigmentation, sun damage, vascular lesions, rosacea, and other skin irregularities. It is a non-invasive procedure that uses pulses of light to target and heat specific areas of the skin, stimulating collagen production and promoting skin rejuvenation.

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Bright & Smooth

What are the benefits of IPL?

LimeLight IPL features three distinct pre-set programs (520-1100 nm) to provide excellent hemoglobin and melanin absorption for uniform treatments and ease of use. LimeLight addresses dyschromia, including solar lentigines (sun spots) and a range of vascular conditions like telangiectasia (or spider veins). IPL is a versatile and powerful device for treating vascular and benign pigmented lesions and diffusing redness and rosacea for a bright, even, luminous complexion. IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) skin resurfacing can effectively address a variety of skin concerns, primarily focusing on improving the skin's texture, tone, and overall appearance. Some of the concerns that IPL skin resurfacing can treat include:

Sun Spots– Also known as age spots or liver spots, these are darker patches of skin caused by sun damage.

Freckles– Small, flat, brown spots on the skin, often caused by sun exposure.

Hyperpigmentation: Generalized darkening of areas of the skin, which can be caused by various factors, including sun exposure, hormones, and inflammation.

Melasma– A common skin condition that leads to brown or gray-brown patches on the face, often triggered by hormonal changes.

Rosacea– A chronic skin condition that causes redness, flushing, and visible blood vessels on the face.

Redness and Flushing– IPL can help reduce facial redness and control flushing episodes.

Spider Veins– Small blood vessels visible on the surface of the skin, often resembling spider webs.

Broken Blood Vessels– Similar to spider veins, these are visible blood vessels that have become enlarged and broken.

Vascular Lesions– Various blood vessel-related skin imperfections, including angiomas and port-wine stains.

Acne Scarring– Mild to moderate acne scarring can be improved by stimulating collagen production and promoting skin rejuvenation.

Uneven Skin Texture– IPL can help improve skin texture, making it smoother and more even.

Enlarged Pores– IPL treatments can minimize the appearance of enlarged pores.

Mild Wrinkles– While not as effective as more targeted wrinkle treatments, IPL can stimulate collagen production and improve skin firmness, which may lead to a reduction in the appearance of fine lines.

Dull Complexion– IPL can rejuvenate the skin, leading to a more radiant and youthful complexion.

Pigmented Lesions– Various types of benign pigmented lesions, such as café-au-lait spots and lentigines.

Actinic Keratosis– Precancerous growths caused by sun exposure that can be targeted with IPL.

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Plan For An Impeccable Outcome

Your IPL Consultation

During your consultation to discuss IPL skin resurfacing in La Jolla, your aesthetic specialist will examine your concerns and ask you questions about your treatment goals and medical history to determine if this treatment is right for you. They will also take the time to answer any questions you may have and provide you with all of the information you need to make a fully informed decision and arrive optimally prepared on the day of your treatment.

What Happens During Treatment?

Your IPL Procedure

During a LimeLight IPL treatment, a handheld device emits intense pulses of light that are absorbed by the targeted areas of the skin. The light energy heats up and damages the unwanted pigmentation or blood vessels, causing them to gradually fade away or be absorbed by the body. Over a series of sessions, patients can achieve smoother, more even-toned, and youthful-looking skin. The number of sessions required can vary depending on the specific skin concern being addressed and your individual skin type.

Renew Your Complexion

IPL Results

After getting intense pulsed light, you'll start seeing changes in about a week or two after the first session, like less redness or slightly faded spots. As you go through more sessions, things like sun spots, red veins, and fine lines should improve even more. The best results might take a few months to show up after you finish all your sessions. During this time, it’s important to be patient and follow the treatment plan and take care of your skin from the sun for the best outcome.

Nurture Your Skin

IPL Recovery and Aftercare

After treatment with IPL La Jolla patients might experience slight redness and swelling that subsides within hours to a day, along with a sunburn-like sensation and possible darkening of treated spots before they flake off over a week or two; there's typically minimal downtime, and you can usually resume regular activities immediately, although it's advised to avoid heavy makeup, intense exercise, and sun exposure temporarily; your skin may become more sensitive and peel lightly, so gentle skincare and sunscreen are recommended for a few days.

Intense Pulsed Light Frequently Asked Questions

The cost of intense pulsed light skin resurfacing varies between geographic regions and providers and also depends on the number of treatments you’ll need to achieve your desired outcome. During your consultation, we will provide you with a detailed treatment plan, including cost.

While IPL is less expensive per session, IPL generally requires more sessions. However, IPL is gentler than laser, allowing you to minimize your recovery time.

The decision to undergo a cosmetic procedure is extremely personal. If you are considering an enhancement, you want to be confident that your results will appear fresh and natural – and like you. Dr. Sadrian is among the finest plastic surgeons practicing in the San Diego area and has achieved acclaim for consistently achieving natural-looking results. Schedule an appointment to learn more.


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