IPL in Beverly Hills, CA

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What is IPL treatment?

If you are concerned about how your complexion appears because of dark spots or sun damage, Aesthetic Body Solutions can perform a skin analysis at our Beverly Hills, CA office. We can determine if you qualify for intense pulsed light therapy (also known as IPL). Our board-certified internist, Dr. Dale Prokupek, can rejuvenate the skin for adult men and women with hyperpigmentation issues on their face and neck. IPL may be a noninvasive process; however, it can be highly effective and create impressive results. Dr. Prokupek uses intense wavelengths of broadband light energy from our Lumenis® M22™ or AcuPulse™ technologies. IPL will raise the temperature of the skin cells just enough to ignite the natural healing process and increase collagen production. In time, you should see a healthier layer of skin with better tone and decreased dark spots. Call with your questions about IPL and make an appointment for a skin assessment today.

What are the Benefits of an IPL Photofacial?

An IPL photofacial is a simple and effective way to improve skin health without the risk, downtime, and cost of other more invasive treatments. Aesthetic Body Solutions is proud to offer top-of-the-line tools and technologies so you can have a smoother, younger-looking complexion overall. Some benefits of IPL therapy include:

  • Diminish signs of aging, like wrinkles and lines
  • Reduce skin discoloration, hyperpigmentation, and sun spots
  • Treat blemishes from acne
  • Improve skin texture and tone
  • Address visible veins and capillaries

Best of all, IPL can be combined with other treatments for even better outcomes. Ask Dr. Prokupek about potential combos during your skin assessment. We look forward to helping you achieve the appearance you desire!

do i need an IPL photofacial?

An IPL photofacial works the deeper layers of your skin to correct several complexion concerns (especially brown lesions and sun spots) with minimal or no recovery time. The best candidates for IPL treatments at Aesthetic Body Solutions may have several problems with their complexion, such as rosacea, sun damage, brown spots (hyperpigmentation), rough texture, some birthmarks, port wine stains, large pores, flushing, freckles, melasma, sun and age spots, or dilated capillaries. Dr. Prokupek will examine your skin to determine if you are a candidate for an IPL photofacial during your initial consultation.

The best advice we can give you before having an IPL session:

  • Avoid overexposing your skin to the sun
  • Stop using self-tanners for 2 – 4 weeks before your treatment
  • Discontinue only the medications Dr. Prokupek advises you to stop taking
  • Apply sunscreen regularly to prevent sunburn
  • Follow all instructions that Dr. Prokupek gives prior to your IPL treatment

how does an ipl photofacial work?

Upon your arrival, you will fill out a questionnaire to determine your skin type. Dr. Prokupek will listen to your concerns and your desired results to determine an appropriate treatment plan. IPL is completed inside our office in around 15 – 45 minutes in one of our treatment rooms if no other treatments are performed. To start the procedure, we will clean and dry your skin. A topical numbing cream may be applied if the IPL causes you discomfort. Most patients describe this procedure as a slight stinging sensation similar to a snap of a rubber band on the skin.

The photofacial is administered using the Lumenis M22 or AcuPulse with the IPL setting that passes over the skin while emitting energy pulses. While most patients may feel some discomfort throughout the IPL photofacial, it is generally tolerable for the short treatment length. Because IPL treats under the skin surface, you might expect gradual results over time.

What to Expect after an ipl photofacial

There is no downtime needed with an IPL photofacial, but you may leave our office with your complexion a little swollen and pink. This will decrease on its own as the day continues – it can be concealed with cosmetics if you want. It may also help to take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicine to reduce swelling. Over the course of several days, the irregularities under the skin will come to the surface and then start to flake off. It's necessary to protect your skin from the sun at all times after an IPL photofacial and not pick at the flaking skin. While you should have visible results after your first treatment, your complexion will attain the best results after multiple photofacials. 

IPL photofacial FAQ

Do IPL photofacials hurt?

No, most patients do not find an IPL photofacial treatment painful. We can apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment area to help keep you comfortable during your treatment, but many say they don't need it. Most people say it feels like a mild stinging or light "snapping" sensation, but it generally isn't painful.

Are IPL photofacials safe?

Yes, for the majority of patients in good overall health, an IPL photofacial is considered generally very safe and effective. During your consultation, we will examine your skin and review any relevant medical history to ensure that you can enjoy the revitalizing benefits of an IPL photofacial at Aesthetic Body Solutions.

How much does IPL cost?
Your complexion issues are unique, which means the cost of IPL treatments will vary based on your goals. Aesthetic Body Solutions offers monthly specials, and we take several payment methods. In your initial visit, we can estimate your cost and determine how many sessions are needed for optimal results. You may need 3 – 6 treatments for the best results.

How quick are the results from IPL?
Visible improvements can usually be seen after your treatment, but final results can be seen around one month after your last treatment. It is common for you to see different responses following each session. You should notice gradual improvements of blotchiness, redness, sun spots, and age spots over time.

What are the possible side effects of IPL?
Most patients have mild, temporary side effects, like swelling, redness, blisters, bruising, or crusting. These fade within a day or two after the procedure. You will be sun-sensitive, and excessive damaging UV rays can negatively affect your results. You should also wear sunscreen to prevent hyperpigmentation.

Do I need to prep for IPL?
Patients about to undergo an IPL treatment are asked to skip sun exposure and self-tanners for about 2 – 4 weeks prior to the appointment. You might need to discontinue the use of certain medications several days before each appointment, and we may recommend taking pain relievers one week before your treatment to help prevent bruising. You should also use sunscreen since your skin will be extra sensitive.

What should I not do before an IPL?
We recommend avoiding smoking (if you smoke) for a few weeks prior to your treatment. In addition, if retinoids are part of your skin care routine, avoid using them or any other product that creates skin sensitivity before your appointment. If you have any other concerns about activity before your IPL photofacial, our office is glad to address them before your treatment.

Why should I get multiple IPL sessions?
We recommend getting a series of IPL treatments to produce gradual improvements to your complexion. Each session helps to fade spots and other surface irregularities. Multiple sessions also allow for longer-lasting improvements.

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Average Cost  
$200 - $500
Recovery Time  
1 Week
How Long It Takes  
45 Minutes – 1 Hour
Follow Up Time  
4 Weeks
Procedure Recovery Location  
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rejuvenate your skin with an ipl photofacial

Find out what our IPL treatments can do for your skin by calling our Beverly Hills, CA office and scheduling a skin examination with Dr. Prokupek. With IPL photofacial treatments at Aesthetic Body Solutions, we can reach the deeper layers of your skin to create a radiant glow and a smooth complexion on your face, neck, chest, hands, and arms.

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