Essential Aesthetics
Address: 510 Sycamore Valley Rd W
Danville, CA 94526
Phone: (925) 855-1773
Fax: (925) 905-9882
Business hours: 8:30 am - 5 pm
Saturday–Sunday Closed

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photorejuvenation for Sun Spots & More

Let the power of light work for your skin with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photorejuvenation. Here in Danville, CA, Physician Assistant Elham “Ellie” Zarnegar uses IPL to treat everything from common signs of aging to unsightly veins and vascular lesions. Get to know the technology behind IPL and learn how it can solve some of your most stubborn complexion concerns.

To learn more about undoing sun damage and treating other cosmetic skin concerns with IPL, request a consultation online, or call or text Essential Aesthetics at (925) 855-1773 to book your visit.

Elham Zarnegar
MPAS, PA-CClinical Director

Elham "Ellie" Zarnegar uses her incredible expertise to precisely deliver the results you want.

Meet Ellie

Elham Zarnegar
MPAS, PA-CClinical Director

Meet Ellie

WHAT IS IPL PHOTOREJUVENATION?

IPL Photorejuvenation is a gentle treatment that removes skin imperfections while stimulating collagen and elastin fiber production. Our IPL technology uses light pulses to penetrate the tissue and create heat, targeting skin imperfections in a controlled manner. The body will naturally remove the treated tissue, resulting in a visible improvement in skin tone and overall appearance.

IS IPL RIGHT FOR YOU?

IPL is an extremely versatile treatment that can be administered at varying intensities, making it suitable for people of all skin tones. Essential Aesthetics utilizes the state-of-the-art Lumenis M22 for laser services, including IPL Photorejuvenation. With the M22, PA Ellie can treat over 30 skin conditions including:

  • Redness caused by broken capillaries or rosacea
  • Visibly aged or sun-damaged skin
  • Acne and Acne damaged skin
  • Spider veins and other vascular lesions
  • Birthmarks
  • Brown spots and freckles
  • Unwanted Hair

Although IPL and laser skin resurfacing are similar, they work in different ways. While laser resurfacing stimulates the skin to regenerate itself, IPL uses many different wavelengths to penetrate the skin at varying depths for an overall improvement. These wavelengths break irregular pigment into very small particles, eliminating the lesion or spot. For bothersome spider veins on the legs, vein treatment may be a better option.

WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS OF IPL?

IPL Photorejuvenation works with your skin to remove imperfections over a sequence of treatments. The number of treatments depends on the condition, but some skin concerns such as shallow pigmentation and age/sun spots may be cleared up within 1-2 treatments. Optimal results are typically achieved after 2-6 sessions with 2-4 weeks in between.

Optimal results are typically achieved after 4-6 sessions at 2-6 week intervals, and you may continue to see improvements for up to six months following treatment.

YOUR EXPERIENCE

Most patients say their IPL treatments are fairly comfortable, so no topical anesthesia is necessary. Sometimes a cold coupling gel is used on the treatment area to ensure the utmost comfort. Depending on your specific concern and the area being treated, your appointment may last between 15 to 30 minutes.

Using the Lumenis M22 IPL handpiece, PA Ellie guides light energy into your skin in short pulses. You may feel a mild stinging or pinching feeling and a warm sensation, but in general, IPL is not painful. Immediately after your appointment, you can return to your normal activities.

Keep in mind that your skin may look red and swollen for several days after treatment, similar to a sunburn. You can conceal these symptoms with makeup. It’s also important to protect your skin from the sun since your skin is especially susceptible to sun damage during the healing process. Dark spots and other types of discoloration often briefly intensify before fading — this is normal and a good indication that your treatment worked as expected.

Over the next few weeks, your results gradually emerge. For the most desirable outcome, some patients require a series of treatments. During your consultation, PA Ellie works with you to create an individualized treatment plan to help you achieve the best results.

Get IPL Treatment in Danville, CA

Our Medical Spa in Danville, CA has been serving patients from Walnut Creek, San Ramon, and the Bay Area with IPL treatment and has seen great results. Contact us by phone call or text at (925) 855-1773 or request an online consultation today!

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