When i was younger i used to run around in the sun with most of the time zero sunscreen. So i ended up with allot of sunspots and they have really been bugging me, esp since i dont really like wearing makeup during the week but do feel a bit self conscious since my skin is not exactly perfect.
Anyway i talked to my dermatologist about having IPL. Basically they smear a bunch of cream all over your face for 20 minutes and then removed it before they laser off your spots.
Which include redness or broken blood vessels as well.
Most of the other places i called and asked questions about IPL quoted me $800 per treatment and 4-6 sessions before any results.
My dermatologist is $500 per treatment and i saw results after the first time. I went last July and then again two weeks ago.
My skin is nearly perfect and looks amazing!!!
Literally IPL took ten years of sun damage off my face.
Anyway thats my story. Any one in LA should go to my DR.
Dr. Liu practices at 200 N. Robertson Blvd., Suite 202, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. His telephone number is (310) 385-3300 and his fax is (310) 385-3366.
In case you dont know what IPL is:
Intense Pulsed Light
|Over time, as our skin is daily exposed to the damaging effects of the sun and toxins in our environment, signs of aging develop. The face may start to show wrinkles, fine lines, spots of discoloration, and abnormal redness. Unlike the skin of our youth, as we get older, the face and other exposed areas begin to show variation in color and texture. Various procedures are available to help restore the look and feel of youthful skin. IPL Photofacial is a very safe and popular procedure that does just that.|
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Photofacial is a minimally invasive procedure that uses high-intensity broadband light, similar to a laser, to preferentially treat abnormal colored elements in the skin. Rosacea and tiny spider veins that develop especially on the nose and cheekbones are an excellent target of Photofacials. Sunspots that build up in sun-exposed areas, especially the face, the shoulders and upper chest also respond very well to IPL treatment.
Intense pulsed light devices have become very popular in the last 10 years for photo-rejuvenation of skin, as well as hair removal. They are similar to lasers in the intensity of the light but different in that the light is of a broad spectrum rather than a single wavelength. At TMD Medispa, we use the Palomar Starlux for IPL Photofacials.