(949)-653-7000 Appointment

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
in Irvine, CA

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The first signs of aging often appear on your face. In addition to aging, environmental factors such as sun exposure and lifestyle habits can speed up the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and age spots.

But you don’t have to feel disheartened – fortunately, with advanced skin treatment options such as intense pulsed light (IPL) skin therapy offered by Dr. Smith, you can quickly and painlessly restore your youthful appearance.

What can IPL therapy do for me?

An IPL facial treatment can effectively reduce and even eliminate common signs of aging such as uneven skin tone, wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots as well as address a number of skin conditions such as acne, freckles, pigmentation, rosacea, and the appearance of prominent and often unsightly blood vessels.

Your IPL Treatment

During your IPL session, Dr. Smith will use an IPL device to deliver light pulses to your skin. When these light waves penetrate the skin tissue they are absorbed by the pigment cells – the light energy is then converted to heat which destroys the unwanted pigment cells.

This action then stimulates the body's natural repair and rejuvenation processes leading to a smoother, clear, and youthful skin appearance. If you want to get the best IPL in Irvine, or if you have questions about which skin therapy treatment is best for you, then request a FREE consultation with Dr. Smith, or call our Irvine and Corona plastic surgery offices at (949)-653-7000.

Why should I choose Dr. Smith for my IPL treatment?

Skin treatment solutions and therapies such as IPL therapy performed by Dr. Smith are among the most commonly sought after procedures at our Irvine and Corona plastic surgery offices.

And because Dr. Smith is a leading name among the top plastic surgery experts in Orange County, an increasing number of patients come to Dr. Smith for addressing all of their cosmetic needs. In fact, a very large section of our new patients come to us based on the excellent referrals of our other patients.

“Dr. Smith is great! I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an excellent plastic surgeon. His work is beautiful and he takes the time to answer all of my questions. His office staff is very friendly and helpful as well.”

IPL FAQ

If you want to reduce and eliminate common signs of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines, uneven skin tone, and age spots or suffer from skin conditions such as acne and pigmentation, then you can be a good candidate for IPL skin treatment.

It is important to note that people with fair skin or lighter skin tones can benefit the most from IPL. Because the levels of melanin are higher in people with a darker skin tone, IPL can lead to a higher risk of pigmentation complications.

Dr. Smith will discuss your expectations and goals as well as the benefit of IPL or other skin treatment options that can be most beneficial to your skin when you come in for a consultation.

You can expect to experience slight redness – this will typically subside within an hour. Some patients might experience a mild burning sensation, similar to experiencing a sunburn. However, this sensation will subside within a couple of days.

No. While you don’t require an anesthetic for IPL therapy, Dr. Smith might use a topical anesthetic or a cooling gel if you have sensitive skin – this will help minimize the sensation of heat that is emitted from the IPL device.

IPL does not require any downtime or recovery period. You will, however, be asked to avoid any kind of sun exposure 48 hours prior to and after your IPL session.

On an average, each IPL session lasts for 15-30 minutes.

Typically patients are recommended to get 3-5 treatments for optimal results. There will be a gap of a minimum of 3 weeks between each session.

In some patients, the results can be visible immediately after their IPL treatment. However, the results of your IPL session will become more visible and prominent over a course of multiple treatments.

Contact Andrew Smith, MD FACS Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Irvine, Orange County to schedule your free consultation.

18 Endeavor Suite 102, Irvine, CA 92618