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IPL PhotoFacials

IPL PhotoFacials are very safe and effective for the treatment of rosacea, facial redness, spider veins, broken capillaries, sun spots, age spots, brown spots, uneven skin tone, acne scars, wrinkles and fine lines. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy, is very popular because it’s very effective at rejuvenating aged and sun damaged skin. IPL PhotoFacial treatments can be performed on most body areas and is commonly used on the face, neck, chest, and hands.  Patients report a great level of satisfaction with IPL laser treatments.

How many IPL treatments will I need?

IPL laser treatments can range from 1 to 4 sessions and last about 20 minutes each.  Treatments are non-invasive and allow you to resume everyday activities immediately following each session. However, you shouldn’t go into the sun after an IPL laser treatment because your skin will be too sensitive to receive sun exposure and also it will undo many of the benefits of the laser treatment so it defeats the purpose.  As always we highly recommend that you use sun block for this and many other health and saftey related reasons.

Are IPL Treatments Painful?

IPL treatments are not generally considered painful – they’ve been describe as feeling like a rubber band snapped across the face, but it’s minimal.  It is not mandatory but if you desire, the doctor can apply a topical anesthetic cream to numb your face and minimize any potential discomfort.

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Fraxel Treatments

Fraxel® is proven laser technology that can help reverse the visible effects of aging, naturally helping you look as young as you feel.  With Fraxel, change isn’t drastic or scary – it’s you, just younger. Most of us wish we could slow down the effect that aging has on our looks – and maybe even get a few years back in the process. Fraxel is an excellent way to turn back the hands of time. Fraxel lasers rejuvenate the skin and improve wrinkles, blotchy pigmentation, stretch marks and acne scars. The laser delivers precise areas of laser light that penetrate the skin creating tiny microscopic wounds. These microscopic wounds trigger your body’s natural healing process, stimulating the production of new collagen and resulting in a smoother, more rejuvenated, younger appearing skin.

How many Fraxel treatments will I need ?

The condition of your skin and the condition you want to treat will determine the number of Fraxel treatments you will need to have. Most conditions require a series of three to five laser treatments to achieve the best results. Please keep in mind that you shouldn’t go into the sun after a Fraxel laser treatment because your skin will be too sensitive to receive sun exposure and also it will undo many of the benefits of the laser treatment so it defeats the purpose.

Are Fraxel treatments painful?

Prior to treatment Dr. de la Torre will apply a topical anesthetic cream to decrease discomfort. The sensation of pain will vary but most patients report the sensation of heat during a treatment. After a Fraxel treatment, you may feel as if your skin was sunburned, but generally patients report that the post procedural discomfort is minimal.

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