Reversing the signs of aging is possible in as little as one short 30-minute IPL photofacial at Advanced Dermatology & Aesthetics Center. This modern laser facial restores your skin’s collagen, giving you visibly firmer skin. As a leading skincare expert in Santa Barbara, California, Kim Hurvitz, MD designs a custom IPL photofacial treatment based on your needs. This advanced laser skin treatment gets rid of fine lines, scars, and uneven skin tones within a few weeks of your session.

IPL Photofacial Q & A

What is an IPL photofacial?

Intense pulse light, or IPL, is a quick way to rejuvenate aged or damaged skin. The light pulses penetrate deep below the surface level of your skin, causing collagen and blood vessels to tighten. This reduces age lines, wrinkles, and redness. An IPL photofacial is also beneficial for diminishing acne scars and improving the appearance of certain scars.

Dr. Hurvitz uses the state-of-the-art Alma® Harmony laser system, which provides safe and effective IPL photofacials. This advanced system is FDA-cleared to treat dozens of different types of skin disorders and conditions.

Does an IPL photofacial hurt?

Some patients describe a tingling or heating sensation while having an IPL photofacial, but not pain. Afterwards, you may be a bit sore and swollen. It’s also possible to experience some redness after an IPL photofacial, so make sure you schedule your treatment at least a day or two before any special event. These side effects are all normal and should subside shortly after your treatment.

Can I get an IPL photofacial if I tan?

Possibly, but schedule a consultation with Dr. Hurvitz beforehand. Sometimes the IPL laser treatments change pigmentation if you have very tan or dark skin, leaving you with an uneven skin tone. Dr. Hurvitz regularly performs IPL photofacials and has extensive experience with many types of skin tones and textures. She can inform you right away whether you’re an ideal candidate for an intense pulse light photofacial.

When will I see results after an intense pulse light photofacial?

Your skin continues to tighten and heal for weeks after your treatment. It’s common to notice a gradual improvement with each passing day. Usually about two or three weeks afterward, you should have the optimal results you desire.

Dr. Hurvitz helps you maintain your optimal IPL photofacial results by guiding you through proper skincare regimens you can do at home. By using sunscreen, toners, moisturizers, and other topical solutions, your IPL photofacial results can last for months. You always can have another treatment whenever you notice discoloration or fine lines returning.

We offer flexible scheduling for IPL photofacials throughout the week. Give us a call or book your appointment online.

*Individual results may vary.