Lumecca IPL Photofacial in Irvine, CA
Tired of brown spots, redness, blotchy skin tone, and sun damage? Brighter, more evenly toned skin is yours for the taking with Lumecca photofacials at Jade Phoenix Aesthetic Medicine in Irvine, CA. A noninvasive intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment, a photofacial is the gold standard for treating pigmentation irregularities, from freckles to sun spots and all the other telltale signs of sun damage and aging, without the hassles of more invasive measures and downtime.
Benefits of Lumecca IPL Photofacials
A photofacial stimulates your skin with noninvasive light, triggering your skin’s natural healing power to improve a wide range of common concerns, including:
- Age spots
- Brown spots
- Sun damage
- Small veins
- Fine lines and wrinkles
What Happens During a Photofacial?
First, we will wash your face and apply a clear gel to your skin which aids your skin’s absorption of the photofacial light energy. After protecting your eyes with goggles, we will carefully apply IPL to your skin, slowly moving across your face or other treatment areas with revitalizing light energy. This intense light will trigger your skin to grow new collagen and elastin over time, resulting in improvements in the weeks and months following treatment.
How Long Is a Photofacial treatment?
The duration of your treatment depends on the areas being addressed, but photofacials generally take 30 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Photofacials are noninvasive and do not involve downtime. You will be able to reapply makeup, if desired, immediately following your treatment and resume your normal daily activities.
Photofacials are ideal for many types of skin. However, photofacials are not suitable for darker skin types on the Fitzpatrick scale. We can help you determine if a photofacial is right for you during your personal consultation. Jade Phoenix Aesthetic Medicine offers a wide range of skin rejuvenation treatments to suit every type and shade of skin possible. For darker skin tones, for example, we offer microneedling RF and skin tightening with RF.
Our advanced photofacial technology can reveal noticeable improvements to your complexion after only one treatment. However, many patients benefit from a series of treatments. Research indicates that routine photofacials, administered over the long term, can help to reveal younger-looking, more luminous skin. We will work with you to devise the optimal treatment regimen to meet your unique skin care goals.
Photofacials are well-tolerated and do not require topical anesthesia. Our photofacial technology features shorter pulses of light and sapphire cooling, resulting in a more comfortable treatment compared to other photofacial modalities. That said, the photofacial has been compared to the feeling of a rubber band snapping against the skin. This sensation immediately dissipates when the light stops, so there’s no need to worry about lingering discomfort. Some patients report a mild sunburn sensation following treatment, but this side effect is not typical.
Depending on the intensity of your treatment, your skin may be red for a few hours following your photofacial. However, some patients don’t experience any redness. The photofacial targets distinct skin concerns, from redness and rosacea to freckles and age spots. If you are trying to reduce brown spots or freckles, for example, your targeted pigmentation irregularities will initially darken in the days following treatment before gradually taking on a coffee-grounds-like texture. These “coffee grounds” will naturally slough off within a week or longer following your session.