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Photofacial IPL in Santa Monica: Kare Plastic Surgery

The experienced clinicians at Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health Center in Santa Monica offer the Cutera Limelight IPL photofacial to men and women seeking refinement in skin complexion and tone. Unlike lasers, photofacial IPL uses a broadband light to warm the skin and eliminate unwanted age spots, fine wrinkles, and surface sun-damage.

Among the many different types of IPL treatment, Kare Plastic Surgery utilizes the Limelight IPL by Cutera Laser to rejuvenate the skin. IPL is one of the most popular cosmetic skin treatments in the world, owing to its high efficacy and low risk. These broadband light treatments take about 30 minutes to perform and have lasting effects on your skin.

Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian combines IPL treatments with Botox, fillers, and fractional laser to improve skin quality and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. By combining the IPL skin treatments with volume enhancement, the facial skin can be dramatically improved and refreshed.
Kare Plastic Surgery offers IPL Limelight therapy for the following conditions:

  • Sun Damage
  • Fine Wrinkles
  • Large Pores
  • Rosacea
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma
Common types of sun damage on the skin include sunspots, age spots, rosacea, broken capillaries, dark pigmentation, broken telangiectasia, and uneven skin tone. These common signs of aging and undesirable skin discoloration occur on the face, chest, arms, back, and hands. IPL photofacials are a revolutionary and non-invasive skin treatment that can reverse the signs of photoaging using a process known as selective photothermolysis.
The IPL treatment that we use at Kare plastic surgery is FDA-Approved and targets sun damage in as little as one to two treatments, thereby leaving your skin rejuvenated, more even toned, and refreshed.
The Cutera Limelight IPL photofacial uses high intensity light that is selectively absorbed by skin cells and broken capillaries. The high energy light is well tolerated by patients and targets pigment producing cells, broken capillaries, and actively sun damaged skin in order to unify skin complexion and tone. IPL treatments target pigmented and discolored sunspots which are rapidly exfoliated in order to revitalize damaged tissue. The treatment also targets metabolically-damaged skin cells in order to stimulate collagen and elastin, and expedite the process of exfoliative repair.
IPL photo facials are FDA-Approved and are the mainstay of cosmetic dermatology treatments designed to refresh and revitalize damaged skin. Results are long-lasting, but patients may benefit from multiple procedures in order to exfoliate and reverse damaged skin. Unlike laser treatments, an IPL photo facial uses selective pulses of high intensity light that are not mono-wavelength.
The clinicians at Kare Plastic Surgery are expertly trained in IPL photo facials and laser resurfacing treatments and can help optimize your treatment with IPL. You will experience mild discomfort with the pulsed light, but this is generally well tolerated by patients; as the discomfort is transient and short-acting. Once the IPL photofacial treatment is completed, you will have some mild stinging and discomfort along the areas of concern. This redness and discomfort may last several hours to several days depending on the sensitivity of your skin. We recommend a discontinuation of any topical exfoliative creams such as Retin-A or glycolic acid in the days following your treatment in order to maximize healing. .
The first thing patients notice  after an IPL photofacial is that the darker areas may seem a bit darker and more discolored. This is a natural byproduct of the photofacial and represents the melanin pigment rising to the surface of the skin. The darkened spots will fade away and flake off within several weeks after the IPL photofacial. You may resume normal activities immediately after your IPL photofacial, but we recommend that you avoid excessive and direct sunlight.
If you feel that you are a candidate for an IPL photofacial, schedule a consultation with one of our clinical nurses or board-certified plastic surgeons. The most common reasons to seek an IPL photofacial in our Santa Monica plastic surgery office is because of chronic sun damage or broken capillaries. Dark discoloration, pigmentation, broken blood vessels, uneven skin tone, and brown patchy skin may benefit from IPL photofacial treatments . For over 15 years, Kare Plastic Surgery has been treating patients with the latest laser and skin resurfacing treatments. Our award-winning team of physicians and nurses remain at the forefront of medical and surgical cosmetic advancements in anti-aging  treatments. Our office is located in Santa Monica on Montana Avenue and we focus on comprehensive, clinically-proven skin care, cosmetic dermatology, body contouring, and plastic surgery treatments.

Schedule a consultation today for IPL Limelight Photofacials by calling our plastic surgery patient care coordinators. Find out why our patients have called our IPL treatments the best in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills.