When you are concerned about how your complexion appears because of dark spots, sun damage, or fine lines, Allegro MedSpa of Novato can perform a skin examination at our Novato, CA office to determine if you'll benefit from IPL (intense pulsed light) therapy. A photofacial with IPL is a rejuvenating skin treatment for adult women and men with hyperpigmentation or wrinkle concerns on their neck and face. A photofacial may be a noninvasive process; however, it can be highly effective and create impressive outcomes. This procedure uses intense pulsed light energy that raises the temperature of the skin cells to start the natural healing process and increases the production of collagen. In time, you should begin to see a healthier complexion with an improved tone and fewer spots. Come visit our MedSpa, which is led by seasoned plastic surgeons Drs. Francisco Canales and Heather Furnas to learn more.
"From walking in the door, and being greeted by friendly staff, Danielle and Wendy (I think), to my treatment, my overall experience at the spa was amazing. I had an IPL laser treatment done with Jodi. I was a little nervous about the treatment and how much pain I might experience. Jodi was professional, explained each step of the process, answered all my (many) questions and even gave me a stress-ball to squeeze. It was a great experience and I've already seen great results from just the first treatment. I am looking forward to my next treatment."- J.F. / Google / Dec 22, 2018
"Breast Implant Revision - Drs. Canales and Furnace performed a prior surgery on me. I was extremely pleased and had no doubt that I wanted Dr. Canales to do my next surgery. EVERYONE in the office is so friendly, helpful, professional and ready to do whatever they can to make customers comfortable. Dr. Canales performed what I would call a miracle with what he had to work with. I am overwhelmed with the results I got. My husband feels the same way. I am already planning another procedure in the near future.I have a congenital condition and have had multiple surgeries. They only last so long. It was way past time to have an update of my past surgery. I had not been able to dress as I would like but since my surgery I am happy and proud to wear clothing that has only hung in my closet with hopes of being able to wear it some day. That day has come and I am overjoyed. My self-esteem is back where it should be."- Anonymous / RealPatientRatings / Aug 03, 2017
"BOTOX® Cosmetic - Fuller cheek area!I felt the skill, experience & knowledge of the provider were excellent. I had minimal to no bruising with multiple needle sticks to the forehead and cheek area. The results were what I was hoping for."- Anonymous / RealPatientRatings / May 04, 2016
IPL Ideal Candidates
A photofacial reaches the deeper layers of your skin to correct several complexion problems (particularly brown lesions and sun spots) with minimal or no recovery time. The best candidates for IPL treatments at Allegro MedSpa of Novato will have many issues with their complexion, such as rosacea, sun damage, brown spots (hyperpigmentation), rough texture, wrinkles, visible pores, redness, melasma, age spots, or dilated capillaries. Our aesthetic team will examine your complexion during your consultation to determine if you will benefit from a photofacial.
IPL Procedure Technique
An IPL photofacial is completed at our Novato, CA office in around 20 – 30 minutes in one of our treatment rooms if no other treatments are performed. To prepare for the photofacial, your technician will wash and dry your skin before protecting your eyes with special shields. The IPL photofacial is performed using a handheld wand that will pass over the skin while emitting laser energy pulses. While many patients may have mild discomfort throughout the IPL photofacial, it's usually bearable given the fast treatment length.
What to Expect with IPL
There usually is no recovery time needed with a photofacial treatment, but you may leave our office with your complexion a little inflamed and red. This will subside naturally in several hours — it may be masked with cosmetics if you prefer. Allegro MedSpa of Novato suggests you apply a cream on the treated skin to minimize any irritation and promote healing. It may also help to use over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicine to ease swelling. Over the next 2 – 5 days, the blemishes under the skin will rise to the surface skin layers and then start to flake away. It is critical to protect your skin with sunscreen as often as possible after a photofacial treatment and to not pick at the flaking skin. While you will have some improvements after your first treatment, your complexion will attain ideal results with multiple IPL photofacial treatments. Typically, we suggest patients get 3 – 6 sessions done every four weeks at Allegro MedSpa of Novato.
IPL Get Your Glow Back
Even if you didn't think much about your skin's health when you were young, you now may be interested in procedures that fix your skin. We encourage you to find out more about IPL photofacial treatments by contacting our Novato, CA office and making an appointment for a skin assessment. With IPL photofacial treatments at Allegro MedSpa of Novato, we can reach the deeper layers of skin to help restore a radiant glow and a healthy complexion.