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Instead of emitting a single-focused wavelength like a laser, IPL administers a range of light waves that protects the epidermis (outer skin layer) from harm while reaching the dermis (deep skin layer) to reboot collagen production. This makes the IPL photofacial in Redwood City highly versatile and effective.

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At Skin Love MedSpa, we elevate your self-care to the next level. Through active listening and personalized attention, we craft the ideal treatment plan for your unique goals. Our practitioners go above and beyond to fulfill your wishes for improvement and provide you with the natural-looking, elegant results you desire.

What is an IPL Photofacial?

At Skin Love MedSpa, we use cutting-edge Nordlys by Ellipse IPL technology to perform your photofacial. The treatment helps to resolve uneven skin, hyperpigmentation, and sunspots while clearing away damaged skin cells. Most patients require 1-3 sessions to achieve a clearer, brighter complexion.
Nordlys by Ellipse combines fractional and infrared lasers in a single device to address both small and large areas of the skin. The IPL photofacial in Redwood City has a higher efficacy rate than its competitors, with a faster treatment time, shorter recovery, and less pain.

What Concerns Can Be Addressed by an IPL Photofacial?

  • Brown spots
  • Age spots
  • Rosacea
  • Acne and acne scarring
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Port-wine stains
  • Sun damage
  • Vascular lesions
  • Veins in the face and legs
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Freckles
  • Enlarged pores
  • Signs of aging

What Sets the Nordlys System Apart?

The FDA-approved Nordlys system is made by Ellipse, a company with extensive expertise in the field of aesthetic lasers and Intense Pulsed Light. This advanced device delivers sub-millisecond pulses to the skin while censoring harmful wavelengths that might damage the epidermis. Comfort and safety are optimized with the Nordlys.

What Can I Expect During My Session?

To begin, your skin is cleansed, and a cooling gel is applied to the surface. You may receive eye gear to protect your vision during your session. A handheld device is then passed across the treatment area, administering high-intensity flashes of light energy. Patients typically experience a mild warming sensation coupled with a snapping feeling against the skin akin to a rubber band. The total treatment time is around 20-30 minutes.

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What are the Benefits?

  • Rewinds the clock on facial aging
  • Clears away blemishes
  • Reverses sun damage
  • Corrects veins and capillaries
  • Ideal for multiple areas of the face and body
  • Quick, minimally invasive treatment
  • Minimal downtime
  • Enhances your self-image

Who is a Candidate for an IPL photofacial in Redwood City?

If you are struggling with the early phases of the aging process and wish to address sun damage, hyperpigmentation, or fine lines and wrinkles, IPL might be an excellent choice for your goals.

Ideal candidates are healthy individuals with realistic expectations for their outcomes based on a private consultation with our caring, skilled practitioners.

What Will My Recovery Entail?

After IPL, there is little downtime required. Most patients are able to resume their normal activities right away. Minor side effects such as redness typically fade by the end of the day. Most important is that you protect your newly rejuvenated complexion from damaging UV rays by wearing the proper sunblock. Your skin will be especially sensitive after IPL so staying out of the sun is mandatory.

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Elbert Cheng, MD
Jacqueline Cheng, MD

Why Choose Skin Love MedSpa?

To ensure your utmost safety throughout your session, every provider is trained in depth by Dr. Elbert and Dr. Jacqueline Cheng, sibling double board-certified facial plastic surgeons and ENTs. Our practitioners' artistry, skill, and expertise produce elegant, natural-looking outcomes that are harmonized with your unique features, aesthetic goals, and comfort levels.

From our luxurious, climate-controlled practice environment to the dedication and compassion exhibited by every member of our team, Skin Love MedSpa has quickly become like a second home to patients in and around the Redwood City area.

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