What is IPL Photofacial?
Intense Pulsed Light, or IPL, is a gentle skin rejuvenation procedure that transforms red, blotchy and sun
damaged skin into a youthful and glowing complexion. Using high energy light waves, IPL penetrates into the
deepest layers of the skin, causing collagen and blood vessels to constrict. In this way, the procedure
reduces skin discoloration and facial lines, as well as stimulates the body’s production of
collagen – a natural component that creates smooth and wrinkle-free skin.
At Marcus Medical Spa, we routinely use IPL Photofacial to treat:
- Sun-damaged skin
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Large pores
- Brown and red spots
The results of your IPL Photofacial will be largely dependent on the areas you had treated. With that said,
following your procedure you can expect to see a dramatic improvement in the cosmetic imperfections that
concerned you most, including sunspots, age spots, redness, rosacea and blotchy skin. In addition, your skin
will possess a smooth and healthy glow that ensures you look as young and vibrant as you feel.
Before & After
Please view our beautiful before and after gallery to see for yourself the smooth and clear results you can expect to achieve from among the best ipl photofacial treatment Manhattan Beach has available at Marcus Medical Spa.
What to expect during the procedure
Immediately prior to beginning your IPL Photofacial, you will be given protective eyewear to guard your
eyes from the bright flashes of light associated with the procedure. We will then apply a cool gel to the
treatment area to protect your healthy skin cells and ensure your comfort. From there, we will administer
brief pulses of light using the specialized IPL handpiece, giving your skin the energy it needs to look its
As IPL Photofacial is considered to be a very comfortable procedure, it is typically performed without an anesthetic. Depending on the size of the area being treated, your procedure will take anywhere from twenty minutes to an hour, and most of our clients require between three and five treatments to achieve their ideal results.
In most cases, the recovery period following IPL Photofacial is extremely short, as very little damage is
done to the surface of the skin. Most clients only report very minor redness that subsides gradually over
time. In order to protect your skin and ensure an ideal outcome, you will be advised to stay out of the sun
for several days and to wear plenty of sunblock in the following weeks.
Am I a good candidate for IPL Photofacial?
At Marcus Medical Spa, we’re committed to personalized care, and we only administer treatments if it’s
truly in the client’s best interest. As such, we determine candidacy for all of our procedures on an
individual basis, following a thorough discussion of your cosmetic goals, concerns and desires. However, in
general, individuals are considered to be ideal candidates for this procedure if they have white, untanned
skin, good elasticity, and wish to address skin imperfections that IPL Photofacial can effectively correct,
such as enlarged pores, fine lines, rosacea, blotchy skin, skin discolorations and skin texture issues.
IPL Photofacial is not recommended for individuals who suffer from deep wrinkles or severe acne scars, as
these issues tend to respond best to a more aggressive procedure. In addition, IPL is not typically
effective on individuals with naturally dark or tan skin, as the procedure may contribute to changes in the
client’s skin pigmentation.
Please note that while these guidelines can provide you with an idea of who can benefit from this
procedure, the only way to know if you are a candidate for among the best IPL Photofacial Manhattan Beach
has available is to schedule a consultation today.
Schedule a Consultation
If you would like to further discuss among the best IPL Photofacial Redondo Beach has available to improve
your skin, we encourage you to schedule a consultation today. During that meeting, we will advise on whether
or not you’re an ideal candidate for IPL Photofacial, as well as compose a personalized treatment plan
designed to address the facial imperfections that concern you most. You may request a consultation online,
or if you prefer, you may call the office directly and one of our seasoned staff members will be able to
Meet Dr. Keith Marcus
The Plastic Surgeon Behind the Marcus Medical Spa
Dr. Keith Marcus, the director of the Marcus Medical Spa, is a board-certified head and neck surgeon, specializing in facial plastic surgery. Dr. Marcus is an active member of the Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Marcus feels that treating each client completely is the most important aspect of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He personally performs many of the non-invasive procedures such as Botox and Dysport, Juvederm, CoolSculpting, and IPL Photofacials.
Dr. Marcus has made it his goal to ensure that Marcus Medical Spa delivers nothing short of premier
non-invasive treatment. As a facial plastic surgeon, he is able to ensure a new standard in the world of
medspas. While Dr. Marcus may not deliver every treatment, he stands behind them and personally ensures the
quality of the work. In this way, Dr. Marcus and his team provide each client with a higher level of
attention and care.