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IPL™ Photofacials in Santa Barbara, CA

Age and the sun cause damage and other skin conditions on the face. Using IPL™ photofacials, Sara Yegiyants, MD, FACS, a triple board-certified plastic surgeon, diminishes issues such as sun damage and rosacea on people living in and around Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, and Ventura, CA, to rejuvenate the skin and create a radiant complexion.

What are IPL™ Photofacials?

An IPL™ (Intense Pulse Light) photofacial is a non-invasive skin care treatment in which intense pulses of light penetrate the deep layers of skin. Broad-spectrum light targets the damaged skin using bright flashes to warm the skin. This stimulates the healing response to boost collagen production under the skin. Not only does the skin look rejuvenated, discoloration and other issues fade or disappear. The entire treatment takes only 30 minutes with no downtime or recovery. Any slight redness or swelling dissipates within a few hours after the treatment.

Who is a Good Candidate for IPL™ Photofacials?

The best candidates for IPL™ photofacials are those with white, untanned skin that still has some elasticity in it. Candidates may also have skin conditions such as rosacea or sun damage. IPL™ photofacials are often requested by people with busy schedules, as they do not take long to perform and come with no recovery or downtime.

How are IPL™ Photofacials Performed?

With IPL™ photofacials, a cooling gel is applied to the facial skin to protect healthy tissue and maintain comfort during the procedure. A special handheld device is placed over the targeted area to deliver the IPL™ to the area. The light treats the superficial blemishes and imperfections while the heat penetrates the deeper layers of tissue to stimulate collagen production. IPL™ photofacials take no more than an hour to complete and require no anesthetic; however, if necessary, a mild sedative may be given.

When Will I See the Results from IPL™ Photofacials?

Because IPL™ photofacials work with the body’s healing response, it takes a few days for the results to become visible. As the collagen responds, the tissue expands and smooths out the skin. With skin discoloration, the results are immediately noticeable and improve over time.

How Much Do IPL™ Photofacials Cost in Santa Barbara?

IPL™ photofacials vary in terms of cost based on the condition treated and whether other treatments are done at the same time. During a consultation, we go over the costs as well as payment and financing options. We accept cash, checks, and major credit cards in addition to offering financing through Alphaeon® and CareCredit®.

If you live in or around Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, or Ventura, CA, and are looking for a board-certified plastic surgeon to address your cosmetic surgery needs, contact Sara Yegiyants, MD, FACS, in Santa Barbara, CA, today, to set up your consultation.