If you are concerned about how your complexion looks because of sun damage or dark spots, Kind Health Group can offer you a skin examination at our Encinitas, CA office to see if you'll benefit from intense pulsed light therapy (IPL). An IPL photofacial is a rejuvenating skin treatment for adult women and men with hyperpigmentation concerns on their face and neck. IPL may not be an invasive procedure, but it can be very effective and produce impressive results. This treatment uses intense wavelengths of light that raise the temperature of the skin just enough to start the natural regeneration process and boost collagen production. In time, you should see a healthier layer with a more even tone and fewer spots. Schedule a consult with our talented MedSpa team today.
"This place is amazing. You don't feel like you're at "the doctor". It is so clean and comfortable! As I waited I enjoyed spa water along with inhaling the aromatherapy oil diffusers. It was such a relaxing & peaceful visit each time I went. I had the Icon skin resurfacing and IPL done by Jackie & Katie. They are both so experienced. I receive compliments on my skin all the time! I've also been to Dr. Nanos when I was sick a few times. She got me better in no time when before I felt like I was sick forever! Dr. Nanos is so caring and easy to talk to. This is the nicest, smartest person/doctor you will ever meet. She treats you like family but handles your health like a boss. This IS the best health group in San Diego, hands down."- J.P. / Yelp / Jun 01, 2018
"This place is amazing. You don’t feel like you’re at "the doctor". It is so clean and comfortable! As I waited I enjoyed spa water along with inhaling the aromatherapy oil diffusers. It was such a relaxing & peaceful visit each time I went. I had the Icon skin resurfacing and IPL done by Jackie & Katie. They are both so experienced. I receive compliments on my skin all the time! I’ve also been to Dr. Nanos when I was sick a few times. She got me better in no time when before I felt like I was sick forever! Dr. Nanos is so caring and easy to talk to. This is the nicest, smartest person/doctor you will ever meet. She treats you like family but handles your health like a boss. This IS the best health group in San Diego, hands down."- J.P. / Yelp / Jun 01, 2018
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"Dr. Georgina Nanos nailed it. Everything about Kind Health Group (in my experience) has been absolutely impressive. The list of services and products is second to none, I’m not sure what I was doing before I learned of this place but I am hooked! With the help of Ann Clark and the rest of her staff Dr. Georgina has truly set Kind apart from the completion.I have had several procedures or treatments at KIND, but the one I’d like to talk/brag about is the Mona Lisa!! Yes vaginal tightening and increased sensitivity!Let’s be honest with ourselves! Those of us over 40 or with children can stay in shape and physically look amazing but there’s that one area that we can’t do much about! Until now!! Go tighten it up girls!!! Why shouldn’t you look and FEEL like your 20!?! Sincerely, you are going to love this place. You feel calm and comfortable the moment you walk in, everyone working at Kind must have been hand picked by the team. Or so it seems. All smiling and friendly and professional... you have to go experience it for yourself.I’ve also had a few IPL’s and I really had no idea how bad my sun damage was until it was gone. I’m going to try some body contouring next. And Botox, I sent a friend in for Botox a few weeks ago. She looks amazing and she said it was the smoothest most pleasant noticing she has ever had, Harley felt it! I’m Sold!!Welcome to Encinitas Kind Health Group We have been needing you!!"- R.V. / Yelp / Jun 07, 2018
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Ideal Candidates for IPL
A photofacial works deep within the layers of your skin to correct many complexion problems (especially sun spots and brown lesions) with little or no recovery time. The best candidates for IPL treatments at Kind Health Group may have many issues with their skin, including sun damage, rosacea, hyperpigmentation (brown spots), rough texture, large pores, flushing, age, and sun spots, or dilated capillaries. Our MedSpa team will assess your skin to see if you are a candidate for a photofacial during your private consultation.
IPL Procedure Technique
An IPL photofacial is completed inside our Encinitas, CA office in about 20 – 30 minutes in one of our treatment rooms if performed alone. To start the IPL facial, our technician will clean and dry the skin to be treated before covering your eyes with special shields. The IPL photofacial is administered using a handheld device that passes over the skin while emitting pulses of laser energy. While most patients will feel some discomfort during the IPL photofacial, it is generally tolerable for the fast treatment time.
What to Expect from IPL
There is no recovery time associated with an IPL photofacial treatment, but you will leave your appointment with your skin a little red and swollen. This will subside on its own in several hours — it can be concealed with makeup if you want. Kind Health Group suggests patients apply an ointment on the treated skin to decrease irritation and speed healing. It also helps to take an anti-inflammatory medication to help decrease swelling. Over the next several days, the blemishes that rested under the skin will come to the surface and then begin to flake off. It's necessary to keep your skin protected from the sun at all times after an IPL photofacial treatment and to not pick at the flaking skin. While you should see some results after the first session, your skin will attain the best results after several IPL photofacial sessions. We typically recommend approximately 3 – 6 treatments done about once a month at Kind Health Group.
IPL Frequently Asked Questions
How much does IPL cost?
Your complexion issues are unique, which means the cost of a photofacial will depend on your specific concerns. Kind Health Group offers specials on treatments like IPL often and we accept most payment methods. During your initial visit, we can help estimate your cost and determine the number of treatments needed to match your goals.
How quick are the results from IPL?
Some results can usually be seen after your session, but optimal results are visible about one month after all of your treatments are done. It’s common for your skin to get varying results after each treatment. You should see gradual improvements in redness, blotchiness, age spots, and sun spots over time.
What are the possible side effects of IPL?
You may experience mild side effects like temporary swelling, redness, bruising, blisters, or crusting. These fade in a few days. You will be sun sensitive and you should keep in mind that excessive sun exposure will negatively affect the results of the procedure. Whenever you go outside, you should always wear sunscreen to protect your skin and prevent issues like redness and spots.
Do I need to prep for IPL?
Before getting IPL, patients are usually asked to avoid self-tanners and excessive sun for at least 2 – 4 weeks prior to the treatment. You may be asked to discontinue the use of certain medications several days before each appointment, and we may recommend taking pain relievers for one week before the treatment to decrease your risk of bruising. You should also use sunscreen since your skin will be extra sensitive.
Why should I get multiple IPL sessions?
Multiple IPL sessions are better to deliver gradual improvements to the appearance of your skin. Each helps to diminish surface irregularities and spots. A series of sessions also allow for longer-lasting results.
What are the benefits of IPL?
IPL facials provide a number of benefits to candidates' skin, including:
- High percentages of reduction of sun and light damage, providing a solution for hyperpigmentation
- Long-lasting results after multiple treatments, often reported for a year or more
- Solutions for acne damage and scarring
- Erasure of unwanted hair in areas such as upper lip and chin
Get Your Glow Back
You probably didn't worry too much about your skin when you were young, but now that environmental damage such as spots and other irregularities are becoming visible, you now may be interested in procedures that fix your skin. We invite you to learn more about IPL photofacial treatments by calling our Encinitas, CA office and scheduling a skin assessment. With IPL photofacial treatments at Kind Health Group, we can go deep within the layers of skin to help restore a radiant glow and a healthy complexion.