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Everyday sun exposure can take a toll on your skin, leaving with you with a ruddy complexion and unwanted sun spots. Dr. Bonakdar offers a minimal downtime procedure called Intense Pulse Light or IPL for Newport Beach and Orange County residents who are bothered by uneven skin tone and coloring. This light-based treatment is ideal for anyone looking to reverse environmental damage and restore clear, luminous skin.
Dr. Bonakdar is a leader in the use of non-surgical skincare treatments. To meet with her to discuss your skincare concerns, request a consultation online at the Bonakdar Institute. You can also call (949) 721-6000 to schedule your appointment.
Dr. Bonakdar uses an advanced IPL system called Lumenis M22 to treat skin pigmentation irregularities. This sophisticated technology offers a superior combination of strength, versatility and precision that allows Dr. Bonakdar to customize your treatment for optimal results. This treatment is safe and effective for almost all areas of the body, including the face, neck, chest, back, hands, arms and legs.
During the procedure, broad-spectrum light energy is absorbed by the pigmented components of the skin. After just 1 treatment, you will notice improvement in age spots, sun spots, melasma, rosacea and broken capillaries.
A topical numbing cream is applied to the skin to minimize discomfort. During treatment, cool ultrasound gel and a special air cooler keep the skin from getting too hot as pulses of light are delivered to the epidermis. This process typically takes about 20 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.
Generally, there is no downtime with IPL. Most clients are able to wear mineral makeup to camouflage any discoloration and can return to their usual activities right away. During the course of several days, the pigmented area will become darker and then slough off with washing.
For best results, a series of 3 to 5 treatment sessions spaced 2 to 3 weeks apart is typically recommended. After the desired improvement has been achieved, maintenance treatments are usually performed quarterly or yearly.