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IPL Photofacial Treatment San Mateo

The IPL Skin Revitalizing PhotoFacial procedure utilizes Intense Pulsed Light technology capable of correcting damage caused by sunlight. It also corrects brown spots, rosacea on the body, hands and face.

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About IPL Photofacial Treatment

What areas can be treated by IPL photofacial?

The IPL Photofacial is an ideal treatment for any part of your face, neck and décolletage that has undesirable skin redness, brown spots, or telangiectasia (tiny veins).  Low contrast brown spots respond very well to this procedure in comparison to results of other treatments.

What does the IPL photofacial procedure feel like?

Aside from a mild sting or pinch caused by the pulse of light delivered to the skin, rest assure that it is a relatively painless procedure. Dr. Lin ensures you are as comfortable as possible by applying cooling gel before and after each light pulse to sooth the skin. Pain relief medicine or anesthesia is normally not needed.

Frequently Asked Question

You may have wondered about IPL Photofacial Treatment. If it's what you need or how it works.

The time spent on the procedure depends on the part of the body being treated although typically last one hour or less.

In cases of mild undesirable skin conditions, about one to three procedures are normally enough to get desired results. For chronic or severe sundamaged skin, additional procedures may be required to achieve desired results.

You may experience slight skin redness after the IPL Photofacial procedure and mild swells around the treated parts. Brown spots get darkened immediately after the treatment. While you can apply make-up to make the redness less obvious, be rest assured the swells and redness would only last a few hours or couple of days.

The darkened spots gradually fade away and clear out completely within one to three weeks after treatment. Spotty skin becomes clearer and improved with the telangiectasia and redness decreasing with time.

As long as the skin is exposed to excessive sunlight without appropriate protection the skin is bound to experience unwanted conditions. Therefore new redness, telangiectasia and brown spots may reappear with continued extreme exposure to the sun. You can minimize the chances of constantly damaging the skin by always applying a broad spectrum sunscreen when outdoors. Keep in mind that rosacea is a severe skin condition and cannot be cured with any light or laser procedure, its appearance can only be improved with this procedure.

Reducing the appearance of rosacea and dark spots has never yielded better results thanks to the effectiveness of the IPL Photofacials. You can get rid of all traces of redness and spots quickly and easily with the help of this awesome procedure.

It is light producing, non-laser technology used to reduce discolorations of the skin caused by exposure to sunlight. IPL also helps decrease the appearance of vascular problems like rosacea, while leaving the skin surface unharmed.

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What our clients say about us

Dr.Susan is incredibly professional, knowledgeable and genuine! Her and Cassandra are a wonder duo that made me feel like the most important client ever. I was happy with the IPL and the tinted mineral sunscreen. The products are top notch.

Christine B.

Always love going to see Dr Lin! She is meticulous and incredibly knowledgeable at a holistic level . After seeing her several times I have been happy with every visit!

Selma Khan

Saw a lot of positive reviews on google and I made an appointment! I did laser hair removal for armpit hair. Dr. Lin did a great job and she is really professional. …

Ming-Hsuan Wu

Dr. Lin is very professional and knew the exact treatment for my case with the best products for the best results. It was an amazing experience with her and her assistant Cassandra at the clinic and would recommend it to anybody.

Manny Murcia

Had removal of skin tag on my face. Dr. Lin was very professional and provided great service while adhering to health and safety issues regarding Covid-19. Result was great and probably will require another follow-up and healing was almost complete in 3-4 days.

William C.

Dr. Lin is the perfect mix of friendly and professional, upscale and affordable. Her staff even go as far as helping my elderly father locate a misplaced wallet by calling every place we were prior to the appointment. They are a stellar

Juliano Innocenti

This review is for an IPL (photo facial) service. With numerous over the counter creams and concealer, none of the products seemed to correct or cover the sun spots that I developed over the years. Finally searched on Yelp and read …

Celinda Moore

Dr. Lin is an artist from beginning to end. She treats every patient like a work of art. She puts the meaning in "aging gracefully".

Melissa McPhail

Dr Lin always takes her time to explain everything and answer all my questions. She is so great doing all the treatments need it. She is not pushy or rush into doing something that you don’t need. I can recommend her enough. Thank you Dr Lin!!

Joan Pulido

Dr Lin is an excellent doctor and can recommend the best skin treatments for you specific to your age and skin type. She uses cutting edge technology and cosmeceuticals that she develops herself called MD Cosmetics, which produce wonderful …

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