Photofacials

Photofacials use high-powered light to rejuvenate facial skin and provide relief sagging, wrinkled or damaged skin. To learn more about photofacial treatments, please call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online.

How do Photofacials work?

There are two primary types of photofacials (or fotofacials)LED and intense pulsed light (IPL).

IPL photofacials are both more common and more effective. IPL photofacials can treat:

What is a Typical Photofacial Like?

The length of your IPL photofacial will vary depending on what skin conditions are being treated. Most photofacials fall somewhere between 30 – 45 minutes. During the non-invasive procedure, your healthcare provider will use a device to administer high-energy broadband light to your face. This light targets pigmentation and eliminates it, which reduces spots and wrinkles. As a positive side-effect, the intense pulsed light also stimulates collagen. When collagen is stimulated, your skin becomes tightersupple and more youthful.

During the procedure, you will likely be provided with a covering to shield your eyes. The IPL can get hot, so most machines feature a built-in cooling fan. Your doctor may also provide a topical anesthetic to make the experience more pleasant.

How do I get a Photofacial?

An experienced provider can recommend a photofacial treatment plan that's tailored to suit your needs. Get started with a photofacial consultation: please call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online.

Author
Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG As an expert in preventive care, innovative treatment solutions, and laparoscopic surgery, board-certified OB/GYN Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG, is a trusted practitioner who’s been in private practice since 1985. Dr. Zikria earned his doctor of medicine from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark. He went on to complete a competitive surgical residency program at Georgetown University in Washington. Dr. Zikria then went through a comprehensive obstetrics and gynecology residency program through the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at the Magee-Women’s Hospital. He welcomes new and existing patients to his practice in Milpitas, California.

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