510 Sycamore Valley Road West
Danville, CA 94526
Phone: (925) 855-1773
Fax: (925) 905-9882
Monday–Friday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Let the power of light work for your skin with intense pulsed light, or IPL. Here in Danville, Elham “Ellie” Zarnegar uses IPL to treat everything from common signs of aging to unsightly veins and vascular lesions. Here, get to know the technology behind IPL and learn how it can solve some of your most stubborn complexion concerns.
MPAS, PA-CClinical Director
Elham "Ellie" Zarnegar uses her incredible expertise to precisely deliver the results you want.Meet Ellie
MPAS, PA-CClinical Director
Is IPL Right for You?
IPL is an extremely versatile treatment, and because it can be administered at varying intensities, it’s suitable for many different people. Essential Aesthetics utilizes the state of the art Lumenis M22 for laser services, including IPL. The M22 allows Ellie to treat over 30 skin conditions. IPL is most often used to treat the following:
- Redness caused by broken capillaries or rosacea
- Visibly aged or sun-damaged skin
- Acne damaged skin
- Spider veins and other vascular lesions
- Brown spots and freckles
- Scarring from stretch marks
Although IPL and laser skin resurfacing are similar, they work in different ways. While laser resurfacing stimulates the skin to regenerate itself, IPL uses many different wavelengths to penetrate the skin at varying depths for an overall improvement. These wavelengths break irregular pigment into very small particles, eliminating the lesion or spot.
For bothersome spider veins on the legs, vein treatment may a better option.
Before and After
Most patients say their IPL treatments are fairly comfortable, so no topical anesthesia is necessary. Depending on the severity of your condition, your appointment may last between 30 minutes and 1 hour. During that time, Ellie cleanses your skin and applies a special gel to help regulate temperature.
Using the Lumenis M22 IPL handpiece, Ellie guides light energy into your skin in short pulses. You may feel a mild stinging or pinching feeling, but in general, IPL is not painful. Immediately after your appointment, you can return to your normal activities.
Keep in mind that your skin may look red and swollen for several days after treatment, similar to a sunburn. You can conceal these symptoms with makeup. It’s also important to protect your skin from the sun since your skin is especially susceptible to sun damage during the healing process. Dark spots and other types of discoloration often briefly intensify before fading — this is normal and a good indication that your treatment worked as expected.
Over the next few weeks, your results gradually emerge. For the most desirable outcome, some patients require a series of treatments. During your consultation, Ellie works with you to create a treatment plan that fits your budget and schedule.Back to Top