Dr. Liu has helped thousands of individuals achieve their cosmetic goals and discover renewed confidence.
Intense pulsed light (IPL) technology, commonly known as Photorejuvenation or Photofacial, is a broad-spectrum light treatment used to improve the appearance of spots, discolorations, and unwanted blood vessels. IPL treatments can turn back time to give you younger-looking skin by also stimulating collagen and elastin production. With an improvement in your overall skin appearance, many patients need less make-up to hide any imperfections and realize that all the skin creams that you buy cannot compete with the effectiveness of IPL treatments.
After conducting your unique skin analysis, Dr. Liu will customize your treatment plan to achieve the best results. IPL is ideally suited to improve the following skin conditions:
Dr. Liu performs all of the IPL treatments herself (not a nurse or aesthetician). Since Dr. Liu is a surgeon and an expert in anatomy, she can more accurately adjust the settings and target the right areas to achieve the best result for you.
The most popular areas of treatment are the face, neck, chest, and hands. Other areas of the body such as the back, shoulders, arms, and legs can also be treated.
Depending on the condition of your skin, typically 3 to 5 treatments spaced 2 to 4 weeks apart are recommended to achieve optimal results.
An IPL treatment takes approximately half an hour and typically does not require the application of numbing cream prior to the treatment. The IPL treatment can also be combined with other procedures at the same visit.
There is very little downtime after an IPL treatment and you may return to your normal activities the same day. Your skin may be red but make-up can be applied right after the treatment to cover it up. Treated brown spots may appear darker for up to 10 days before flaking off. After the treatment, you will see an improvement in your skin that continues to develop over time and greater improvement is seen with each additional treatment. For detailed pre and post treatment instructions, please click here [insert link].
The results of the IPL treatments can be maximized and extended with good skin care. We offer a complimentary consultation with our aesthetician after you have completed your IPL treatment series to design an individualized skin care regimen. It is recommended to have a touch up IPL treatment annually to maintain your youthful looking skin.
It is difficult to provide pricing before a patient has had a consultation with Dr. Liu. The cost can vary depending on the areas treated and the number of treatments needed. Dr. Liu believes that patients should be able to speak with their physician before experiencing any out of pocket expense, which is why consultations with Dr. Liu are complimentary.
Possible side effects of treatment include swelling, redness, scarring, and change in pigmentation, all of which are usually temporary. Although IPL treatments are non-surgical procedures, improper administration increases your risk of developing potential complications (i.e. burns and scarring). Your IPL treatment should only be performed by a licensed, experienced professional.
October 25, 2019
Dr. Liu & her staff are top notch! I felt welcomed from the moment I set my appointment until my chalazion removal procedure was complete. Dr. Liu did a great job of letting me know what to expect & ensuring I was comfortable throughout the procedure. Everything healed perfectly – great work!
As a valued member of our patient community, we appreciate the trust you place in us and want to inform you about how we are addressing the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We are closely monitoring events in our local community and continuously updating our policies and protocols as a result of new information; it is our priority to keep our patients, staff, and community safe. Our office has taken several steps to ensure that you receive the same high-quality care that you have come to expect by increasing our safety measures:
Prior to an office visit, all patients will be screened over the phone for COVID-19 symptoms and travel history to determine how our office can provide the best care. Your honesty in answering these questions is greatly appreciated by all patients and staff. All office visits are by appointment only at this time, we will not be accepting walk-ins.
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Please be assured that we are taking all possible steps to ensure the safety of our patients and our staff, and your help is instrumental in achieving this goal. If you do not feel comfortable coming into the office, we also offer virtual consultations. Even in these challenging and unprecedented times, know that we are always here to care for you.
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