Dr. Glynn Bolitho and His Team Can Help You Get Glowing Results

Dr. Bolitho is well-versed in using IPL Photofacials in La Jolla and other procedures to help clients achieve the healthy glow of younger skin. He has earned many long-term clients from La Jolla, all over the U.S., and beyond, thanks to his experience and skill. 

  • U.S. and internationally board-certified in plastic surgery four times over
  • Nearly 30 years experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • High-quality practice meeting stringent national standards 

How an IPL Photofacial Works to Improve Skin Tone and Evenness

IPL Photofacial is a non-surgical treatment using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology to improve the skin's tone and evenness. This treatment offers natural-looking, youthful results by targeting imperfections such as sun damage, age spots, and broken capillaries. The process also stimulates collagen production, leading to firmer, smoother skin.

After a consultation with Dr. Bolitho, the IPL Photofacial procedure is as follows:

  1. The skin is cleansed and a cooling gel is applied to ensure patient comfort during the procedure.
  2. The IPL device is adjusted to the appropriate settings based on the client’s skin type and specific concerns.
  3. The device's handpiece is placed on the skin's surface and the targeted area is exposed to pulses of light. The light penetrates the skin layers, breaking down unwanted pigmentation and promoting collagen production without causing harm to the surrounding tissues.
  4. Finally, the cooling gel is removed, and a moisturizer or sunscreen may be applied to protect the skin.
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Who are Candidates for IPL Photofacials?

IPL Photofacials may not be suitable for all skin types. Individuals with darker skin tones may not experience the desired results, as IPL treatments target pigmentation in the skin. For these candidates, alternative treatments may be more appropriate to provide the desired outcomes. The primary candidates for this procedure are those looking for the following improvements:

  • Even skin tone
  • Improved skin texture
  • Reduced rosacea symptoms
  • Faded age and sunspots
  • Diminished wrinkles and fine lines
  • Lighten brown spots
  • Tighten sagging skin
  • Reduced redness and inflammation from acne

Address Multiple Skin Issues in a Short Treatment Session

One of the key benefits of an IPL Photofacial is its ability to address multiple skin imperfections simultaneously. Though most clients may need several sessions spaced several weeks apart, individual treatments are usually only 30 to 45 minutes and are effective on:

  • Sun damage and sunspots
  • Rosacea and redness
  • Broken capillaries and blood vessels
  • Age spots and freckles
  • Enlarged pores
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
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Expect a More Radiant Appearance With an IPL Photofacial

You can expect overall improvements in the texture and tone of your skin, giving you a more even and clearer complexion. The recovery time is short, and you should be able to return to normal activities within a day or two. The effects of an IPL Photofacial can last for several months or even years with a proper skincare routine and sun protection.

Choose Dr. Bolitho for Professional, Beautiful Results

Dr. Bolitho is quadruple board-certified in plastic surgery, having practiced in South Africa, the UK, Canada, and the U.S. He considers himself a doctor first when it comes to patient care and safety. Despite his clinical accomplishments, Dr. Bolitho is known for putting his clients at ease and always taking as much time as needed at every step, from consultation to patient care after the procedure.

Do You Have Questions about IPL Photofacials?

Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bolitho at his La Jolla offices and get all of your questions answered about how this treatment may help you achieve the skin care results you want.

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