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A E Skin - Encino

Two or Three IPL Photofacials at A E Skin (Up to 87% Off)

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  • Expires Jun 5th, 2013.
  • Limit 1 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required. 24hr cancellation notice required. Consultation required. Treatments must be used by same person. Must sign consent form and initial paperwork. Patients may not have used Accutane within the past 12 months. Not valid for patients who are pregnant, breast feeding, or trying to become pregnant. Valid only at Encino location.
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Questions and Answers 9 questions

Q:

what are the main improvements and are they permanent or will I need follow up treatments after the initial 3 IPL treatments?

ellen F.  asked on  Dec 10, 2012

A:

Thank you for your question Ellen. A series of three treatments leads to significant improvement, particularly for dark discoloration and redness (including broken capillaries). You will also see improvements in pore sizes and a brighter glow to the skin. Nothing is permanant and most people will do maintenance treatments every three to six months after this. Please see our brochure for more information: http://alexeshaghianmedical.com/documents/BBLbrochure.pdf

Dr. A.  from  Merchant  replied on  Dec 10, 2012

Q:

The skin on my chest is slightly red...will this procedure take care of that? My face is not a problem.

mary c.  asked on  Dec 10, 2012

A:

Thank you for your question Mary. While the face is the most common area treated, the upper chest is also a very commonly treated area. The treatment addresses both redness and brown discoloration. It is difficult to tell if you are a good candidate for a treatment without seeing your skin. I recommend coming in for a free consultation so that I can examine your skin and determine what kind of treatment would be best for you.

Dr. A.  from  Merchant  replied on  Dec 10, 2012

Q:

I am having microdermabrasion treatments once a month, can I still have this laser procedure done?

freddy g.  asked on  Dec 10, 2012

A:

Thank you for your great question Freddy. You can have a photofacial treatment done. I recommend waiting at least two weeks between any cosmetic procedure to avoid potential complications and side effects. Cosmetic procedures include facials, microdermabration, chemical peels, Botox, fillers, laser resurfacing, and IPL photofacials. The photofacial treatments are done at four to six week intervals usually for an initial series sof three treatments. Then maintenance treatments are done every three to six months after that.

Dr. A.  from  Merchant  replied on  Dec 10, 2012

Q:

how well does IPL help acne and acne scarring? Also what is earliest you can do between treatments?

Debra L.  asked on  Dec 9, 2012

A:

Thank you for your question Debra. I typically use skin care products and chemical peels for active acne. These give the best results. For acne scars, fractional lasers give better results than IPL photofacial treatments. Please contact us if you would like to schedule a free consultation so I can examine your skin and make the best recommendations for you.

Dr. A.  from  Merchant  replied on  Dec 9, 2012

Q:

is this procedu painful?

bill s.  asked on  Dec 8, 2012

A:

This is a common question. The procedure is gentle, noninvasive, and safe. The laser feels like a hot rubber band snapping against the skin. Generally, there is no need for a topical anesthetic. However at A E Skin we use a topical numbing cream for about 15 minutes prior to the procedure because patient comfort is a priority. We also use cold gel and cold air to keep you comfortable during the procedure. The procedure takes a few minutes and most people tolerate it very well.

Dr. A.  from  Merchant  replied on  Dec 8, 2012

Q:

When is your earliest availability? Do you have openings next week for Groupon customers?

Y  asked on  Dec 7, 2012

A:

Thank you for your question. We will start scheduling treatments starting Monday December 17, 2012. Please contact us to schedule an appointment.

Dr. A.  from  Merchant  replied on  Dec 8, 2012

Q:

If a doctor or nurse going to be giving the treatment? And, it says in the fine print that a consultation is required. Is that an added fee? What is the down time, if any? What is the recommendation of time to wait between treatments? Do you see results after the first treatment if using for brown spots?

Lee C.  asked on  Dec 7, 2012

A:

Thank you for your questions. Dr. Alex does all of the treatments. The consultation is complimentary and included with the treatment. Downtime is minimal. Most people can go to work the next day, but some people may be red for 24 to 48 hours and dark discolorations may get darker before they get lighter. Treatments are usually done at four to six week intervals. Results vary for each person, but most people see at least some results after the first treatment, and continued improvement with a series of three treatments.

Dr. A.  from  Merchant  replied on  Dec 7, 2012

Q:

Which IPL machine do you use?

Cerina d.  asked on  Dec 7, 2012

A:

We use the Forever Young BBL by Sciton which has the advantages of being a powerful laser, but at the same time very versatile so settings can be adjusted easily for each person's skin and treatments are safe and fast. For more information, please see the link below. http://foreveryoungbbl.com/ You can also see our informational brochure: http://alexeshaghianmedical.com/documents/BBLbrochure.pdf Thank you for your questions.

Dr. A.  from  Merchant  replied on  Dec 7, 2012

Q:

Is the ipl treatment good for people of color

Debra E.  asked on  Dec 7, 2012

A:

This is a great question Debra. People with dark skin have increased risks for side effects such as darkening of the skin after cosmetic procedures. For this reason, I typically recommend starting on a good skin care regimen with prescription-strength brightening agents for several weeks prior to the procedure. Additionally, the settings used are more conservative and because of this more treatments are required over a period of time. Please see our blog post of minimizing risks for those with dark skin getting cosmetic procedures: http://alexeshaghianmedical.blogspot.com/2012/05/minimizing-risks-for-those-with-dark.html Also, photofacial treatments are not appropriate for those with type VI skin. Please refer to the following blog post for information on skin types: http://alexeshaghianmedical.blogspot.com/2012/04/fitzpatrick-skin-type-classification.html Thank you for your question.

Dr. A.  from  Merchant  replied on  Dec 7, 2012

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