|Gene Rubinstein, M.D.
Board Certified Dermatologist and Harvard Trained Laser Specialist
PhotoFacial | IPL | v-beam
Los Angeles | Studio City | Hollywood
Making Hollywood look beautiful even in HD.
Laser and IPL PHOTOFACIAL
Face make-up has been used for centuries to create a clear
complexion and cover up imperfections of the skin. Today, we
have the tools to permanently achieve flawless skin and simply
use make-up to enhance facial features and “beautify” the skin.
What is a PhotoFacial?
IPL and Laser Photorejuvenation or PhotoFacial as it is
commonly called, is a non-invasive procedure that uses
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and other lasers to rejuvenate the
skin by erasing sun damage and other signs of aging from the
face, neck, chest, and hands. It is an in-office procedure. All
treatments are personally performed by Dr. Rubinstein. A
treatment program typically includes three to six sessions of
about 20 minutes each, performed at three-week intervals.
What can a PhotoFacial treat?
IPL Photorejuvenation has the unique capacity to treat multiple
symptoms of aging skin on your entire face in each treatment
session. Among these are fine lines, red blemishes, mottled
coloration, broken blood vessels, pigment discoloration such
as freckles and age spots, enlarged pores, coarse or rough
skin, loss of skin tone and elasticity, and general sun damage.
The result is a youthful, smooth and revitalized facial
appearance. IPL can also treat spots, discolored areas and
other tell-tale signs of aging on your hands, chest and neck.
Dr. Rubinstein often uses the V-Beam laser in addition to IPL
to help address redness or fine vessels on the cheeks or the
nose. Dr. Rubinstein believes that "Combining technologies
together gives us the tools to achieve results our patients have
grown to expect."
Why is the PhotoFacial our top procedure?
In addition to treating multiple symptoms and locations in each
session, a PhotoFacial is gentle, non-invasive and safe.
Because of this, there is virtually no "down time." You see
results in the complexion and the skin texture of the entire face.
You can return to your normal routines and activities
immediately. Additionally, treatment parameters are
customized to your specific skin type and color, providing the
best possible results.
Who is a candidate for this procedure?
As soon as your skin begins to show signs of aging, sun
damage, acne scars, redness or general dullness, a
PhotoFacial is the first step in most rejuvenation regimens.
This treatment is recommended for women and men.
Treatment is also recommended for the hands, chest, arms,
legs or back, wherever you may have sun damage.
How is a PhotoFacial performed?
Prior to treatment, a cold gel may be applied to the area to be
treated, and you may be given dark glasses or goggles to
shield your eyes from the bright light.
During treatment, the smooth glass surface of the IPL or laser
handpiece is gently applied to your skin, delivering pulses of
light to the area being treated. Treatments are usually
considered pain-free, but an anesthetic cream can be used if
you find the light pulses at all uncomfortable. Treatment
sessions usually last about 20 minutes, and a complete
program usually includes three to four sessions and a
maintenance treatment every 12 to 18 months or as the skin
ages in the future.
After treatment, you can return to your normal routines and
activities immediately. Occasionally, there may be signs of
treatment such as redness or blotchiness that can last from a
few hours to a few days. You will see gradual improvement
from each session, resulting in a dramatic improvement by the
end of your treatment program. Results are long-lasting,
usually a year or longer. The treated skin is more sun sensitive
for two to three weeks. Treatment is not usually done when
people have a tan. Protecting your skin from the sun and
including antioxidants into your skin care routine after the
treatment helps prevent new damage and slows down the
aging of the skin.
How much does a PhotoFacial cost?
Cost depends on the areas being treated and other factors.
Compared to other aesthetic procedures, PhotoFacials are
quite affordable since numerous antiaging conditions are
addressed with minimal down time, making this a desirable
option for those on a budget. It is usually priced above
microdermabrasion or certain chemical peels, but costs less
than laser resurfacing and cosmetic surgeries. PhotoFacials
are not covered by health insurance. Please e-mail us for
current pricing and check out our Website Specials.
Beyond the PhotoFacial
To learn more about laser treatments for wrinkles and skin
tightening, click here to learn what may be right for you. Active
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“It is virtually impossible to achieve results using
one laser or one modality; it’s a process” says Dr.
Rubinstein, Director of the Dermatology and
Laser Centre of Studio City, CA. "We have so
many tools in the dermatologist's tool box today,
correctly customizing treatment for every patient
to achieve natural looking results is our goal. "