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La Costa Town Square, 3427 Via Montebello, Suite 176, Carlsbad CA 92009

Why Consider Photofacial Treatments?

A photofacial can help you remedy various skin care problems along with delivering facial rejuvenation results, making your skin look younger and less wrinkled. Most of our San Diego photofacial patients undergo this treatment to remedy the following:

  • Melasma
  • Rosacea
  • Skin discoloration due to sun damage
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Irregular facial redness
  • Brown spots
  • Age spots
  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • Freckles on the hands, chest and face
  • Broken capillaries around the face and the nose

How Does Photofacial/IPL Treatment Work?

Your photofacial treatment generally begins with applying a layer of ultrasound gel to the treatment area. The hand piece is then applied to the a skin. The IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) hand piece delivers a broad spectrum of light to the skin. The light is absorbed by the blood and melanin in the skin. In response to this, the body’s natural healing process is triggered, which then heals itself, thereby removing all of the damaged tissue, skin discolorations and irregularities.

IPL technology can be adjusted to deliver a variety of wavelengths, which allows us to optimize the treatment according to each patient’s unique needs. For best results, treatments are completed within 4 to 6 sessions, and occasional maintenance treatments, especially for patients with melasma and rosacea.

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Photofacial Recovery and Aftercare

Recovery from photorejuvenation requires no downtime. In general, your skin will feel like you have been sunburned for a few days. Some patients may experience mild swelling, depending on how aggressive their treatment is. You may return to regular activities right away. The dark spots will harden and flake off within a few days.

IPL treatments on the hands and chest may last a little longer. But you should have a clean, even complexion within a week or so. The most important part of the aftercare process is to protect the skin from sun damage while it is healing and thereafter. We will also recommend the best soothing moisturizes that will help with the healing process.

At your complimentary photofacial consultation, Dr. Tirgari will examine your skin to determine how many treatments you will need and if this is the right treatment option for you in the first place or weather you would benefit more from a fractional laser treatment. Please call us today at 619-494-3944 or complete the form on this page to schedule your appointment. Avalon Laser serves patients in San Diego, Carlsbad, Del Mar and nearby areas.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Avalon Laser considers the health and safety of our patients, employees and families our top priority. We have been monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic very closely and want to do our part to ensure the best outcome. For this reason, in the interest of the health and welfare of our clients and our staff, we have decided to temporarily close our Carlsbad and San Diego locations, effective March 18, 2020 until further notice from the Federal Government and the State of California.

During these challenging circumstances, we want to reassure our clients that any discounts, specials or other promotions will be honored and that we will do our utmost to maintain appointment schedules in a manner that provide our clients with the best results, while also complying with the safety directives. We will continue to monitor this situation closely and provide updates as they become available.

Your health and well-being are our top priority. Thank you for your patience and trust in Avalon Laser. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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