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IPL / BBL Specialist

Open Canvas Laser

Aesthetic Medicine located in San Luis Obispo, CA

Advanced intense pulsed light (IPL/BBL by Sciton) photofacials are one of the most modern ways to restore your youthful, healthier skin. With the help of Wilton McLeod, DO, Emerald McLeod, FNP and the team of aesthetic specialists at Open Canvas Laser, you can start your path to smoother, more even-toned skin. Book your rejuvenating IPL photofacial at this San Luis Obispo, California, clinic today. Click on the online scheduler, or call the office directly.


How do IPL photofacials work?

Intense pulsed light photofacial treatments deliver a series of broad-spectrum high-intensity light pulses directly into your skin. These alternative facials work by gently heating up your skin and breaking up patches of melanin (skin pigments).

Once the light has effectively damaged these cells, your body realizes it has no use for them anymore. These treated, damaged cells either shed away or get absorbed by your body. Within a few weeks of your treatment, you start noticing visibly smoother, brighter, more even-toned skin.*

What can IPL photofacials treat?

Because modern IPL systems utilize multiple energy wavelengths, a single treatment can correct a wide variety of issues. An IPL photofacial might be right for you if you have:

  • Brown spots
  • Sun damage
  • Large pores
  • Acne breakouts
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Chronic redness, as with rosacea

Your personalized IPL photofacial from Open Canvas Laser can even minimize the appearance of unsightly facial vessels.

What happens during an IPL photofacial?

Your dedicated aesthetic specialist at Open Canvas Laser sits down with you and discusses all of your skin concerns and ideal outcomes before getting started on your IPL photofacial. Once they get a better understanding of your specific needs, you lie back on the table, slip on your protective eyewear, and relax.

After applying a thin layer of ultrasound transmission gel, which helps evenly disperse IPL beams, your aesthetic practitioner glides the handheld instrument over your skin. Each “zap” of the IPL system feels like tiny rubber bands hitting your skin, a sensation that’s very well tolerated. The entire process takes around 15-20 minutes.

When will I have results after an IPL photofacial?

In most cases, you should notice a dramatic improvement in your skin’s tone and texture within a few weeks of your IPL photofacial at Open Canvas Laser. For optimal results, it’s common to need at least 2-3 sessions, each spaced about 2-4 weeks apart.

One of the biggest benefits of IPL photofacials is that you have little to no downtime. While you might experience slight redness, you can immediately apply makeup or return to your normal activities.

Schedule your IPL photofacial at Open Canvas Laser today. You can request an appointment either online or over the phone.

*Individual results may vary.