IPL Specialist

Cataleya Aesthetics

Aesthetic Clinics located in San Jose, CA

Intense pulse-light (IPL) therapy with Lumecca® can help refresh the appearance of your skin and give you a greater sense of self-confidence. Daniel Reyes-Villa, MD, Olga Dzhulay, RNC, BSN, and their team of aesthetic experts at Cataleya Aesthetics, offer high-quality IPL therapy to the men and women of San Jose, California. Using state-of-the-art Inmode® technology, they perform IPL therapy to treat a wide variety of aesthetic skin concerns. If you’re interested in learning more about how IPL therapy with Lumecca can benefit you, call the office or request an appointment online today.

IPL Q & A

What is intense pulsed light therapy?

Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy is an aesthetic treatment that uses focused light energy to treat skin conditions such as:

  • Brown spots
  • Sun damage
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Chronic redness
  • Broken capillaries
  • Spider veins
  • Rosacea
  • Birthmarks, or port wine stains
  • Acne and scarring
  • Freckles
  • Enlarged pores and oil glands
  • Dull skin

IPL is a noninvasive approach to diminishing skin blemishes with little or no pain and downtime. Cataleya Aesthetics is proud to use the Inmode Lumecca® system, which is one of the most potent and effective IPL treatments in the industry.

How does IPL improve my skin?

IPL uses photothermolysis technology, which means it uses light-generated heat, to destroy cells that cause skin blemishes. Using a specially designed device, Lumecca applies safe, therapeutic levels of light energy to:

  • Break down pigment cells that cause discoloration
  • Constrict and diminish broken blood vessels that cause redness
  • Stimulate new, healthy collagen production that firms and refreshes skin

IPL is a gentle method that works with the body’s natural ability to eliminate destroyed cells and promote new cell growth. Just one treatment can leave your skin looking younger and more radiant.

What are the benefits of IPL therapy?

IPL therapy holds many benefits that improve the quality and appearance of your skin. Benefits include:

  • Shrunken enlarged pores and oil glands
  • Brighter skin complexion
  • Increased collagen production
  • Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduced unwanted facial hair
  • More even skin tone and color

Lumecca treatments are useful for treating your skin blemishes on the face, neck, décolletage, hands, arms, and legs.

What happens during IPL therapy?

During your initial consultation, Cataleya Aesthetics assesses your blemishes, takes an extensive health history, and answers questions you may have. If IPL is the best course of treatment for your skin condition, the team creates a personalized plan of care that fits your needs.

During your session, your aesthetician provides protective eyewear and applies a cooling gel to the treatment area. Most people don’t experience severe discomfort, but you may feel something like a mild snap during treatment. Treatments last from 10-40 minutes, depending on the size and severity of your skin problems.

You should notice an immediate improvement in the clarity and quality of your skin after the first session, though 1-3 sessions may give optimal results.

To see how IPL can diminish signs of aging, reverse sun damage, and improve common skin conditions, call or schedule an appointment with Cataleya Aesthetics today.