Laser & IPL

Essential Bella

Med Spa & Laser Center located in Pleasanton, CA

Adults who want to combat the signs of aging without the use of cosmetic injectables or invasive procedures can rejuvenate their skin with advanced fractional laser and intense pulsed light (IPL) technology. Elizabeth Huang, RN, of Essential Bella med spa in Pleasanton, California, expertly administers laser and IPL skin resurfacing treatments so you can renew your skin and address common skin concerns without needles or surgical procedures. Learn how fractional laser and IPL treatments stimulate your skin’s healing response by calling the office or booking a consultation online today.

Laser & IPL Q & A

What is a fractional laser skin resurfacing treatment?

Fractional laser skin resurfacing is a treatment in which Elizabeth at Essential Bella gently glides a device over your skin to deliver very precise microbeams of laser energy into the deeper layers of tissue. Fractional laser skin resurfacing can be ablative, reaching deep layers of skin tissue, or nonablative, with little discomfort to the surface of your skin. The laser energy stimulates your body’s natural healing process, so it attempts to repair your skin after treatment.

As a result, you produce new collagen and healthy, new tissue to replace dull, aging tissue that’s been damaged by the sun or become wrinkled or saggy over the years. With nonablative fractional laser resurfacing, there’s only minimal discomfort and almost no downtime. As your skin rejuvenates itself from the inside out, you enjoy the benefits of a smoother, more even complexion with fewer visible lines and wrinkles. 

What is an IPL photofacial?

Intense pulsed light, or IPL, uses a technology in which light converts to heat energy. This process is known as an IPL photofacial or photo rejuvenation. The light waves target color particles in your skin, including:

  • Sun spots
  • Broken capillaries
  • Freckles

IPL photofacials improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin, remove the redness of rosacea, even out hyperpigmentation, and gently rejuvenate your skin.

The treatment is relatively pain-free, and like fractional laser skin resurfacing, IPL also promotes new collagen growth. In the weeks that follow your IPL photofacial treatment, you notice a more radiant complexion. 

How many laser or IPL treatments do I need?

Essential Bella customizes your treatment based on your skin issues and your desired results. You may need a series of fractional laser or IPL treatments over the course of a few weeks to achieve your aesthetic goals. Because your skin produces new collagen and skin cells, you notice a gradual improvement in your skin’s tone and texture with each treatment.

Results are long-lasting, so you can enjoy a more radiant complexion, even skin tone, and fewer visible lines and wrinkles. Most people only need touch-up treatments periodically to maintain their skin’s rejuvenated appearance. 

To learn more about fractional laser skin resurfacing and IPL photofacials, call to schedule a consultation at Essential Bella. Or, use the convenient online booking tool.