IPL Laser

IPL Laser Specialist
Dr. Jamie Lipeles of OB/GYN, located in Marina Del Rey, California, is committed to bringing his patients the latest in technological advances, including the IPL laser. Dr. Lipeles is an expert in using IPL for hair removal, removal of pigmentation issues and skin tightening for women throughout Marina Del Rey, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Venice, Westchester, El Segundo, Playa Vista, Culver City and the greater South Bay area.

IPL Laser Q & A

by Dr. Jamie Lipeles

What Is an IPL Laser?

An IPL laser uses intense light pulses to correct a wide range of skin flaws and remove hair. The most unique aspect of an IPL laser is its filters, which enable Dr. Lipeles to target treatment areas with unparalleled precision so that surrounding tissue is not affected, only the desired location. Filters can be changed to emit different levels of light that are capable of handling different types of issues, involving either skin or hair. This advanced technology allows Dr. Lipeles to perform a wide variety of procedures with a single laser and a number of interchangeable features.

What Conditions can it Treat?

IPL laser systems are extremely safe and effective in performing a number of enhancement procedures. These include:

  • Laser hair removal, on most parts of the face and body.
  • Tissue rejuvenation, that restores elasticity to the skin and reduces visible signs of aging. IPL treatments can also help smooth uneven skin texture, reduce enlarged pores, and eliminate wrinkles by stimulating collagen production.
  • Pigmentation issues. It can be used to get rid of red spots or diffuse redness and can help with acne and rosacea. One of the most popular uses of this technology is in the treatment of sunspots. The IPL laser is the most effective means of blending, lightening and eliminating discoloration of sunspots.   

What do IPL procedures and recovery entail?

Dr. Lipeles uses a handheld device that he passed across the skin. The device delivers a spectral range of light targeted at the hair or skin issue to be treated. Most patients do not experience discomfort and anesthetics are not needed. However, those who have very sensitive skin can opt for a numbing cream applied 30 minutes before their procedure. There is no downtime. Patients can return to work the same day and resume their regular activities.

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