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IPL Photofacial

The intense pulsed light (IPL) Photofacial was designed to combat the effects of aging and sun damaged skin in a softer, gentler way. The redness and flushing of rosacea can be reduced 80 to 90 percent after several treatments. IPL Photofacial treatments can be used to treat sun damaged, brown “age spots” or red skin anywhere on the body.

If you would like to learn more about Photofacials, request a consultation online, or call South Bay Plastic Surgeons at (310) 784-0644 and one of our helpful staff members will schedule your appointment.

About IPL

Using the advanced IPL system, our laser nurse specialists will gently deliver a precise amount of light energy through your skin. Treatments are spaced out at 3-week intervals. The energy is delivered at specific settings for each treatment to maximize your results.

The light energy stimulates the production of collagen. As the new collagen forms, it softens the appearance of aging skin. Fine lines and wrinkles are decreased. Brown “age spots” diminish or disappear, and the redness associated with rosacea can be dramatically reduced.

The IPL photorejuvenation program generally consists of 4 to 6 treatment sessions at 3-week intervals. Similar to many spa services like our BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal filler treatments, a typical session lasts about 20 minutes so you can actually schedule an appointment during the lunch hour. A major advantage of IPL technology is its broad, adjustable spectrum of light. This unique feature allows your doctor to customize treatment according to your specific condition and skin type, producing a more pleasing and natural-looking result than can be achieved with laser systems.

Prior to treatment, a cool gel is applied to the skin, and you may be given dark glasses to protect your eyes from the bright light. The smooth glass surface of the IPL handpiece is then used to administer pulses of light to your face. You may a feel a slight sting, like the snap of a rubber band. However, local anesthesia or pain medication is seldom required. It’s quick, easy and virtually painless.

Treatment planner

Don't know what you need?

Knowing which treatments are best-suited for your concerns can be confusing. Our interactive Treatment Planner is an easy-to-use guide to various skin conditions and the therapies our skin care specialists recommend.

Plan Your Treatment

Another reason why IPL photorejuvenation is so successful is that it is a true “multi-tasker.” It improves redness and broken blood vessels, erases age spots and areas of skin discoloration, as well as reaches down to the level of collagen to enhance your skin tone and texture. More effective than creams and medications, IPL also offers relief from the symptoms of rosacea, including flushing. Furthermore, results are excellent on other sensitive body areas, like the back of your hands, chest and neck. This versatility sets IPL photorejuvenation apart from any other treatment approach.

A Reputation Built on Results

You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at South Bay Plastic Surgeons, we're committed to providing all that and more. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself what our actual patients have to say about their experiences with us.

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5.0/5
Nov 11, 2020
Google The Spa at South Bay Plastic Surgeons
This office is so professional and friendly!! Great staff, beautiful office and top of the line treatments
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5.0/5
Nov 11, 2020
Google The Spa at South Bay Plastic Surgeons
Love the Spa and Freda ~ I purchased the VIP membership about a year ago, Freda has been giving me my facials every month which I look so forward to. All the benefits of having the VIP membership is worth every penny!! Stephanie has been doing my injections and now laser treatments for about 6 months now and absolutely love my visits with her!! She’s amazing! Highly recommend The Spa at South Bay Plastic Surgery!!
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5.0/5
Nov 7, 2020
Google The Spa at South Bay Plastic Surgeons
I had my first experience with Botox and Nancy was the sweetest! Totally informative, and the process was painless. Highly recommend Nancy
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5.0/5
Nov 4, 2020
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Awesome service! The ladies there are always professional. Sahara and Nancy are the best!
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5.0/5
Oct 29, 2020
Google The Spa at South Bay Plastic Surgeons
Had an amazing experience getting both skin care treatments and injectables! Love all the providers and can’t say enough good things. My skin has transformed!
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5.0/5
Oct 8, 2020
Google The Spa at South Bay Plastic Surgeons
Stephanie is my “go to”! She is the best! If you’re thinking about injections or fillers but you’re on the fence, see her!! She is so knowledgeable and good at what she does. You won’t be disappointed! I have recommended numerous friends to her and they have all been thrilled with her services! A++++
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5.0/5
Sep 8, 2020
Google The Spa at South Bay Plastic Surgeons
I saw Nancy to get filler for the first time. She was so thorough about talking to me about what I was looking for, how to achieve my results, providing options. We settled on a plan of a combo of Kybella and filler and I'm already excited about the results. Also she is fantastic about giving injections - there is no pain!
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5.0/5
Jul 6, 2020
Google The Spa at South Bay Plastic Surgeons
Clean office! Great customer service
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5.0/5
Jul 4, 2020
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I'm so happy I found this place. I got some under-eye fillers and botox with RN Nancy. She's amazing, she did an amazing job and she is very kind. I purchased the 6 month VIP express facial, Frida did my facial and she is amazing! Great staff 🙂
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5.0/5
Jun 27, 2020
Google The Spa at South Bay Plastic Surgeons
The staff is friendly and professional. Nancy knows exactly what my skin needs, and is very gentle. I had a Clear and Brilliant treatment with Nancy recently, I looked at myself tonight and really noticed my skin glowing! Thanks, Nancy!
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5.0/5
Jun 25, 2020
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I’ve been coming to Stephanie for Botox for the last two years. At 1st I was scared because I didn’t want to appear overly done. Stephanie was patient with me and calmed my nerves by explaining the process & her expertise with the different patient preferences. She does such a wonderful job and her bedside manner is the best! She is currently giving me laser treatments. I’m on my 3rd session and I the outcome so far is better than I imagined! Going to Stephanie was the best decision I’ve made on my journey to self care & improvement. I obviously highly recommend her & you will too!
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5.0/5
Jun 18, 2020
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I'm really happy with my laser hair removal treatment done by Nancy. She was very informative and made me feel very comfortable. She went over the area thoroughly and was super professional! The spa was very clean and all the staff was very friendly.
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5.0/5
Jun 18, 2020
Google The Spa at South Bay Plastic Surgeons
Nurse Stephanie Lapham is the best ! Undergoing any aesthetic treatment requires a great deal of trust in your provider. As a patient of Stephanie's for about 3 years, I have received almost all treatments provided and always walk out of the office with AMAZING RESULTS and confidence. Stephanie always gives her honest and expert opinion. She takes her time to listen to what you want to aesthetically achieve both short and long term, educates you on all your options to make the best-informed decision (no surprises), and takes her time with a gentle hand in all treatments I have received. Not only is Stephanie a master at her craft and knowledgeable in the newest techniques, she's also the sweetest most genuine person. The staff is also amazing. I can always count on Camille, Elizabeth, and Sahara for all pre/post treatment questions, products, and follow up. They are very knowledgeable, always aware of my treatment plan, and are so patient in accommodating my busy schedule. I highly recommend Stephanie to all my friends and colleagues because I know they will be in great hands.
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5.0/5
Mar 25, 2020
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After being diagnosed with Breast Cancer and have a lot of treatments and surgeries my Plastic Surgeon Dr. Burrel who did an excellent Breast reconstruction referred me to Valerie Gilbert the Best Tatto Artist to be the cherry on top the FINEST touch to my breast... She is very nice, funny, kind, caring and really sweet person; and also she makes you feel like home.. She is a Specialist on Permanent Areola Repigmentation And Nipple Restoration.... and I don't have words to describe the AMAZING JOB she made for me.... She is very Professional and take very seriously her Job... what else can I say she's an Angel from Heaven... I'm so thankful that God is taking care on me and I can see it in all the Angels He has been sent to my life and definitely Valerie you're one of them... Thank you Valerie for you work of Excellence! ... God Bless you Always!...
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5.0/5
Jan 18, 2020
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I love this place Nancy is the best she’s the only one I trust with my face. I always feel great after each visit. I highly recommend her.
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5.0/5
May 25, 2019
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I have been a client of Angelique George for 10 years. I would not think of going to anyone else but her. She is caring, professional and knows the in's and outs of the business and the best products to use. She is also very gentle, sincere and knows how to guide one when issues come up. She truly loves her work and is very dedicated to it and her clients. She gives more than 100 percent at every session and makes you feel so comfortable. I recommend her highly.
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5.0/5
Mar 27, 2019
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Michelle Florez is absolutely fantastic. She is an expert at what she does. She explains exactly everything to you clearly and precisely. She is very knowledgeable and takes what she does with pride. I have never had a negative experience the 6 years that i have been coming to the spa. Besides being an expert she is very professional, uplifting, positive and honest. She does not push products or procedures. She only gives suggestions once she is asked by the client. I could write pages on Michelle. All in all she is the best! I am so lucky to have found her.
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5.0/5
Mar 14, 2019
Google The Spa at South Bay Plastic Surgeons
I've been coming to this Spa for a year now! I was always concern with my skin but never knew the actions to take. Everyone here has made me feel so comfortable in taking these steps. I've done multiple peels and facials with the different Estheticians who have been so sweet and always make me feel so relaxed.. my skin care has improved so much and I see such a change in my acne and texture! I also have done injectable treatments here, the nurses are exceptional and put me at ease!
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5.0/5
Oct 31, 2018
Google The Spa at South Bay Plastic Surgeons
Michelle Florez is fabulous! I was a very late starter to getting anything done on my face. I was terrified because Im very sensitive to chemicals and I really cant handle pain. I also am not a fan of the look of over done plastic surgery or over injected faces. No frozen face or big lips wanted by me. But I also wanted to look my best, and also as natural as Possible, and with as little pain and down time as possible. Microneedling with stem cells is amazing! Michelle listens and is very careful to do what I am comfortable with. She is extremely professional, patient, honest and really experienced. On top of that she is a true artist. It’s Obvious by the beautiful and careful work she does. I even had a pretty bad aliergic reaction (to products after a treatment I think I’m allergic to retinol) one time and the way Michelle handled it and checked on me, made me confident that I would be coming back to her no matter what. I could not Recommend her more highly if you want anything cosmetic done to your face. And the spa itself is very nice, very well run and I am a very happy client. Thanks to Michelie!
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5.0/5
Oct 11, 2018
Google The Spa at South Bay Plastic Surgeons
This morning I had a facial with Frida at the new location of the Spa at SBPS. The facility is nice and bright with an open, contemporary feeling. Frida was very attentive and kind, making sure I felt comfortable. The whole experience was so relaxing. I would definitely recommend the Spa at SBPS.
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5.0/5
Jun 30, 2018
Google The Spa at South Bay Plastic Surgeons
I have been waiting years to really take care of myself putting others wishes ahead of me...when i finally decided to go foward with the consultation i had the kindest most Sensitive nurse in Lou...she made me feel confident in my choices and the results are amazing! LOVE U LOU! 💟💟💟💟💟 P.S. the office staff is the best!💟
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5.0/5
Jun 13, 2018
Google The Spa at South Bay Plastic Surgeons
Lou was gentle and the injections were painless! She was good about making sure I was doing okay throughout the treatment...highly recommended!!
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5.0/5
Mar 2, 2018
Google The Spa at South Bay Plastic Surgeons
Great service from the Spa - and from Lou. Would highly recommend.
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5.0/5
Feb 11, 2018
Google The Spa at South Bay Plastic Surgeons
Frida always makes my skin feel and look great after a facial. Thank you Frida!
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5.0/5
Feb 9, 2018
Google The Spa at South Bay Plastic Surgeons
*SBPS AESTHETIC INSTITUTE SUITE 302 Getting a Breast Augmentation was something that I have always wanted to do. Being in the foster care system taught me to be an independent woman, and as a part of that, I sought out to fix something about myself I was never truly comfortable with. It didn’t take long to find the perfect match for me. Once I found my team, I didn’t think twice. To Rachel the “Bra Fitter”, thank you for always making me feel comfortable during those awkward times of the fittings, and ensuring me that I was always in good hands. If they had a sales position for your job, you would be the best, and your communication was unparalleled. To Dr. Burrell the “Mastermind”, thank you for helping me trust doctors again. I trusted you implicitly with every direction that we took. You are so skilled in what you do and the passion you have for your job shows in every conversation we had. To Krishna the “Sweetest Receptionist”, thank you for welcoming me with open arms. I have had so many horrible interactions when it came to doctors’ offices, and your awesome smile made me feel like home. I never knew offices like yours could be so welcoming. Though you are the first face everyone sees when you walk in, I am honored that you took so much time out of your day to check in on me. To Olga the “Unbelievable Recovery Nurse”, thank you for walking me through my day-of procedures and what to expect. You handled my fear of needles like a champ, and I know I am not easy to deal with when it comes to “the poke”. I was so nervous before, but your calming bedside manner made me feel as though I was talking to my very own best friend. To Dr. Patel the “Vein Champagne Supplier”, thank you for being by my side. You knew exactly what to say to keep me calm. Our pre-operation call was like speaking to someone’s mother. You walked me through everything step by step and knowing you were by my side during the surgery made it all the more easy! To Chelsea the “Nurse with the biggest smile”, thank you for keeping my emotions high. Your demeanor made me feel so comfortable! Last but not least, to Cara the “Raddest Nurse”. How could you forget a girl like her? She was amazing. From the moment she walked in the room, I knew I was in good hands. You were so gentle, and I could tell you cared. It’s often easy to forget about all the people that made this happen, and if I did, I apologize-must be the drugs!  I am beyond thrilled with everything so far, and even more, I am so happy to have been surrounded by such amazing people throughout this journey. If you are looking for a place to go, this is the absolute best choice in the South Bay! -Madison Lucci
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5.0/5
Dec 21, 2016
Google The Spa at South Bay Plastic Surgeons
I loved The Spa at South Bay Plastic Surgeons! This is a true medical spa- the results in my skin are truly amazing. I had tiny little red veins around my nose and they were zapped away with a laser. My eyebrows have been disappearing and now they beautifully frame my face and tattooing them was the best decision I've ever made. I'm so glad I went here as the results are so natural but it took ten years off! Also, I got great advice on products and have notice an amazing improvement in my skin tone and trxture which I did not expect after only a few weeks of use. I will go back for BOTOX and some other things as they are true medical professionals and their expertise is obvious.

You Deserve the Best

Let’s face it, more often than not, today’s younger and more active population doesn’t have the time, money or inclination to deal with an intensive procedure in the hospital. If you’ve been holding out for a non-invasive solution to the anti-aging dilemma, now you can enjoy the real-time benefits of IPL photorejuvenation. Plus, the gradual phasing in of your rejuvenated appearance means no one has to know precisely what’s new and different – they’ll simply be amazed at how great you look.

Join the many thousands of people who are putting a priority on their appearance. This is the 21st century. There is a non-invasive technology that can erase the signs of aging from your face and body. You can look as young and healthy on the outside as you feel on the inside. The technology is cleared by the FDA, and the treatments are delivered by registered nurses that have been trained in advance techniques, and have been doing the treatments for a number of years. Don’t you deserve the very best?

For another light and laser-based skin rejuvenation option, consider Clear + Brilliant™.

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