IPL Specialist

Donald Lee, DO -  - MedSpa


Donald Lee, DO

MedSpa & Wellness located in Fremont, CA

If you want to brighten your complexion and restore your vibrancy but avoid surgery, intense pulsed light (IPL) may be what you’re searching for. In Fremont, California, Donald Lee, DO, leads Biz MedSpa, offering IPL for skin rejuvenation, wrinkle reduction, and scar healing. Call for your appointment today and discuss the benefits of IPL with Dr. Lee or book your appointment online.


What is Intense Pulsed Light?

Intense pulsed light (IPL) uses light therapy in different wavelengths on your skin. IPL is not laser therapy, instead acting more like a camera flash. Dr. Lee uses IPL for removing or minimizing skin issues such as:

  • Age spots
  • Unsightly blood vessels
  • Freckles
  • Sun damage spots
  • Birthmarks
  • Rosacea

IPL is effective anywhere on the body but may not work as well on uneven areas or darker skin tones. In your consultation, Dr. Lee explains what you personally can expect from IPL therapy and can help you decide if it will help you achieve optimal results.

How does IPL work?

Dr. Lee uses the Palomar™ IPL device. The second layer of your skin, which holds the pigment-producing cells, absorbs the light energy from the handheld device. The heat destroys any unwanted pigments in your skin cells, causing any dark spots such as freckles and age spots to disappear. The light from Palomar IPL causes a slight stinging on your skin, but Dr. Lee offers cooling gels to reduce any discomfort. Treatments usually last between 20-30 minutes depending on what part of your body Dr. Lee treats.

Does IPL work on acne?

Some acne resists healing, and the Palomar IPL works quickly to promote healing from bacteria and reduce the look of scarring. IPL helps to kill the bacteria on your skin and regenerate healthier skin from beneath. If you have acne scars or overactive acne issues, Dr. Lee can help you get it under control quickly and easily.

How long does recovery take with IPL?

Your skin may feel sore or look red, as if you got a slight sunburn, after your IPL procedure. The redness and sensitivity usually subsides after a few hours, and you can return to normal activity right away, including using makeup. Dr. Lee does recommend applying sunscreen and avoiding the sun as much as possible immediately after treatment as the skin heals.

While improvement in age spots and freckles can be seen in a week after one treatment, Dr. Lee may recommend more than one IPL treatment for optimal results as some pigmented lesions are more tenacious. They can be completed in a series over the course of a few months.

If you want a safe treatment of lines, blood vessels, or scars, consider using Palomar IPL from certified specialists with Dr. Lee at Biz MedSpa in Fremont, California. Book your appointment online today or call the office at your earliest convenience.