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What is IPL photofacial
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Dr. Daphne Panagotacos and her team of professionals in Westlake Village work with patients to help them achieve beautiful, healthy skin. While an at-home skin care routine can work on troublesome issues such as acne in some cases, there are times when further steps may be needed to achieve the results patients desire. When patients want to improve issues such as texture, tone, and pigmentation, they may be a great candidate for IPL photofacial.

What is IPL Photofacial?

Using the Palomar Icon, IPL Photofacial uses Intense Pulsed Light that reaches deep within the skin to restore it. It is less invasive than traditional laser resurfacing which may require downtime and some discomfort. The benefit of this treatment is that it treats a number of skin concerns including:

  • Sun damage
  • Rosacea
  • Broken capillaries
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Discoloration


How Does it Work?

IPL Photofacial uses pulses of intense light which can reach the capillaries and melanin deep within the skin. At the same time, it stimulates collagen and elastin production, which increases elasticity in the skin, giving it a more youthful appearance over the course of time. Texture and tone are improved greatly even after one treatment, making it a wonderful option for those who want to enhance their appearance.

The procedure is simple. Patients may have numbing cream applied to their skin for comfort before the procedure begins. The laser device is run along the skin, reaching deep within the skin’s layers to provide effective, safe, and fast treatment. Patients will notice gradual results in their skin’s appearance, with flaking and fading happening a week or two after their first treatment.

Do you want to find out more about the amazing technology used at the practice of Dr. Daphne Panagotacos? Contact her today at 805-379-3376 to make an appointment. During a consultation, she can determine if you are an appropriate candidate for IPL Photofacial treatment.


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Meet Dr. Daphne Panagotacos

Dr. Daphne Panagotacos graduated in medicine from USC Keck School of Medicine and served her dermatology residency at the Cleveland Metropolitan Hospital, in Cleveland Ohio. She is a member of the American College of Mohs Surgery, specializing in Mohs micrographic surgery. Her clinic offers a broad range of services, covering all areas of dermatology.

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