Are You Unhappy With Your Skin? Try IPL!

IPL Photofacial San Francisco

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photofacial uses high energy light waves to eliminate or reduce facial wrinkles, rosacea, moderate acne scars, and fine lines. For the right candidate, skin texture will be improved, discolorations are eliminated, and pore size will be reduced. Also, there will be production of new collagen.


A significant advantage of Photofacial over laser resurfacing is that there is no downtime and much less risk of complications. Improvements are seen with each treatment; usually, 5 treatments are recommended spaced 3 weeks apart, for optimal results.

Protective eyewear is worn to guard against the bright light flashes. A cool gel is applied to the areas to be treated,  it lubricates the handpiece and cools the epidermis. The procedure can take a few minutes up to an hour, depending on the size of the treated area. The pulses cause very little pain and have been compared to a rubber band snap.


Dr. Miguel Delgado, M.D. emphasizes to his patients that after treatment, it is important to wear sunblock and avoid direct sunlight for several days.

For deeper penetration with lasers, some treatment options available are:

  • SmartSkin+ delivers laser energy to the skin with adjustable power settings depending on the depth needed for the individual patient.
  • Palomar Icon Combines lasers and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). Lasers use monochromatic coherent laser light, and IPL uses direct pulses of non-coherent light.


For skin brightening that is safe for all skin types, Dr. Delgado has available DelgadoMD Prescriptive Peels in 2 different strengths:

  • Standard Peel for severe or resistant hyperpigmentation. The Standard Peel can be repeated every 6 months if needed.
  • Mini Peel for mild to moderate hyperpigmentation. The Mini Peel can be repeated every 2 to 3 months if needed.


Call today (415) 898-4161 for a consultation with our Aesthetic Nurse Specialist, Ariel Kirk. Ariel will evaluate your skin with Visia Complexion Analysis System offering you the best treatment for your specific needs. In addition, Ariel will be able to recommend the best skin care products for you to maintain your “new” skin.

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Dr. Miguel Delgado


Dr. Delgado, MD is a world-recognized plastic surgeon and specialist in the treatment of male breast enlargement, also called gynecomastia. He has developed new techniques and owns and operates, which has become the largest gynecomastia forum in the world. Dr. Delgado holds the two most coveted credentials; the certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgery.

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