IPL Photofacial

IPL Photofacial

Patients searching for an effective treatment for rosacea, hyperpigmentation and poor skin texture often decide upon IPL Photofacial — an advanced skin rejuvenation procedure that incorporates state-of-the-art technology to improve skin condition. Dr. Sajjadian is one of the few plastic surgeons to perform IPL Photofacial. He has helped hundreds of patients throughout the area, including Newport Beach and the surrounding Orange County communities.

About IPL Photofacial

Dr. Sajjadian begins every procedure by meeting with patients personally, listening to their concerns and creating an individualized treatment plan that addresses their unique needs. He also walks the patients through the procedure and answers any questions to ensure they feel comfortable and confident undergoing an IPL photofacial treatment.

During the procedure, Dr. Sajjadian gives patients protective goggles and applies a small amount of gel to the face to ensure even distribution. Then, he administers Intense Pulsated Light (IPL) technology to the surface of the skin. Depending on the patient’s condition, Dr. Sajjadian can use filters to specifically target and improve certain skin concerns, such as hyperpigmentation. The entire procedure typically lasts 15 to 30 minutes, with the patient experiencing minimal discomfort.

Dr. Sajjadian recommends IPL photofacial patients follow up the procedure by applying unscented moisturizer to the face two to three times a day. He also suggests patients apply sunscreen and avoid sun exposure whenever possible.

Patients typically require three to five treatments at approximately four week intervals in order to achieve optimal results.


“I have worked out all my life, and after 2 children, I couldn’t work off the fat despite consistent exercise. I had never had a surgery like this before. When I came to Dr. Sajjadian, he instantly made me feel comfortable. Almost 4 months later I feel happier and I see the results, with minimal scarring. My stomach looks like it did before I was pregnant.”

“Dr. Sajjadian takes the time to make sure you understand what he’s doing and why. He’s a conservative doctor who doesn’t like to rush thing, because he wants the best results for you as possible. He’s kind, caring, and thorough. I would recommend Dr. Sajjadian to anyone who is interested in considering getting a tummy tuck.”

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“I trusted Dr. Sajjadian as I was able to see some of his cases beforehand, and the results were amazing. The Dr. made me very comfortable with what I wanted done. When it came to the surgery, I had very little bruising and swelling, and within 3/4 days I felt great. I have been back to the office since and would use Dr. Sajjadian again if I need any more work done.”

IPL Photofacial with Dr. Sajjadian

IPL photofacial is one of the most advanced non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments available. The sophisticated IPL technology penetrates deep below the epidermis, triggering blood vessels to constrict. It also encourages the production of collagen, giving patients younger-looking skin.

Dr. Sajjadian is committed to remaining at the forefront of cosmetic technologies and techniques. He is proud to be one of the few plastic surgeons to offer the benefits of IPL Photofacial — one of the most effective ways to treat rosacea, vascular complexion problems, hyperpigmentation and dull skin. Research has shown that proper administration of IPL Photofacial can improve the appearance of rosacea and vascular redness by up to 90 percent, a distinction few topical skin treatments can claim. In addition, it successfully improves the signs of aging with minimal downtime.

Your IPL Photofacial with Dr. Sajjadian

Dr. Sajjadian performs all procedures at his state-of-the-art surgical suite. He and his staff are dedicated to providing patients with compassionate, personalized care that helps them feel at ease during the procedure. Dr. Sajjadian incorporates some of the most sophisticated technologies into his practice to give his patients higher levels of safety, as well as beautiful, more natural-looking results. He offers a wide range of financing options to assist all patients to reach their beauty potential. To learn more about IPL Photofacial with Dr. Sajjadian, contact his office to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Dr. Sajjadian is committed to the pursuit of surgical perfection and complete patient satisfaction. In order to enhance the results of surgical procedures, he sometimes recommends that patients undergo non-invasive treatments, such as chemical peelmicrodermabrasion or laser skin resurfacing in Newport Beach and Orange County. Dr. Sajjadian also specializes in administration of facial injectables and is regarded as one of the most experienced experts in Newport Beach.

IPL Photofacial FAQs

Intense pulsed light therapy is a non-ablative treatment that uses an intense but gentle beam of light. The treatment targets aging skin conditions without damaging any adjacent tissues.


IPL operates on the same principles as lasers, in that light energy is absorbed into particular target cells in the skin. This means that it targets the lower layers of skin without affecting the top layers.

Though the IPL photofacial’s primary use is facial rejuvenation, the device also renews the upper chest, neck, hands, arms, shoulders, and legs.

IPL treatments remove sun damage, freckles, age spots, varicose veins, wrinkles, birthmarks, rosacea, and unwanted body hair.

During the procedure, you may feel a slight pinching sensation described by some as similar to an elastic band being “snapped.” We help our clients surmount this discomfort by providing a chilling gel and local anesthetic.

Avoid both the sun and sunless tanning beds for at least four weeks. Also, do not take aspirin or other blood thinners for at least three days prior to your IPL session. You cannot get an IPL treatment if you have infections or sores in the area.

To get the best IPL results, you should receive 4 – 6 treatments scheduled four weeks apart.

After IPL therapy, you may experience: 

  • Slight bruising
  • Age spots and freckles looking darker and 
  • Skin becoming crusty or flaky

These symptoms may last between 7 – 10 days

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