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Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a versatile and advanced treatment that can address a wide range of skin concerns. At Pacific Med Health Group, we offer IPL treatments to help you achieve a radiant and youthful complexion.

One of the primary uses of IPL is photorejuvenation, a procedure that targets various signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and sun damage. Through the precise delivery of broad-spectrum light, IPL stimulates collagen production, leading to firmer, smoother skin with improved texture and tone.

With three locations in Pomona, Beverly Hills, and Apple Valley our state-of-the-art facilities have the latest equipment and a warm, inviting atmosphere. Dr. Lee Au and our dedicated team prioritize patient comfort and satisfaction, ensuring that you feel confident and at ease throughout your IPL journey.

To learn more about how IPL can transform your skin, schedule a consultation with us. Contact Pacific Med Health Group today at (800) 555-5551 to take the first step towards achieving rejuvenated, luminous skin.

How Does IPL Work?

Sunlight, pollution, genetics, and other internal and external factors contribute to how our skin looks. Over time, these factors can lead to the development of unwanted pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. (1) However, with IPL, we can effectively target and treat these concerns, helping you achieve smoother, more youthful-looking skin.

IPL works by delivering high-intensity pulses of light to the deeper layers of the skin. This light energy is absorbed by specific targets in the skin, such as pigment cells or blood vessels, without damaging the surrounding tissue. The absorbed light energy then converts into heat, which helps destroy the targeted cells or stimulate collagen production, depending on the desired outcome.

What Does IPL Treat?

Pigmentation Issues

One of the most common uses of IPL is for pigmentation treatment. Whether you’re dealing with sunspots, age spots, freckles, or melasma, IPL can help fade these darkened areas and restore an even complexion. The heat generated during the treatment breaks down the excess melanin in the skin, allowing it to naturally fade away over time.

Acne & Rosacea

Acne and rosacea sufferers can also benefit from IPL treatments. The light energy emitted during the procedure helps kill the bacteria responsible for acne breakouts, reduce inflammation, and shrink the sebaceous glands. Similarly, IPL can target the dilated blood vessels that cause redness and flushing in rosacea, resulting in a calmer complexion.

Vascular Lesions

Vascular lesions, such as spider veins, can be effectively treated with IPL as well. The light energy is absorbed by the hemoglobin in the blood vessels, causing them to coagulate and eventually fade away. This non-invasive approach offers a safe and efficient solution to visible vascular issues.

Wrinkles & Lines

Sun damage, including sunspots and wrinkles, is another concern that IPL can address. The heat generated by the treatment stimulates collagen production, which helps plump the skin, smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, and improve overall texture. With regular IPL sessions, you can achieve a rejuvenated and more youthful appearance.

Hair Removal

In addition to skin treatment, IPL is also highly effective in hair removal. By targeting the melanin in hair follicles, IPL destroys them at their root, preventing future hair growth. This makes it a popular choice for those seeking long-lasting hair reduction on areas such as the face, legs, underarms, and bikini line.


  • Reduced appearance of wrinkles: Fine lines and wrinkles can be minimized with IPL therapy. The treatment targets these signs of aging, promoting a smoother and more youthful complexion.
  • Diminished sun damage: Sun exposure often leads to pigmentation irregularities such as age spots and freckles. IPL treatments precisely target these areas, reducing the signs of sun damage and restoring a more even skin tone.
  • Improved acne scars: IPL stimulates collagen production and promotes healing, leading to a reduction in the appearance of acne scars. This results in smoother, more flawless skin.
  • Even skin tone: Uneven pigmentation issues like melasma or hyperpigmentation can be effectively addressed with IPL treatments. By targeting these concerns, IPL helps achieve a more balanced and even skin tone.
  • Minimized redness and rosacea: Individuals suffering from redness associated with conditions like rosacea can find relief through IPL treatments. The targeted light energy reduces redness, resulting in a more even and calm complexion.
  • Shrunken pores: IPL treatments also help tighten and refine enlarged pores, giving the skin a smoother and more refined appearance. This can significantly improve the overall texture and clarity of the skin.
  • Hair removal: IPL is a highly effective solution for long-term hair reduction on various parts of the body. The treatment safely and efficiently targets hair follicles, resulting in smooth, hair-free skin.
  • Increased collagen production: IPL therapy stimulates the production of collagen, a vital protein that maintains skin elasticity and firmness. By boosting collagen levels, IPL treatments provide a more youthful and plump appearance.


A non-invasive IPL procedure is suitable for patients looking to address a range of skin concerns, including signs of aging, sun damage, uneven pigmentation, acne scars, and vascular conditions like rosacea. Although the treatment is versatile, it is not for everyone. Contraindications to IPL treatment include the following. (2)

  • Very dark skin tones (Fitzpatrick VI)
  • Autoimmune diseases (e.g. lupus)
  • Epilepsy
  • History of keloid scarring
  • Photosensitising medications

Personal Consultation

During your one-on-one meeting, we will take the time to understand your unique concerns and goals for IPL treatment. This personalized approach allows him to develop a tailored treatment plan that addresses your specific needs. Whether you’re seeking to improve skin tone, reduce pigmentation issues, or minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, we will guide you towards the most effective treatment plan.

Our private consultation sessions are designed to provide you with expert advice on IPL. We will thoroughly assess your skin’s condition, discuss your medical history, and carefully evaluate potential treatment options. By examining your skin’s texture, pigmentation, and underlying structures, we can determine if IPL is the right choice for you.

To schedule your personalized consultation for Intense Pulsed Light therapy, contact our office at (800) 555-5551.

What is an IPL Procedure Like?

Before an IPL session at Pacific Med Health Group begins, both the provider and the patient must be equipped with eye protection. The patient then lies comfortably as the provider delivers custom-controlled pulses of light to the treatment area using an ergonomic handpiece. Although the duration of each procedure depends on what is being treated, most sessions are between 20-30 minutes.


After IPL skin rejuvenation, your skin may appear slightly red or flushed, similar to a mild sunburn. This redness typically subsides within a few hours to a day. As the treated areas heal, you will notice a significant improvement in skin tone, texture, and overall radiance. 

If you have undergone IPL to target pigmentation concerns such as age spots or sunspots, you may experience temporary darkening of these areas immediately after the procedure. However, over the next week or two, the darkened spots will gradually fade away, revealing a more even-toned complexion.

It is important to note that individual experiences may vary, and the number of treatments required depends on various factors, including your specific condition, desired outcome, and response to IPL. The experts at Pacific Med Health Group will assess your unique needs and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

Cost of IPL in Pomona

The cost of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments can vary depending on several factors. At Pacific Med Health Group, we understand that cost is an important consideration for our patients. That’s why we strive to provide comprehensive and competitive pricing options.

If you’re considering IPL treatment and would like to learn more about it, we invite you to contact our practice by calling (800) 555-5551 or by filling out this form. Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to assist you and provide further information. Let us help you make an informed decision about investing in IPL technology and achieving your aesthetic goals.

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How does IPL treatment work?

During an IPL procedure, high-intensity light pulses are emitted onto the targeted area of the skin. The light energy is absorbed by specific chromophores in the skin, such as melanin or hemoglobin, depending on the desired outcome. This absorption generates heat, which selectively destroys the targeted cells or structures while leaving the surrounding tissues unharmed. Over time, the body’s natural healing process removes the damaged cells, revealing healthier, more youthful-looking skin.

Is IPL treatment painful?

Most patients report minimal discomfort during IPL treatment. The sensation can be likened to a mild rubber band snap on the skin. However, to ensure maximum comfort, a topical numbing cream can be applied prior to the procedure. Our team of experienced professionals takes great care to prioritize your comfort throughout the entire IPL session.

Can IPL treatment be combined with other procedures?

Yes, IPL treatment can be combined with other cosmetic procedures to achieve comprehensive rejuvenation results. For example, combining IPL with laser resurfacing or chemical peels can further enhance the overall effectiveness of the treatment. During your consultation, we will discuss the possibility of combining IPL with other procedures based on your unique needs and desired outcomes.


  1. Wong QYA, Chew FT. Defining skin aging and its risk factors: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Scientific Reports. 2021;11(1):22075. doi:https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-01573-z 
  2. Cote S, Zhang AC, Ahmadzai V, et al. Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy for the treatment of meibomian gland dysfunction. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2020;2020(3). doi:https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.cd013559