Sadegh Salmassi, MD

Aesthetic Specialist located in Delano, CA

Do you have sun spots, redness, or large pores on your face? A photofacial is the perfect cosmetic procedure to help you achieve young, fresh-looking skin. To see how this treatment can dramatically improve your appearance, visit Sadegh Salmassi, MD in Delano, California. As an aesthetic specialist, Dr. Sadegh Salmassi helps patients correct imperfections and feel more confident in their skin. Get started today by calling or booking an appointment online.

Photofacial Q & A

What is a photofacial?

A photofacial is a cosmetic procedure that utilizes the power of intense pulsed light (IPL) to penetrate into the deeper layers of skin. Through this process, blood vessels beneath your skin contract, which helps to reduce redness and improve the appearance and texture of the surface skin.

Dr. Salmassi can customize a photofacial for you so that he targets specific problem areas, which improves imperfections without damaging other areas of skin.


What problems can a photofacial treat?

A photofacial can address many common cosmetic concerns, including: 

  • Hyperpigmentation: blotchy areas of a different color than the rest of your skin; red acne scars
  • Rosacea: overall redness and flushing of the skin
  • Large pores: especially around the nose, cheeks, or chin
  • Age spots: brown discolorations that look like large freckles
  • Minor wrinkles: crow’s feet or mouth lines


What happens at a photofacial session?

First, Dr. Salmassi numbs your treatment area with a cooling gel. While he runs the handheld laser over your skin, you may feel a slight tingling or snapping sensation, like a gentle rubber band. The entire process only takes about 15 minutes.

After your session, your skin may be slightly red and tender to the touch. Discomfort is usually temporary, but redness may last for a couple of days.

Age spots begin to darken over a few days, and then they tend to flake off gradually. Most people notice results after about a week, but it can take up to a month to see the full effects of a photofacial.  


What are the benefits of a photofacial?

An IPL photofacial can treat a wide range of skin problems with a single session. It tends to be a cheaper alternative to other types of laser therapy, and it has a very low risk of side effects and easy recovery.

Unlike more invasive procedures, this type of treatment does not remove any skin, so you can easily go back to your normal activities without any major alterations to your appearance.

To learn more about how a photofacial can correct imperfections and give you glowing skin, call Dr. Salmassi’s office today or book an appointment online using the one-click system.