If you struggle with how your facial skin looks because of fine lines, sun damage, or dark spots, cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Marguerite Bernett can offer you a skin analysis at our Irvine, CA office to see if you qualify for intense pulsed light therapy (IPL) by Palomar Lux. An IPL photofacial is a skin rejuvenation treatment for adult men and women with hyperpigmentation and wrinkle issues on their face and neck. IPL may not be an invasive procedure, but it can be very effective and produce great results. Dr. Bernett uses Palomar Lux IPL technology to send intense wavelengths of light that heat the skin just enough to ignite the natural regeneration process and boost collagen production. Over time, you should see healthier skin with a more even tone and fewer dark spots.
"Patient. Explains everything very well. Detail oriented and is very interested in actually caring about people"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Aug 13, 2017
"There are no words describe how it feels to be a middle-aged woman that worked my whole life & I feel like time has taken away my beauty. I decided to take some risks and look into the world of plastic surgery. I work in the beauty industry had to have seen a lot of facelifts and a lot of really bad but jobs I work personally with three high and local Newport Coast plastic surgeons and still was never impressed. When I met Dr Bernette she was such an intelligent , calm, aristocratic loving beautiful woman! After my exam I realized how genuinely sincere she was when she told me-genuinely how beautiful I was. I really believe her.... said there are a few things that she would do 'procedures' that she suggested ( that were non-surgical )that would erase the looks of stress and tiredness, that even when I had slept for solid 12hrs a night, would not go away! I have gained such an education from her about what I eat and how that I feel projects such an inner beauty to come out! With her expertise and some of the most non-invasive and non-painful injectables! Also the help of The products she chooses to inject , she has a wide variety of choices that are all-inclusive with Hydrolonic acid ( probably spelling it terribly) and collagen have all doubled my experience of looking the way I want to look! Dr. B is a healer. I'm a single mother looking to find a healthy relationship ... but Before Dr. B I had been held back, feeling that my outer appearance was no longer attractive. NOW I feel so much more confidence when I put my hand out to shake someone's hand or smile and I feel like I don't look like I haven't slept in three days LOL. Thank you Dr B into your amazing staff it's a game changer I would recommend her Procedures and techniques to anyone! Love & Light -Hxo"- H.H. / Yelp / May 19, 2018
"All I can say is she was awesome !!! Love doctor Bernett! She did great job in guide me and making feel comfortable and answer all my question . I highly recommend her to any one that is looking into getting breast augmentation.. Facility is nice and staff are very professional and nice.."- C.B. / Yelp / Aug 03, 2017
"It is hard to put into words how very happy I am now that I have had the Mommy Makeover. After all of the exercising and dieting I did after my last pregnancy, the loose tummy skin and drooping, smaller breasts and stubborn fat, uhhh so frustrating. So with Dr. Bernett's s t outstanding treatment and very caring manner, I feel like a new person! There is no other way to describe it. I am happy being a mom of course even before the surgery, but now I am so very happy with my improved look : )"- Anonymous / RateMDs / May 31, 2015
"I feel like a new person after my Mommy Makeover! I recently was treated by Dr. Bernett, and I couldn't be happier. After my last pregnancy my body changed a lot, not only weight gain, also drooping breast and the loose tummy skin. I did a good amount of exercise and was careful with my diet, but the drooping, and loose skin did not improve much. Plus some areas of fat are just darned stubborn! Now that those trouble areas are lifted and tightened, I truly feel so much better. Dr. Bernett really took care of me and was careful and caring all the way. Everything looks great, and I am feeling so much better !!!"- H.M. / Wellness / May 30, 2015
IPL works deep within the layers of your skin to improve many complexion concerns (especially sun spots and brown lesions) with little or no downtime. Candidates for IPL may have a combination of concerns with their skin, including sun damage, rosacea, hyperpigmentation (brown spots), wrinkles, rough texture, large pores, flushing, freckles, melasma, age and sun spots, or broken capillaries. Dr. Bernett will assess your skin to see if you are a candidate for IPL at your private consultation.
IPL is performed inside our Irvine, CA office in about 20 – 30 minutes in our minor procedures room if performed alone. To start the procedure, we will clean and dry the skin to be treated before covering your eyes with special laser shields. The IPL is administered using a handheld device that passes over the skin while emitting pulses of laser energy. While most patients will feel some discomfort during the IPL, it is generally tolerable for the short treatment time.
What to Expect
There is no downtime associated with an IPL, but you will leave your appointment with your skin a little pink and swollen. This will decrease on its own as the day continues — it can be concealed with makeup if you want. Dr. Bernett advises patients keep an ointment on the skin's surface to decrease irritation and speed healing. It also helps to take an anti-inflammatory medication to help reduce swelling. Over the course of several days, the sun damage and other irregularities that rested under the skin will come to the surface and then begin to flake off. It's very important to keep your skin protected from the sun at all times after an IPL and to not pick at your skin. While you should see some visible results after the first session, your skin will attain the best results after several IPL sessions. Dr. Bernett recommends approximately 3 – 6 treatments performed about once a month.
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Get Your Glow Back
You probably didn't worry too much about your skin when you were a child, but now that environmental damage like sun spots, wrinkles, and other blemishes are appearing, you may be interested in how to improve your complexion. We invite you to learn more about IPL laser treatments by calling our Irvine, CA office and scheduling a skin consultation with Dr. Bernett. With IPL laser treatments by Palomar Lux, we can go deep within the layers of your skin to help bring back a bright glow and a clear complexion.