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There are many treatments that physicians claim will rejuvenate damaged and discolored skin; intense pulsed light (IPL) technology is one of the best options for certain skin imperfections. San Francisco physician Sheena Kong may recommend IPL treatments to you if you want to improve the tone and texture of your skin and/or reduce the appearance of discoloration or hyperpigmentation. IPL can be performed on its own or to complement the results of another treatment option.

What does IPL Treat?

IPL photorejuvenation can address a variety of skin conditions on your chest, face, hands and neck, including the following:

  • Uneven skin texture
  • Fine wrinkles
  • Scars
  • Hyperpigmentation (e.g., sun spots, age spots, freckles)
  • Rosacea
  • Broken capillaries
  • Red or ruddy skin

Benefits of IPL Treatment

IPL rejuvenates your skin without requiring you to take a lot of downtime to recover. It can address a multitude of complexion problems, including redness and broken capillaries. IPL can take years off of the appearance of your face, and treatments can be repeated to maintain your results, if you are happy with the outcome. Dr. Kong offers some of the top results from IPL Bay Area patients have come to depend on.


Dr. Kong believes that every patient should be educated about their custom treatment. She will take the time to fully answer all of your individual questions and concerns prior to any treatment performed. With her vast experience in the use of IPL, she is well-qualified to perform this advanced laser treatment to restore, rejuvenate, and refresh various body areas. Read answers to questions about IPL to get basic information about the system.

What is IPL?

The process involves the use of a special laser system to penetrate the blood vessel. When the laser enters the vessel, it causes it to collapse and seal, after which the body reabsorbs the tissue, which takes several weeks. Advanced laser treatments make the process of removing unsightly veins a simple procedure that does not damage the skin, tissue, or other veins, and does not involve the pain associated with surgical removal.

Does laser vein removal hurt?

To perform the procedure, a local anesthetic is used so the patient does not experience discomfort or pain. Patients report a tingling sensation. The laser used to treat spider veins has a cooling function for a higher level of patient safety and comfort.

What is the recovery time for laser vein removal?

Typically, there is little to no recovery time laser vein removal. The area treated may appear slightly red, or a small bump could appear which quickly disappears. It is important to keep the treated area protected from the sun while your body does its work.

Contact Us for More Details

To learn more about our San Francisco IPL treatment, please contact Dr. Sheena Kong at her San Francisco Medical Spa, located in the heart of downtown SF. A member of our team can answer your questions or schedule an appointment for you to consult with Dr. Kong personally about your skin care needs.

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