Fraxel® and IPL/Photofacial

While it is impossible to become younger than you are today, Dr. Hoffman makes it easy to look younger with innovative skin rejuvenation treatments.

Our new skin procedures using Fraxel® laser and IPL help San Jose and Palo Alto area residents say goodbye to many signs of aging, such as sun damage, fine wrinkles and uneven pigmentation, without a long and uncomfortable healing period. The secret is breakthrough technology using two of today's most sophisticated platforms: Fraxel and Elite MPX™.

Photofacial and Fraxel treatments in San Jose and Palo Alto can help erase environmental damage and the effects of aging. Dr. Hoffman also offers other medspa treatments to rejuvenate the skin, including chemical peels and BOTOX® Cosmetic.

To find out more, request your consultationrequest your consultation with Dr. Hoffman online, or call the office at (650) 325-1118 (Palo Alto) or (408) 371-1118 (Campbell) to schedule an appointment.

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Fraxel laser utilizes innovative fractionated laser technology that allows for:

  • Deep penetration with minimal discomfort
  • Collagen stimulation for firmer, smoother skin
  • Quicker healing and reduced downtime

The Elite MPX system allows for the use of different wavelengths so treatments can be customized. Typically used for laser hair removal, the technology may also be used for IPL photofacials, which offer:

  • Remarkable correction of age spots and other pigment issues
  • Benefits for nearly all skin types and tones
  • Minimal side effects and downtime

The Procedure

Fraxel and IPL treatments are in-office procedures performed by our trained Aesthetic Nurses. In preparation for Fraxel treatments a topical anesthetic is applied to clean skin for 40 to 60 minutes. The Fraxel treatment typically takes about 30 minutes. For IPL treatments, gel and an integrated cooling system are used to ensure comfort. Treatment time is usually about 30 minutes for IPL. While you will likely see some change after your first visit, optimal improvement usually requires 3 to 5 visits, which should be spaced about 4 weeks apart to allow for healing.

Recovery and Results

Minimal recovery time is needed with Fraxel and IPL. Most patients can return to their normal activities immediately afterward. Treated areas often look like they have been mildly sunburned for the first day or 2. Recovery time following Fraxel and IPL treatments will vary depending on the intensity of the procedure. IPL will usually cause age spots or skin lesions to darken and flake off within a few weeks following treatment.

Once the recommended number of sessions is complete, Dr. Hoffman's patients enjoy younger-looking skin that is smoother, firmer and more even in color. Because Fraxel and IPL stimulate the deeper layers of skin, improvements may continue to appear gradually for 3 to 6 months after the final treatment.

Laser Vein Therapy

The Elite MPX laser can also be used to improve the look of spider veins, broken capillaries and other vascular conditions. This method of treatment is often preferred over sclerotherapy, because it requires no needles and can be performed on almost any part of the body.

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Palo Alto Office

Daryl K. Hoffman, MD
805 El Camino Real, Suite A
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: (650) 325-1118
Fax: (650) 321-8943

Monday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Campbell Office

Daryl K. Hoffman, MD
3425 South Bascom Avenue #100
Campbell, CA 95008
Phone: (408) 371-1118
Fax: (408) 371-1119

Monday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
    Daryl Hoffman MD