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Intense pulsed light photo facials available

Photo rejuvenation treatment, Illinois Photo rejuvenation is a gentle method of transforming sun spots, freckles, rosacea, facial veins, fine lines, and wrinkles into a radiant complexion. Dr. Khanna provides non-invasive, non-ablative intense pulsed light photo facials to patients in Algonquin and surrounding areas.

The science of IPL

IPL delivers pulses of light energy utilizing a broad spectrum of wavelengths, with filters to refine the output. This allows lower skin layers to be treated without disruption at the surface. Use of high energy light waves in this manner resolves skin discoloration by constricting blood vessels below the epidermis. It also stimulates production of collagen, a fibrous protein that firms skin and smooths wrinkles.

The procedure

Intense pulsed light photo facials treatment, Illinois Treatment sessions take only about 20 minutes. Your skin is cleansed and a cool gel is applied at the treatment area. You are provided with protective eyewear. The clinician directs controlled pulses of light into deep skin layers, using a mobile hand piece. You feel a sensation of warmth and a slight sting, comparable to being snapped with a rubber band. When treatment is completed, cool compresses may be applied if you have very sensitive skin, but IPL generally causes very little discomfort.
After IPL:
  • There is no downtime. You may return to work or usual activities right away.
  • Avoid sun exposure for a week and use sunscreen for at least two weeks.


You begin to notice smoother skin tone and texture within a few days, and dark spots fade in about a week. Treatment is customized; usually one to three sessions spaced three to six weeks apart is ideal. Results are more noticeable with each treatment, and continue in the weeks following your care plan. Your refreshed, even complexion will last a year or longer with good sun protection.

To learn more about the benefits of intense pulsed light photo facials, call Dermatology Specialists of Illinois in Algonquin at (844) 307-7546.
Dermatologist Specialists of Illinois Dr. Vikram
Dr. Lauren Boshnick Dr. Lauren
Dr. David Othman Dr. Othman

Dermatologist Specialists of Illinois
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With over 20 years of experience in dermatology, Dr. Vikram "Vic" Khanna began his education and training at Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University. He was the chief resident at the dermatology department at Case Western Reserve University and continues to update and refine his extensive skills with daily advances in the industry.

As a board-certified dermatologist, he continues to dedicate his time to serving his patients of all ages and provides general, cosmetic, and medical solutions for the skin, hair, nails, and body. He was also recently certified for Mohs Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery by the American Board of Dermatology.

Dr. Lauren Boshnick is committed to providing her patients the highest-quality medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatologic care. She is passionate about cosmetic dermatology and is also interested in diagnosing and treating skin cancer, acne, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis.

She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario, Canada and her medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean. She pursued specialized training in dermatology at top medical centers worldwide, including Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Mt. Sinai, and Oxford before completing her residency at Florida State University, where she served as chief resident.

After training, Dr. Boshnick worked in a private practice in Florida, performing complex skin cancer surgeries and providing cosmetic dermatology services. She is a member of the AAD.

A board certified dermatologist and micrographic dermatologic surgeon, Dr. David Othman has over 10 years of experience in medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology.

With a B.S. in Microbiology and an M.H.S.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.D. from Northeast Ohio Medical University, Dr. Othman completed his training at Indiana University. He is currently Program Director of the Cook County Hospital residency program, Assistant Professor at Rush University, Clinical Assistant Professor at Rosalind Franklin, and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Midwestern University. Having published numerous articles and presented at national conferences, he is a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.