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Our Bay Area IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light, treatment is a painless photo rejuvenation system that helps the skin to shed layers of blemishes, damage and aging. Facial redness, broken capillaries, rough skin, acne scarring, wrinkles and fine lines can also be combatted through the innovation of the IPL laser. Bay Area clients will experience a more radiant, youthful complexion that telegraphs good health and longevity.

What is IPL?

During treatment, damaged skin cells are exposed to therapeutic pulsed light, healing imperfections and improving skin tone and texture. The treatment is administered by one of our highly trained and credentialed aestheticians, and is customized to achieve the benefits you desire. It is ideal for treating brown spots, sun damage, freckles, discoloration, and many other complexion flaws, all without downtime or discomfort.

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What are the benefits of IPL in Bay Area?

  • Helps reduce acne
  • Tightens and decreases pore size
  • Minimizes spider veins
  • Reduces hyperpigmentation
  • Stimulates collagen regrowth
  • Fades sun spots and age spots
  • Helps remove freckles
  • Reverses the signs of aging
  • Improves satisfaction with one’s image

Who is an ideal candidate for IPL laser treatment in Palo Alto?

IPL can be used to treat not only the face, but the hands and neck as well, revitalizing the skin by rolling back the clock on the aging process. The treatment tends to work best for those with fair skin, but our technology is constantly improving and evolving, and our aestheticians can create personalized regimens for your complexion no matter what skin tone your have. Call us today to schedule your private Bay Area consultation and find out if IPL is the perfect match for your skincare goals.

Is there any downtime to speak of?

After IPL in Palo Alto, your skin may look and feel like you acquired a mild sunburn, but these symptoms usually last only a few hours or a day at most. You will be able to return to your normal routine right after your appointment, and makeup can be worn once you leave our offices.

Sunscreen should be used generously to help protect your beautiful results. Our team may suggest more than one IPL treatment to achieve comprehensive improvement, and these follow up visits can be scheduled over the course of several months.

What is the cost of IPL?

Costs for IPL vary, as each patient receives a customized approach with the number of treatments determined by an in-depth physical evaluation during your Palo Alto consultation at Total Glow. We will present you with a detailed quote at the time of your visit. If you wish to learn more, contact us today and schedule a consultation for arguably the best IPL laser Palo Alto has to offer.

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Our Office The Total Glow Difference

When you come to Total Glow for treatment, you are entering an environment of total commitment to you. Terrie Absher Kochman, our founder and Sherpa, has implemented every measure to ensure each step of your journey is met with complete attention to detail.

Terrie trains every provider in the practice for months before allowing them to treat patients. This ensures each provider has “the touch” with each client, not only providing excellent results, but also making each patient as comfortable as possible.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Updated September 22nd, 2020

Hello from Total Glow,

It's time to get your skin and whole body back on track and healthy, toned and glowing!


Total Glow MD is open per San Mateo County's guidelines.  We are providing all services including our expert skincare services with the exception of Hydrafacials and a few other facial treatments that are currently restricted. Our Wellness, body toning and muscle sculpting, injectables, IV's  and more are still available!   Try our new exclusive proprietary treatments for a jumpstart to get back that healthy glow.


We have implemented Covid-19 guidelines for our Team and for your health and safety that go beyond standard compliance.


Once you've secured your appointment, please follow our guidelines:

  1. Text or call upon arrival. Our large private parking lot is steps away from our entrance and exit doors. We will contact you and let you in as doors are kept locked.
  2. Masks and hand sanitation are required upon entering. Non-contact temperature check will be administered.
  3. COVID-19 forms are signed and health questionnaire completed
  4. We use hospital surgical suite grade UVC sterilization (not wands) for complete sterilization together with standard disinfectant protocols.
  5. Your Provider wears Shields and masks and is receiving health checks and temperature checks as well.
  6. Your Provider will escort you to a sterilized room without contact with other clients/patients
  7. You will be checked out for your service and product purchases in the treatment room rather than the front desk.
  8. We have a separate exit through our backdoor directly to the parking lot for your safety to ensure social distancing and no contact with anyone entering our facility.

Thank you for being on time as we stagger our appointments. We have added large breaks between our appointments as well for treatment room checkout, and product replenishment.  This also provides time to complete the surgical grade sterilization process after each and every appointment. 


With four Hydrafacial machines in our beautiful treatment rooms and medical suites for body and facial procedures as well numerous other modalities available, we will do our best to get you in promptly.


We hope to see you soon and help you get a total glow from head to toe!

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