Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy, sometimes called a photofacial or photorejuvenation, offers New York patients the chance to improve the tone and texture of their skin without significant recovery or downtime. Ideal for evening out skin tone due to sun damage or healing visible redness from capillaries or rosacea, IPL is a safe, effective treatment that can help you look your best.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us online today or call 212-535-3088 if you’re ready to learn more about how this unique pulsed light treatment can improve the look of your skin. Dr. Michele S. Green, a board certified NYC dermatologist, practices the latest techniques at the forefront of skin care to give you the look that you deserve.
How IPL Helps
Dr. Green performs IPL treatments using a Sciton IPL machine, which uses a special pulse laser approach by delivering short bursts of high-intensity light energy below the skin’s surface. This light energy helps to damage the melanin (skin pigmentation) responsible for causing age spots and other skin discolorations, and also addresses the damaged blood vessels that cause visible broken capillaries. IPL treatments also help boost the natural collagen production in the skin.
Although IPL is a form of laser therapy, the treatments are much gentler than traditional laser resurfacing procedures, and require no downtime following a treatment session. Although IPL is a comfortable procedure for the majority of patients, some do notice mild discomfort during their treatment, although this sensation lessens with continued treatments. While there may be some variance depending on the area to be treated and amount of correction that’s needed, you can expect most treatment sessions to take about half an hour.
Because of the minimally invasive nature of IPL, Dr. Green recommends a series of treatments for the best results, usually between three and six sessions spaced about a month apart. The number of treatments will vary from patient to patient according to your specific appearance goals. You should see a change in your skin right after your first treatment session. At first, brown spots will actually become darker and you may see some redness. This can be covered by makeup, and should resolve quickly. Skin will look smoother and your skin tone will become more even, with the effects becoming gradually more visible following each session.
If you’re ready to resolve the redness from rosacea, the appearance of broken capillaries or sun damage pigmentation, there’s finally a minimally invasive solution that can help. Contact us online today or call 212-535-3088 to learn more about whether IPL treatment may be right for you.