Intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacial is a nonsurgical treatment to improve the texture and color of the skin. It uses light energy to target certain pigments, making it effective for treating a range of skin conditions. IPL therapy can create a more even skin tone and a more youthful look.
Who is a good candidate for IPL photofacial?
IPL photofacial is an excellent option for individuals with sun damage or photo-aged skin caused by prolonged exposure to UV rays. This treatment can minimize discoloration, including brown spots and freckles, on the face, hands, forearms, and chest. You may be a good candidate for IPL photofacial in NYC if you have:
- Irregular pigmentation
- Large pores
- Shallow acne scars
- Brown spots
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Spider veins or broken capillaries
- Skin laxity
What can I expect with IPL photofacial treatment?
We use the Nordlys Ellipse IPL. The photofacial takes approximately 30 to 90 minutes to complete and is generally well tolerated. Most patients experience only mild discomfort. With IPL therapy, intense pulses of light energy penetrate the skin to create changes in the deeper layer and stimulate new collagen growth. The light energy targets darker skin cells to break down melanin and reduce hyperpigmentation. This treatment uses multiple wavelengths to treat a range of skin issues.
How does IPL photofacial work?
This technique works by shining highly concentrated, intense beams of light on the surface of the skin intermittently. These pulses of light target vascular and pigment irregularities to create smoother skin tone and texture. IPL therapy can help reduce the signs of aging skin for a more youthful appearance.
What does IPL treatment feel like?
IPL photofacial requires no anesthesia, and treatment is well tolerated by most people. You may experience a sensation similar to a gentle snap of a rubber band against the skin or a very short pinprick.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
The number of IPL sessions you need for optimal results will depend upon your skin and your treatment goals. We can individually tailor a treatment plan for you.
What are the benefits of IPL photofacial?
This nonsurgical treatment requires no anesthesia and little or no downtime. It can reduce dark spots and uneven pigmentation, repair broken facial capillaries and spider veins, and improve skin tone and texture. It can also stimulate the body to produce more collagen, for improved skin quality.