IPL™ Photofacials in New Jersey
Enhance skin tone. Improve sun spots (also known as liver spots), age spots and discolorations. Reduce blotchiness, sun damage and facial redness. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL™) is a versatile treatment that can correct a wide variety of skin problems—all with just one modality.
How does an IPL™ photofacial work?
An IPL™ photofacial (or photorejuvenation) is a gentle skin rejuvenation procedure that uses intense pulses of light to penetrate the skin surface. Stimulating the dermis (the inner layer of the skin) while protecting the epidermis (the outer layer), IPL encourages the production of collagen, making the complexion smooth and supple. It causes brown spots to flake away and can cause blood vessels to constrict, thereby reducing redness in the skin.
IPL™ treatment is effective on many skin issues, including:
- Blotchy, sun damaged skin
- Broken capillaries and redness
- Skin discolorations, including sun (liver) spots, age spots and freckles
- The redness from acne scarring
What can I expect during IPL™ treatment?
During your IPL™ photofacial, you'll feel a warm sensation as the hand piece passes over your skin. Some patients at our New Jersey practice describe the feeling as a light "snap" from a rubber band. Depending on the size of the area being treated, the procedure will take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour. Most patients return to their normal activities immediately.
The most common side effect of IPL™ treatment in New Jersey is redness or temporary darkening of brown spots before they flake off. This usually resolves within a few hours to days of treatment. In rare cases, mild swelling may occur for a day or so.
You'll see the benefits of your IPL™ photofacial occur gradually in the weeks following treatment. Multiple treatments are often required to achieve the desired result.
What body areas can benefit from IPL™ treatment in New Jersey?
While an IPL™ photofacial is an obvious application of this treatment, reducing discolorations and other marks on the cheeks, forehead and more, the light pulses can also be used elsewhere on the body to improve skin tone and color there, too. The best results will appear on areas frequently exposed to the sun, which can cause brown spots to develop. Consider IPL™ treatment for mild to moderate sun-damaged hands, arms, chests, and even backs.
Talk to Dr. Deborah Spey and the rest of the team offering this treatment, including IPL™ photofacial in New Jersey, to find out what the treatment could do for your skin.