IPL Photofacials & Photorejuvenation

Say goodbye to the effects of sun damage, fine wrinkles, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, acne and more! With the innovative Intense Pulsed Light (IPL™) photofacial procedure, gentle skin rejuvenation is now easier than ever. IPL Photorejuvenation is the latest in modern dermatology, allowing patients to transform red, blotchy skin into a radiant complexion. If you suffer from any of the above conditions IPL photofacial treatments may be the dermatological approach you’ve been looking for, especially if you live near Bedford, New York. An IPL photofacial can be an effective way to eliminate many cosmetic issues, including moderate acne scars and rosacea.

After an IPL Photofacial, the skin appears more youthful with improved skin texture, decreased pore size, improved tone and color of the skin. IPL stimulates the growth of the collagen, therefore reducing fine lines and wrinkles. It can be used for any parts of the body including décolleté, neck, arms, hands and legs. IPL technology can treat almost any area of the body where the uneven skin tone is unwanted. The IPL photofacial Bedford is great because it is non-invasive, it allows for cosmetic improvements quickly, conveniently, and with very little risk or discomfort.

How IPL™ Photorejuvenation Works

During IPL™ Photorejuvenation treatment, high energy light waves are used to reduce or eliminate many common effects of aging, including facial wrinkles and skin discolorations. IPL™ Photorejuvenation also encourages the production of collagen, a natural protein that fills in wrinkles, making the skin smooth and supple. With each treatment, the results of IPL™ Photorejuvenation becomes more pronounced. Three to Five full-face IPL™ Photofacial sessions spaced three weeks apart are normally required for optimal results. The number of sessions depends on the severity of the aesthetic issues involved.

Who Is Not A Good Candidate For Intense Pulsed Light Treatment?

People with tanned or naturally dark skin sometimes experience changes in skin pigmentation after IPL photofacial treatment. African-Americans and people of Greek and Italian descent, for example. Additionally, people who are taking the medication Accutane® should not have an IPL photofacial until at least six months after they stop using the drug. Pregnant women should also postpone treatment until after they give birth.

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What To Expect During An IPL Photofacial Bedford Treatment

Before the procedure begins, you will be given protective eye-wear to protect you from the bright flashes of light. A cool gel is often applied to the treatment area, both to lubricate the handpiece and to help cool the epidermis during the treatment. Pulses of bright light will be delivered to the skin through the hand-piece. Depending on the size of the area being treated, the procedure may take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour. During the IPL photofacial procedure, you will feel a warm sensation caused by the hand-piece. Some patients liken the sensation to a light “snap” from a rubber band. The number of pulses you receive will depend on the size of the area being treated. Following the procedure, ice may be applied to the treatment area to help soothe any discomfort from the procedure. This is often unnecessary, however, as IPL photofacial treatment causes very little pain.

Recovery Time From IPL Treatment

The recovery time from an IPL skin procedure is often very short, as there is very little damage done to the skin during treatment. Depending on the skin malady you are seeking to remedy as well as your skin type, the redness that is present following the procedure may persist for a longer or shorter period of time. The side effects of IPL Photofacial treatment dissipate within a few hours for many patients. For some patients, however, the redness or dark spots may take a week to fade. Patients treated for severe acne sometimes experience longer recovery times, though they are often amazed by the results when the side effects wear off. The most important things to remember following IPL Photofacial treatment are to avoid the sun for several days and to wear plenty of sunblock for at least two weeks. Intense pulsed light therapy can give you excellent results for a few years or more, but you must take care to ensure your skin is protected for the first few weeks after treatment.

Follow-Up IPL Treatment

Often, multiple IPL Photofacial treatments are necessary to achieve maximum results. Especially if you are seeking to remedy multiple problems – for instance, if you are seeking to improve skin texture and reduce redness – multiple treatments affecting different layers of the skin will likely be needed. During the initial consultation, we help you find out how many IPL Photofacial treatments you may need to achieve your cosmetic goals.

What Our Patients Have To Say

“Fabulous environment for your skin care needs. Very happy with the treatments we received and love the friendly, caring atmosphere. Never rushed or pushed to buy more services than I need. Highly recommend!!” – Laura G.

What Are The Risks And Benefits Of IPL Treatments?

IPL™ Photorejuvenation involves relatively little discomfort and no downtime. Unlike many laser techniques, the procedure is non-ablative, meaning no skin is removed during treatment. This contributes to the relatively easy recovery and low risk associated with the IPL™ Photofacial while allowing patients to return to their everyday routine immediately. However, patients should be aware of both the risks and benefits of Photorejuvenation; potential risks include bruising, blistering, scabbing, and changes in the skin’s pigmentation, although most of these issues soon fade.

IPL™ Photofacial FAQs

The answers to these frequently asked questions will help you to better understand the Photofacial procedure. As always, there is no substitute for a one-on-one consultation to provide you with answers to your specific questions.

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If you are interested in how an IPL photofacial Bedford can help with your skin issues, give us a call to book your free consultation and learn more!

If you are interested in our services and you’re located near Katonah, Chappaqua, Pound Ridge, Westchester County, Mt. Kisco, Pleasantville, White Plains, Harrison, Scarsdale, Rye, Armonk, and York Town Heights or Bedford, NY, contact us at (914) 234-8670 or visit our cosmetic medical spa today! Other neighboring cities include Stamford, Greenwich, Ridgefield, Wilton and New Cannon, CT.

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