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Intense Pulsed Light Therapy

Intense Pulsed Light Therapy services offered in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NY

Intense Pulsed Light Therapy services offered in the greater Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NY area

If your goal is younger-looking, less-wrinkled, even-toned skin without harsh treatments, see the experts at NY Partners Dermatology in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City. Board-certified dermatologist Sarah Siu, MD, and her team use intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy to restore your skin’s appearance, make it look years younger, and give treated skin a healthy glow. Schedule an evaluation at NY Partners Dermatology by phone or online today to learn more.

What is intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy?

IPL is a cosmetic laser treatment that uses intense pulsed light therapy to improve your skin’s texture, tone, and overall appearance. IPL offers more youthful, clearer, healthier-looking skin without harsh treatments, pain, or downtime. It dramatically enhances the look and feel of treated skin for the quality of life you deserve.

How does intense pulsed light therapy work?

IPL laser treatment works as light waves pass through top skin layers, heating pigmented cells and destroying them. It reduces veins by causing blood to thicken in vessel walls, causing tiny veins to disappear over time. 

What are the advantages of intense pulsed light therapy?

IPL therapy offers the following benefits for your skin’s appearance:

  • Clearer skin
  • Even-toned skin
  • Reduced wrinkles
  • Fewer age spots
  • Younger-looking skin
  • Reduced blood vessel issues
  • Fewer age spots
  • Reduced broken blood vessels
  • Less rosacea
  • Diminished melasma
  • Reductions in port-wine stains
  • Fewer freckles

The NY Partners Dermatology team might use IPL treatment on your face, neck, chest, hands, or other areas containing unwelcome signs of aging or imperfections.

Such blemishes may be due to hormone changes, genetic vascular conditions, aging, sun damage, or unknown causes.

Is intense pulsed light therapy right for me?

The NY Partners Dermatology team determines if IPL is for you after discussing your concerns, medical history, and goals. They examine the skin on your face and body and let you know what to expect before tailoring your treatment plan. To prepare for treatment, protect your skin from the sun and avoid sunless tanning creams or other cosmetic treatments. 

What happens during intense pulsed light therapy?

During IPL treatment, your specialist cleans the area and numbs it or applies a cooling gel to maximize comfort. 

While you relax and wear glasses that protect your eyes from the laser, they emit light energy into targeted tissues while you rest comfortably. You may feel a rubber band snapping sensation. Each treatment might last about 20-30 minutes.

What can I expect after intense pulsed light therapy?

After intense pulsed light therapy, treated skin may be slightly swollen, sensitive, and red, like a mild sunburn. You can resume typical daily activities immediately afterward. Ice the area to maximize comfort if necessary. You might need multiple treatments (three to six sessions or more) spaced over time to achieve optimal results. 

Schedule an IPL therapy consultation at NY Partners Dermatology by phone or online today.