Minimize pigment and age spots. Reduce capillaries and redness. Refresh and rejuvenate your skin.
New York IPL Treatments
Discolorations of the face including age spots, sun spots, freckles, melasma, broken capillaries, red spots, and others can result from a variety of environmental, hormonal, and genetic factors.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) can be used to minimize, and in certain cases remove, the unwanted pigment and discoloration to restore a more youthful tone to your skin. Unlike laser treatments, which are coherent monochromatic light, IPL is noncoherent light delivered over a wide array of wavelengths that target different color-bearing cells (known as chromophores) within your skin. An IPL photofacial is a powerful modality in rapidly reducing the effects of sun and age spots with virtually no downtime and minimal discomfort.
Ideal Laser Candidate
Brown spots, age spots, freckles
Redness and Rosacea
Minimal to moderately pigmented skin types
Lux G, Rs and Y pigment and vascular lesion removal
Improves and balances color of skin
Reduces dyschromias (pigmentations) and spots
Back to Work: Immediate
Return to Exercise: 24 hours
Number of Treatments: 3-5
There is no downtime after IPL treatments, and return to work and most activities is immediate.
How Do IPL Photofacials Work?
Broad spectrum sunblock should, ideally, be used before and after IPL treatments to maximize the effectiveness. Preparation time before IPL / photofacials is otherwise minimal.
There is no downtime after IPL treatments, and return to work and most activities is immediate. Brown spots and melasma may darken temporarily (approximately one week) before these areas slough and lighten. There is minimal discomfort; IPL pulses feel like a rubber-band snap, with some associated heat, which is made more comfortable by the cooling heads of the treatment handpieces. Depending upon the skin's inherent coloration and the degree of discoloration being treated, several treatments (3-5) may be required.
IPL can be performed as an isolated treatment, or in combination with other medical-aesthetician services. If you would like to learn more about IPL photofacial in New York, and about the IPL techniques that will suit you best, we invite you to meet with Dr. Kolker or one of the medical aestheticians for a private consultation at our office by scheduling an appointment online.
Real Patient Testimonials
“ Dr. Kolker's personal commitment to enhancing who you already are, not transforming you into someone else, as well as his attitude to both his surgical work and filler treatments bring amazing results. I have recommended him to several friends with no hesitation.”
“Dr. Kolker is so gentle and patient, I actually look forward to my Botox and Juvederm treatments. They are the best I have experienced in the city and I get asked all the time what I use on my skin to look so bright and youthful. I leave Dr. Kolker feeling like a mini-celebrity from his glowing results!”
“I will only let one person touch my face for injectables and that is Dr. Kolker. He is precise with his execution and gentle with his touch, and produces natural results that make me look refreshed, never “frozen”. Dr. Kolker keeps me looking like “me” only better!”