IPL services offered in Homecrest, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Midtown East, New York, NY

If you wish you could get rid of skin imperfections, erase the signs of aging, or diminish visible veins, intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments with Julia Giyaur, MD, and the team at Juno Aesthetics make it possible to rejuvenate your skin using this non-invasive technology. For men and women who want to improve their skin’s texture and tone, call the nearest New York City office in Homecrest Brooklyn or Midtown East, Manhattan, New York, or book your appointment online today.

What can IPL treat?

Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy treats a variety of aging signs and other skin problems, including:

  • Sun damage and age spots
  • Freckles and birthmarks
  • Varicose veins
  • Rosacea
  • Visible blood vessels
  • Unwanted hair
  • Large pores
  • Wrinkles

The IPL energy encourages your body to produce new collagen in the treated area, which helps fill in wrinkles and make your skin appear smoother and more evenly toned.

How is IPL different from laser treatments?

IPL is different from other types of laser treatments because it uses several different wavelengths of light all at once, like a photo flash, to scatter the energy around your skin. Most lasers use a single, concentrated wavelength of energy.

Since IPL is less focused than laser energy, it can penetrate below the surface of your skin without causing damage to the surface. The pigment in your skin absorbs the IPL energy, converts it to heat, and destroys discoloration or redness nearly anywhere on your body.

Additionally, laser skin treatments are more invasive than IPL treatments. Where IPL is nonablative, meaning you don’t lose a layer of skin, ablative lasers do remove skin tissue, often leaving you with red, swollen, itchy skin after treatment.

Since IPL treatments are relatively quick and highly effective with minimal or no downtime, they are an ideal way to treat many different skin problems without the inconvenience of a recovery period or interruption in your busy schedule.

What can I expect during an IPL treatment?

As with any laser or light therapy treatment, you wear protective eyewear during the procedure. The Juno Aesthetics team may apply a cool gel to your skin to help the handheld device glide smoothly and regulate the temperature of your skin.

You may feel a warming sensation or something similar to the snap of a rubber band against your skin. This is typically mild and easily tolerated. Overall, IPL therapy is a relatively painless procedure.

Immediately following an IPL treatment, your skin may appear red, but that should subside in a few hours. In the weeks that follow, you’ll see a noticeable difference in the appearance of acne scars, dark spots, and other imperfections. You’ll have a smoother, more even skin tone and texture.

To find out if IPL treatment is right for you, call the nearest Juno Aesthetics office or book your appointment online today.