Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy in Clifton, NJ
What is intense pulsed light therapy?
Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy generates multiple wavelengths of light to the outer skin (the epidermis). During treatment, the energy is concentrated at different wavelengths, and the various wavelengths can treat different skin problems. For example, wavelengths of light can generate heat and stimulate cells to form more collagen, plumping the skin.
What conditions does intense pulsed light therapy treat?
IPL therapy has been used to treat skin conditions, some of which include the following:
- Fine lines and some wrinkles
- Sun-damaged skin
- Age spots
- Some types of warts and scars
- Varicose veins
- Unwanted hair
What are the expected results of intense pulsed light therapy?
- Deleting fine lines and shallow wrinkles
- Reversing the effects of sun-damaged skin
- Treating rosacea
- Reducing age spots
- Removing some types of warts and scars
- Eliminating varicose veins
- Diminishing freckles
- Reducing unwanted hair growth
Is intense pulsed light therapy right for you?
Patients who are ideal candidates for IPL include people with fine lines, unwanted facial hair, sun-damaged skin, or rosacea. IPL is also an ideal therapy for patients seeking little to no "downtime."
Patients who are not ideal candidates for IPL include patients with diabetes; people who burn easily; patients prone to excess scarring, hyperpigmentation, or hypopigmentation; or people with deep wrinkles.
What are some side effects of intense pulsed light therapy?
You may experience some light redness of the skin an hour or two after IPL therapy.
Overall, IPL is a low-risk skin procedure, but please contact us today to discuss other potential side effects associated with IPL therapy.
How long does the procedure take?
IPL therapy usually averages between 45 minutes and an hour.
Does intense pulsed light therapy hurt?
Many patients find IPL painless, but some patients feel more comfortable having some anesthetic applied to the skin to prevent any pain associated with the heat.