IPL treatments, also known as photofacials, are scientifically proven to clear and brighten skin, erasing discoloration associated with sun damage, age spots, acne scarring, redness and dilated blood vessels. It also enhances collagen and elastic production, resulting in firmer, more radiant skin.
At Park Avenue Dermatology, Dr. Bradley Glodny is proud to offer the latest in IPL technology with the Lumenis M22 multiplatform device. Its state-of-the-art pulsed light energy delivers results in half as many sessions as traditional IPL devices, and its advanced cooling feature significantly minimizes discomfort.
About Lumenis M22 IPL
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a powerful but gentle tool that can address a variety of skin issues, from scarring to sun damage to rosacea. A non-invasive therapy, it also restores tone and texture to skin. Using pulses of light energy at specific wavelengths and frequencies, IPL targets unwanted pigmentation without the need for any downtime.
At Park Avenue Dermatology we treat areas on the face, neck, décolletage, and even the hands.
Common concerns treated with IPL include:
- Sun damage
- Sun spots
- Acne scarring
- Broken capillaries or dilated blood vessels
- Facial redness from rosacea
- Birth marks and port wine stains
IPL treatment can be used alone, or in combination with other therapies, to achieve optimal aesthetic results.
Lumenis M22 IPL Treatment
IPL treatment can take anywhere between 20 to 40 minutes depending on the area being treated. While the IPL device has a cooling tip to minimize discomfort there are techniques available to help keep pain to a minimum, including cooling get applied during the procedure.
Lumenis M22 IPL Results
A few days after the procedure, your skin will appear more radiant and toned. Final results will be seen over the next two weeks. We recommend a series of 2-3 treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart for optimal effects, as each treatment continues to brighten, tighten, tone, and smooth.
Many patients return seasonally to maintain their results.
Lumenis M22 IPL Side Effects & Recovery
Immediately after the treatment, skin will look slightly red, as if you had a mild sunburn. Over the next few days, dark spots and freckles will darken, crust over, and flake off, revealing more luminous skin.
You can go back to your daily activities immediately post-procedure, being sure to avoid heat, intense exercise, and sun exposure for the next day or two.