What is IPL and is it for you?

At NJ VeinCare and Aesthetics center, Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy is a popular cosmetic treatment that uses light energy to improve the appearance of the skin. It is often used on the face to address a variety of concerns, including rosacea, small facial veins, sun damage, age spots, fine lines, and uneven skin tone.

One of the main benefits of IPL therapy is that it is a non-invasive procedure that does not require any downtime. It is typically performed at njveincare by Dr. Nackman, and takes about 30 minutes to an hour to complete. During the treatment, a handheld device is used to deliver pulses of light energy to the skin. The light energy is absorbed by the cells in the skin, causing them to break down and be naturally eliminated by the body. Pigment is broken up and is reduced in appearance.

IPL therapy is generally well-tolerated and has a low risk of side effects. Some people may experience mild redness or swelling immediately after the treatment, but these effects typically resolve within a few hours or a day or two. More serious side effects, such as scarring or changes in skin color, are very rare.

It is important to note that IPL therapy is not a one-time treatment. Most people need a series of treatments to achieve the desired results. The number of treatments needed will depend on the individual and their specific skin concerns. Dr. Nackman will discuss a treatment plan with you which may involve mutlipe treatments.  Some people may see noticeable improvements after just one treatment, while others may need several treatments to achieve their desired results.

One of the key considerations when considering IPL therapy for the face is the cost. The cost of the treatment can vary depending on the specific concerns being addressed and the number of treatments needed. Dr. Nackman will discuss the cost of the treatment and tailor a plan that suits your needs.

Overall, IPL therapy is a safe and effective option for improving the appearance of the skin on the face. It is a non-invasive procedure with a low risk of side effects and can be used to address a variety of concerns, including sun damage, age spots, fine lines, and uneven skin tone. Please contact Dr. Nackman to see if IPL is right for you!

Author
Gary B. Nackman, MD, FACS Gary Nackman, MD, FACS, is a board-certified vascular surgeon with more than 30 years of experience helping women and men with venous disease and cosmetic concerns achieve healthy veins and skin. He founded the NJ Vein Care and Aesthetics Center in Clifton, New Jersey, to provide high-quality, one-on-one, patient-centered care in a welcoming, supportive environment. He's proud to be listed in the Consumers Research Council of America's "Guide to America's Top Surgeons."

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