If you are bothered by dark spots or sun damage on your skin, Housel Dermatology, P.C. can perform a skin consultation at our Liverpool, NY office to determine if you could benefit from IPL (intense pulsed light) therapy. An IPL photofacial with excel V is a treatment that rejuvenates the skin for adults with hyperpigmentation problems on their neck and face. The powerful excel V lasers target redness and darker colorations by making use of two specific wavelengths of light to give you a smooth skin tone. A photofacial is a noninvasive process, and it can be highly effective, producing amazing outcomes. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Joseph P. Housel uses intense pulses of light energy that warm the skin cells to set off the natural healing process and increase the production of collagen. As the added nutrients take effect, you should begin to see a healthier complexion with a more even tone and decreased pigmentation spots.
An IPL photofacial reaches the deeper layers of your skin to treat several complexion blemishes (particularly brown lesions and sun spots) with minimal or no recovery needed. Ideal candidates for an IPL photofacial with excel V at Housel Dermatology, P.C. may have a variety of problems with their complexion, such as rosacea, sun damage, brown spots (hyperpigmentation), rough texture, visible pores, redness, freckles, sun and age spots, or spider veins. Joseph P. Housel, M.D. will examine your complexion to determine if you will benefit from an IPL photofacial during your initial consultation.
A photofacial is done at our Liverpool, NY office in around 20 – 30 minutes in one of our procedure rooms. To prepare for the procedure, your technician will wash and dry your skin before protecting your eyes with shields. The photofacial is performed using a handheld wand that will pass over the skin while emitting laser energy pulses. While many patients may have mild discomfort throughout the photofacial, it's usually bearable given the speed of the treatment.
What to Expect
There usually is no recovery period needed after an IPL treatment, but you may leave our office a little pink and swollen. This will go away naturally in about a day — it may be masked with cosmetics if you prefer. Housel Dermatology, P.C. recommends you use a cream on the skin to minimize any irritation and promote healing. It may also help to use an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicine to help reduce swelling. After 2 – 5 days, the irregularities under the skin will rise to the surface skin layers and then start to flake away. It is very important to protect your skin with sunscreen as often as possible after an IPL and to not pick at your skin while it heals. While you will have visible improvements after your first treatment, your complexion will attain ideal results with multiple photofacial treatments. Joseph P. Housel, M.D. suggests most patients get 3 – 6 sessions scheduled every four weeks at Housel Dermatology, P.C.
Plan Your Procedure
- How Long It Takes
- 30 Min
Get Your Glow Back
You may not have thought much about your skin's health when you had clear skin. Once skin damage, including hyperpigmentation, and other blemishes develop, you may now be interested in treatments that correct your appearance. We encourage you to find out more about photofacial treatments with excel V lasers by contacting our Liverpool, NY office and making an appointment for a skin examination with Dr. Housel. With a photofacial at Housel Dermatology, P.C., we can release the deeper layers of your damaged skin to help create a youthful glow and a smoother complexion.