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IPL in Liverpool, NY

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About IPL

If you have hyperpigmentation or sun damage on your skin, our providers can perform a skin consultation 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 concerns on their neck and face. The powerful excel V lasers target redness and hyperpigmentation by making use of two specific wavelengths of light to give you an even skin tone. A photofacial is a noninvasive process, and it can be highly effective, producing amazing outcomes. Our providers use 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 results from the treatment take effect, you should begin to see a healthier complexion with a more even tone and decreased hyperpigmentation.

Ideal Candidates

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. Our providers will examine your complexion to determine if you will benefit from an IPL photofacial during your initial consultation.

Procedure Technique

A photofacial is done at our office in around 20 – 30 minutes in one of our procedure rooms. To prepare for the procedure, your provider 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 very tolerable 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. Our providers recommend 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. Our providers suggest that most patients get 3 – 6 sessions scheduled every 4 - 6 weeks.

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Get Your Glow Back

When skin damage, including hyperpigmentation, and other blemishes develop, you may now be interested in treatments that improve your appearance. We encourage you to find out more about photofacial treatments with excel V lasers by contacting our office and making an appointment for a skin examination with our providers. With a photofacial, we can target the deeper layers of your damaged skin to help create a youthful glow and a smoother complexion.

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