Intense Pulsed Light
Conveniently Located to serve Rutherford, Verona, Bergen and Essex Counties
Our facial skin is constantly exposed to harsh conditions that can severely affect how it looks and feels. It may develop a dull look in addition to sunspots, moles, and skin patches that look either darker or lighter than the skin in the area. There are creams that you can use to address these issues to some extent, but in order to achieve the best results, you should consider intense pulsed light therapy.
What is Intense Pulsed Light Therapy
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy is a skin treatment designed to reduce the appearance of damage to the skin caused by exposure to the outside environment. This innovative technology can help produce youthful skin that’s firmer and has an even tone and texture. It’s a safe cosmetic treatment that does not require surgery or a long period of recovery time.
IPL can treat sun damage, rosacea, and help fade scars. It can also be used for hair reduction. Each treatment is customized to fit the need of each individual. Treatment sessions vary from person to person, but each session can take as little as 15 minutes depending on the area treated.
BEFORE AND AFTER
Are You A Candidate For Intense Pulsed Light Therapy?
Intense pulsed light therapy is a gentle, non-invasive, and safe treatment that can be used on many different skin types. If your skin has begun to show damage from years of unprotected sun exposure, harsh cleansers, and the natural aging process, you can correct these issues in no time with IPL.
How Much Does Intense Pulsed Light Therapy Cost?
IPL therapy is customized to fit the needs of each individual. We’ll assess the quality of your skin and discuss your aesthetic goals during the consultation to develop a treatment plan that’s tailored to your specific needs. After we have decided on the best plan of action, we’ll discuss the cost of your individualized IPL treatment. We also provide affordable payment options with financing from GreenSky.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Sun damage (pigmentation)
- Rosacea (redness/vascular lesions)
- Hair Reduction
The number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient, Dr. Geria will personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire. Dr. Geria may also combine your treatment with other popular aesthetic procedures to further personalize your treatment.
It can take as little as 15 minutes, depending on the area you are looking to treat, as well as the treatment you are receiving.
Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. You may briefly feel a warm or "rubber band snap" sensation as the light is absorbed by the targeted areas. Your procedure may take a few minutes to half an hour depending on the size of the area to be treated and the type of procedure performed.
The procedure is non-invasive, typically gentle and safe. Generally, there is no need for a topical anesthetic; however, Dr. Geria may choose to use it depending on his patients’ sensitivities.
You may experience some redness that should resolve within a few hours. Consult us if it does not. For some spots, you will see a darkening of the treated areas followed by fading and flaking off at a later stage. Results depend on your skin type, the number of treatments, and the area treated.
This is a non-invasive and typically gentle procedure with minimal downtime. In most cases, you are able to return to work, and resume most of your activities immediately.
You may be given some skin care products and instructions on how to use them. You will be sensitive to ultraviolet light, and you must avoid direct sun exposure until completely healed. Fully cover your skin or use a good sunscreen whenever you go outdoor
Contact Our Office
At Geria Dermatology, we are committed to providing our patients with results they can carry with confidence. If you’re interested in learning more about intense pulsed light therapy, contact our office to schedule your consultation with board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Aanand Geria.