What is IPL used for?
Photorejuvenation (IPL - Intense Puled light) laser treatments are most commonly used for:
- Lightening and removing "sun spots", "age spots", and brown blotches on the face, neck, chest, hands and other areas of the body
- Lightening and reducing redness, rosacea, dilated blood vessels and " broken" blood vessels on the face, neck, and chest
- Helping to control flushing
Photorejuvenation with IPL, when done properly, almost always consists of a series of 3-5 treatments, usually one every three to six weeks. The benefits of photorejuvenation treatments are achieved with little discomfort and minimal risk.
How long does it take for laser photorejuvenation treatments to work?
Most people need 3-5 months, which consists of a full series of 3-5 treatments about 1 month apart. You can see some improvement with each treatment, but it's common for your response to be slightly different from each treatment. The more sun damage or redness you have, the more likely you are to need a full five treatments. Some cases of severe redness or brown spots require more than 5 treatments. Expect to see gradual clearing over time.
Do IPL Photofacial treatments hurt and how long will they take?
There may be mild discomfort during the treatment, but most patients tolerate the removal of dilated blood vessels or age spots/freckles and fine lines very easily. The first treatment is usually the "zingiset." As your skin begins to clear, the treatments usually become even more comfortable. Treatments usually take 30-90 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.
What results can I expect from photorejuvenation treatments?
After your first treatment, you can expect to see some redness, darkening of brown spots, and slight swelling. These symptoms will resolve in several hours to one week. Makeup can be immediately applied if desired. After the treatment, your skin will feel smoother and have a more even tone. A gradual decrease in overall redness, flushing, age spots, and fine lines will be more visible after each treatment.
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Who can operate a laser in New Jersey?
At Affiliated Dermatologists, your laser or cosmetic procedure will be performed by a LICENSED PHYSICIAN only.
In New Jersey, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Registered Nurses are NOT permitted to operate laser devices, even under a physician's order and supervision.
In unqualified hands, lasers can cause serious burns. Be very cautious of physician offices and spas where the lasers are operated by individuals who are not licensed, physicians.