Included in Dr. Devgan’s new line of laser treatments, a popular option for patients with facial concerns is the intense pulsed light treatment, or IPL treatment.
An IPL laser treatment can be utilized for a variety of aesthetic facial concerns and dermatologic diseases. Patients looking to treat fine lines, wrinkles, acne, overall rough skin, dull complexion, enlarged pores, brown and red spots, and diffuse overall redness are great candidates for this type of light therapy.
Before the IPL treatment, the patient will cleanse their skin to remove any dirty and oil. The area will then be carefully sterilized using mild alcohol pads and ultrasound gel will be applied. The patient's skin type will assessed and the laser settings will be adjusted appropriately to ensure the best aesthetic results.
During the treatment, a series of light pulses will be administered which may create some slight discomfort. These light “flashes” effectively kill propionibacterium on the face, a causative agent of acne, and reduces redness by treating capillaries in the skin. When the area has been fully treated, the session is complete and the patient may cleanse their face again and expect results in the coming days and weeks.
A single treatment takes anywhere between 10-15 minutes and has no associated downtime. In some cases, patients experience mild redness and swelling that usually resolves in 6-12 hours. If desired, patients may apply moisturizer, make-up, and other topical cosmetics immediately following the treatment. Results can be visibly seen a few days after treatment. Redness should subside, wrinkles may lessen, and acne flare-ups may also decrease. For best results, three to five total sessions are recommended with four weeks between each session.
If interested in IPL or any of the other laser treatments offered at Dr. Devgan’s new 969 Park Avenue location, please call 212.452.2400 or email office@LaraDevganMD.com