Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments are a safe and reliable way to correct a variety of common skin concerns such as redness, uneven tone and texture, and pigmentation issues. To achieve the best results from this non-invasive, no downtime treatment, it is important to work with a doctor who has extensive experience with IPL treatments in New York.
For certain skin conditions and complaints, IPL is the preferred treatment of Dr. Ellen Gendler, a with over 30 years’ experience in cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Gendler is known for her honest, science-based approach to skincare. She is highly regarded among discerning patients who rely on her to recommend the safest and most effective skincare treatments.
Trusted among her peers, Dr. Gendler is frequently asked to consult for leading pharmaceutical companies as they bring new products and devices to market.
What Does IPL Treat?
IPL can treat several specific skin concerns and provide overall facial rejuvenation by improving skin tone and texture. Concerns most frequently treated with IPL include:
During your consultation at her Manhattan office, Dr. Gendler will help determine if IPL should be part of your personalized treatment plan.
How IPL Works
IPL involves the use of a special device that sends pulses of light through the surface of the skin. The wavelength of light varies slightly based upon the specific concern that is being treated. With redness or rosacea, the light energy targets red blood vessels beneath the skin to break down damaged tissue and tiny vessels.
When used to treat uneven pigmentation, the light breaks apart the areas of darker pigmentation into tiny fragments that the body can absorb. IPL can also cause a diffuse “trauma” just under the skin’s surface, which stimulates a natural healing response within the body and results in fresher, clearer skin.
Ideal Candidate for IPL
IPL is an appropriate treatment for almost any individual who wants to improve the appearance of their skin or treat dermatologic issues such as rosacea. To ensure the treatment will benefit you and not cause any side effects, Dr. Gendler will carefully assess your skin and review your medical history before recommending IPL treatment.
What to Expect During Your Treatment
Dr. Gendler will meet with you prior to your procedure to do a full analysis of your skin. During this time, she will run you through the various treatment options available and work with you to create an individualized treatment plan designed to meet your cosmetic and medical goals. The treatments are generally coupled with at-home products designed to enhance the result.
IPL treatment in New York is relatively quick, with sessions lasting as little as 20 minutes depending on the condition and the area being treated. Typically, you can expect to need anywhere between four and six sessions to achieve your desired results.
A Superior Patient Experience with Lumenis M22
To offer her patients the best experience possible, Dr. Gendler offers state-of-the-art IPL treatments with the Lumenis M22 device. Simply put, it combines all the best laser treatments in one extremely effective device designed to treat a wide variety of skin conditions.
Combined with a cooling system, this therapy is a pleasant laser type procedure as it comes with little discomfort.
Schedule Your IPL Consultation in NYC Today
Regarded as a leading authority in cosmetic skincare, Dr. Gendler is a highly respected, board-certified dermatologist with extensive experience and impressive credentials. She works closely with her patients, helping them look and feel their best, no matter what their skin condition. She takes the time to assess each patient’s concerns before recommending a personalized treatment plan.
For more information about IPL treatments in New York, contact Gendler Dermatology today at (212) 288-8222 to schedule a consultation.
How many treatments does it take to see results?
Improvement in the skin is generally noted after each treatment, as the procedure is relatively fast-acting. That being said, you can expect optimal results after approximately 4 sessions depending on the condition of your skin. Some patients may need more than 4 sessions to achieve their desired outcome. Each session will be one month apart to give the skin enough time to return to its normal state before your next treatment.
What is the recovery like?
IPL treatments in NYC require no downtime. In fact, you can go back to your usual daily activities straight away. You may experience slight discomfort depending on your pain threshold so we recommend you book your treatment on a day with no other commitments.
Are the results permanent?
While results last a long time, our skin is constantly changing and exposed to external pollutants, chemicals, and the sun every day. As a result, it is recommended you get a “touch up” session once a year during the winter months to maintain results.
Are there any risks or side effects?
The risks associated with IPL treatments are extremely rare. However, some side effects may include redness, pigmentation changes, and in extreme and unlikely cases, scarring. Dr. Gendler has extensive experience treating patients with laser devices such as Lumenis’ M22 and will ensure that all safety protocols are followed to minimize any risks or side effects.