When it comes to laser technologies, IPL (intense pulsed light) therapy is the go-to treatment for reducing blemishes and lines on your face. At Columbus Anti-Aging Medicine and Aesthetic Surgery, Dr. Gene Meisenberg helps his patients in Brooklyn, New York, address everything from age spots to tiny spider veins using nothing but the amazing power of light. To learn more about this noninvasive therapy, call or schedule an appointment using the convenient online booking tool.
Your skin is designed as a shield to protect your body from the many forces the outside world throws at it, from exposure to the sun to disease-causing bacteria. In this role, your skin undergoes quite a lot of abuse, which takes its toll as you age. Over the years, facial veins may develop, along with sun or age spots and other blemishes.
Another effect of aging is a natural slowdown in your skin’s production of collagen and elastin, which are responsible for the elasticity and tone of your skin.
Finally, gravity adds the final blow as the fat in your body migrates downward, since your skin is unable to hold it in place as it once did.
Unfortunately, these combined forces often first reveal themselves in your face, since it’s arguably the most exposed area of your body, and the skin is relatively fragile.
IPL, which stands for intense pulsed light, is a noninvasive therapy that delivers high-intensity light pulses below your skin to tackle numerous problems, including:
Using this technology, Dr. Meisenberg can control the intensity and duration of the light to tailor the treatment to your specific issue. The light energy works to break up pigment, veins, and other blemishes without causing any collateral tissue damage.
Once the targeted cells are heated up and destroyed, your body takes over and flushes them out naturally through your lymphatic system.
Another key to the success of IPL technology is that it gently spurs a healing response in your skin, which leads to a boost in your production of collagen and elastin. By destroying damaged skin cells, IPL paves the way for new, healthier cells to grow in their wake.
After your IPL procedure, your body sets to work to clear out the old skin cells and pigment to make room for healthy, new growth. This process takes six weeks before you start to see results, with optimal results beginning at the 12-week mark.
To explore what an IPL procedure can do for your skin, call Columbus Anti-Aging Medicine and Aesthetic Surgery, or schedule a visit using the online booking tool.