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Photofacial IPL Laser

Integrated Dermatology of Brookline -  - Dermatologist

Integrated Dermatology of Brookline

Dermatologists located in Brookline, MA & Andover, MA

If skin pigmentation issues negatively affect your skin’s appearance, a simple solution is available at Integrated Dermatology of Brookline in Brookline and Andover, Massachusetts. Board-certified dermatologists Miaoyuan Wang, MD, Alan Rockoff, MD, and their team offer non-surgical photofacial IPL laser technology to even out skin tone and help you gain confidence. Schedule an appointment by phone or book online today to learn more.

Photofacial IPL Laser Q & A

What is photofacial IPL laser technology?

An IPL photofacial uses intense pulsed light energy to reduce skin pigmentation issues and give you smoother, even-toned skin. The procedure is painless without any needles, excisions, pain, or downtime. IPL photofacials use intense pulsed light to destroy melanin-producing cells in targeted skin layers to create a more even-toned appearance.

Why would I choose an IPL photofacial?

You might choose an IPL photofacial to improve your skin’s complexion if you have:

  • Red spots
  • Brown spots
  • Sun or age spots
  • Freckles
  • Redness
  • Spider veins
  • Pigment imperfections
  • Rosacea 

Your dermatologist can use IPL photofacial technology on your shoulders, chest, neck, back, face, legs, arms, or other areas of your body containing pigmentation problems.

Is an IPL photofacial right for me?

To determine whether or not you’re a candidate for an IPL photofacial, your provider reviews your medical history and examines your skin in areas of concern. They discuss your desired outcome and develop a treatment plan to best suit your skin care goals.

What happens during photofacial IPL laser procedures?

Before getting an IPL photofacial, your provider can numb the treatment area to help you avoid discomfort. They give you special goggles to protect your eyes from the laser. 

Using a handheld device, your dermatologist applies intense pulsed light energy to your skin. It may feel like a rubber-band snapping sensation, but the procedure isn’t painful. Each treatment session should last about 45 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.

What should I expect after my IPL photofacial?

After photofacial IPL laser treatment, there’s no downtime. Your skin might look a little red and puffy for a short time, but you can resume everyday activities right away. Make sure to protect your skin from the sun before and after treatment. 

Your dermatologist might recommend you undergo multiple IPL treatments to help you achieve the best outcome. Over time, anti-aging results should continue to improve.

Don’t live with skin pigmentation issues when non-surgical treatments are within reach at Integrated Dermatology of Brookline. Schedule an appointment by phone or book online today to determine if photofacial IPL laser technology is right for you.