As we age, the skin loses the uniform texture and color present in youth.
Less often do people notice that the aged appearance of skin is due largely to the presence of abnormal pigmentation in the form of lesions or age spots and the presence of abnormal blood vessels like spider veins and broken capillaries. Intense Pulsed Light therapy harnesses the power of light to treat aging skin. IPL is like a laser but instead of one wavelength it uses the energy of many different wavelengths for treatment. The benefit is that it is safer, more efficient, and causes less downtime than a laser. Our certified nurses uses the very latest in this technology. The spectrum of energy and power delivered is ideally suited to treat the visible signs of aging in the skin like age spots, broken capillaries, and spider veins. Damaged cells that contain pigment and broken vessels are dissolved with light energy while the surrounding tissue is left unharmed.
A detailed pre-procedure skin evaluation will be performed. The settings on the machine are calibrated for your skin type and the problem to be treated. A moisturizing gel is applied to the treatment area. You will feel a cool sensation as the chilled tip of the IPL Photofacial handpiece is applied to the skin. The treatment pulse is signaled by a tone and a flash of light. An initial single pulse of energy is delivered to the targeted area so you become acquainted with the sensation. Most patients describe it as the gentle snapping of a rubber band. Additional pulses are delivered until the entire area of concern is treated.
When you schedule your consultation with Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists, you can feel secure that the decision you are making is the right one for you. Dr. Marotta’s expertise and skill make him a top Long Island plastic surgeon who enjoys answering your questions. Schedule your consultation today to begin your journey to looking good and feeling good.
895 West Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, NY 11787