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IPL Photofacial Specialist

Marina Medispa, P.C.

Aesthetics & Laser Clinic located in Edgewater, NJ

Don’t let sun spots and uneven skin tone make you look older than you feel. At Marina Medispa in Edgewater, New Jersey, aesthetic specialist Marina Metelitsin, MD, and her experienced team offer intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacials to revitalize your skin and make it look years younger without surgery or downtime. To learn more about the benefits of IPL photofacials, schedule an appointment with Marina Medispa over the phone or online today.

IPL Photofacial Q&A

What is an IPL photofacial? 

IPL photofacials use intense pulsed light for laser skin rejuvenation when you have an uneven skin tone. Laser technology passes through your outer skin layer, dispersing uneven pigment by heating and destroying melanin-producing cells. IPL targets the following skin pigmentation issues:

  • Sun damage
  • Age spots
  • Freckles
  • Flushing rosacea
  • Broken capillaries
  • Spider veins      
  • Acne

IPL photofacials are often used for the face but are effective for pigmentation problems on your neck, shoulders, chest, arms, hands, and legs too.

What should I expect during IPL photofacials?

Prior to an IPL photofacial, Dr. Metelitsin reviews your medical history and examines your skin to make sure you’re a good candidate for the procedure. She cleans your skin and applies a cooling gel to it. You wear special goggles to protect your eyes from the laser’s light.

Dr. Metelitsin applies IPL laser energy to your skin using a hand-held device. You might feel a sensation of a rubber band snapping against your skin. The length of time your session lasts depends on the size of the treatment area. An IPL photofacial for your face takes roughly 45 minutes.

What happens after treatment?

After an IPL photofacial, you might experience mild swelling or redness, but this is temporary. There’s no downtime after treatment, so you can resume normal everyday activities right away. You can even wear makeup after the procedure. Make sure to stay out of the sun for at least a week and use sunscreen regularly.

Results from your photofacial may slowly improve over time. You might experience optimal results about three months after treatment. Dr. Metelitsin may recommend a series of treatments spaced about four weeks apart and periodic maintenance sessions to achieve the most desirable outcome.

Am I a good candidate for an IPL photofacial?

Dr. Metelitsin lets you know if an IPL photofacial or another cosmetic procedure best matches your personalized needs. Although facials are suitable for patients with sunspots and other skin discoloration, if you have melasma, you might not be a good candidate for the procedure. Avoid IPL treatment if you’ve recently taken certain medications, such as strong antibiotics.

Don’t let skin discoloration and other signs of aging make you feel self-conscious when simple, noninvasive options are within reach at Marina Medispa. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online today.