How IPL treatment improves the skin

Dr. Jack Bertolino and his team of Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics in Williamsville, NY work with patients to help them decide the best treatment for their skin. For many of our patients, we may recommend a minimally-invasive treatment such as IPL, also referred to as “intense pulsed light” therapy. This photo rejuvenation solution is a great choice for new and current patients of the area who are looking for a light-based therapy that reduces wrinkles, firms the skin, and addresses imperfections such as age spots, broken blood vessels, facial redness, and enlarged pores. 

How does IPL work? 

Intense pulsed light treatment works by penetrating deep within the skin’s layers with heat energy that stimulates the skin’s natural production of collagen and elastin. In doing so, this firms the skin, reduces wrinkles, and improves texture and tone. The entire process is done quickly in the dermatologist’s office with minimal pain and discomfort. 

What can IPL treat? 

Patients may seek out IPL treatments for a variety of reasons. IPL can address: 

  •         Age spots/sunspots
  •         Enlarged pores
  •         Facial redness
  •         Fine lines and wrinkles
  •         Broken blood vessels
  •         Rosacea

What can I expect from my IPL appointment? 

When patients arrive at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics for their IPL treatment, they will be seated in a comfortable treatment chair in the examination room. The face is cleansed to remove impurities and makeup. A specialized cooling gel is then applied to the treatment area and dark glasses are provided to protect the eyes. For patients with low pain tolerance, a numbing cream may also be administered onto the skin. The IPL handpiece is then placed on the skin and moved around the face as light pulses are delivered. Patients might feel some stinging sensations but this is often well-tolerated. The sensation might feel like a rubber band against the skin. The entire process takes about 30 minutes when treating the face. 

Schedule a visit with Dr. Jack Bertolino 

If you reside in the community of Williamsville, NY and want to work with our team at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics, we invite you to call our office at (716) 633-6100 to request an appointment. We are conveniently located at 5839 Main Street, Suite #102.        

Rejuvenate the skin with IPL therapy at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics

The skin is the largest organ on the body, and the most exposed to the elements. This includes the face that can impact one’s overall appearance and make a lasting first impression on others. When the skin’s texture is dull and the complexion is uneven, it can negatively affect one’s look. Additionally, conditions such as age spots and rosacea can cause pigmentation concerns. With the help of a cosmetic dermatologist such as Dr. Jack Bertolino of Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics, patients might be able to use intense pulsed light therapies, or IPL treatments, to enhance their skin.

What are IPL treatments used to treat?

Many patients choose intense pulsed light treatments because they can address a range of skin conditions with just one service. Some of the more common reasons why a patient might consider IPL therapy is for the treatment of:

  • Flushed, red skin
  • Rosacea
  • Dilated or broken blood vessels
  • Sun spots/age spots
  • Large pores
  • Excessively oily skin

With several treatments spaced weeks apart, many patients can make dramatic improvements in the texture and tone of their skin, as well as overall enhancement. Once patients have achieved their desired results, they can continue to schedule routine IPL treatments to maintain the results and keep the skin clear and beautiful!

Who is a candidate for IPL treatment?

Most patients who are interested in addressing a range of different skin concerns may find that this treatment is beneficial to them. Treatment can be performed on adult patients of all ethnicities to enhance the skin’s natural glow and improve problems that commonly impact the skin’s appearance and health. During a consultation appointment with Dr. Jack Bertolino and his team, patients can find solutions that meet their needs, even if IPL is not recommended for them.

Ready to find out more about IPL treatment?

If you are intrigued at the idea of undergoing intense pulsed light treatments, it might be time to work with the team at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics in Williamsville, NY. Dr. Jack Bertolino and his staff are dedicated to helping individuals in achieving healthier, more beautiful skin with a wide range of skin rejuvenation services. Contact the main office at (716) 633-6100 to request a visit at 5839 Main Street, Suite #102.