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.