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How Does IPL Work?

If you have been looking for a way to brighten, clarify, and rejuvenate your complexion, we have your answer. At Manhattan Aesthetics, we offer IPL treatment to give you luminous, younger-looking skin. With no invasive methods, IPL can correct many different superficial skin concerns. 

How Does IPL Work?

IPL (intense pulsed light), also called a photofacial, uses light energy like a laser. Unlike a laser, it uses multiple wavelengths to target different types of skin concerns and pigments. Each pulse of light delivers energy to the skin’s surface layers, targeting damaged or hyperpigmented areas. IPL precisely targets problem areas without harming healthy skin.

The heat from IPL also reaches into the skin and triggers collagen development. Collagen provides the skin’s support and firmness, but it declines with age. Increasing collagen production leads to firmer, smoother skin with fewer lines and wrinkles.

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*individual results may vary.

What Can IPL Treat?

You probably think of a clear, radiant complexion when you think of youthful-looking skin. Over time, facial skin accumulates sun damage, loses elasticity, and looks less vibrant. IPL can treat these and many other skin concerns:

  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Rosacea
  • Enlarged pores
  • Spider veins
  • Age spots
  • Acne scarring

What is IPL Treatment Like?

Some people describe IPL treatment as feeling like a mild stinging or tingling. At Manhattan Aesthetics, we use cooling gel to maintain your comfort throughout treatment. Treatment takes up to an hour, but this will depend on your individualized plan based on your assessment.


Our expert providers here at Manhattan Aesthetics would be happy to meet with you for an in-person consultation.
Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our trusted staff members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

What Results Will I See With IPL?

Most people need a series of treatments to achieve the best results. Your number of treatments depends on the type and severity of your skin concerns. Most people start to see results about a week after the first treatment as pigmented and damaged areas peel and disappear. Your results will develop for the next three to five months as cells continue to produce collagen

Is There Any Downtime with IPL?

You can resume most normal activities after treatment. You will have redness and peeling for a few days, so you may choose to avoid social activities, but you can return to work or your daily routine. UV rays will cause damage to your skin during healing, so avoid sun exposure during your IPL treatment. 

Am I a Good Candidate for IPL?

Almost anyone bothered by a dull, uneven complexion can benefit from IPL. People of any age can enjoy clearer, firmer skin. You may not be a good candidate if you have certain skin conditions or medical conditions. 


*Individual results may vary.


The first step is to come in for an in-person consultation with our expert providers at Manhattan Aesthetics serving Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, New York, and New Jersey. Please fill out the form on this page or call our office during normal business hours at 212-960-8172.

*Individual results may vary.