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Top 3 Benefits of IPL Treatments

Do you have skin concerns such as hyperpigmentation, sun damage, or spider veins? IPL treatments use light energy to restore more even, youthful-looking skin. This versatile method can treat issues most lasers cannot for complete skin rejuvenation. 

What is IPL Treatment?

IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. It is also known as an IPL Photofacial. A laser only uses one wavelength of energy, but IPL uses a broad spectrum of light to treat more different skin conditions. The pulses of light travel through the outer layers of skin to target damaged or hyperpigmented areas.

IPL Photo Facial New York City

*individual results may vary.

How Does an IPL PhotoFacial Work? 

The multiple wavelengths used by IPL treatment work on various skin issues. Some wavelengths target damaged skin. Others are active against pigmented areas such as sun spots or spider veins. The energy also triggers cells to produce more collagen, a vital support protein that keeps skin firm and youthful. Restoring collagen leads to skin that looks smoother, more even, and more resilient. 

Top 3 Benefits of IPL Treatment

An IPL photofacial has several benefits over laser treatments for similar skin concerns. At Manhattan Aesthetics, we may recommend IPL for several reasons:

Minimal Downtime

You can return to your usual activities after IPL treatment. You will need to avoid sun exposure between treatments. You may want to avoid scheduling social events after treatment since your skin may look red and peel slightly. You can return to work after treatment if you wish

Larger Treatment Area

Since IPL treatments use a broader light spectrum, the applicator can cover a larger area. IPL can be used on the face and body, so the ability to cover larger areas gives IPL an advantage over many lasers. 

Treats More Skin Concerns

An IPL photofacial can do almost anything a laser treatment can do, and a few things they cannot. While most lasers do not address reddish discoloration well, IPL makes an excellent choice for treating spider veins, rosacea, and acne redness.


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What Results Will I See With IPL Treatments?

Most people need a series of IPL treatments spaced several weeks apart. You can see results starting about a week after your first treatment. During the first few days, you will have some peeling, and dark spots may become darker. Unwanted pigmentation will fade within a few days. You will continue to see improvements for several months as your skin adds new collagen. 

Am I a Good Candidate for an IPL PhotoFacial?

Good candidates for an IPL treatment want a clearer, more even skin tone. This treatment works best on light to medium skin tones like many lasers. You may need to wait for treatment if you have an active skin condition or broken skin in the treatment area. 


*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.