Manhattan Aesthetics

What is IPL?

Our IPL treatments are ideal for patients with darkly pigmented skin or fine lines that are easily visible. It is a non-invasive procedure that corrects many superficial imperfections on the surface of the skin. There’s no downtime, so you can leave our practice and carry on with your usual routine straight away. With an average of 30-60 minutes for treatments, it’s no surprise that IPL is a hot procedure at Manhattan Aesthetics.

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About Intense Pulsed Light

IPL stands or intense pulsed light, which is a series of different wavelengths that are applied to your skin. There are similarities between IPL and our laser skin treatments, but also some differences. Both treatments apply wavelengths to your skin, but laser treatments only focus on one specific wavelength in a more focused area. IPL has multiple wavelengths in a less focused area.

When IPL is applied to your skin, it will penetrate down below the top layer into the dermis. From here, collagen will expand and blood vessels will constrict, getting rid of pigments and other imperfections. Cells absorb the light energy from the IPL device, turning it into heat. This is what causes the expansion and constriction, destroying all your unwanted pigments.

It is a non-surgical procedure that can be done in as little as 30 minutes with no downtime. As a result, this is a highly sought after treatment for people with minor skin blemishes or other superficial imperfections that are causing confidence issues.

IPL Benefits

The benefits of IPL are extensive. For one, it is a relatively painless procedure – most patients experience no pain at all, with some feeling a mild stinging sensation. You don’t need to undergo surgery, you don’t need to spend weeks recovering – it’s something you can come in for on your lunch break and leave without any issues. 

Secondly, it can treat a range of very common skin problems:

  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Unwanted freckles/liver spots
  • Enlarged pores
  • Sun damage
  • Large blood vessels
  • Wrinkles and fine lines


Furthermore, it treats these problems without causing excessive damage to the upper layer of your skin. This is thanks to the way IPL wavelengths are dispersed and not focused. The top layer of your skin stays unharmed, while the surface issues are solved from deeper down. 

Of course, you also see very fast results that progressively get better a the months progress. These results can be enhanced if you take care to protect your skin following treatments with a good sunscreen.


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.

Am I a Candidate for IPL Treatments?

Do you often feel self-conscious due to minor issues on your skin? Perhaps you have hyperpigmentation or an unwanted freckle? If you’re looking for a cosmetic procedure that doesn’t require surgery or use any needles, this could be perfect for you. It is virtually painless, and we can even provide some numbing cream if you’re overly sensitive. If you have any superficial imperfections that get on your nerves and make you feel anxious, this is one of the best ways of getting rid of them and seeing long term results.


*Individual results may vary.

Take the First Step - Request A Consultation

Ready to learn more about IPL? The first step is to come in for an in-person consultation with our expert providers at Manhattan Aesthetics in New York, New York today.

Please fill out the form on this page or call our office during normal business hours at (212) 960-8172.