IPL Photofacial and Laser Hair Removal in Fairfield County
Are you constantly hiding dry, wrinkled skin or excess hair under long-sleeved shirts and other articles of clothing? Do you feel self-conscious about unsightly blemishes and sun damage on your face? Fairfield county plastic surgeon Dr. Sandra Margoles believes the look and feel of your skin is directly linked to how you feel about yourself. She offers several non-surgical treatments to help you achieve a youthful, radiant glow you can be proud to show off. Intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacial is an advanced non-invasive treatment that targets unsightly signs of sun damage and aging. Dr. Margoles also offers laser hair removal for removing unwanted, excess body hair. Both procedures are pain-free, require no downtime and achieve great, beautiful results.
About IPL Photofacial
IPL photofacial is a comfortable, non-invasive procedure that uses laser-light based technology to eliminate or improve the appearance of sun damage and skin conditions. The result is smoother, healthier and younger-looking skin. Dr. Margoles’s IPL treatments are safe and effective to treat the following:
- Brown spots
- Uneven skin tone
- Large, visible pores
- Broken blood vessels
- Spider veins
Your IPL photofacial treatment can take 15 minutes or longer, depending on the treatment size. During the procedure, Dr. Margoles will use the advanced IPL tool to emit light onto the skin, which is absorbed and converted into heat. The heat dissolves the cells in the target area, improving your skin’s texture, tone and appearance. Immediately after your treatment, you may experience mild sunburn sensation and minor swelling, both of which should subside within a few days after treatment. IPL photofacial is minimally invasive, meaning there is no downtime required.
For best results, you may need to undergo several treatments. The exact number of treatments will depend on the severity of your sun damage and skin condition.
About Laser Hair Removal
A safe, pain-free procedure, laser hair removal eliminates the need for other hair removal procedures including shaving, waxing, tweezing or hair-removal creams. These conventional hair removal techniques can often times be tedious, inconvenient and produce less than desirable outcomes. Dr. Margoles can perform laser hair removal on nearly any body area with unwanted hair, including:
- Bikini area
- Upper lip
Depending on the size of the treatment area, your procedure can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour. During the procedure, Dr. Margoles will use the laser to deliver intense pulsating beams of light onto the targeted skin area. The light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle, damaging the root of the follicle. This process safely and effectively removes the hair follicle and prevents re-growth. Following treatment, you may experience mild redness or swelling. These side effects are only temporary and should subside within a few days. There is no downtime required with laser hair removal, but during the first days after your procedure, you must apply sunscreen and avoid sun exposure as much as possible to protect the treated areas.
The results of laser hair removal are permanent, though several sessions may be needed. This is because hair grows in cycles and it takes several sessions to eliminate all hairs in their active growth stage. Most patients require no more than six sessions to achieve smoother, beautiful skin.
Rejuvenate Your Skin with Dr. Margoles
If you would like to learn more about our advanced laser procedures for hair removal and skin damage, contact our cosmetic surgery practice in Fairfield County. Schedule a one-on-one consultation by calling (203) 869-2939.