What is an IPL Photofacial?
If you are always trying to hide your dry, wrinkled skin or excess body hair under your clothes, or if you feel self-conscious about unsightly blemishes and sun damage on your face, it’s time for you to come out of hiding! Dr. Sandra Margoles believes the look and feel of your skin is directly related to how you feel about yourself. She offers several non-surgical treatments in her Greenwich office that will help you achieve a youthful, radiant glow you will be proud to show off. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photofacial is an advanced non-invasive treatment that targets signs of sun damage and aging. She also offers laser hair removal for removing unwanted, excess body hair. Both procedures require no downtime and achieve great, beautiful results.
IPL Photofacial Benefits
IPL Photofacial is a safe, non-invasive and effective procedure that uses laser-light based technology to eliminate or improve the effects of sun damage and other skin conditions. The result is smoother, healthier and younger-looking skin.
IPL Photofacial Corrects:
- Brown spots
- Uneven skin tone
- Large, visible pores
- Broken blood vessels
- Spider veins
For best results, you may need to undergo several treatments depending on the severity of your sun damage or skin condition.
IPL Photofacial Treatment With Dr. Margoles
Your IPL Photofacial treatment will take between a minimum of 15 minutes, depending on the extent of your treatment area. 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 a mild sunburn sensation and minor swelling, both of which should subside within a few days. IPL Photofacial is a minimally invasive treatment that requires no down time.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a safe, less painful procedure that eliminates the need for all other hair removal procedures.
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 one 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 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.
Learn More About IPL or Laser Hair Removal & Schedule A Consultation
If you would like to learn more about our advanced laser procedures including IPL photofacial and laser hair removal contact our cosmetic surgery practice to schedule your consultation today: (203) 869-2939. Our Greenwich office is located minutes from I-95 and the Merritt Parkway making it convenient for anyone traveling from Fairfield county, CT and Westchester county, NY.