Improve skin tone and surface imperfections associated with broken blood vessels, sun damage, photo damage, and signs of aging with Cutera Limelight® IPL treatments, provided by Dr. Jessica Krant at Art of Dermatology.

The IPL Procedure

Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy uses a broad spectrum of optimally-targeted wavelengths to improve the look and feel of vascular lesions, acne, and skin discoloration. Dr. Krant uses the Cutera Limelight® IPL, a well-respected and effective device with excellent safety parameters. The Limelight® treats specific areas without damaging the skin’s surface using broad-spectrum light to target the pigment and blemishes in the top layer of skin in order to reduce discoloration and promote a more even skin tone.

IPL Benefits

IPL treatments are nonabrasive, noninvasive, quick, and comfortable, making these a great option for women and men looking to revitalize their skin and improve the appearance of:

• Broken capillaries
• Acne
• Redness
• Fine lines
• Brown spots
• Uneven or rough skin
• Sagging skin
• Sun damage

Your IPL Procedure

Your IPL treatment time will depend on the size and location of the area being treated. However, most IPL therapy sessions generally take less than one hour to complete. Before your treatment, Dr. Krant will apply a gel to cool the skin to maximize your comfort. Most people report experiencing only mild sensations such as pinching or stinging during the procedure, and anesthesia or pain medicine is typically not required.

In most cases, one to three IPL treatments are enough to see the dramatic results you’re looking for. Additional treatments may be recommended, though, depending on your skin type and condition. During your consultation, Dr. Krant will discuss this with you before beginning your first treatment.

IPL Recovery

Directly following your IPL treatment, you may notice some redness, swelling, or darkening of brown spots. These symptoms are completely normal and should diminish within the next several hours. Over the next three to five months, you will see your final results beginning to take shape, revealing a smoother, more even, and revitalized complexion.

If you’re considering IPL therapy, contact board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jessica Krant for an individualized consultation at her Manhattan office.