Improving skin tone and surface imperfections associated with broken blood vessels, sun damage, photo damage and aging and ideal for any part of the face, neck, décolleté, shoulders, arms, and hands with skin redness, tiny veins, and brown (sun) spots.

The IPL Procedure

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy uses a broad spectrum of optimally targeted wavelengths to treat vascular lesions, acne and pigmented lesions. Dr. Krant uses the Cutera Limelight® IPL, a well-respected and effective device with very good safety parameters. The LimeLight treats specific areas without abrading the skin’s surface using light to heat the pigment and blood in the top layer of your skin in order to reduce discoloration and promote a more even skin tone.

What can be treated?

Nonabrasive, noninvasive, quick and comfortable, IPL therapy provides excellent revitalization and rejuvenation to the skin when applied to:

• Broken capillaries
• Acne
• Rosacea
• Fine lines
• Brown spots
• Uneven or rough skin
• Loss of elasticity
• Sun damage

What should I expect?

The treatment time will depend on the area of the body being treated. However, most treatments should take less than one hour. Patients will experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. Dr. Krant will use a gel to cool the skin before vascular treatments. Anesthesia or pain medicine is typically not required. One to three treatments are usually sufficient to see results. Additional treatments may be recommended, especially for excessively sun-damaged skin. Dr. Krant will discuss this with you before your treatment.

IPL Recovery

Patients will notice that brown spots will start to darken and the skin may appear slightly red as well as mildly swollen in the treated area. This typically lasts a few hours and possibly a day or longer. Make-up can be applied to cover the redness.

Contact Dr. Jessica Krant, board-certified dermatologist, for a consultation at her Manhattan office. Allow Dr. Krant to examine the areas you would like improved and provide the best possible treatment with IPL therapy resulting in skin rejuvenation and a more youthful appearance.