LASER SKIN TREATMENT
Photorejuvenation in NYC is one of the most popular procedures for improving overall skin appearance. Our dermatology team can use photorejuvenation treatments to help patients improve their skin texture and appearance for a more youthful look. Photorejuvenation uses light energy to deliver transformative results comfortably and efficiently. Dermatology, Laser and Surgery of Carnegie Hill is dedicated to providing excellent medical and cosmetic care to our patients. We offer IPL (intense pulsed light) photofacial treatment and ResurFX™ laser skin treatment to help improve the appearance of your skin. Our dermatologists will give you more information on all our photorejuvenation treatments during your in-office consultation.
WHAT IS AN IPL PHOTOFACIAL?
IPL photofacials use intense pulsed light (IPL) to treat many skin conditions, including acne scars, broken capillaries, rosacea, fine lines and wrinkles, spider veins, and hyperpigmentation. Many patients opt for photorejuvenation treatments over laser technology. Photorejuvenation requires less recovery compared to laser treatments. Photorejuvenation is also very versatile, being able to be performed anywhere on the body, other than the eyelids.
ARE THERE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE IPL SYSTEMS USED FOR PHOTOREJUVENATION IN NYC?
Yes, there are. Dermatology, Laser & Surgery of Carnegie Hill uses the M22™ Universal IPL, a premier photorejuvenation system. The M22™ Universal IPL uses Optimal Pulse Technology (OPT), which delivers medical-grade IPL treatment. The M22™ is customizable to different skin conditions. It utilizes a computer-enabled filter recognition which enhances safety and usability. The M22™ uses contact cooling technology to make sure patients feel as comfortable as possible during their procedure.
WHAT SKIN CONDITIONS ARE APPROPRIATE FOR IPL PHOTOREJUVENATION TREATMENT?
IPL photorejuvenation can treat a wide variety of skin conditions that may appear on the body. During a consultation with our dermatologists, we can determine if IPL will provide the results you are seeking, as well as how many treatments may be necessary.
|IPL PHOTOREJUVENATION BENEFITS
|LIGHTEN AND REMOVE SUNSPOTS AND AGE SPOTS
|LIGHTEN AND REDUCE REDNESS
|LIGHTEN AND REDUCE ROSACEA
|REDUCE AND REMOVE DILATED OR BROKEN BLOOD VESSELS
|IMPROVE SKIN TEXTURE
|REDUCE PORE SIZE
|REDUCE OIL PRODUCTION
IS IPL TREATMENT APPROPRIATE FOR EVERYONE?
Not everyone is a candidate for an IPL photofacial. Patients who have a suntan or patients who have deep skin tones are not candidates for IPL, as there is too much risk of hyperpigmentation. A consultation with our dermatologists at Dermatology, Laser & Surgery of Carnegie Hill can determine if IPL photorejuvenation is right for you.
HOW IS IPL PHOTOREJUVENATION PERFORMED?
IPL is performed as an in-office procedure by one of our dermatology providers. IPL treatment takes about 15 to 60 minutes to perform. For your protection, you will wear a protective set of goggles during the procedure. A cooling ointment is also used to ensure you are comfortable. One of our dermatologists will hover a handheld device over the treatment area. You may feel the pulsating light, but it should not be painful or uncomfortable.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER MY IPL TREATMENT?
Following your IPL photofacial, it is best to keep the treated area moist and hydrated after your procedure. There might be some slight discomfort a few days after your procedure. Ice packs can be useful to relieve any swelling that might occur. Aloe can also be useful for this. You’ll want to avoid sun exposure, wear sunscreen, and limit any way you can damage the treatment area. The team at Dermatology, Laser & Surgery of Carnegie Hill will give you more instructions during your in-office procedure.
HOW MANY IPL PHOTOREJUVENATION TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Most patients respond very well to three treatments, although some require six treatments spaced approximately one month apart. During your consultation at Dermatology, Laser & Surgery of Carnegie Hill, our dermatologists can help you understand how many IPL treatments you’ll need to find the best results.
WHAT IS RESURFX™ LASER SKIN TREATMENT?
ResurFX™ laser skin treatment can help reduce hyperpigmentation, sunspots, brown spots, mild acne scars, wrinkles, and stretch marks. Like an IPL photofacial, ResurFX™ laser skin treatment is non-ablative, meaning it maintains the top layers of the skin during the procedure. Peeling, oozing, or crusting should not occur, either. Constant contact cooling is used to ensure patient comfort.
HOW DOES LASER SKIN TREATMENT BENEFIT THE SKIN?
Laser skin treatment can encourage collagen and elastin production by stimulating fibroblasts, which are cells responsible for regeneration. Collagen and elastin will make the dermis (the deep layers of the skin) thicker and plumper, making the skin look healthier overall.
WHO IS AN APPROPRIATE CANDIDATE FOR LASER SKIN TREATMENT?
Laser skin resurfacing is an appropriate procedure for many skin conditions. Laser skin resurfacing can help reduce and treat a variety of skin conditions.
|IPL PHOTOFACIAL CAN TREAT
|FINE LINES AND WRINKLES
|UNEVEN SKIN TONE
|SUNSPOTS AND SUN-DAMAGED SKIN
|SAGGING OR DROOPING SKIN
DOES INSURANCE COVER PHOTOREJUVENATION TREATMENTS?
Insurance coverage for photorejuvenation treatment typically depends on whether it is a cosmetic or medical procedure. If your photorejuvenation treatment is for cosmetic purposes, insurance is less likely to cover this. If you have a skin condition that is a medical concern and photorejuvenation treatment would help, your insurance might be more likely to help. Every healthcare plan is different, however. The team at Dermatology, Laser & Surgery of Carnegie Hill can help you find out if your photorejuvenation treatment would be covered through health insurance.
HOW DO I LEARN MORE ABOUT PHOTOREJUVENATION IN NYC?
The doctors and staff at Dermatology, Laser & Surgery of Carnegie Hill would be happy to discuss photorejuvenation in more detail. Please give us a call at 646-661-6131 or request an appointment online for a personal consultation at our New York offices.