A common aesthetic concern that often develops with age and sun exposure, uneven skin tone is can make you look older than your years. Laurene DiPasquale, MD, at LaserCosMedix® in Hillsdale, New Jersey serving patients from Hackensack, Paramus, Westwood, and Bergen County. Dr. DiPasquale is a cosmetic physician who can improve the look and health of your skin with her intense-pulsed light (IPL™) cosmetic tool, the Icon™ aesthetic system. To learn more about IPL and how it can help your skin, call the office today or schedule an appointment online.
IPL is laser treatment Dr. DiPasquale uses for pigment removal and rejuvenation of your skin. Unlike other laser skin treatments that use only one spectrum of light, the IPL uses a broad spectrum of wavelengths delivered to your skin in short bursts of energy to target your dermis, which is the deeper layer of your skin.
IPL improves the look and health of your skin by breaking up the pigmented skin and stimulating the production of collagen, which is the protein that provides your skin with its strength, flexibility, and youthful look.
Dr. DiPasquale uses the Icon IPL laser for pigment removal to improve the look and tone of your skin. Common skin concerns she treats with IPL include:
The IPL laser can also improve the texture of your skin to make it smooth and soft.
The IPL treatment is nonablative, which means it doesn’t remove any surface skin so there’s little discomfort or downtime. As Dr. DiPasquale glides the IPL handpiece over your skin, the pulses of light target your pigmented skin without affecting any of the surrounding area. Once the pigment is heated and destroyed, it begins to disappear through your body’s natural healing process.
Treatment time varies depending on the area being treated, and you may feel a snapping sensation as the light energy targets your pigmented skin. For best results, you may need a series of treatments. Dr. DiPasquale provides a treatment plan before you get started, so you know what to expect and how to prepare.
After treatment, your skin may appear red, but these side effects disappear quickly. There’s no downtime following IPL treatment for pigment removal, so you can go right back to your usual activities once you’re done.
You may notice an improvement in the look of your skin once your redness disappears, with continued improvements over the next several weeks.
Dr. DiPasquale recommends you be vigilant about applying sunblock to the treatment area, especially during the healing phase. You also want to continue to use sunblock everyday to prevent skin pigmentation, and cover up with a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses when you plan on being out in the sun for an extended period of time.
To learn more about the Icon IPL treatment for pigment removal, call LaserCosMedix today, or request an appointment online.