Rejuvenate Your Face with a Noninvasive IPL Photofacial

Our experienced aesthetic skin care professionals at the office of Dr. Fredric Newman can rejuvenate your facial appearance by harnessing the power of light. An IPL photofacial performed at our Darien, CT, practice can be used to give you what’s called a photofacial. This treatment can reduce signs of age, improve areas of pigmentation, and give your skin a more youthful, even-toned appearance.

How IPL Therapy Works

IPL: Woman touching face in mirror

Provided as one of several non-invasive alternatives to the traditional facelift, IPL therapy is designed to rejuvenate facial skin. Like microdermabrasion or skin resurfacing, it is most commonly recommended to diminish signs of wrinkles, dark circles under the eyes, and common skin conditions such as rosacea, redness, hyperpigmentation, and even dilated blood vessels.

However, unlike these other treatments, IPL uses lasers rather than a mechanical abrasion. Concentrated beams of light are guided across facial areas in a completely non-invasive procedure. The energy that is focused onto the skin only penetrates the top layers, helping to treat skin conditions at the source and result in a more refreshed look and a more even tone to the skin.

IPL procedures usually take no longer than 30 minutes to complete and there is typically very little discomfort associated with the treatment.

Recovery after IPL

Although there may be some redness in the treatment areas after IPL therapy, most patients do not require any recovery time and are able to resume normal daily activities immediately.

IPL Results

A series of treatment sessions may be necessary to achieve the desired results. The effects of IPL therapy should become even more apparent in the ensuing months as the skin replenishes itself. This treatment has helped many patients rejuvenate their facial appearance and achieve a more youthful, smoother look to the skin.

Most patients do not require any recovery time and are able to resume normal daily activities immediately.

Candidacy

An IPL photofacial can provide a dramatic reduction in wrinkles and other signs of aging. However, it is not right for all patients. If you have lost significant skin laxity with age, or if you have excess fatty tissue and sagging skin you wish to correct, surgery may be the best solution. Dr. Newman provides a variety of facelift procedures that can correct pronounced signs of aging. On the other hand, if yo wish to address the very earliest signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, you may be able to achieve your goals with injectable treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic or dermal fillers. However, if you still have adequate skin laxity and only require a relatively moderate enhancement, you may be an excellent candidate for an IPL photofacial. During a consultation, Dr. Newman can assess your candidacy.

Set Up an IPL Therapy Consultation

If you would like more information on IPL therapy and how our practice works, or if you would like to schedule a consultation to talk more about these treatments, please contact Dr. Fredric Newman today.

Dr. Fredric Newman

Dr. Fredric Newman MD, FACS

Dr. Fredric Newman's extensive training and experience in plastic surgery began at Yale College, and he completed his general surgical training at Harvard Medical School. He has performed thousands of procedures during his career and is affiliated with a number of top-tier universities and professional associations, including:

  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

To schedule a consultation at our Darien, CT, plastic surgery center, contact us online, or call our office at (203) 872-5299

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Dr. Newman listened but he also educated me. In addition to his results, it really came down to the confidence that he instilled in me. - Kim, Actual Patient

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