Khrom Dermatology & Aesthetics
2797 Ocean Pkwy.
3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11235 | Directions
Aesthetics: 855-507-7282
General Dermatology: 718-751-0674

Brooklyn, NY area patients are looking younger with photofacial treatment

Khrom Dermatology & Aesthetics is conveniently located in Brooklyn, serving patients throughout the region. Dr. Tatiana Khrom has earned a reputation as a leader in noninvasive and minimally invasive cosmetic treatments. She stays at the forefront of aesthetic medicine so that she can provide her patients with the best possible care. For those seeking comprehensive skin rejuvenation, without the downtime associated with full laser resurfacing, she often recommends IPL photofacial treatment.

What is IPL?

The term IPL is an acronym, meaning Intense Pulsed Light. It is also called photofacial or flash lamp therapy. This technology is commonly used in dermatology, with applications including hair removal, correction of rosacea related redness, treatment of brown spots, and overall facial rejuvenation.

Many people mistakenly classify IPL as a type of laser, but there are significant differences between the two technologies. The word laser is also an acronym, meaning light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. A laser device emits a high-powered beam of a singular light wavelength. IPL works with a broad-spectrum light source that can be filtered or adjusted as needed.

This is an important distinction, because each wavelength reacts differently with different components in the skin. Laser beams are more focused, powerful, and targeted. IPL energy is more scattered and gentler, enabling it to reach deep layers with minimal impact on the skin’s surface. It is also very versatile, because the device can be adjusted according to each patient’s needs.
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What are the benefits of IPL photofacial treatment?

Brooklyn, NY patients love this procedure, for many reasons:

  • Appropriate for men and women of all skin types
  • Typically, one treatment takes about 30 minutes to complete
  • Resume your day with no need for downtime
  • Visible side effects are easily camouflaged with cosmetics
  • Reverse early signs of aging, sun damage, and more
The greatest benefit is healthier, more attractive, more youthful skin. Just check out our image gallery – the photofacial before and after photos speak for themselves!

What should you expect during the procedure?

Before procedure begins, we will cleanse the treatment area to remove any impurities, cosmetic residue, or other debris, and then apply a soothing cool gel. You will be provided with protective eyewear. Rapid pulses of light energy are delivered via a handheld applicator. You might feel a snapping or stinging sensation, but it is usually very well tolerated.

What are the most common side effects of IPL?

Immediately after an IPL session, the treated area may be sensitive and have visible redness, similar to a mild sunburn. The redness typically fades within a few hours, though sensitivity and inflammation may last for a few days.

Freckles and other pigmented lesions may appear to darken right after treatment. Don’t worry, this is a sign of their reaction to IPL energy. After a few days, the dark spots slough off, leaving healthier and more even-toned skin. It is important to let lesions and skin flakes shed naturally. Picking at skin can diminish results, inhibit proper healing, and even cause skin injury.

What post-treatment care is needed?

There is minimal recovery after IPL treatment. However, healing and newly developed skin is quite fragile, so it needs to be protected and treated gently. We will provide you with complete aftercare instructions, including:

  • Protect the area from UV exposure with a high SPF, broad-spectrum sunscreen. Protective clothing, such as a wide-brimmed hat to shade your face, is also advisable.
  • Avoid hot showers, saunas, or other exposure to heat.
  • Keep the area hydrated using a quality moisturizer recommended by your dermatologist.
  • Don’t scratch or pick at skin.
  • Cleanse gently and avoid abrasive or exfoliating products.
  • Avoid glycolic acid, retinols, and similar skin products.

How many appointments will you need?

The answer to this question can vary greatly, depending on the nature and severity of problems being treated as well as the unique way your skin responds. Most people will see some results from a single photofacial treatment, with continuing improvement after each additional session. Best results are typically achieved with a series of three to six appointments, spaced a few weeks apart. Some patients choose to have an occasional photofacial as part of their regular skincare plan. Photofacials may also be recommended along with other cosmetic procedures, as part of a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan.

What results can you expect from IPL photofacial treatment?

To a great extent, this depends on what skin condition or conditions you wish to treat, as well as the unique characteristics of your skin. Most patients will see some visible improvement within a few days of the first treatment. Results continue to improve with each photofacial treatment.

For individuals with darker skin tones, and those prone to developing keloid scars, the device is usually adjusted to a lower power level. This provides a gentler procedure, but the improvement after each session is less dramatic. These patients generally need more treatment sessions in order to achieve optimal results.

What results can you expect from IPL photofacial treatment? To a great extent, this depends on what skin condition or conditions you wish to treat, as well as the unique characteristics of your skin. Most patients will see some visible improvement within a few days of the first treatment. Results continue to improve with each photofacial treatment. For individuals with darker skin tones, and those prone to developing keloid scars, the device is usually adjusted to a lower power level. This provides a gentler procedure, but the improvement after each session is less dramatic. These patients generally need more treatment sessions in order to achieve optimal results.

Which is better – IPL or laser?

Both IPL photofacial and laser resurfacing are excellent options for skin rejuvenation. The best choice depends on many things, including your preferences, treatment goals, skin type, and more. Often, laser and IPL can accomplish similar results, but laser resurfacing requires more healing while IPL photofacial requires more treatment sessions. However, in some cases one is clearly a better option than the other. The below points are a general guide; your provider will discuss the best viable solutions for your unique needs during your consultation.

IPL photofacial treatment may be recommended for patients who want to:

  • Avoid downtime
  • Correct early signs of aging and sun damage
  • Remove port wine stains, visible vessels, facial redness, and other vascular lesions
  • Remove freckles, birthmarks, and other pigmented lesions
Full laser resurfacing may be recommended for patients who want to:

  • Complete treatment in a single session
  • Correct advanced signs of aging and sun damage
  • Improve acne scars and other superficial scarring
  • Target specific, stubborn skin blemishes

If you are ready to put your best face forward, we are ready to help!

To get started, just give us as call at (855) 507-7282 and schedule your consultation.

Why choose Khrom Dermatology & Aesthetics?

Dr. Khrom is a Board-certified and fellowship-trained dermatologist, and member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. She completed dermatological training at some of the nation’s finest educational institutions, graduating with many honors for her outstanding commitment and achievements. As founder of Khrom Dermatology & Aesthetics, she has continued her pursuit of excellence, carefully assembling a team of exceptionally talented and extensively trained doctors, aestheticians, and other aesthetic medical professionals.

If you are ready to put your best face forward, we are ready to help! Just give us a call at 855-507-7282 and schedule a consultation to find out if IPL or another treatment is right for you.

BEFORE AND AFTER

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