What is an IPL photofacial?

The IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) photofacial in NY at Ridha Plastic Surgery & Medspa helps rejuvenate the skin and provide a more radiant, healthy-looking complexion. The device emits various wavelengths of light energy that penetrate to the dermis (deeper skin layers) without harming the epidermis (outermost skin layer.) Once the pigmented cells absorb the energy, they flake off, improving discoloration. Over time, the treatment helps to regenerate collagen reserves, reversing age-related volume loss and smoothing away lines, folds, and wrinkles.

IPL PhotoFacial

Procedural Laser Treatment

Who should undergo an IPL Photofacial?

IPL photofacials in NY at Ridha Plastic Surgery & Medspa are an excellent solution for those who wish to target skin imperfections such as dark spots, age spots, pigmented lesions, veins, vascular lesions, sun damage, rosacea, freckles, enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, and various signs of aging.

What are the benefits of a photofacial?

  • Helps correct the effects of sun damage and skin redness
  • Combats acne scarring
  • Prevents premature aging
  • Reduces veins and capillaries
  • Quick treatment time
  • Appropriate for multiple areas of the face and body
  • Minimal downtime

Who makes a good candidate for an IPL photofacial?

While treating sun damage is the most popular use for IPL, the device can address dozens of other skin conditions, from acne scarring and enlarged pores to freckles, age spots, and veins, all with minimal discomfort or downtime. Because pigmented cells attract the IPL light energy, photofacials may not be ideal for those with a high rating on the Fitzpatrick scale or those who are deeply tanned.

Our Device: Icon

The Icon is a multi-modality IPL and Laser platform that can perform several functions based on the advanced handpieces that attach to it. The addition of this device has allowed us to greatly expand our light-based treatments, and to further complete the spectrum of treatments we offer. In our practice, the Icon is used for two distinct, but very important different devices:

  • Max-G: The Icon with Max-G handpiece is arguably the best IPL device available: Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) delivers light across a variety of wavelengths in the visible spectrum. The light is absorbed by both skin pigment and vascular lesions, allowing these areas to lift and clear from the tissue. This device is the ideal treatment for sun and skin damage and for the removal of facial vessels, rosacea, and general dyschromia. It also allows us to treat larger areas (photofacials) as well as targeting specific spots.
  • 1540nm: The Icon also has a Non-ablative laser resurfacing handpiece, which is an excellent device for patients who would like to have skin rejuvenation but cannot afford to have downtime. The 1540nm erbium handpiece delivers laser in a fractional method into the skin, promoting significant collagen production and skin revitalization. It can be used all over the body, and a series of treatments can significantly improve skin quality, appearance and texture, remove wrinkles, and decrease the appearance of scars and stretch marks. It is a useful tool for patients who desire resurfacing without the time off.

*Best results seen after 6 treatments.

Photofacial: $390.00
Package of 3: $995.00

Hands (Both): $215.00
Package of 3: $595.00

Neck: $315.00
Package of 3: $845.00

Arms (Both): $315.00
Package of 3: $845.00

Chest: $365.00
Package of 3: $945.00

Shoulders: $315.00
Package of 3: $845.00

Back Full: $465.00
Package of 3: $1245.00

Upper Leg: $365.00
Package of 3: $945.00

Lower Leg: $365.00
Package of 3: $945.00

What can I expect from recovery after an IPL Photofacial?

IPL is non-surgical and does not involve incisions or anesthesia, so patients can expect to return right away to their normal activities. Some clients will wish to wait a week before attending social events, however, as mild swelling, redness, or peeling may occur. After treatment, it’s essential that you wear high-quality sunblock and a protective hat. You should select mineral-based cosmetics for the first week after your IPL session.

IPL PhotoFacial

Photofacial FAQs

How much does an IPL photofacial cost?

IPL usually costs a bit more than a chemical peel but less than laser treatment or cosmetic surgery. The overall price will depend on the nature of your concerns and the number of sessions undergone. Our team will provide a detailed quote at the time of your consultation.

What procedures can I combine with my IPL photofacial?

IPL can be well-combined with microneedling, which enhances collagen production while minimizing age-related flaws in the complexion. Together, they make an unbeatable skincare regimen designed to rejuvenate your look and boost your self-confidence.

How long does the treatment take?

IPL sessions are quick and stress-free. While the treatment time will depend on the complexity of your concerns, most appointments last 30-60 minutes.

Why choose us for an IPL Photofacial in Saratoga Springs, NY?

Dr. Ridha is certified by the American Board of Surgery, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He combines a wealth of expertise, skill, and knowledge with a sophisticated eye for artistry and a compassionate, caring nature. Whether he is contributing to peer-reviewed research journals, presenting his work at national and international events, or traveling to underserved areas to assist in performing reconstructive surgery for those in need, Dr. Ridha always strives to make a difference and provide outstanding service.

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