Address Cosmetic Imperfections with IPL Laser Treatment

For patients struggling with cosmetic imperfections such as dark spots, freckles, and fine lines, IPL laser treatment at our Philadelphia, PA, practice can restore a more uniform skin tone and youthful appearance. Using a high-powered, handheld laser, Dr. David Zweiback can apply intense pulsed light (IPL)
 technology to the skin, encouraging healing beneath the surface. This advanced device emits broad-spectrum pulses of light at different wavelengths, customized to your unique needs. For convenience, this laser therapy features no downtime, and patients can return to normal activities immediately following treatment.

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Using a handheld laser, Dr. Zweiback and effectively address dark spots, freckles, pigmentation, and redness. 

IPL Laser Treatment

IPL laser therapy, also known as photorejuvenation, uses intense pulses of light to repair the underlying tissues of skin. This non-ablative procedure penetrates the skin’s surface, targeting specific cells to promote healing.

For convenience, this laser therapy features no downtime, and patients can return to normal activities immediately following treatment.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Zweiback can review your cosmetic goals and create a customized treatment plan to help you achieve optimal results. Typically, patients receive two to five treatments.

Determining Candidacy

You may be a candidate for this procedure if you are struggling with mild to moderate signs of aging or cosmetic blemishes, such as:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Skin lesions
  • Spider veins and broken capillaries
  • Freckles
  • Age spots or sun spots
  • Hyperpigmentation or uneven skin tone
  • Redness as a result of rosacea
  • Birthmarks

This procedure can be used on several areas of the body, including the hands, chest, neck, and face. Results generally last up to one year.

The Procedure

Before treatment, Dr. Zweiback can apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment area to ensure optimal comfort. He can then place the laser device over the target area, adjusting the wavelength to match your skin tone and texture, and the condition being treated.

Treatment typically takes 15 to 30 minutes. You may experience mild redness and swelling for the first 24 hours, but you should not experience soreness. You can return to normal activity immediately following the procedure. If you are receiving follow-up treatments, we recommend that they be scheduled every two to three weeks to allow your skin time to adjust. Throughout this period, it is imperative that you wear sunscreen at all times.

Benefits of IPL Laser Treatment

This noninvasive procedure can effectively minimize the appearance of minor imperfections. In addition, patients can enjoy: 

  • A smoother skin tone and reduced redness
  • Improved appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Lightened freckles and age spots
  • Quick results with no downtime
  • More youthful-looking appearance

Depending upon your unique needs, we can combine this procedure with other cosmetic treatments, including dermal fillers and skin resurfacing. Our team can review your options during a personalized consultation.

Restore Your Natural Beauty

Laser therapy is an efficient, effective solution that can help restore your natural beauty. To learn more about the benefits of the innovative IPL treatment, contact our office online or call (215) 935-1200 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Zweiback.

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