Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

What is IPL?

IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light therapy, is a cosmetic procedure that utilizes light energy to enhance skin appearance and restore a youthful appearance.

Commonly known as a Photofacial, IPL is effective in addressing symptoms of photoaging or sun exposure. IPL is favored by many due to its shorter sessions, fewer side effects, and quicker recovery time compared to other treatments.

How does IPL work?

IPL administers multiple wavelengths of light energy to specific body areas. The heat generated by the light is absorbed by the body, aiding in breaking down skin pigmentation and thread veins. Additionally, IPL can stimulate collagen production and inhibit the growth of hair cells.

What conditions does IPL treat?

The team at Nigro Dermatology Aesthetic Center uses IPL to address various skin concerns, including:
  • Acne
  • Age or liver spots
  • Birthmarks
  • Broken blood vessels
  • Freckles
  • Rosacea
  • Scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Sun damage
  • Unwanted hair
  • Varicose and spider veins
  • Wrinkles

What should I expect during and after an IPL treatment?

Your provider begins by applying gel to your clean skin and then treats the area with a small handpiece which emits the light onto the skin. During the procedure, you may feel a stinging sensation, often likened to a rubber band snapping against the skin. If comfort is a concern, your provider can provide numbing cream to apply before the session. Eye protection is worn to protect your eyes from the laser.

Session duration ranges from 20-60 minutes depending on the treatment area size. Throughout the procedure, wearing dark glasses is essential for eye protection.

Expect the treated area to appear pink and swollen for 4-8 hours, accompanied by a sensation similar to sunburn. Your skin will be sensitive, so refrain from using creams, makeup, or lotions for at least 24 hours, and avoid hot water until your skin begins to heal. Immediate discomfort can be alleviated with a wet cloth. After 24 hours, apply moisturizer to the treated area twice daily for the next 12 weeks.

Achieving beautiful, glowing skin is within reach. Contact the Nigro Dermatology Aesthetic Center nearest you today or request an appointment online.


Christopher Romero
Christopher Romero
I was scared to death after discovering a small spot under my arm. I visited with Laura and she calmed my nerves by telling me it was blood vessels and nothing to worry about. The whole experience from checking in to leaving was wonderful. I HIGHLY recommend Nigro and especially Laura. I
Zaid Smair
Zaid Smair
Saturday I had an inflamed skin problem in an uncomfortable area, I was in a lot of pain, Heather Jordan was the absolute best! I visited Saturday to get checked out and the process was very smooth, comfortable and easy. Everyone who works there is kind, helpful and caring. Seeing me on short notice was huge help since no one else in town was open Saturday or available at least, Heather took me in and explained everything in detail and relieved me, I felt that I am in safe hands with someone experienced. I went back in today for another check up, and same thing, Heather and everyone else took great care of me, I definitely recommend to anyone, forget about ER or anyone else. This is the place to go, you won’t regret it.
Carmen Keys
Carmen Keys
It's always a pleasant experience when I visit Dr. Nigro's office. She IS one of my MOST FAVORITE physicians to see. Her personality, her spirit, her pizazz is ALWAYS on point! Not to mention her GREAT staff!!! She's very attentive and KNOWS how to make her clients feel extra Special. Thank you Dr. Marjory Nigro!!!
Latosha West
Latosha West
Ms.Amanda is always nice and really patient with me and my skin condition helping to understand my lupus. Staff is kind as well.
Courtney Danile
Courtney Danile
Dr. Spedale and the staff are always very welcoming and professional.