About IPL Treatments
For many people, a lifetime in the sun leads to an accumulation of pigmentation, redness, and broken blood vessels on different parts of the body, including the face, hands, back, chest, and neck. Through a simple treatment at Bass Plastic Surgery in New York, NY, this pigment can be destroyed and removed with long-lasting results. Dr. Lawrence Bass, our plastic surgeon, uses the Palomar Starlux 500 system and the Sciton BBL both of which have the power and versatility to treat these conditions on all skin types. IPL (intense pulsed light) works by delivering a pulse of bright light that targets pigment in the skin while leaving non-pigmented cells intact. Pigment is destroyed without damaging the skin itself. We encourage patients who are seeking a more even complexion and healthier skin to contact our office today.
The ideal candidates for an IPL treatment will have:
- Pigmentation issues or vascular issues such as age spots, rosacea, broken blood vessels, and sun damage
- A desire for a noninvasive procedure with no downtime
- Realistic expectations for their outcome
"I had a breast reduction with Dr. Bass in July. Everything from the consultation to the follow up appointments to the office staff was wonderful. I'm so pleased with the results and should've done this years ago. Dr. Bass is attentive and very thorough. The office staff is extremely friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend Dr. Bass!!!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Oct 02, 2017
"Great facialplasty/peel - Dr. Bass and his whole team were terrific. They were professional, thoughtful, and made sure that every step in the process was easy and successful...."- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 24, 2019
"I had surgery performed by Dr. Bass. I found him to be caring with more aftercare than to had anticipated. I am a patient at the Great Neck office and found everyone there to be helpful, thorough, and caring. I would highly recommend this practice."- M. / Healthgrades / Nov 18, 2020
"Great Surgeon for Male Rhinoplasty - Dr. Bass performed my rhinoplasty along with a medically indicated septoplasty. I'm happy with the results, in terms of both look and function (i.e. snoring is cured, breathing noticeably improved).Male rhinoplasty is a difficult procedure to get right; my understanding is that it has a lower patient satisfaction rate than most cosmetic procedures. Thus, it is especially important to find the right surgeon with the knowledge, skill and experience, who can discuss expectations in a clear and honest manner. I fully recommend Dr. Bass.Dr. Bass is very patient and caring, especially for a surgeon of his renown. Pre-operative consultation was very thorough and he was generous with his time. Recovery from any nasal surgery is unpleasant and good post-operative care is important; again, I'm pleased with his & his staff's empathy and responsiveness.Finally, I'm grateful that Dr. Bass was able to accommodate my schedule and coordinate with her colleague Dr. Franziska Huettner (another outstanding surgeon), so I could have multiple procedures with the downtime of one."- A. / RealSelf / Aug 23, 2020
"Tummy Tuck 1/8/18 - Had gastric bypass 6/6/17Lost 130 pounds Tummy Tuck 1/8/18Today is 3 days post opp ,I’m feeling better today ... day 2 I felt like a Mack truck hit meI wasn’t in major pain just very sore .Feeling better today trying to move more"- B. / RealSelf / Jan 10, 2019
What to Expect
An IPL treatment will be performed at our office as an outpatient treatment using numbing gel applied on the skin's surface. Generally, pigment treatments are performed in a series of 2 – 3 sessions, spaced about 3 – 4 weeks apart. There is mild redness after each treatment, usually for a few days, but the skin is not raw or open. Makeup can be applied right after each session, and patients can resume their normal activities with no downtime.
Some results may be visible after every treatment, but the full results are generally not seen until after all sessions have been completed. The skin should look more even, with fewer dark spots, pigmentation issues, and less redness overall. Results can be long lasting if patients follow a good skincare routine and apply sunscreen before exposure to the sun. Maintenance sessions are generally recommended once or twice every year.
An Even Complexion
Complexion and pigmentation issues can be caused by overexposure to the sun or genetics; they can lead to self-esteem issues and a person to be unhappy with their appearance. A simple series of IPL treatments can help remedy these issues making a dramatic improvement in appearance. Contact our office today to start your treatments.