What is IPL?
For those that have dark spots or sun damage clouding your complexion, Skin Center Boston provides intense pulsed light therapy (IPL) using state-of-the-art BroadBand Light™ Therapy (BBL™). An IPL photofacial is a rejuvenating skin treatment for adults with hyperpigmentation issues on their neck and face. While IPL is a noninvasive process, it can be highly effective and create really wonderful outcomes. Dermatologist Dr. Vladyslava Doktor sends intense pulses of light that raise the temperature of the skin cells, igniting a natural healing process and increasing collagen production. As the added nutrients take effect, patients should see a healthier layer of skin with an improved tone and decreased dark spots.
Who Can Get IPL?
An IPL photofacial reaches the deeper layers of the skin to improve complexion problems, like sun spots and brown lesions, with little or no recovery needed. Ideal candidates for IPL typically have issues with their skin, such as rosacea, sun damage, brown spots (hyperpigmentation), rough texture, visible pores, flushing, freckles, sun and age spots, or dilated capillaries. Both men and women in the Boston, Brookline, and Harvard, MA areas may find success with IPL treatment at Skin Center Boston. Dr. Vladyslava Doktor will examine each patient's skin carefully to see if they are a candidate for IPL during an initial consultation in her Boston, MA office.
As we age, skin damage, including dark sun spots, age spots, and other complexion issues, often leaves people feeling self-conscious. We encourage you to find out more about IPL photofacial treatments by contacting our Boston, MA office to schedule a skin consultation with Dr. Vladyslava Doktor. With photofacial treatments at Skin Center Boston, we can go deep within the layers of your skin to help restore a youthful glow and a smooth complexion.
How Does IPL Work?
A photofacial is done inside our Boston, MA office in about 20 – 30 minutes in one of our treatment rooms. We perform our photofacials using BBL (BroadBand Light). This cutting-edge technology allows us to treat a variety of skin issues and textures. To start the photofacial, our technician will wash and dry the skin to be treated and cover the eyes with goggles. The IPL photofacial is administered using the BBL handheld device that passes over the skin while emitting pulses of light energy. While most patients will feel some discomfort throughout the photofacial, it is generally bearable for the quick treatment length.
What is It Like After Getting IPL?
There is no recovery period needed with an IPL photofacial treatment. Patients will leave our office with a complexion that is a little red and swollen. This will go away naturally in several hours — if needed, it can be concealed with makeup. Skin Center Boston suggests patients use an ointment on the treated skin to decrease irritation and promote healing. If necessary, anti-inflammatory medicine to ease swelling can be taken. After 2 – 5 days, the irregularities under the skin will come to the surface skin layers and then begin to flake off. Patients will notice visible results after the first session; however, the skin will attain the best results after multiple photofacial treatments. Dr. Doktor suggests approximately 3 – 6 treatments performed every four weeks at Skin Center Boston.
"Dr. Doktor and staff were so welcoming! The overall quality of care and attentiveness made my experience the best I've had with a dermatology office. I received a chemical peel after being educated on them by Dr. Doktor and absolutely loved it. My skin is glowing and so fresh!"- K.C. / Google / Jan 27, 2021
"I was looking for a Dermatologist to do my first filling (botox), I was nervous as I wanted to keep a natural look, keep my expression while smiling but getting ready of the annoying wrinkles! One friend recommended me Dr. Vlada. She was so kind and patient with me! As she saw that I was apprehensive because it was my first time she did the treatment in two steps with a break of two weeks, so we could see better how the muscle reacted and retouch if needed. That gave me another level of comfort and trust! And loved the results!! Doctors for me shouldn’t be just professionals on what they do, they should also hear the concerns and wishes of the patients and adapt to that! If you are like me, you are in good hands with Dr. Vlada!"- A.D. / Google / Jan 21, 2021
"I was very hesitant about scheduling an appointment at first because I don't particular like when someone touches my face, never mind doing any type of procedures. After reading multiple reviews I've decided to come and see Dr. Doktor. She took her time to listen to my concerns and explained how, why and provided multiple solutions. Dr. Doktor is very pleasant, compassionate and considerate. Skin Center location is very welcoming and charming place. My entire experience was very pleasant. I am looking forward to my future visits."- E.C. / Google / Jan 14, 2021
"Really nice place. Dr. Doktor was very patient and thorough. She addressed all my questions. The treatment has been effective. The clinic manager was friendly. This center is new so it does not have many reviews. The experience was good and I recommend it."- C.C. / Google / Jan 15, 2021
"I was recommended to visit Skin Center Boston and I can see why! The doctor is very professional and the staff is welcoming and friendly. All my questions were answered and I feel way more confident now. I believe the treatment proposed by the doctor will help me. Thank you!"- E.D. / Google / Apr 26, 2021