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Achieve smoother, brighter, younger-looking skin.

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Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatment

Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a cosmetic skin treatment. People may use it to reduce the signs of aging, pigmentation, vasculature, reduce acne, or remove unwanted hair. An IPL treatment uses the power of broadband light to deliver pulses of intense light to penetrate the layers of the skin. Most patients describe experiencing a fast, pinching sensation during treatment, with minimal discomfort. There is no need for injections or incisions, giving patients the bonus of no downtime required. IPL will stimulate collagen growth by treating a deeper layer of skin while improving texture and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

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IPL Treatment Benefits

  • Reduction of Sun Damage

  • Improved Skin Texture

  • Evens Skin Tone

  • Reduction in Acne Scarring

  • Minimized Pore Size

  • Quick and Comfortable

  • Long-Lasting Results

  • Safe for Various Skin Types

Understanding IPL Treatment

Unlike lasers, an IPL device sends out more than one wavelength of pulsating light. It can treat a range of skin conditions at the same time. After IPL, you may look younger because your skin tone is more even. While laser therapy uses a set wavelength depending on the procedure, intense pulsed light therapy uses multiple different wavelengths of light released in pulses. You can think of it as a strobe light passing along the skin. IPL isn’t a focused beam like a laser. It instead is dispersed beams of light that work together. As the light penetrates down to the second layer of skin, it allows the cells to absorb its energy, heat up, and eventually destroy the pigmentation within the cell. This is how age spots, other discoloring blemishes, moles, birthmarks, and rosacea are diminished.

IPL works on the same principles as laser in that light energy is absorbed by targeted cells (chromophores) with color in the skin. The light energy is converted to heat energy, which causes damage to the specific target area. IPL systems are different from lasers in that they deliver many wavelengths (or colors) in each pulse of light instead of just one wavelength. This technology uses filters to refine the energy output for the treatment of certain areas. This enhances penetration without using excessive energy levels and enables the targeting of specific chromophores (skin components that absorb light). The light heats cells in the skin and breaks them down. The body then removes the damaged tissue naturally.

Lumecca IPL Before and After*

*results may vary

IPL Photofacial on Long Island

For those in Huntington, NY, and the surrounding Suffolk County area, IPL photofacial treatments are readily available at North Shore Medical Wellness. We are the primary provider of IPL photofacials on Long Island. Call us at (631) 438-8184 to schedule your consultation and learn how this skin treatment may completely transform the way your skin looks and feels.


Does IPL Treatment Hurt?

During the procedure, people may feel a pinching sensation. Some individuals have described this as a feeling similar to an elastic band being “snapped” on the skin. The sensation is moderate and very tolerable.

How Long Does a Treatment Take?

The average treatment takes approximately 30-45 minutes.

Will I Need to Take Time Off?

The short answer is no. Healing after an IPL treatment varies with the patient, although in most cases takes less than a week and as little as a few hours to days. Immediately after the treatment, you may notice some minor redness and swelling, similar to that of a sunburn. Ice packs or a cool washcloth can be used as needed. If treating freckles and other dark spots, you may experience dryness and flaking of the treated area. Some of the spots may appear darker, but they should slough off within a few days. You can apply makeup immediately after an IPL

treatment if desired. Avoid heavy exertion and activities which may cause flushing of the skin for three days after treatment.

When Will I See Results?

It will take four to six weeks to see the full results from a single treatment; however, you should see dark spots fade and slough off within a week. If you complete a series of treatments about one month apart, the maximum results will be visible two to three months after the last treatment.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Depending on the indication of treatment, for best IPL results, it is generally recommended that patients receive, on average, 3-4 treatments scheduled four weeks apart.

Are There Any Side Effects?

Mild complications of IPL include Redness, swelling, light bruising, itching, peeling, and scabbing.

ZO® Skin Health 3-Step Peel

ZO® Skin Health believes the ideal way to attain and maintain skin health is through the power of science. Led by founder and world-renowned dermatologist Dr. Zein Obagi, ZO® Skin Health continues to push the boundaries of medical-grade skincare.

Combining a distinct perspective on skin health science with proprietary technologies and product education and protocols, ZO® elevates and optimizes the relationship between skin and skin care.

ZO® Skin Health provides comprehensive solutions for maintaining skin at its healthiest – regardless of age, ethnicity, skin condition, or skin type. From correcting sun damage and pigmentation to protecting against future damage, ZO® offers a wide spectrum of advanced skincare protocols and products designed to promote healthier skin day after day.


The ZO® 3-Step Peel™, designed for anti-aging purposes with a moderate-depth approach, combines salicylic, lactic, and trichloroacetic acids (TCA) along with retinol cream. This unique blend facilitates the shedding of damaged outer skin layers. It effectively penetrates both the epidermis and upper dermis, promoting cell turnover and collagen production while restoring optimal moisture levels.

This treatment is a versatile choice suitable for all skin types and tones, and it’s just one of the peel options available at Skin Spectrum. To identify the most suitable peel for your individual needs and recovery preferences, our dermatology experts will carefully assess your specific concerns and determine the acceptable downtime.


The ZO® 3-Step Peel™ effectively targets various skincare concerns, including:

  • Sun damage-related pigmentation issues like brown spots and uneven skin tone

  • Melasma

  • Enlarged pores

  • Uneven skin texture

  • Dull complexion

  • Acne and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation


To achieve optimal results and ensure skin safety, our providers recommend a pre-treatment skin preparation period of four to six weeks. Complying with the prescribed skincare regimen prior to the procedure can enhance its effectiveness and shield the skin from unintended harm.

Most patients tolerate the ZO® 3-Step Peel™ well, experiencing only minor discomfort, typically a mild to moderate burning sensation lasting for five to ten minutes. We utilize a Zimmer machine that gently delivers cool air to the skin, alleviating any burning or stinging sensations.

During the acute healing phase, which lasts approximately one week, expect redness for two to three days and peeling for three to five days. However, there is no need to stay secluded at home. It’s advisable to avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sweating, and sun exposure for one to two weeks following the ZO® 3-Step Peel™.

For optimal results, we recommend a series of at least three treatments, spaced four to six weeks apart, depending on the specific treatment goals.

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*Results may vary. We are reputable for complete customer satisfaction for completed treatments. Before and after images reflect real results from real patients, although individual results may vary. No treatment is promised to provide permanent results. A guarantee is neither provided nor implied. Statements estimating treatment duration and the number of treatments required are based on the typical experience or our patients, however individual experiences may vary.

*20% OFF IPL treatment applies to new clients only. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

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