Montclair Cosmetic Surgery | IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)

••• IPL (Interval Pulse Light) is an excellent way to improve a wide range of skin problems including sun-damage, age spots & pigmented lesions, permanent hair reduction, acne, and spider veins & vessels. IPL is not just limited to the face, it can also be used on the neck, chest and even the back of your hands. A clear complexion can be yours in just a few minutes.

••• At Montclair Cosmetic Surgery, we use Palomar Pulsed Light System which offers the most versatile, effective, and comfortable aesthetic treatments. Palomar has pioneered the use of pulsed light using dual-filtering technology to provide for wavelength specific treatments.

••• Pulses of filtered light are directed onto the skin using a specialized hand piece. The light is absorbed by the melanin in pigmented lesions, and blood in vascular lesions. The light heats them, breaks them up, and naturally sheds them from the skin after about 10 days.

••• The treatments are safe and comfortable with little or no downtime. Typically, 3 to 5 visits will be necessary. Appointments are quick ;10 minutes for small areas, and under 30 minutes for large areas. You may quickly return to work or other activities looking and feeling fine!

••• You may experience a feeling similar to that of a rubber band being snapped on the skin, but most people do not report this sensation as painful. You may experience temporary redness and a mild sunburn like effect that may last a few hours to a few days only.


••• The Photorejuvenation process uses pulsed light to safely remove sun damage, sunspots (age spots), rosacea, spider veins, and for overall improvement of skin tone. It is effective on the face, arms, chest and other large body areas. Damage caused by years of sun exposure can be removed, and the effects of aging can be minimized. Your skin will look more beautiful and you will see visible improvements in your appearance.

••• At Montclair Cosmetic Surgery, we provide the most skin safe, comfortable, and effective photofacials available.


••• Shaving is a daily nuisance. Waxing is painful and only a short-term solution. Electrolysis is effective, but since it only treats one hair follicle at a time, it is not practical for large areas, and it is extremely time consuming.

••• Palomar Pulsed Light Systems offer a lasting solution to unwanted hair. Concentrated pulses of light loosen the hair, and disable the cells responsible for new hair growth. The results are permanent!

••• IPL is fast. Small areas, including underarms, or upper lip can be treated in 10 minutes or less. Large areas, like the back or legs, can be treated in less than 30 minutes.

••• IPL is comfortable. Various cooling methods keep the light pulses mild and skin-safe, allowing for more comfortable treatments than electrolysis or waxing.

••• IPL is convenient. Unlike waxing, there is no need to let the hair grow out between treatments. You can remain hair free all the time.

••• At any given time, some of your hair is not in a phase of active growth. Therefore, you will need more than one treatment to remove all of your unwanted hair. Typically, a few treatments will be necessary to achieve permanent hair reduction.


••• Acne is the most common skin problem in the United States. It affects not only teenagers, but up to 80% of people in their 20’s and 30’s. This stubborn condition is typically treated with oral and topical medications, which produce good results, but they often come with undesirable side effects.

••• Palomar Pulsed Light Systems offer an effective alternative acne treatment. Concentrated light pulses inactivate acne-causing bacteria and inhibit future breakouts. Blemishes will fade after 2 to 3 weeks of the treatment.


••• Palomar’s Pulsed Light can also remove age spots, sunspots, and birthmarks with just a few treatments!

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