From Sun Spots to Spider Veins, IPL Therapy Has You Covered from Head to Toe

Aug 01, 2023
From Sun Spots to Spider Veins, IPL Therapy Has You Covered from Head to Toe
Laser technologies help millions of Americans achieve their cosmetic goals, and few are as versatile as intense pulsed light therapy. When it comes to surface concerns, this laser treatment is the one you want.

Sun spots have taken up positions on your body, especially in high visibility areas like your face, hands, or chest. Or spider veins have made a most unwelcome appearance on your legs. The good news is that there's a great solution for these bothersome blemishes.

If it’s a surface concern, intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy has you covered from head to toe, which is why it ranks in the top five minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in the US.

At Juno Aesthetics, board-certified physician Dr. Julia Giyaur and our team pride ourselves on offering the best services for achieving your cosmetic goals. As part of our extensive toolkit, we offer IPL laser treatments that make quick work of the most common cosmetic concerns. Let’s take a look.

The power of light

As the name suggests, with IPL, we deliver intense beams of light energy into your skin. This energy, which features different wavelengths of light, passes harmlessly through the surface of your skin to tackle issues just below.

This distinction is important as some laser technologies are ablative, which means they actively destroy the targeted tissues. With IPL, we preserve your skin by only targeting very specific cells, namely pigment cells.


Without venturing too deep into the science, your pigment cells absorb the light energy as heat, and this heat destroys the cells. Your body then reabsorbs and flushes out the destroyed cells.

The versatility of IPL

While the nonablative approach of IPL is certainly one benefit of this technology, the other is its versatility. At Juno Aesthetics, we routinely use IPL to:

  • Clear away sun spots and discolorations
  • Break apart spider veins
  • Address facial veins
  • Eliminate freckles or birthmarks
  • Treat rosacea flares
  • Remove unwanted body hair
  • Remove tattoos

As a bonus, the light energy also creates a mild collagen response in your skin, boosting sagging and wrinkled skin.

Undergoing IPL

Since IPL is minimally invasive, there’s no downtime after these treatments. 

During your IPL treatment, you may feel a snapping sensation on your skin, and you may experience some redness afterward, but this side effect is typically short-lived.

Depending on what we're addressing, you may need one or two IPL treatments or a series. For example, one treatment might do the trick if we’re tackling a small age spot. However, if your goal is to get rid of extensive body hair, it will take a series of IPL treatments.

If you believe that IPL can help you achieve your cosmetic goals or want to learn more, please contact one of our New York City offices in Midtown Manhattan or Brooklyn to schedule an appointment.