Photo Genesis (IPL)

Treat Discolorations Associated with Sun Damage, Freckles, Age Spots, Red and Brown spots, Rosacea, and Certain Types of Birthmarks

Photo Genesis (IPL) Skin Therapy

Treat Discolorations Associated with Sun Damage, Freckles, Age Spots, Red and Brown spots, Rosacea, and Certain Types of Birthmarks

We use Photo Genesis (IPL) Skin Therapy in our Bloomfield, Connecticut practice to treat discolorations associated with sun damage, freckles, age spots, red and brown spots, rosacea, and certain types of birthmarks. We also combine Photo Genesis Skin Therapy with topical medication to treat acne.

Before and After

*Individual results may vary

Watch Dr. Padilla performing an IPL treatment on ABC local news:

Frequently Asked Questions

Photo Genesis Skin Therapy is a non-invasive, anti aging treatment that uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). This visible light is selectively absorbed by the pigmented spots and red areas on the skin. It is the rapid heating of these pigmented cells that causes the therapeutic effect.

Virtually any part of the body with sun and age spots, uneven skin tone, or diffuse redness can be safely treated. The face, chest, shoulders and arms are the most popular areas for treatment because they have typically had the most sun exposure. Discrete brown spots, excessively ruddy complexion and skin densely covered with freckles respond well to treatment.

When the handpiece is placed on your skin, it will feel cool and comfortable. When the pulse of light is delivered, you may feel a mild, brief pinching sensation. No topical anesthetic or gel is required as Photo Genesis Skin Therapy is much more comfortable than other pulsed light technologies. If desired, however, we can apply a topical anesthetic free of charge.

The actual treatment may only take a few minutes.

Typically, 2 to 4 treatments* are sufficient to see dramatic results from intense pulsed light therapy. Additional treatments may be required for very large or dark spots, densely freckled areas, or excessive sun damage.

Immediately following the treatment, the spots may start to darken. You may notice a slight reddening of the surrounding skin. This typically subsides within a couple of hours. Over the course of the next 1 to 3 weeks, darkened spots will fade and flake off and your mottled complexion will clear.

Many patients see significant improvement within 2 to 3 weeks* of an IPL treatment. Your complexion will be clearer and younger looking. Ultimate results, however, may not be apparent for a month or more.

Over time new spots may appear if there is sufficient sun exposure. These can also be removed if desired. Remember to liberally apply sunscreen when outdoors to minimize sun damage and the appearance of new spots and excessive redness.

We chose Photo Genesis Skin Therapy because we believe it is the best Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology in the market for treating pigmented spots and red areas in the skin.

Our pricing is very competitive, and we offer complimentary consultations with one of our medical providers. We also offer convenient monthly payment plans through CareCredit. For specific pricing information, view our price list.

*Individual results may vary

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    Abbey Aesthetics

    701 Cottage Grove Road - Building E, Suite 210 - Bloomfield, CT 06002

    Monday - Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    (860) 242-0497

    Service Locations

    Abbey Aesthetics offers laser and cosmetic skin treatments performed by a physician and serves the Connecticut (CT). We serve towns of Bloomfield, West Hartford, Simsbury, Avon,Canton, New Hartford, Farmington, Burlington, Suffield, Windsor, South Windsor, East Granby, Granby, Bristol, New Britain, Southington, Plainville, Enfield, Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, Torrington, Litchfield, Glastonbury, Manchester, Vernon,Hartford, Barkhamsted, Harwinton, Norfolk, Washington, Watertown, Cromwell, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Middletown, Old Saybrook, Portland, Cheshire, Hamden, Wallingford, Milford, Meriden, Middlebury, North Haven, West Haven, North Branford,Colchester, East Lyme, Lebanon, Lyme, Old Lyme, Andover, Bolton, Columbia, Coventry, Ellington, Hebron, Mansfield, Somers, Tolland, Storrs, Farmington Valley, Woodbridge, Madison, Orange, New Haven, and Waterbury, as well as Springfield, West Springfield, Woronoco, Holyoke, Westfield, Granville, West Granville, Southwick, Feeding Hills, Agawam, Chicopee, Ludlow, Hampden, Wilbraham, Monson, South Monson, Wales, Holland, Brimfield, East Brimfield, East Longmeadow and Longmeadow, Massachusetts (MA) and Westerly, Charlestown, North Kingstown, South Kingstown, Hopkinton, Richmond, Exeter, West Greenwich, East Greenwich, Coventry, West Warwick, Warwick, Foster, Scituate, Glocester, Burrillville, Smithfield, Johnston, Cranston and Providence, Rhode Island (RI).