Photofacial Specialist

Adolescent Young Adult Medicine of Great Neck

Jonathan Trager, MD

Pediatrician & Adolescent Medicine Physician located in Great Neck, NY

Signs of aging are frustrating at best and damaging to the psyche at worst. Dr. Jonathan Trager of Adolescent-Young Adult Medicine of Great Neck, New York, and his expert aesthetician and treatment team want to help you look and feel better with in-office photofacial treatments. Dr. Trager is the only physician in the country who is board certified in pediatrics, adolescent medicine, pediatric dermatology, and dermatology. He helps adult patients have younger, healthier skin in just a few visits. Call today or go online to schedule a consultation.

Photofacial Q & A

What is a photofacial?

Laser resurfacing treatments may be overkill when a photofacial can address the skin you want to improve. A photofacial is an alternative to laser resurfacing treatments that can correct a wide range of skin problems. It is a cosmetic dermatology procedure performed by an aesthetician and/or treatment specialist. A photofacial uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to tighten and improve the overall appearance of your skin.

With many options for improving skin appearance, such as chemical peels and laser treatments, photofacials are considered a gentler treatment option. The IPL diminishes redness, plumps skin, and fades brown spots to give you a younger, healthier appearance.

Who can benefit from a photofacial?

Anyone who wants to correct uneven skin tones and reduce skin imperfections such as age spots, acne scars, spider veins, and rosacea can benefit from photofacial treatments. Adults and adolescents who’ve had little success with acne treatments may be good candidates for photofacials because this treatment kills the bacteria that causes acne.

How is a photofacial different from other skin rejuvenation procedures?

The handheld IPL device Dr. Trager uses to perform photofacial treatments is safe for nearly all skin types without risk of damaging side effects. IPL treatments target only the area you wish to improve and leave the surrounding skin untouched. This means healthy skin remains intact while specific age spots or lines receive effective treatment. Some IPL devices deliver a cooling effect to your skin so you don’t feel pain during the procedure.

Can a photofacial treat other areas or just my face?  

A photofacial works for a variety of skin conditions on your face, hands, neck, and other areas of your body. A photofacial may be a good option for treating age spots on your hands and arms, freckles on your shoulders, or broken capillaries on your legs. Dr. Trager and his expert dermatology team can recommend the best treatment options for your specific skin conditions and desired results.

If you would like more youthful skin and are thinking about a photofacial or other resurfacing techniques, call the office or schedule an appointment online at your earliest convenience.