ipl - greenwich, westport ct

IPL Photofacial | Greenwich | Westport CT

Why we love IPL at Greenwich Medical Spa:

  •  IPL reverses the effects of years of sun damage.
  •  This laser treatment eliminates spots, redness, and broken capillaries.
  •  IPL offers a successful option for treating rosacea redness, too.

From sun to wind to cold weather, your skin has bravely faced the elements. If the great outdoors has left its mark on your face as skin discoloration, rough texture, redness and broken veins and capillaries, a series of IPL Photofacials offers renewal. This laser treatment tackles spots and redness to improve skin tone while delivering the added benefits of smoother texture and reduced pore size. For best results, IPL is performed in a series of 3-5 treatments. It’s ideal for the face and décolletage, but IPL can be used on virtually any area of the body in need of skin renewal, such as hands, arms, legs, and back.

 

What Clients Say

  • Gabrielle P
    5

    Great experience all around. The ladies are professional, kind and very welcoming. My first time having lip injections was a breeze thanks to this staff. Highly recommended, a must for go for quality service and a fair price.

    | 04-04-2017
  • Jacqueline M
    5

    Cannot recommend them enough. The environment is clean, calm and relaxing. The staff was friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable. The entire process was quick and nearly painless. I will absolutely be going back!

    | 02-28-2017
  • Wilson K
    5

    They were incredibly professional, pleasant and efficient and followed up to ask me if i had any questions or concerns. Excellent experience.

    | 02-27-2017
  • Anonymous
    5

    I love the team at greenwich medical skin care. It's a lovely and very clean setting where one can feel comfortable and safe. I truly believe in the treatments they provide and have been very successful in the results from my botox injections. I recently experienced the ultherapy treatment for the lower portion of my face and neck and although I have great hopes that within 3 months the results will be well worth it, I must say this procedure is not for the faint at heart. It is not, uncomfortable, rather quite painful and despite the medications provided to relax you and the numbing ageny to ease the pain, I unfortunately, was more than uncomfortable. I understand we go to great pains to be our most beautiful, I just want to let people know that this one takes a lot more tolerance than one would expect. Phew!

    | 01-20-2017
  • Elizabeth S
    5

    Catherine is a top professional. She is honest and will reccomend what she thinks you need which I like. She has a great eye and natural touch . That's why I like to go there.

    | 11-01-2016
  • Janice M
    5

    Very Friendly, great customer service, professional, accommodating, did a great job!

    | 10-31-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    Everyone was great and I am happy with my most recent service.

    | 10-27-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    Great team, beautiful new office; Catherine is excellent - she knows what I want and need and advises me really well; and she does the 'job' extremely well. I also like her as person and it's fun to see her for my appointments.

    | 10-25-2016
  • Jene A
    5

    Susana is a good esthetician. The facials here are excellent and the results last 2 weeks. Very happy with the level of service; wish you had a location closer to West Hartford!

    | 10-23-2016
  • Suzanne C
    5

    Highly professional.

    | 10-20-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    Lovely and welcoming staff, very capable clinicians and great results.

    | 10-11-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    Personal service, they remembered me even though it's been 4 months! Looked great right after my IPL.

    | 10-10-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    Love this place! I've been a big fan since they opened. Wonderful staff, caring and professional.

    | 10-09-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    Excellent! I feel confident with Catherine administering my treatments. The Spa is a beautiful facility.

    | 09-29-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    Professional, friendly, informative, painless.

    | 08-28-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    Amanda was friendly and knowledgeable and I trusted her advice.

    | 08-27-2016
  • Stella D
    5

    Great team of girls! Ellen is the best, She is very attentive and knowledgeable about products. Highly recommend!

    | 08-27-2016
  • Erin G
    5

    Love all the girls . Such nice people. Nurse Amanda was fantastic!

    | 08-21-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    Greenwich Med spa is the best in the area. Friendly, knowledgeable staff and clean facilities.

    | 08-10-2016
  • Mary V
    5

    Staff is always profession, knowledgable and friendly!

    | 08-04-2016
  • Jennifer F
    5

    Great service! Staff was kind and treatment was done on time.

    | 08-04-2016
  • Kim M
    5

    Friendly, professional staff. Always a perfect experience.

    | 08-01-2016
  • Clarita Z
    5

    The staff members are polite and helpful. The environment is clean, attractive and peaceful. Ellen is a gem. I love going there.

    | 07-27-2016
  • Sarathi R
    5

    Exceeded my wildest imaginations. The staff starting from the front desk all the way to the principals of the Spa are warm, efficient and empathetic. Also very professional at their job !!!!

    | 07-23-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    I wouldn't go anywhere else, I trust them and love the results! They are always willing to help you and discuss any questions or concerns you have about your skin and appearance. Everyone is very pleasant all the time. I have learned so much about my skin and how products help issues I may have. You can't go wrong with them!!

    | 07-23-2016
  • Kay M
    5

    Take a moment to say how amazing Amanda was during my appointment. Professional, patient and extremely smart... Her recommendations were on point and her care in talking thru my issues were truly caring. I would highly recommend.

    | 07-02-2016
  • Barbara S
    3

    I had to wait half an hour for 5 minute procedure.

    | 06-26-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    Catherine is an excellent nurse. She is patient, she listens to your questions and concerns and addresses your needs with care. She is easy to talk to and very professional at the same time. The ladies in the office are all very sweet. Overall excellent quality place. Im extremely happy with my experience there.

    | 06-23-2016
  • Lee N
    5

    Hi. I had Ultherapy yesterday and the experience was amazing. I had my initial consultation with Catherine but then came in to see Amanda. I immediately trusted Amanda and boy am I completely satisfied with my treatment yesterday. I was expecting the worst but I am pleasantly surprised that I have minimal swelling and line marks on my face (Amanda was so thorough in letting me know what to expect). I look forward to continuing my treatment with Amanda. I have also recommended her to friends.

    | 05-28-2016
  • Veronica B
    5

    Excellent helpful Staff (Oksana), and Catherine is amazing. (friendly, masterful in injecting and sweet and genuine).

    | 05-06-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    Great experience, really like Ellen. she took a lot of time to figure out which facial would most benefit my skin.

    | 05-04-2016
  • Karen B
    5

    My appointments were always on time. I rarely ever waited. Everyone is very nice and the staff were informative. I only had laser but my experience was great and would go back for that again. Amanda was awesome!

    | 04-29-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    I went in for my first Laser appointment and the staff couldn't have been more nice and more informative. The spa is very clean and wonderful. Amanda is amazing!! Can't wait for my other sessions!

    | 04-13-2016
  • Jose B
    5

    It was amazing experience . Excellent Service from everybody @ Greenwich Medical Skin Care & Laser Spa Particulary my Nurse Practitioner Amanda Pucci...Thank You all of You ! Definitely place to recommend.

    | 04-12-2016
  • Lindsay M
    5

    Catherine is the best at what she does. I have done many procedures at the spa and have always been super satisfied. I don't go anywhere else and don't trust any other place!!!

    | 03-29-2016
  • Amparo F
    5

    Ellen is great very knowledgeable and professional. My skin is feeling better thanks to her expertise and recommendations.

    | 03-28-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    Always feel beautiful and pampered after the visit! Thank you Ellen.

    | 03-26-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    Catherine is great. Super professional and does a great job and what she does.

    | 03-24-2016
  • Anna W
    5

    Amazing! Loved every second of the service.

    | 03-18-2016
  • Evangeline K
    5

    Had a great facial. Ellen is very knowledgeable and a true professional. Highly recommend.

    | 03-16-2016
  • Alexandra T
    5

    I've always had great and friendly service at The Medical Skin and Laser Spa. Ellen is a great esthetician who knows just what your skin needs. Chista has always been super, always knows your name and always is so sweet. It has been a true pleasure to be a customer! Thank you!

    | 03-14-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    Everything was wonderful, from check-in to prep, to procedure! It was easy, relaxing, and worthwhile. I would highly recommend the Spa to anybody I know. Couldn't be more pleased.

    | 03-12-2016
  • Elizabeth B
    5

    Beautiful decor, welcoming & knowledgeable people.

    | 03-10-2016
  • Farida S
    5

    I had an exceptional experience. Every one were very friendly!

    | 03-09-2016
  • Stephanie B
    5

    While I always come in for a facial or chemical peel, this time I tried Botox for my forehead lines. I could not be happier with the treatment I received at the spa (although that's not surprising since I love going) but the results are incredible and it has only been a few days. I would DEFINITELY recommend!!!!!

    | 03-07-2016
  • Diane R
    5

    Had a good day. Lovely people. Good experience. Will go back!

    | 03-03-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    All my visits to Greenwich Medical Skin Care would rate an A+. From their professionalism and engagement at at the front desk to the delivery of the procedure by their staff, all should be commended for their amazing attitudes and knowledge and time they take to make each client feel secure and confident in the procedures.

    | 03-02-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    The Greenwich Medical Skin Care and Laser Spa is fabulous. The staff are so accommodating and the location could not be any more convenient right off I-95. I was somewhat nervous visiting a new Spa and Amanda made me feel completely at ease. She explained the procedures and all products thoroughly and answered all my questions. She made amazing recommendations as well and I could not be any happier with my results! My skin is amazing thank to Amanda and I look forward to seeing her for future services. Thank you!

    | 03-01-2016
  • Maureen G
    5

    This was my third visit for micro-needling and the service was fantastic. Catherine is a kind attentive practitioner who answers every question. I highly recommend her!

    | 02-28-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    I have had a fantastic experience at Greenwich medical so far. The staff and nice and professional, I never wait long and the settling is nice and clean.

    | 02-03-2016
  • William B
    4

    Overall experience was very good and professional. I would challenge the rates charged for the treatment involved.

    | 01-31-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    The waiting foyer was very clean and had nice refreshments. The staff was very polite and knowledgeable. They made me feel very comfortable.

    | 01-29-2016
  • Tony B
    5

    Great service, professional environment, and cool people that know what they're doing.

    | 01-20-2016
  • Anonymous
    5

    Lovely experience. Always good to treat yourself and your skin to a spa and a wonderful facial with Ellen!

    | 01-10-2016
  • Tara F
    5

    The staff and atmosphere at Greenwich Medical Skincare and Laser Spa are welcoming, and professional. It's great to have a high quality Spa so close to home and not have to go into Manhattan! Always happy with the results!

    | 09-09-2015
  • Patricia P
    5

    I am often complimented on my "youthful look" and I always credit the Greenwich Medical Spa. They have the best staff from reception to the nurses , and the most up to date treatments. I am always pleased with my results and everyone I have recommended has been thrilled with their results.

    | 09-05-2015
  • Sadie L
    5

    From the moment you walk in the door, you are welcomed and treated with so much care. The Greenwich Medical Skincare and Laser Spa is great, friendly and professional. Catharine & Maureen are amazing artist. Plus, they are caring and genuine. Good natured, friendly personality and extremely talented hands and care for their clients should be rewarded. Thank you Med Spa for having such wonderful, friendly, knowledgeable and talented employees! This was a whole health experience!!

    | 02-09-2015
  • Susan C
    5

    The entire staff of Greenwich Medical Skincare and Laser Spa are amazing. Friendly, professional and comfortable. Catherine is an artist. Plus, she is caring and genuine. A rare combination, which makes me a loyal client. Marria is gracious and elegant. She also remembers my name each time I visit. I highly recommend this fabulous team. Not only because the treatments have people saying I look 15 years younger than my age, but also because of the atmosphere of authenticity and honesty. I?d be highly surprised if you don't love it too.

    | 02-09-2015
  • Beth K
    5

    The spa and staff never disappoint. Very professional and helpful with suggestions but never pushy or salesy.

    | 02-09-2015
  • Rose P
    5

    I have been a client of Greenwich Medical Skincare since their doors have opened. I will not go anywhere but here. The staff along with the owner Marria, are professional and caring. This is the best place for all your need ladies! Not only have I found an all your needs spa but also have made some close friends here too. Go to this spa - you will not be sorry!

    | 09-28-2013
 

Known as a Photofacial, this intense pulsed light (IPL) laser treatment sends light below the skin’s surface to target the blood vessels and melanin that cause the discoloration above. Without breaking the skin, the laser penetrates to destroy the blemish- and spot-causing blood vessels and melanin below. Despite the power of IPL, you won’t have any real downtown from this treatment other than the look and feel of sunburn. While redness simply dissipates, brown spots first turn darker before flaking off. You can wear makeup immediately, and within a week, any symptoms are gone.

Your participation in IPL treatment is vital to its success. Most importantly, IPL should be performed in a series spaced about a month apart. Patients usually need 3-5 treatments to achieve full results, and you can purchase a series package to ensure your compliance. Additionally, you should stay out of the sun a week prior to and a week following treatment. Don’t forget to wear sunblock every day before, during, and after treatment. Following these steps will provide you with maximum and long-lasting results. In fact, with proper skincare, results of an IPL Photofacial are permanent.

 
 

FAQs

As long as you take care of your skin following treatment, which includes wearing sunblock every day, IPL results are permanent.
Your treatment plan will depend on the needs of your skin, but typically 3-5 treatments will provide significant results.
You will notice results from the first 2-3 treatments.
Skin conditions including age spots, sunspots, rosacea, freckles, and enlarged pores respond well to treatment with the IPL laser.
Your skin will be sensitive and will need to be protected from the sun. Any swelling will be minimal and can be treated with cold compresses. Dark spots from the treatment should flake off in a week.
You will likely experience mild discomfort during an IPL Photofacial. The sensation has been compared to a rubber band being snapped against the skin. Any discomfort will end as soon as the treatment is finished.

Before: Discontinue use of Accutane® for six months, Retin-A® for two weeks and glycolic acid and alpha-hydroxy acid products for a week before your treatment. Avoid sun and sunless tanning for four weeks. Do not take aspirin or other blood thinners for at least three days before your treatment. You cannot be treated while you have infections or sores in the area.

After: Protect your skin with moisturizers and sunscreen. Cold compresses and steroid creams may be used as necessary. Avoid irritating your skin, and keep away from the sun and sunless tanners for a couple of weeks.


 Pre and Post Care >>


*Individual results may vary.

Greenwich Medical Spa, with locations in Greenwich CT and Westport CT, provides medical spa services to the Fairfield County CT area and including Greenwich, Westport, Darien, Mt. Kisco, New Canaan, New Haven, Norwalk, Rye, Scarsdale, Stamford, and Westchester. We specialize in anti-aging solutions, non-invasive body sculpting other medical spa procedures. Find us by searching Botox Westport, Fraxel Westport, Kybella Westport, Coolsculpting Westport, Laser Hair Removal Westport, PRP Hair Restoration Westport, Juvederm Westport, Vollbella Westport, Voluma Westport, Restylane Westport, Ultherapy Westport, and Vaginal Rejuvenation in Westport. For Men's Medspa Services search Laser Hair Removal for Men, Botox for Men, Activator for Men, Coolsculpting for Men.