IPL Photorejuvenation – Fort Worth, TX

What to Expect

IPL Photorejuvenation is a non-invasive procedure which is performed by either a physician or other specially-trained medical professional. One session takes about 20 minutes to complete and requires little to no recovery time. A full series of the treatments spans three to four sessions which are spaced out every three weeks. Some patients may experience a slight sting, often compared to the snap of a rubber band, with each pulse of the laser. This sensation usually subsides immediately following treatment, and application of a cool pack will help the feeling subside, if needed. All IPL treatments are customized to each patient’s skin type and condition to provide the best possible, long-lasting results.

Plan Your Procedure

Average Cost $250 - $600
Recovery Time 3-5 Days
Avg Procedure Time 30 min to 1 hour
Post-Op Follow-Up 4 Weeks
Recovery Location Out-Patient

Procedure Information

Before the start of laser treatment, you will be given protective eyewear which you must keep on throughout the duration of the session. Cool gel is then applied to the area to be treated. Using the IPL hand piece, the physician or technician pulses light to the skin’s surface, and the laser pulse is absorbed by darker pigmentation and dilated vessels. Without damaging healthy skin, the laser’s heat causes damage to the vessel or lesion, which the body then begins to heal. As soon as your session is completed, you can go back to activities of daily life. Redness or blotchiness may linger for an hour or two after the procedure.

Overview

At the Anderson Plastic Surgery MedSpa in Fort Worth, we perform Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photorejuvenation treatments. Ideal for patients with active lifestyles, IPL Photorejuvenation is successful at reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation, rosacea, broken capillaries, port wine stains, and spider veins. Also known as a Photofacial, Intense Pulsed Light requires minimal downtime and has a low risk of side effects. The pulse technology and contact cooling system promote the best possible patient comfort during treatment. IPL Photorejuvenation is an appropriate treatment on all areas of the body including the face, neck, chest, and hands. During consultation, a licensed medical aesthetician will explain the benefits of IPL and how it can help you reach your skincare goals.

Your consultant can also explain the benefits of adding Voluderm microneedling to your treatments. Or, add a serum or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for increased cellular turnover, collagen development, and healing promotion.

IPL Photo Rejuvenation FAQs

How Quick Are Results?
Every patient will respond differently, but improvement can usually be seen as soon as after the first treatment, with significant results realized a month after completion of a full series of treatments. Redness, age spots, and blotchiness gradually and continually fade with each treatment.

Are There Side Effects?
Side effects temporary and can include mild swelling, redness, crusting, bruising, or superficial blisters. These subside within a day or two after the treatment.
Do I Need to Prep for IPL?
As laser pulses are drawn to darker pigment, patients scheduled to undergo IPL laser treatment are asked to avoid self-tanners and excessive sun for 2 to 4 weeks prior to their procedure. Antibiotics including minocycline, tetracycline, and doxycycline, as well as Retin-A/Renova should be discontinued several days before each treatment. Between sessions, sunscreen should be worn to protect skin from sun exposure. Patients who are especially prone to bruising can take aspirin or ibuprofen a week before the procedure to help prevent excessive bruising.
Are Patients Sun Sensitive?
IPL treatment does not make you more sun sensitive, but excessive sun exposure will affect the results of the procedure. Patients are encouraged to always wear sunscreen as an ongoing method of preventing redness, brown spots, wrinkles, and skin cancer.
Why So Many Sessions?
For the safest level of exposure and the most natural-looking improvement, a full series of IPL Photorejuvenation sessions is spaced out over time. This reduces patient discomfort and allows the skin to improve gradually. Multiple sessions also allow for longer-lasting results.