Take control of your skin by penetrating the deepest layers with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) at Elite Plastic Surgery. At Elite Plastic Surgery we offer IPL treatments with an innovative, new light technology. IPL can rehydrate your skin by boosting collagen production, decrease the appearance of hyperpigmentation spots, control the overall appearance and texture of your facial skin. Not to mention, you skin will feel wonderful! Every patient is different so results and treatments may vary, which is why our plastic surgeons can customize a rejuvenation treatment plan specific for your skin condition to produce smooth, younger-looking skin. Call today for an appointment.

Do I Qualify?

IPL is perfect for anyone who is concerned about his or her aged skin and wants to look younger. This Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved procedure is noninvasive and works well on all areas of the face to target lines, wrinkles and folds. Patients with pigmentation issues, sun-damaged skin, large pores or freckles are also good candidates for this treatment. IPL works best on light-skinned individuals who don’t tan.

During the Procedure

Before the procedure, the patient will be given protective eyewear to put on to prevent any damage from the light source. The medical professional will apply a cooling gel on the treatment area and then place the handheld light source over the area. Varying wavelengths will be penetrated by the skin in order to reach deep levels of the skin. There should be little to no pain with most patients experiencing a slight sting like a rubber band snap. The time of the treatment varies on the size of the treatment area, as well as the condition of the patient’s skin.

After the Procedure

Since this is a noninvasive treatment, there is no downtime and most patients can return to his or her daily activities immediately after. Common side effects include some redness, splotchy areas or skin darkening that should subside within a few hours. As the skin heals, it will look noticeably younger, smoother and more even-toned with smaller pores. To achieve best results, a series of sessions are needed, which are spaced a few weeks apart.