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Intense Pulsed Light therapy (IPL) is a safe and effective way to visibly improve the appearance of your skin. Houston plastic surgeons Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann are pleased to offer our patients the option of IPL as a standalone treatment or in combination with other skin rejuvenating options. We will help you determine the best possible options and treatments for facial rejuvenation during your initial consultation at our comfortable, private Houston office.

What is IPL? What is a photofacial?

IPL, also known as an IPL photofacial in Houston, uses short blasts of concentrated light energy to penetrate just below the skin’s surface and correct issues such as:

  • Sun spots and freckles
  • Age spots
  • Visible veins and capillaries
  • Pigmentation irregularities
  • Dark spots
  • Melasma
  • Rosacea
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How does IPL work?

The light energy from the device is a broad spectrum, rather than the concentrated beam of light in laser treatments. The light enters the skin and is attracted to darker pigment, which helps break up and remove unwanted pigmentation and coloring. The laser also triggers cellular production of collagen for a tightening and firming effect and helps clean up broken and red blood vessels.

What happens after an IPL treatment?

After your treatment, your skin will appear sunburned. Over the following days, sun spots, age spots, or other skin flaws will begin to become darker and flake off, with new, unblemished skin revealed. 

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How many IPL treatments will I need for optimal results?

Due to the minimally invasive nature of this treatment, multiple sessions may be required for optimal results. How many treatments you need will be dependent on the issues being addressed and your ultimate aesthetic desires. Most people who need a comprehensive skin renewal plan will undergo three to five treatments, spaced at four-week intervals. Each treatment builds on the result of the last, with your skin improving consistently over time.

What does IPL treatment feel like?

While “short blasts of concentrated light energy” may sound painful, our Houston IPL photofacial is a non-invasive procedure that requires no downtime. You will rest in a comfortable treatment chair and wear eye protection. Most patients experience a gentle snap against the skin. This is typically only mildly uncomfortable, and not difficult to tolerate.  Most patients do not require a topical anesthetic, but we are able to offer this whenever desired.

A photofacial takes approximately 20 minutes, after which you can return to work or your other usual activities with no concerns. You can apply makeup to hide any redness from the treatment. 

Why choose Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center in Houston?

At Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center, we offer our patients an extraordinary level of personal attention and care. Our IPL treatments are performed by one of Houston’s most renowned plastic surgeons, triple board-certified Dr. Michael Eisemann, with three decades of experience, or his son, Dr. Bradley Eisemann, board-eligible in plastic surgery and fellowship-trained in craniofacial surgery. When you visit our Houston office for your consultation, our surgeons will listen carefully to your concerns, openly discuss all your options, and help you choose which treatments are best suited to meet your needs.

We care about your happiness and are pleased to offer a wide range of surgical and non-surgical treatment options to ensure you achieve the most desirable results.

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