Intense Pulsed Light – IPL Therapy
Creating healthier, more beautiful-looking skin can be as simple as resurfacing a targeted area using light-based treatment. We offer state-of-the-art IPL (intense pulsed light) therapy to address a wide range of concerns and help you achieve your cosmetic goals. Dr. Neal Goldberg, our extensively trained plastic surgeon, can provide additional information based on your expressed goals during your initial consultation.
What Is IPL Therapy?
IPL, or intense pulsed light, is a non-surgical technology that sends pulses of light onto the skin to achieve a cosmetic or functional effect, such as repairing sun damage or minimizing the appearance of fine lines. In addition to resurfacing the exterior of the skin, IPL therapy can boost collagen production, leading to firmer, brighter, and younger-looking skin over time. IPL therapy focuses treatment on a section of skin, helping to leave surrounding tissue free from damage and reducing potential downtime and side effects.
What Does the IPL Therapy Feel Like?
Most patients report IPL therapy feels like light rubber band snaps in the treated area, often with an accompanying sensation of warmth. Individuals typically note that it’s quite tolerable. Everyone’s experience is unique to them, so for your comfort we offer topical anesthetic and will work with you to ensure minimal discomfort. The treatment time will vary depending on the size and number of areas to be treated, and we will discuss what to expect before beginning.
What Concerns Does IPL Therapy Treat?
IPL therapy can soften common signs of aging, rejuvenate and brighten the skin, and reduce sun damage. Some of the other issues IPL treatment can address include:
- Uneven skin tone and texture
- Freckles and hyperpigmentation
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Brown or red spots
- Age and liver spots
- Spider veins
- Acne scars and active blemishes
- Broken blood vessels
Our medical team can evaluate your concerns and discuss your desired outcome to determine if IPL therapy is the best option for you. Our highest priority is delivering exceptional care tailored to your characteristics, and we offer a comprehensive range of treatments, so you can always get the best approach for you.
How Many IPL Treatments Will I Need?
The number of IPL treatments you may need for the optimal result will depend on the type of concerns you wish to treat, the number of areas you would like addressed, and the complexity of your program. Many patients benefit from a series of treatment sessions, with occasional “touch-up” sessions once a year. We will discuss the right course of action for you at your initial consultation.
How Much Does IPL Therapy Cost?
The price of IPL therapy will be determined based on the size of the area you want treated, the number of sessions needed to achieve your goals, and the complexity of your program. IPL treatment often ranges from about $300 to around $600 per session, and our medical team will provide specifics during your initial consultation. We want you to have all the pertinent information to make the right decision for your needs, goals, and lifestyle, so we provide a detailed overview of the expected cost of your customized treatment plan. If you would like to consider cosmetic enhancement financing options, we work with several reputable lenders who offer appealing rates and terms.
For additional information about IPL therapy, please contact our office. Our skilled and knowledgeable team is standing by to deliver exceptional care.