IPL Facial Rejuvenation Overview
For individuals with extensive sun and UV tanning exposure, the effects can take its toll on the skin and worsen with age. Certain areas of skin may have severe discoloration, sunspots and a rough texture. IPL photo rejuvenation is a cosmetic treatment offered by Dallas, TX cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Daniel Beck that utilizes laser technology to destroy the upper layer of skin to regenerate a fresh, new layer. This new skin growth will result in a younger and rejuvenated appearance. It can also significantly reduce mild acne scars and other skin irregularities. It is commonly used to treat the face, but can also be used on the neck, chest and hands.
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"Calf implants excellent results with Dr. Beck in DFW - Dr. Beck did an incredible job on my bilateral double calf implants. He added over 1.5" to the size of each calf muscle, had great bedside manner, and his team is super competent and professional. I drove up 3 hours from Austin and rented a VRBO near his outpatient surgery center and the entire experience was very pleasant."- J. / RealSelf / Feb 23, 2020
"I did not want a major revision to my looks, and I did not want to look 20 years younger. I just wanted the least invasive treatment available to give me a fresher look. Dr. Beck did not push anything major or try to convince me that I needed a lot of expensive work done. He listened to my concerns and what I thought my problem areas were, and he advised me there were many options. The results were fabulous. Within a week of my procedure, people I see often from work or class were telling me how great I look, asking if I've lost weight, etc. His staff is caring and warm and responsive, and he really listens to his patients. I have nothing but praise for Dr. Beck and his staff, and I am so very grateful that I took the plunge."- S.T. / Google / Feb 14, 2020
IPL Facial Rejuvenation Procedure Information
Photo rejuvenation is a non-invasive procedure. With IPL, the doctor utilizes pulses of light strong enough to damage skin lesions and initiates a healing process that will start production of new skin tissues. Typically, cold gel is applied on the skin to help with any discomfort. The eyes are also protected from the intense light. The treatment may only last less than 30 minutes as extended exposure to the laser may cause complications. Patients are able to return to their normal routine after a few hours.
What To Expect with IPL Facial Rejuvenation
Treatment can only last for 20 minutes or less depending on the skin condition. Several sessions are required spaced every 3 weeks. The results are gradual and optimal results may be seen after several months. There may be discomfort during treatment and pain may be present but tolerable – similar to a slight sting of a rubber band snap. After treatment, the skin may appear reddish with slight swelling and blotchiness. These normally disappears after a few hours. It is very important to adhere to doctor’s post-treatment advise when it comes to care.
IPL Facial Rejuvenation Expected Cost
Schedule an appointment for a customized consultation with Dr. Beck to determine the cost of your procedure.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 Hour
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
IPL Photo Rejuvenation FAQs
Improvements are noticeable even after the initial treatment but optimal results may be evident after several months. The positive results of this laser treatment are gradual as the skin must be given time to heal to avoid any complications of an aggressive approach. There is no standard recovery time as patient’s condition can greatly vary.
Temporary Side Effects?
Side effects are mild. Redness, swelling, bruising are normal right after treatment. After a few days, blisters and crusting and skin peeling may be present. The patient must not pick on the skin as it is undergoing a normal process as it heals itself.
It is recommended for patients who are scheduled for an IPL photo treatment to refrain from tanners and exposure to sun 1 month prior to schedule. There are also medications that must be avoided such as minocycline, tetracycline, doxycycline or Retin-A/Renova a few weeks before schedule. These precautions minimizes and risks of complications and reactions the laser light may cause. To help prevent bruising and excessive swelling, patients may be required to take aspirin and ibuprofen 1 week before treatment.
Although patients will not be as sensitive to sun exposure as one might think after undergoing the IPL, going out under the sun must be a limited activity especially in between treatments. Doing so may significantly affect the outcome and may cause complications. Sunblock must be regularly applied. This also helps in minimizing possible recurring skin issues like sun spots, wrinkles and skin cancer.
Single Session Only?
A single session can’t last more than 30 minutes as extended exposure to IPL may be risky to the patient. An aggressive approach may bring negative effects instead of correcting skin irregularities. Several sessions are spread in between at least weeks so the resurfacing is gradual and results are also longer term as the skin heals naturally.