If you struggle with how your facial skin looks because of sun damage or dark spots, plastic surgeon Dr. George A. Toledo can offer you a skin analysis at our Dallas, TX office to see if you qualify for intense pulsed light therapy (IPL). An IPL photofacial is a skin rejuvenation treatment for adult men and women with hyperpigmentation issues on their face and neck. IPL may not be an invasive procedure, but it can be very effective and produce great results. IPL sends intense wavelengths of light that heat the skin just enough to ignite the natural regeneration process and boost collagen production. Over time, you should see a healthier layer of skin with a more even tone and less dark spots. Call Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center in Dallas, TX to schedule a private consult today.
"So impressed with Dr. Toledo's rhinoplasty results! And even more impressed with how much my breathing has improved! I didn't even realize how blocked my breathing was until now, it really is life changing. Beautiful results. And a perfect little nose!"- J.D. / Yelp / Mar 24, 2019
"Being an out of town patient, I was nervous to find a surgeon to perform my rhinoplasty but I consistently found the best reviews regarding Dr. Toledo. Those, along with very good recommendations from family friends, led me to choose him and I am so grateful that he did. He made me feel so comfortable throughout the entire process and the office staff, particularly Esther, made it as easy and understandable for me as possible. Since I live 5 hours away, the initial consultation took place over the phone and the paperwork was electronic. I had an appointment the day before to officially meet him in person and discuss any last minute questions or concerns, making it very easy for me to manage coming into town. Dr. Toledo is very knowledgeable about the ideal proportions of facial features and he knew exactly what needed to be changed about my nose to achieve the look I dreamed of. He also put my mind at ease by showing me pictures beforehand of what he planned for my nose to look like after surgery. It turned out exactly how he said and I could't be happier! Every single thing he addressed before surgery looked identical or even better to what he showed me beforehand. I am very grateful to him. I highly, highly recommend Dr. Toledo to anyone thinking of any cosmetic surgery."- K.H. / Google / May 29, 2019
"Dr. Toledo performed my breast augmentation and after being more than satisfied, my sister and I came back exactly a year later for our rhinoplasty. He takes a realistic approach in plastic surgery and makes it absolutely perfect. I don’t think I could’ve ever gone to anyone else. He is honest and performs quality work and I couldn’t be happier with my decision to go with Dr. Toledo as my surgeon! Not to mention the nurses and staff there are so sweet!"- J.G. / Google / May 22, 2019
"My sister and I both had rhinoplasty done by Dr. Toledo and the results are outstanding. George Toledo has a way of transforming and creating the perfect nose to fit ones face with giving such a natural, but perfect nose. The ladies in the office are so sweet and they all have a way of making you feel comfortable and confident. I would recommend him to anyone! They offer so many services at the office as I am going back for a chemical peel in a few weeks. Love love love Toledo and his staff!"- J.R. / Google / May 20, 2019
"After interviewing 4 others plastic surgeons in Dallas, I went to Dr. Toledo for my rhinoplasty, forehead lift and breast augmentation. I choose Dr. Toledo because I felt totally at home and comfortable with him and this office. He was confident and answered about 100 questions I had. My husband loved him too, even asked him to go hunting. My surgery was a complete success and I look incredible. I went from a hooked nose and tried looking eyes to refreshed and proud to have my picture made. My husband calls me Queen of the Selfies and thinks I look hot. He even gave us custom t-shirts and golf hats. I wish I did this 10 years ago. After I had my surgery earlier this year I noticed all kinds of beautiful women around town had been to see Dr. Toledo. It's like a new clique I joined. Lol! I love it. Came back into Dr. Toledo's office today for a facial. They are still the best."- P.S. / Google / Jan 31, 2019
IPL works deep within the layers of your skin to improve many complexion concerns (especially sun spots and brown lesions) with little or no downtime. Candidates for IPL at Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center may have a combination of concerns with their skin, including sun damage, rosacea, hyperpigmentation (brown spots), rough texture, large pores, flushing, freckles, melasma, age and sun spots, or broken capillaries. Dr. Toledo will assess your skin to see if you are a candidate for IPL at your private consultation.
IPL is performed inside our Dallas, TX office in about 20 – 30 minutes in our laser room. To start the procedure, the technician will clean and dry the skin to be treated before covering your eyes with special laser shields. The IPL is administered using a handheld device that passes over the skin while emitting pulses of light. While most patients will feel some discomfort during the IPL, it is generally tolerable for the short treatment time.
What to Expect
There is little or no downtime associated with IPL. You will leave your appointment with your skin a little pink and swollen. This will decrease on its own as the day continues — it can be concealed with makeup if you want. Over the course of several days, the sun damage and other irregularities that rested under the skin will come to the surface and then begin to flake off. It's very important to keep your skin protected from the sun at all times after an IPL treatment and to not pick at your skin. While you should see some visible results after the first session, your skin will attain the best results after several IPL sessions. We typically recommend approximately 3 – 6 treatments performed around once a month.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does IPL cost?
Every patient case is unique, which means the cost of IPL will be dependent on your unique condition. Our office offers monthly specials and we accept many forms of payment. During your initial visit, we can help estimate your cost and determine the number of treatments needed for optimal results.
How quick are the results from IPL?
Improvements can usually be seen after each treatment, but the best results can be seen a month after a full series of treatments is completed. It’s common for patients to respond differently to each treatment session. You should see a gradual improvement of redness, blotchiness, sunspots, and age spots over time.
What are the possible side effects of IPL?
Most patients experience mild side effects like temporary redness, swelling, or crusting. These subside within a day or two after the procedure. You will be sun sensitive and you should keep in mind that excessive sun exposure will negatively affect the results of the procedure. You should also wear sunscreen to protect your skin and prevent problems like redness and spots.
Do I need to prep for IPL?
Patients about to undergo an IPL treatment are asked to avoid self-tanners and excessive sun for about 2 – 4 weeks prior to the procedure. You should discontinue the use of minocycline, tetracycline, doxycycline or Retin-A/Renova several days before each treatment. You should also protect the treated areas with sunscreen between sessions.
Why should I get multiple IPL sessions?
A full series of IPL photo rejuvenation is recommended to provide gradual, natural-looking improvements to the appearance of your skin. Each session helps to fade surface irregularities and spots. Multiple sessions also allow for longer-lasting results.
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Get Your Glow Back
You probably didn't worry too much about your skin when you were a child, but now that environmental damage like spots and other blemishes are appearing, you now may be interested in how to improve your complexion. We invite you to learn more about IPL laser treatments by calling our Dallas, TX office and scheduling a skin consultation with Dr. Toledo. With IPL laser treatments at Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center, we can go deep within the layers of your skin to help bring back a bright glow and a clear complexion.