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.
"I had a rhinoplasty with Dr. Toledo 2 weeks ago and I love my results. The entire process from consultation to surgery was very easy. My mom even said she was amazed at how caring the entire staff is. Dr. Toledo is very confident and that made me feel good about choosing him. I saw multiple doctors in Dallas/Fort Worth and Dr. Toledo is the only one who addressed my exact concerns about surgery. He showed me what to expect by using computer imaging and after 2 weeks my nose pretty much looks exactly like the imaging. The surgery was painless, I just had swelling in my nose that feels like nasal congestion for a couple of days after surgery. I had surgery on Thursday and went back to work on Monday. Dr. Toledo’s staff spent a lot of time answering my questions and walked me through what to expect. I am so thankful my family doctor referred me to Dr. Toledo. After years if hating my nose, I now love it. I highly recommend Dr. Toledo. "- M. / Healthgrades / Nov 12, 2021
"Former soccer player with broken nose - breathing issues and dorsal hump gone - As a former soccer player, I’d been hit in the face, which caused a broken nose and deviated septum. Over time, the appearance of my nose bothered me more and more and at 29, I made the decision to have a rhinoplasty and couldn’t be happier. After meeting with a number of plastic surgeons, Dr. Toledo came highly recommended to me from multiple friends. From our initial consultation to the day of operation, Dr. Toledo provided me with honest and realistic advice on how we would be accomplish my goals and improve my breathing. I am currently 4 weeks post-op and am thrilled with my results! The changes are so subtle that I still look like myself, but my breathing issues and dorsal hump are gone. The procedure itself was more so uncomfortable than painful, but after a week I felt almost back to normal besides the remaining bruising. Lastly, Dr. Toledo and his entire staff were extremely helpful throughout the entire process. I couldn’t recommend him and the HPPS team enough!"- H. / RealSelf / Jan 28, 2022
"Dr. Toledo performed rhinoplasty and breast augmentation last month. I LOVE my results. I only wish I did it earlier. My breasts are just the right size- not too big, not too small. They fit my athletic frame perfectly. Before surgery my nose had a big hump and pointed down when I smiled. Now multiple people tell me I look like Halle Berry. What a compliment! Dr. Toledo is the best and his staff is very caring. Silvia, Esther, and Katie walked me through the entire process and made it so easy for me. I’ll be ready for my facelift is a few years and won’t consider using any other plastic surgeon. I highly recommend Dr. Toledo. "- J. / Healthgrades / Apr 28, 2022
"People tell me I look like Halle Berry now - what a compliment - Dr. Toledo performed rhinoplasty and breast augmentation last month. I LOVE my results. I only wish I did it earlier. My breasts are just the right size- not too big, not too small. They fit my athletic frame perfectly. Before surgery my nose had a big hump and pointed down when I smiled. Now multiple people tell me I look like Halle Berry. What a compliment! Dr. Toledo is the best and his staff is very caring. Silvia, Esther, and Katie walked me through the entire process and made it so easy for me. I’ll be ready for my facelift is a few years and won’t consider using any other plastic surgeon. I highly recommend Dr. Toledo."- M. / RealSelf / Apr 27, 2022
"I had a rhinoplasty with Dr Toledo in December or 2021. I’ve wanted to fix my nose since I was a young and Dr Toledo exceeded my expectations. I had minimal pain post op. My nose really fits with the rest of my face now and I can breathe better. I’ve been an RN for 5 years and I researched multiple surgeons prior to my consultation. The staff was great and Dr. Toledo was fantastic. I’m very happy with my results and wish I would have done it sooner! Thank y’all for everything!"- B.S. / Google / Aug 11, 2022
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.