Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), or photofacials, target specific damage that has occurred in the skin over periods of time, such as sunspots, pigmented acne scars, broken capillaries, and overall skin redness associated with rosacea. IPL effectively restores overall youthfulness by helping to even out natural skin tones. Offered at the Plano, TX office of double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Vu Ho, IPL uses a range of wavelengths to penetrate the skin. The heat from the Elite MPX™ laser will cause damage to the skin to initiate the skin’s healing process. IPL can be safely performed on the face, neck, hands, and chest. We welcome you in for a complimentary consultation to learn about the procedure, and to find out if you’re a candidate.
"The entire experience with everyone in the office was great. They take as much time as you need to answer any and all questions. "- K. / Demandforce / Sep 28, 2016
"Totally amazing experience - I was anxious to get the turkey waddle under my chin fixed as well as the bags under my eyes. However I was not willing to have a surgical procedure. Dr Ho performed facetite on my neck and got rid of my bags on my lower eyelids. It was done in the office and was relatively pain free. Dr Ho is extremely professional and I was so happy with the results. Sandra his coordinator walked me..."- E. / RealSelf / Feb 12, 2018
"Outstanding doctor - Really great doctor-easy to talk with and very relaxed. He explained the eye lid surgery, which ended up being a very easy. His secret weapon is "Sandy"-- she is like your best friend in high school. She is excited for you and she knows the ropes to having a successful experience. She constantly was keeping in touch with me and was always ready to talk to me if I had questions. The day before..."- B. / RealSelf / Feb 10, 2018
"Dr Ho is a excellent cosmetic surgeon. My face lift and neck lift has given me so much more confidence in my life. Dr Ho had great insight on the look you are trying to achieved he truly listens to you. The office staff is awesome and informative an so very kind. Please take the time for a consult appointment and find out what a difference Dr Ho can make in your appearance and build you confidence just like he did for me. Thanks Dr Ho"- B.C. / Facebook / May 04, 2017
"Smart Lipo of the Neck/chin - When Kybella didn't work, I turned to Dr. Ho for Smart Lipo of the chin/neck area. If I had the choice, I would have had the surgery again in a heartbeat. Recovery was comfortable and I was up and moving in no time! I resumed work a couple of days later! I'm so thrilled with my results thus far!!!!!"- J. / RealSelf / May 02, 2017
During a consultation, a medical professional will help determine if IPL is right for you in order to achieve your goals. The ideal candidates for IPL:
- Have sun damage, including sunspots
- Have aged skin with fine lines and wrinkles
- Have redness associated with rosacea
- Have pigmented acne scars
- Desire a non-surgical solution
What to Expect
In our office, we use the Elite MPX Aesthetic Workstation for IPL treatments. Prior to the treatment, the patient will be given protective eyewear to prevent damage to the eyes from the light source. A cooling gel will be applied to the treatment area, and during the treatment, we will use the handheld device to deliver varying wavelengths to penetrate the skin. During treatment, patients should expect to experience the sensation of a rubber band snapping on the skin. There is no downtime associated with IPL.
After IPL treatment, patients can expect to experience mild redness and dark, splotchy areas that usually go away within a few hours. The skin will heal over several days and weeks to result in smoother, younger, and more even-toned skin. For the best results, several treatments are needed, usually 5 – 6. The treatments will be performed every few weeks to provide gradual, long-standing results.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $100
- Procedure Recovery Location
New Skin, New You
If you want an effective treatment that’s safe, gentle, noninvasive, and delivers amazing results, you’ll definitely want to learn more about IPL. With a special light source, the wavelengths penetrate the skin to target specific skin problems. If you want to learn more about this procedure, contact our office as soon as possible to schedule a consultation.
Dr. Ho and our entire staff are completely dedicated to prioritizing your comfort and satisfaction during this cosmetic procedure. We now offer the PRO-NOX system to ensure your comfort if you cannot use or choose not to use traditional anesthetics.
With the PRO-NOX™ Nitrous Oxide Delivery System, you can control anxiety or pain during any medical procedure. Much like what you might receive from your dentist for pain, this vapor blend allows you, the patient, to choose the strength of the nitrous oxide and oxygen flow. Never worry again about sedation of local anesthesia.