IPL in Plano, TX

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Intense pulsed light (IPL), or photofacials, target specific damage that has occurred in the skin over periods of time, such as sun spots, 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 facial surgeon, Dr. Vu Ho, and Dr. Kristen Ann Aliano Messina, 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.

Best Candidates

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 sun spots
  • Have aged skin with fine lines and wrinkles
  • Have redness associated with rosacea
  • Have pigmented acne scars
  • Desire a nonsurgical 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.

Anticipated Results

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.

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From $250
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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, Dr. Aliano Messina, and our entire staff are completely dedicated to prioritizing your comfort, safety and satisfaction during this cosmetic procedure. We now offer the PRO-NOX system to ensure your comfort.

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. 

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*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.