WHAT IS IPL?
If the presence of dark spots or sun damage has caused you to feel insecure with the appearance of your skin, Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa is pleased to offer advanced and effective IPL (intense pulsed light) therapy for patients who qualify for the treatment. An IPL photofacial is a skin rejuvenation service designed to help women and men with hyperpigmentation (such as dark spots, sun damage, etc.) on their neck and face. IPL is a noninvasive procedure that is incredibly safe, efficient, and produces stunning outcomes for many individuals. Using the state-of-the-art Cynosure Icon, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Tamburrino sends intense wavelengths of light that raise the temperature of the skin cells just high enough to initiate the natural healing process and increase collagen production. As the added nutrients take effect, you should see a healthier layer with an improved tone and fewer pigmentation irregularities.
"After consultations with many plastic surgeons, Dr. Tamburino was by far the most knowledgeable and detailed. I’m so thankful I found him and I would recommend him over and over. Not to mention his staff is so welcoming and incredibly helpful. If you are thinking about a surgery/cosmetics this is the GUY to go to. Can’t say enough good things!"- M.M. / Google / Feb 05, 2021
"I was very reluctant to get a face/neck lift. I thought about it for a few years and it was seeing myself on video calls day after day that sealed the deal for me. I had heard from a friend that Dr. Tamburrino was an excellent plastic surgeon and decided that I would suck up the drive from South Jersey to Doylestown based on the recommendation. I am so glad I did! My neck and face have been restored to a much more youthful look and amazingly there are no tell tale signs of surgery. I feel a whole lot better about myself and my family and friends are very complimentary (and I think a few of them are now considering surgery for themselves). Dr. Tamburrino is a thorough , knowledgeable and accomplished surgeon who I put complete trust in and I'm forever glad I did!"- G.F. / Healthgrades / Jan 29, 2021
"The decision I made to put myself first and go see Dr. Tamburinno changed my life in the best way possible. I have never been more happy with myself and am grateful to him for being so knowledgeable and talented. From start to finish his staff is amazing and helpful beyond words ..... I have recommended him to many close friends and will continue to do so!! Lindsay Curtis"- L.C. / Google / Jan 29, 2021
"Dr. Tamburrino changed my life. After two failed breast implant surgeries after a double mastectomy, Dr. Tamburrino created beautiful breast and nipples that look amazing. He gave me back my life. I owe him everything and recommend him to anyone who needs reconstruction. And on top of that he has an amazing personality, I received amazing care. "- M.F. / Healthgrades / Jan 21, 2021
"Dr Tamburino is exactly who you hope for when faced with a difficult breast cancer surgery! He is a highly skilled surgeon, who is also caring and honest. He will tell you exactly what you need to know (though not always what you might want to hear) to get you through the long haul of surgery and reconstruction. I have had breast cancer with a bilateral mastectomy, chemo, radiation & expanders for reconstruction and have been going to Dr T for over a year. I feel now that he is the only plastic surgeon who was able to get me through my complicated journey. He always had my best interests at heart. I would recommend him to all my family and friends!"- M.D. / Google / Jan 08, 2021
WHO CAN GET IPL?
An IPL photofacial reaches deep within the layers of your skin to target a range of complexion issues (especially sun spots and brown lesions) with minimal or no post-treatment downtime. The best candidates for an IPL photofacial at Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa are those who have a combination of concerns with their complexion, including sun damage, rosacea, brown spots (hyperpigmentation), rough texture, large pores, flushing, freckles, melasma, age and sun spots, or dilated capillaries. Dr. Tamburrino will examine your complexion and help you to determine if you could benefit from IPL treatments during your private consultation.
HOW DOES IPL WORK?
A photofacial is completed at our Doylestown, PA office in about 20 – 30 minutes in one of our private treatment rooms. To start the process, a member of our team will wash and dry the skin to be treated before covering your eyes with shields. An IPL photofacial with the Cynosure Icon is performed using a handheld wand that passes over the skin while emitting pulses of laser energy. Although most patients will feel some discomfort during the IPL, it's generally tolerable given the short treatment time.
What to Expect
There is no downtime associated with an IPL photofacial, but you may leave your appointment with your skin a little inflamed and red. This will subside naturally in about a day, but you can cover the discoloration with cosmetics if you wish. Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa will advise you to apply an ointment to the skin to decrease irritation and promote healing. It also helps to use an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicine to ease swelling as you recover.
Over the next 2 – 5 days, the sun damage and other irregularities under the skin will rise to the surface skin layers and then begin to flake away. It's important to protect your skin from the sun at all times and to not pick at your skin after an IPL photofacial. While you should notice some visible improvements after your first session, your skin will attain its best results after several photofacial treatments. Dr. Tamburrino typically recommends 3 – 6 sessions performed every four weeks to achieve ideal results.
How much does IPL cost?
Your complexion issues are unique, which means the cost of IPL will be dependent on your goals. Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa sometimes offers special deals, and we take most payment methods. During your initial consultation, we can help estimate costs and recommend how many sessions are needed to fit your needs and goals.
How quick are the results from IPL?
Visible improvements can be seen after your IPL treatment, but the best results develop around one month after a full series of treatments is completed. It’s common for you to get varying results after every treatment. You will notice fading of blotchiness, redness, sun spots, and age spots over time.
What are the possible side effects of IPL?
It's common to have mild, temporary side effects, like swelling, redness, crusting, bruising, or superficial blisters. This should go away on its own within a day or two after the procedure. Your skin will be extra sensitive to the sun and excessive sun exposure will negatively impact the results of the procedure. We also recommend using sunscreen to protect your skin and avoid damage, like redness and spots.
Why should I get multiple IPL sessions?
We recommend getting a series of IPL to provide gradual, natural-looking improvements to the appearance of your complexion. Every treatment will fade spots and other surface irregularities. Multiple treatments also produce longer-lasting improvements.
Get Your Glow Back
You probably didn't worry too much about your skin's health when you were a child. However, once skin damage (such as hyperpigmentation and other issues) starts to become visible, you now may be expressing interest in treatments to improve the tone and texture of your skin. We encourage you to learn more about IPL photofacial treatments by contacting our Doylestown, PA office and scheduling a consultation with Dr. Tamburrino or a member of his team. With IPL laser treatments at Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, we can go deep within the layers of skin to help you achieve a youthful glow and a smoother complexion.