If you struggle with how your facial skin looks because of fine lines, sun damage, or dark spots, we can offer you a skin analysis at our Houston, 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 wrinkles and hyperpigmentation issues within their skin. IPL is not an invasive procedure, but it is effective and will produce results. This treatment is known to work best on patients with light skin and who do not tan well. Using light, our innovative IPL technology will send intense wavelengths of light to damage the skin just enough to ignite the skin regeneration process and boost collagen production. As the skin heals itself, you will see a healthier complexion, more even tone, and less dark spots. At Nuveau Plastic Surgery, Dr. Edward Lee would like to offer you a consultation to see if IPL is the right rejuvenation treatment for your skin tone and texture.
Candidates for IPL may have a combination of concerns with their skin. IPL works wonders with sun-damaged skin, splotchy red facial skin, visible facial blood vessels, freckles, hyperpigmentation spots, enlarged pores, and fine lines and wrinkles. IPL can work deep within the layers of your skin to improve many of your concerns (especially sun spots and brown lesions), with little or no downtime. We can assess your skin to see if you are a candidate for IPL at a private consultation.
"Dr. Lee is very personable! He is always very thoughtful and kind. If you are looking to get a procedure done, he will be able to kindly guide you through the process. Very seldom do you meet a doctor who is as considerate and relational as Dr. Lee!"- J.B. / Facebook / Mar 12, 2017
"I love my results!! Wow!! I finally have a smooth forehead and upper lip thanks to Dr.Lee for being so patient and kind with me!!! I will definitely be going back for retouch! Staff is awesome and welcomes you and greet you with great smiles!!"- S.C. / Yelp / Dec 27, 2018
"I went to Dr. Lee for Asian eyelid surgery back in May and I am very pleased with my results! During the consultation, he answered all my questions and helped with relieving any concerns I had. The process was super smooth and Dr. Lee was very gentle and kind the entire time. Post procedure, he and his assistant Eva have always been quick to answer questions or help with scheduling follow up appointments. Highly recommend!"- S.T. / Yelp / Dec 27, 2018
"I had Breast Reduction, Liposuction and Navel Hernia Surgery and I'm very satisfied with the results. The procedure went well and I feel better about myself both physically and mentally. I am satisfied with every thing that was done to form this result. Dr. Edward Lee answered all questions that I had, any time I asked he would make sure I understood the situation. Eva Austin Patient Coordinator was also very helpful answering questions and coordinating with Dr. Lee. Thank you, Dr. Edward I. Lee/ Plastic Surgeon and Eva Austin/Patient Coordinator. Thanks, Sandra L. Sowell"- S.S. / Yelp / Dec 27, 2018
"Had an amazing experience at Nuveau Plastic Surgery with Dr. Lee and his amazing staff—particularly with his NP, Joanna. She’s an amazing injector and I’m so pleased with my subtle results! Thank you all for making me feel welcomed and comfortable!"- K.S. / Google / Oct 18, 2018
Plan Your Procedure
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IPL is performed inside our office during a short 20-minute visit. We will take you into our minor procedures room to perform your IPL photofacial. We will give you protective eyewear to shield your eyes from the light energy and we will cleanse your face, dry it, and apply a cooling gel on the treatment area. The IPL is administered with a handheld device, and the technician will pass the device over your facial skin at the wavelengths needed for treatment (some areas will require more than other areas). Some patients report that this treatment does not hurt, while others say there is a slight stinging sensation. Once the treatment is over, your skin will be pink. Women may want to reapply their makeup to cover up the rosiness of their skin. There may also be some swelling.
What to Expect
There is no downtime associated with IPL. You will leave your appointment a little pink and swollen, but this will decrease as the day continues. We advise patients to keep a healing ointment on the skin's surface to help with irritation. It also helps to take an anti-inflammatory medication to help reduce swelling. 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. You may not see the best results from the first session, but your skin will gradually improve over time with several IPL sessions. Ideally, we recommend approximately 3 – 6 treatments spaced monthly. It's very important to keep your skin protected from the sun at all times after receiving an IPL treatment.
Get Back your Glow
We invite you to learn more about IPL laser treatments by calling our office and scheduling a skin consultation at Nuveau Plastic Surgery. With IPL, we can go deep within the layers of your skin to help bring back your bright glow and a clear complexion.