Intense pulsed light photo rejuvenation facials are a cosmetic treatment that prompts the skin to regenerate by destroying the upper layer of the skin with severe discolorations, sunspots, and rough texture from long-term sun exposure. Anyone who is often exposed to UV rays, either from the sun or tanning beds, without protection can develop premature signs of aging. For patients in the Las Vegas area, an IPL photo rejuvenation facial at VIP Plastic Surgery by plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi will prompt new skin growth to improve and rejuvenate the appearance. IPL facials can also reduce or eliminate mild acne scars and other skin irregularities. IPL facials are most often used to treat the face area, but the neck, chest, and hands are also treatable areas.
"Had a hair transplant one year ago, and can honestly say it is the best thing I have ever done for myself. Took me many years to take the plunge, but I am so glad that I did."- J.S. / Google / Jul 04, 2019
"So I am updating my review and I'm still giving everyone a 5+ star rating! I did the fraxel on Monday and it's Sunday evening and yes I am still pink but the results are amazing! My hyper pigmentation and most of my texture is gone! I also received a chin implant with Dr K on Wednesday so I'm still swollen with that but I know I'm going to love the result of that as well! Again I need to give a shout put to Mel for being a beast with a laser! She is my go to when it comes to my aesthetic needs and also Dr K for giving me confidence with my profile. I just wish the swelling would go down faster! lol damn lack of patience. Well I now have a laundry list of other things I would like to tweak. And I know VIP is the place I can trust and know I'll get the best work done!"- V.B. / Yelp / Feb 18, 2017
"Dr. Khorsandi preformed a BA on me 2 years ago. I'm absolutely content with my decision and the sum of money I spent. His staff is extremely welcoming. I would say his bedside manner is very good. I did not experience much discomfort the days following my surgery. I have very natural results. People are always very surprised when I reveal to them I've had a BA."- J.C. / Yelp / Jun 28, 2019
"I absolutely love Dr. K and his staff. He is honest, knows his stuff, and does an AMAZING job. He talks to you like you're a human and makes every interaction with you personable. He is real, which is what I love. During my consultation, I was looking at getting a lift and implants. Instead of just taking the extra money, Dr. K told me that I didn't need to get a lift at this time. Any other doctor I saw prior to him were all for it because it gives them more money, but Dr. K gave me his honest and expert opinion. I got my breast augmentation done August 2018 (without lift), and one of my implants didn't drop. Dr. K helped give me different ways of trying to get it to drop prior to having to go through surgery again, but unfortunately, my body is just stubborn. Dr. K ended up doing the surgery to pull down the implant April 2019 (which he didn't even charge for), and they look AMAZING! This is the best investment I have made and I am so glad that I went with Dr. K. I highly recommend using him!"- K.S. / Yelp / Jun 24, 2019
"Getting a hair transplant has been one of the greatest things I’ve ever done!!! I’ve been worried about my hair since age 20. I am now 40 and never ever think about it anymore. It’s been the greatest gift I’ve ever given myself. Sure you can buy a yourself a watch or a car but none of those will be staring back at you in the mirror every single day like a full head of hair! I thought about it for years and picking up the phone to make the appointment was probably the hardest part of the whole process. After I hung up that call I felt a rush go thru my entire body, “am I really going to have a full head of hair?”When I arrived in Vegas I was greeted by Lee (who is one of the all time positive guys I’ve ever met, a real gem!) He met me in the morning at my hotel and talked me thru the entire day! It was a wonderful to have someone with me since I had traveled alone....a personal concierge if you will. This seems to be a recurring theme at VIP Plastic Surgery, the personal touch. We are far to used to feeling like a number in this fast paced world and it was nice to feel that the entire office was catering to only me! Lee was with me the entire day, helped with my prescriptions, and generally kept the mood light throughout the process! I had my consultation with Dr Khorsandi, what an impressive guy! It was obvious that he was born to do this work. He comes from a family of doctors and it shows in his patience and understanding. We laughed like we had known each other our whole lives! Ive never seen somebody mix east coast sensibilities with west coast asthetic! This guy is the real deal.The surgery itself was pretty uneventful surprisingly! The only irritation I felt was from the first needle to numb the area. After that I didn’t feel a thing! What else could you ask for! ? After the surgery I went back to my hotel and fell asleep. No agony, no pain.....just a wonderful night in a quiet hotel room! I said my goodbyes and flew home a few days later.It’s now been a year since the surgery and literally have a full head of hair. Not some coverage, A FULL HEAD! I’m able to exercise and live life without any restrictions! If you would’ve told me a few years ago that this was possible I would not have believed you, DR KHORSANDI IS A MIRACLE WORKER! Thank you for allowing me to live my life the way I always wanted to! Seriously, pick up the phone and give VIP Plastic Surgery a call. They are solid people top to bottom, a class organization!"- S.B. / Google / May 14, 2019
Our IPL Technologies
Dr. Khorsandi is proud to offer the Venus Versa IPL system, as well as Inmode Lumecca. Both technologies are advanced systems that produce excellent outcomes for patients of varying skin types. During the initial consultation, which will include a thorough skin assessment, Dr. Khorsandi will recommend the appropriate device based on your specific needs, including the condition of your skin, the area being treated, as well as the desired outcome the patient hopes to achieve.
- Venus Versa IPL
The Venus Versa IPL system includes the innovative SmartPulse technology, delivered through the handheld applicators to ensure precise and accurate energy delivery of pulsed light. Selectively filtered and delivered into the skin, the Venus Versa IPL system targets chromophores, which are oxyhemoglobins for melanin and vascular lesions in the skin. Studies have shown that Venus IPL delivers 1.5 times more energy than many of the existing competitors on the market and while the heat works to disrupt collagen and correct surface imperfections, the built-in, real-time cooling system constantly monitors the temperature for unparalleled patient comfort and safety.
- Lumecca IPL by Inmode
Lumecca is another breakthrough IPL technology that effectively treats skin pigmentation, vascular redness, and skin damage related to the sun (such as poor texture, complexion, lesions, and freckles). Lumecca delivers up to 3X more energy in the 500-600 nm range to improve efficacy for a softer, smoother, vibrant outcome. Dr. Khorsandi uses the Lumecca to treat the most common areas that are exposed to the sun on a regular basis, such as the face, neck, chest, legs, and hands.
Photo rejuvenation using IPL is a noninvasive procedure that uses pulses of light that are strong enough to damage skin lesions and initiate a healing process to start production of new skin tissues. Both of our in-house IPL technologies are approved by the FDA and safe and effective to use on the face, neck, and chest.
What to Expect
When undergoing IPL treatment, cold gel is applied on the skin to help with any discomfort. The eyes are also protected from the intense light. During the treatment, the handheld applicator is gently glided over the skin to treat the targeted areas. There may be discomfort during treatment and pain may be present but tolerable — similar to a slight sting of a rubber band snap. The treatment generally lasts less than 30 minutes as extended exposure to the laser may cause complications. Patients are able to return to their normal routine after the treatment is over, but it's important to note that the skin may appear reddish with slight swelling and blotchiness. This normally disappears after a few hours. It is very important to adhere to our post-treatment advise when it comes to care. Several IPL sessions are usually recommended spaced every three weeks. The results are gradual and optimal results may be seen after a few months.
For a complete treatment spanning several sessions of IPL Photo Rejuvenation, the fees can go as high as $2,000. There are options provided in which the fees are separated in single treatments or can already include the complete series for a one-time payment. Single sessions may cost an average of $450. This does not include doctor and facility fees.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $450 - $2,000
- Recovery Time
- 3-4 Hours
- Average Procedure Time
- 20-30 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 3 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
IPL Photo Rejuvenation FAQs
Improvements are noticeable even after the initial treatment but optimal results may be evident after several months. The positive results of this laser treatment are gradual as the skin must be given time to heal to avoid any complications of an aggressive approach. There is no standard recovery time as patient’s condition can greatly vary.
Temporary Side Effects?
Side effects are mild. Redness, swelling, bruising are normal right after treatment. After a few days, blisters and crusting and skin peeling may be present. The patient must not pick on the skin as it is undergoing a normal process as it heals itself.
It is recommended for patients who are scheduled for an IPL photo treatment to refrain from tanners and exposure to sun a month prior to schedule. There are also medications that must be avoided such as minocycline, tetracycline, doxycycline, or Retin-A/Renova a few weeks before schedule. These precautions minimize any risks of complications and reactions the laser light may cause. To help prevent bruising and excessive swelling, patients may be required to take aspirin and Ibuprofen a week before treatment.
Although patients will not be as sensitive to sun exposure as one might think after undergoing the IPL, going out under the sun must be a limited activity especially in between treatments. Doing so may significantly affect the outcome and may cause complications. Sunblock must be regularly applied. This also helps in minimizing possible recurring skin issues like sun spots, wrinkles, and skin cancer.
Single Session Only?
A single session can’t last more than 30 minutes as extended exposure to IPL may be risky to the patient. An aggressive approach may bring negative effects instead of correcting skin irregularities. Several sessions are spread between at least a week so the resurfacing is gradual and results are longer term as the skin heals naturally.