IPL Photofacial (Photorejuvenation) in Houston, TX



IPL Technology

Intense pulsed light (IPL), sometimes referred to as flash lamp therapy, is an advanced non-invasive and non-ablative technology used for a variety of cosmetic and therapeutic treatments. IPL differs from laser treatment because it uses a full light spectrum with various wave lengths, while a laser relies on only one specific wavelength of light.

The Venus Versa® with its unique ®SmartPulse™ technology ensures precise and consistent delivery of quick and powerful light flashes that penetrate beneath the surface of the skin to target melanin. The heat delivered by this pulsing light breaks down melanin into miniscule particles. These tiny particles are either eliminated naturally by the body’s lymphatic system, or they may surface as small scabs or flaking on the skin, fading away naturally within a few days.

IPL Technology treats both vascular and pigmented lesions while smoothing and enhancing overall skin tone. The results are smoother skin with reduced discoloration.  Several IPL treatments may be required to achieve your aesthetic goals.


Treatable Conditions

Intense pulsed light (IPL) uses high intensity pulsating light to treat and improve the following skin conditions:

  • Age spots
  • Facial lines and wrinkles
  • Hemangiomas
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Moderate Acne and Acne Scars
  • Port wine stains
  • Rosacea
  • Spider Veins
  • Stretch marks
  • Venous malformations

In addition to treating the above-mentioned conditions, IPL photorejuvenation can also smooth uneven skin texture, tighten large pores, and diminish the appearance of lines, creases, and wrinkles by triggering increased collagen production, which makes skin cells become plumper and firmer, resulting in smoother, healthier skin.


What to Expect from an IPL Facial

To prepare for an IPL Photo Facial you must avoid sun exposure or exposure to tanning lamps, as the treatment targets the brown pigment in your skin. If you are using Retin-A, you may wish to suspend its use for a week or two prior to your treatment session as it may make your skin more sensitive to the IPL treatment.

Once you’re in the treatment room, you will be given some goggles to wear to protect your eyes during the treatment session. A cold gel will be applied to your face.  The IPL device will be placed against your skin and you will feel a quick snap, described by most patients as being similar to the snapping of a rubber band against your skin. While many patients find the treatment irritating, the procedure only requires about 20 minutes to treat the entire face, then the gel will be wiped off, and a sunscreen product applied. Your skin will be visibly red and irritated after the procedure, but you may apply makeup right away to conceal the irritation.

IPL differs from laser treatments because it uses multiple wavelengths of light, so it does not provide deep skin resurfacing, nor does it injure the outer layer of skin, meaning that there is no downtime or recovery period after IPL.

Many patients may see dramatic results after only one IPL Photofacial treatment, but others may require three to five sessions, usually spaced about one month apart, with twice a year maintenance visits to preserve optimal results.

What's Next?

Ready to renew your skin?

Treat your skin to photorejuvenation at Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, led by Dr. Olga Bachilo and serving the Houston area. Contact our cosmetic center today to learn more about the IPL Photo Facial.

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Dr. Bachilo is such a wonderful surgeon. I am so happy with my breast implant results. Several friends who also had surgical procedures with Dr. Bachilo are extremely thrilled with her expertise! Eva does such a fantastic job on facials and skin treatments. The hydro facials are GREAT!!! I am so thankful for Dr. Bachilo’s advice and knowledge of what looks good and what will be realistic. GREAT SURGEON!!!

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Beautiful office the staff are all very knowledgeable and the doctor has a wonderful bedside manner. You can purchase medical grade skin care products, have a facial, recieve botox and fillers, take a health and fitness class, have noninvasive procedures (my new fav emsculpt) and finally get your body back from childbirth with a custom mommy make over. This place will not disappoint! - Facebook

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Dr. Bachilo is an incredible doctor and has a very friendly and kind personality. I had been to many plastic surgeons and none made me feel comfortable and respected the way she did when talking with her. I will continue to see her no matter where I am in the U.S. - Google

Dr. Bachilo is excellent bedside manner.

Dr. Bachilo performed this procedure on me in March 2019. I am a 50-year-old female, 5‘4“, 170 pounds. Dr. Bachilo removed 10 L of fat, which is a very aggressive surgery. I felt comfortable with her, and asked her to push the limits, which she did. I spent the night in the hospital as a precaution as my blood pressure dropped and needed to be stabilized and monitored. Dr. Bachilo is excellent bedside manner. She checked on me several times during the day and night before I left. I am now 8 days post-op and pleased with the results. - RealSelf

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Dr. Bachilo has now completed an arm lift and thigh lift for me. She has been wonderful with me through both procedures and her work is remarkable. I have asked a lot of her throughout both procedures that are difficult enough without me asking her to go above and beyond. She continues to deliver truly incredible results. - Google

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Dr. Bachilo is warm, and very welcoming. She explains the procedure clearly, listens intently, and answers all of my questions. She is extremely knowledgeable and is an excellent, skilled surgery. I recommend her to all of my friends and family. She needs to be cloned! - HealthGrade

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I am so thankful we found Olga! She has changed my life! I've gotten breast augmentation with Olga, I went to 3 different surgeons for a consultation and the moment I met Olga my mom and I both knew she was the one. She was so personal, warm and made me feel like my concerns were her priority! She was always there for me, before and after the surgery. Answering my late night texts and making sure I was in a good place. My mom has also gotten treatments at their med spa and she couldn't be happier with her results. All the staff are very sweet, kind and welcoming! I would highly recommend this place! - Yelp

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