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.

Our Testimonials


I had the best experience at Dr. Bachilo’s office!
Bellaire, TX

I decided to try Coolsculpting for the first time on my chin. I was a bit nervous to have the procedure to get rid of my double chin, but OMG I can already see it working! Dr. Bachilo was awesome! She explained how everything works, what the machine does and the sensation I would experience during and after the treatment. I’ve made my appointment to do Coolsculpting on the belly next.

Great doctor
Houston, TX

Last month I went in to see Dr. Bachilo to get Dysport injections for my wrinkles and fillers in my cheeks and chin. I was very worried as it was my first time having this procedure done, I didn't know what to expect but Dr. Bachilo was very patient with me she took her time explaining and answering all my questions she made me feel very comfortable.

Wow! I am so pleased with Dr.Bachilo’s expertise!
Houston, TX

I was so thankful for her honesty and knowledge of products/procedures that I was wanting to have done. She guided me to the correct breast implant size and recovery was a breeze. When it came to my concern of wrinkles and lines she was extremely understanding and actually listened to me. She explained the different fillers and Botox products, which I am so pleased in everything she did to make me look younger!!! I have recommended her to several friends and will continue to do so!! Just go and she how wonderful she is!

Exceeded my expectations
Sugar Land, TX

I believe it is essential to find a professional who is in tune with patients’ needs, responsive, can perform the necessary measures and do what is best for the client without heavily promoting additional services. Dr. Bachilo not only met my meticulous expectations, but also exceeded, so I will be back as needed.

Facial Fillers
Houston, TX

I hated wrinkles on my forehead, and nasal labial folds. I had filler injected around nasal labial folds and around corner of my mouth. Botox injection into my forehead. I couldn't be happier with the results. After many comments about why I look so much younger I will definitely have it done again.

Lower Body Lift Patient- Incredibly Amazing Results!
Houston, TX

Dr. Bachilo performed a lower body lift procedure on me. The work she did on my body and the results are more than amazing. It is life changing the difference it has made for me in how I look and feel. I will say again her work is incredible. From the first time I sat with her to discuss the procedure, to surgery day, and throughout the aftercare, Dr. Bachilo has been tremendous. Her attention to detail is to be applauded as well as her knowledge, confidence, directness, and kindness with you as a patient. I can not say enough how awesome this experience has been for me and how much I am grateful to her!

Great first experience
Bellaire, TX

She has great bedside manner! She was honest & conservative about what she thought I should have done that day in the office. I will be back to see her again! Love that she called to check on my results and how I was feeling.

Mommy Makeover: The best!
Cypress, TX

Life changing! Wonderful experience. Dr. B is so awesome. She listened , and she has given me better results than I could of dreamed of. Amazing Dr. and a very lovely lady ! Her before & after care is top notch.

Plump Lips Indeed!
Houston, TX

100% recommend! Dr Bachilo is very courteous, professional, spends more than enough time explaining everything, and truly cares about her patients. Called me the next day to check up on me during her day off!

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