IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) in The Woodlands, TX
While surgical procedures remain the most effective anti-aging solutions, many concerns can be addressed with non-invasive methods. The Cynosure Palomar Icon IPL™ is an incredible new technology that’s changing the game with its ability to treat hyperpigmentation, redness, skin texture, and much more without the requirements of surgery.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a powerful technology that can improve your skin in a variety of ways. This procedure is quick, comfortable, and requires almost no downtime. Dr. W. Marshall Guy, voted the best facial plastic surgeons in The Woodlands, TX, offers this new technology to any of his patients who want to experience these outstanding results.
What is the Icon IPL?
Icon IPL uses pulses of light to gently deliver energy to your face, chest, or hands. The Icon effectively targets and removes unwanted fine blood vessels, fine lines, and pigment in the skin, including sunspots, age spots, and rosacea. Because of its results, precision, and versatility, the Icon IPL system is simply the gold-standard of IPL technology.
What Makes Icon IPL Unique?
Skintel® Melanin Reader™
Incredibly, Icon’s built-in melanin tracker tracks a patient’s average skin tone in real-time. This means that treatments will be much more precise and safer than ever before.
Built-In Cooling Feature
The Icon’s internal cooling feature, called Advanced Contact Cooling™, maintains temperature during the procedure for safer and more comfortable treatments..
Icon has specialized handpieces for each concern. This allows for increased versatility in treating different skin types and providing many treatment options.
What Does IPL Improve?
When pigment accumulates within the skin, the results are unwanted brown spots. With the Icon IPL, specialized pulses of light target brown spots, sun damage, and vessels, all without harming the surrounding skin. These imperfections absorb the energy delivered to your skin, causing them to slowly disappear during your body’s natural healing process. There is practically no downtime; your skin will have a slight glow for a day or so, almost like you’ve been out in the sun.
IPL is great at detecting the color red, which means it can help treat rosacea and capillaries around the nose and face. As with brown spot treatments, the blood will absorb the light from the IPL. This will cause individual blood vessels to break and seal themselves. Depending on your goals, more energy can be used. This leads to slight bruising, but often only takes one treatment. Conversely, less energy can be used to avoid bruising. However, it if often takes 3 treatments spaced every 2-4 weeks to get a similar result.
It's Your Time to Look Your Best!
Dr. Guy is a specialist in all areas of rejuvenation and reconstruction for the face and neck. As a double board-certified and fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Guy knows that everyone ages differently and that there is no one size fits all when it comes to restoring a youthful appearance. From surgical options like a facelift to non-surgical options like Botox® and dermal fillers, there’s never a better time to look your best.
Am I a Candidate for IPL Treatments in The Woodlands, TX?
Dr. Guy values patient safety above all, so he’ll have to make sure that IPL will work for your specific situation. Dr. Guy will conduct a comprehensive facial examination to see if IPL is safe, effective, and cost-effective for your goals.
In general, those considering IPL treatments should:
- Be in good health
- Abstain from smoking and drinking excessively
- Be willing to undergo a medical examination
- Not have any skin lacerations or conditions that will be affected by the IPL
- Have reasonable expectations for the procedure
- Understand the associated risks
Your Consultation with Dr. Guy
When you arrive for your consultation, you’ll quickly find that Dr. Guy and his staff are friendly, welcoming, and here to help you find the best solution to your goals. Dr. Guy loves to educate his patients and will go out of his way to discover the right method for your concerns. If IPL is not right for you, he will recommend other options that he feels will be more suitable. You will never feel pressured; Dr. Guy wants to provide you with enough information to make an informed decision on your own.