WHAT IS IPL?
If the presence of dark spots or sun damage has caused you to feel insecure with the appearance of your skin, Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery is pleased to offer advanced and effective IPL (intense pulsed light) therapy for patients who qualify for the treatment. An IPL photofacial is a skin rejuvenation service designed to help women and men with hyperpigmentation (such as dark spots, sun damage, etc.) on their neck and face. IPL is a noninvasive procedure that is incredibly safe, efficient, and produces stunning outcomes for many individuals. Using the state-of-the-art Cynosure Icon, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Tamburrino sends intense wavelengths of light that raise the temperature of the skin cells just high enough to initiate the natural healing process and increase collagen production. As the added nutrients take effect, you should see a healthier layer with an improved tone and fewer pigmentation irregularities.
"My experience at the Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery was stellar from start to finish. I went to Dr. Tamburrino because he is double-board certified – a HIGHLY trained and experienced plastic surgeon. A very cheerful and informative staff greeted me upon entering. Dr. Tamburrino answered all of my questions and he alleviated my concerns. I really appreciated his honesty. He does not try to oversell on procedures but provides his expert opinion on what he thinks will look amazing and NATURAL! I’ve gone to other plastic surgeons before (because I had breast cancer) however Dr. Tamburrino is truly the best! He is an artist and perfectionist. I am so happy with my results! I cannot recommend anyone higher than Dr. T!"- M.D. / Google / Sep 29, 2019
"My experience at the Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery was stellar from start to finish. I went to Dr. Tamburrino because he is double-board certified – a HIGHLY trained and experienced plastic surgeon. A very cheerful and informative staff greeted me upon entering. Dr. Tamburrino answered all of my questions and he alleviated my concerns. I really appreciated his honesty. He does not try to oversell on procedures but provides his expert opinion on what he thinks will look amazing and NATURAL! I’ve gone to other plastic surgeons before (because I had breast cancer) however Dr. Tamburrino is truly the best! He is an artist and perfectionist. I am so happy with my results! I cannot recommend anyone higher than Dr. T!"- M.Z. / Google / Sep 21, 2019
"I was extremely nervous before my surgery after all you are altering a part of your body however, Dr.Tamburrino & his staff make you feel right at home. They take the time to listen to what you want out of your experience & definitely make you a priority. They listen to your concerns & answer every single question you have. Dr.Tamburrino & his staff helped me love my body again. I recommend him to as many people as I possibly can! 😊"- K.M. / Google / Aug 31, 2019
"I highly recommend Dr. Joseph Tamburrino and his wonderful staff! I had breast cancer and was devastated at the internet photos of breast reconstruction. I did not want to look like that! When I went to Dr. Tamburrino, he immediately put all my fears to rest. He said no one would be able to tell I had breast surgery, and he is right! After breast reconstruction, I feel like me again! I don’t feel like and look like I have had breast reconstruction. I can’t say enough of Dr. Tamburrino’s wonderful bed side manner. He makes me feel important and cared for. His staff is just as wonderful, and they helped me through a very difficult time of my life."- L.K. / Google / Aug 29, 2019
"I can not say enough about the wonderful care I have received from Dr. Tamburrino. I have a very complicated medical history and was on steroids for 2 years. I developed Breast Cancer and had Bilateral Mastectomies. Dr. Tamburrino expertise cautioned me against Reconstruction until I tapered and was off the steroids. I was extremely disappointed however his opinion to wait was the proper thing to do. It was worth the wait as I go through weekly visits since January to have my expanders develop. His kind, caring, professional manner down right enjoyable. I had not been having trouble with pain until as I draw nearer to the end. I had one week where I was experiencing more pain than usual. As it progressed I called Dr. Tamburrino who saw me in minutes at his office. I fortunately was visiting family in Doylestown because I live two hours away. It was Easter Eve at 10 pm he saw me and relieved my terrible pain. So willing, helpful and kind! He has been the most amazing physician, when dealing with a Cancer diagnosis having him help me through this Reconstruction has been an uplifting experience. Anna his nurse makes you feel like family. She’s been supportive and caring. Kristen his Administrative Assistant is always upbeat and helpful! At the time waiting a year seemed so awful, but Dr.Tamburrino’ s professional opinion was totally in my best interest and I know now that giving me the best care was his goal. Thanks Dr. T, you are the BEST!! Lyn McNair"- L.M. / Google / Aug 29, 2019
WHO CAN GET IPL?
An IPL photofacial reaches deep within the layers of your skin to target a range of complexion issues (especially sun spots and brown lesions) with minimal or no post-treatment downtime. The best candidates for an IPL photofacial at Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery are those who have a combination of concerns with their complexion, including sun damage, rosacea, brown spots (hyperpigmentation), rough texture, large pores, flushing, freckles, melasma, age and sun spots, or dilated capillaries. Dr. Tamburrino will examine your complexion and help you to determine if you could benefit from IPL treatments during your private consultation.
HOW DOES IPL WORK?
A photofacial is completed at our Doylestown, PA office in about 20 – 30 minutes in one of our private treatment rooms. To start the process, a member of our team will wash and dry the skin to be treated before covering your eyes with shields. An IPL photofacial with the Cynosure Icon is performed using a handheld wand that passes over the skin while emitting pulses of laser energy. Although most patients will feel some discomfort during the IPL, it's generally tolerable given the short treatment time.
What to Expect
There is no downtime associated with an IPL photofacial, but you may leave your appointment with your skin a little inflamed and red. This will subside naturally in about a day, but you can cover the discoloration with cosmetics if you wish. Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery will advise you to apply an ointment to the skin to decrease irritation and promote healing. It also helps to use an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicine to ease swelling as you recover.
Over the next 2 – 5 days, the sun damage and other irregularities under the skin will rise to the surface skin layers and then begin to flake away. It's important to protect your skin from the sun at all times and to not pick at your skin after an IPL photofacial. While you should notice some visible improvements after your first session, your skin will attain its best results after several photofacial treatments. Dr. Tamburrino typically recommends 3 – 6 sessions performed every four weeks to achieve ideal results.
Get Your Glow Back
You probably didn't worry too much about your skin's health when you were a child. However, once skin damage (such as hyperpigmentation and other issues) starts to become visible, you now may be expressing interest in treatments to improve the tone and texture of your skin. We encourage you to learn more about IPL photofacial treatments by contacting our Doylestown, PA office and scheduling a consultation with Dr. Tamburrino or a member of his team. With IPL laser treatments at Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery, we can go deep within the layers of skin to help you achieve a youthful glow and a smoother complexion.