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Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

Medical grade skin care, lasers, and injectables to deliver beautiful, proven benefits

Doctor Certifications

Dr. Angelchik was certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) in 1996 and successfully completed a rigorous recertification process in 2006 and 2016. He participates in the Maintenance of Certification program through the ABPS. He is a member in good standing of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has also been named to Castle & Connolly’s Top Doctors in America every year since 1996.

At Paul Angelchik, MD, we offer Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy as a popular and versatile solution for a variety of skin concerns. Led by the esteemed Dr. Paul Angelchik, our skilled team is dedicated to delivering personalized care and outstanding results. Whether you are looking to address pigmentation issues, reduce signs of aging, or improve the overall texture of your skin, IPL therapy offers a safe and effective option tailored to meet your individual needs.

What is IPL

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy is a non-invasive skin treatment that uses high-intensity pulses of broad-spectrum light to address a range of skin issues. Unlike lasers, which use a single wavelength of light, IPL delivers multiple wavelengths, simultaneously targeting various skin concerns. IPL is commonly used to treat conditions such as:

  • Sun damage
  • Age spots
  • Freckles
  • Rosacea
  • Broken capillaries
  • Acne

The treatment works by penetrating the skin’s layers and targeting the pigment and blood vessels beneath the surface, improving skin tone, texture, and overall appearance.

Who is a Candidate for IPL

IPL therapy is suitable for a wide range of individuals seeking to improve their skin’s appearance. Light technology can treat a variety of concerns, including:

  • Reducing excess pigmentation, benefiting individuals with sun spots, age spots, freckles, or melasma.
  • If you suffer from rosacea or redness, IPL can effectively diminish the appearance of redness and broken capillaries associated with rosacea.
  • Reduce signs of aging and achieve a more youthful complexion for those looking to minimize fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity.
  • Manage acne by reducing inflammation and targeting acne-causing bacteria.

How The IPL Procedure Works

On the day of your treatment, the targeted area will be cleansed, and a cooling gel may be applied to enhance comfort and protect the skin from the intense light pulses. During the procedure, a handheld device emits broad-spectrum light pulses onto the skin, penetrating the layers and targeting the pigment and blood vessels below the surface.

The light energy is absorbed by the melanin in pigmented areas and the hemoglobin in blood vessels, helping to break down pigmentation and reduce redness. After the treatment, you might experience some redness or mild swelling, similar to a sunburn.

How Can I Maintain My Results?

To maintain the results of your IPL treatments, avoid sun exposure and use recommended skincare products. Multiple IPL sessions may be necessary depending on your skin concerns, and Dr. Angelchik will recommend a treatment schedule tailored to your needs to achieve and maintain the best results.

Consistently using sunscreen to protect your skin from UV damage is essential, as it can prevent the reversal of IPL benefits and the development of new pigmentation issues. Additionally, maintaining a good skincare routine, including moisturizing and using products suited to your skin type, will help sustain the improvements achieved with IPL.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are ready to enhance your skin’s appearance and address various skin concerns with IPL therapy, schedule a consultation with our experts at Paul Angelchik, MD. Our team is dedicated to helping you achieve radiant, healthy skin with personalized care and advanced treatments.

The Angelchik Difference

Learn more about our philosophy and follow the patient journey to see what
makes us different and what to expect before, during and after your procedure.

  • Surgeon Consultation

    All patient consultations are conducted with Board Certified surgeon Dr. Angelchik and full medical history is discussed.

  • Custom Procedure

    Recommendations are based on the patient's expressed interests, health history and physical examination.

  • Personalized Experience

    Our staff offers a personalized experience for each patient with an educational and reassuring environment.

  • Highly Rated

    Consistenly on RealSelf, HealthGrades and Google. In Best Doctors and Castle & Connolly's Best Doctors.

Contact Us

If you're interested, please contact us today at 602-375-8888 to schedule your consultation. Our office provides excellent plastic surgery to clients in the Glendale, Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Mesa, Surprise and Peoria areas of Arizona.