How Do IPL Treatments Work?

If you are looking for an effective non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatment, IPL is a great choice. It is safe, comfortable, and doesn’t have a lot of downtime.

At El Paso Cosmetic Surgery, we offer the Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) photofacial and skin treatments to enhance your natural looks and address a range of skin issues. IPL improves skin tone and texture, so your skin looks firmer and younger after treatment.

The IPL Difference

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) uses different wavelengths of light energy to target specific skin issues. It is a photorejuvenation therapy that is particularly effective for treating irregular pigmentation such as freckles, age spots, and sun damage. Excess pigmentation is the direct result of increased levels of melanin (pigment) in the skin, brought on by chronic sun exposure.  

How do IPL Treatments Work? 

IPL devices emit different wavelengths of light that penetrate down to the deeper dermal layer of the skin and selectively target the melanin. The light energy breaks up the excess pigment into tiny fragments, without harming the surrounding skin. The fragments are cleared away by the body’s natural exfoliation process. The treated spots get darker over the first 24 hours and gradually fade away in the following weeks.  

IPL treatment is not painful, but the light pulses may feel similar to having a rubber band snapped against your skin.   

You will notice an improvement in the appearance of your dark spots after just one treatment with IPL technology, but we recommend our patients do 2-6 sessions to get the best results. 

Benefits of IPL Treatment 

At El Paso Cosmetic Surgery, we use IPL treatments to minimize signs of aging. Environmental factors can cause the skin to age prematurely, leading to uneven skin tone, wrinkles, and fine lines.   

IPL technology is also versatile enough to be used for: 


Age spots, freckles, mild scars, and other blemishes can make you feel self-conscious. IPL technology can diminish these blemishes and give your skin a fresh, youthful appearance.


IPL technology is also an effective treatment for spider veins. IPL fades spider veins and restores a clear, natural-looking complexion. 

How Much Does IPL Cost? 

Your IPL treatment can cost anywhere from $250 to $1200. However if you enroll in El Paso Cosmetic Surgery’s VIP program for $99 a month, you can get IPL to face as your monthly treatment without any additional cost. 

If you would like to correct benign skin conditions such as age spots, birthmarks, or spider veins, IPL photorejuvenation may be the ideal treatment for you. 

Awesome staff! I got kybella injections for my double chin with Adriana and I’m very happy with the outcome. Also getting IPL and hydrafacials with Kristi and I’m super excited of how my skin looks. Everybody very professional and very knowledgeable. I recommend anyone to come to this place for their beauty needs.

Take the Next Step

Interested in learning more about IPL treatments? Schedule a consultation at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery in El Paso, TX today! Call or text (915) 351-1116.

Disclaimer- Any price mentioned in blogs are indicative prices of the period the blogs were posted and not binding to our current pricing. Please call or text us for our current pricing.

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