Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photofacial is a therapy our board-certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. A Jay Burns, uses to rejuvenate the skin of adult men and women in his Dallas, TX office. IPL helps our patients who struggle with how their face, hands, and chest skin look because of fine lines, sun damage, dark spots, and more. We have the VISIA® Complexion Analysis technology to assess your skin to see if you qualify for this treatment.
IPL will ignite the skin with light to regenerate and stimulate collagen production in your skin. As a noninvasive procedure, the IPL will only damage the outer surface of your skin just enough to force it to start to heal itself with little-to-no downtime. At your assessment with Dr. Burns, he will discuss how many treatments you may need and for how long. This treatment is known to work best on patients with light skin and do not tan well. Plus, IPL works great on your facial, neck, upper chest, and hand skin. In our Dallas, TX office, you can consult with Dr. Burns and our aesthetics team to rejuvenate your skin to improve its tone and texture with optimal results.
Candidates for IPL may have a combination of concerns with their skin. IPL works wonders with sun-damaged skin, splotchy red facial skin, visible facial blood vessels, freckles, hyperpigmentation spots, enlarged pores, and fine lines and wrinkles. IPL can work deep within the layers of your skin to improve many of your concerns (especially sun spots and brown lesions) with little or no downtime. We can assess your skin to see if you are a candidate for IPL at a private consultation.
"I highly recommend Dr. Burns to everyone. He does AMAZING things and truly cares for his patients. Throughout my early childhood and adolescent years, I had several surgeries with Dr. Burns due to birth defects on my skin. He truly cares about his patients and his skills are the reason I have so much confidence in myself as an adult now. These surgeries happened many years ago but they have changed my life forever ( and for the better) and I’m forever grateful that I had Dr. Burns as my doctor!"- E.L. / Facebook / Mar 29, 2018
"Dr. Burns Is an amazing surgeon! I recently had my implants removed and did a fat transfer to the breast. I had larger implants (505's) and he was one of the only doctors I consulted with that did not urge me to do a lift. He listened to what I was looking for and was very confident that he could provide me what I wanted. My right implant was never placed properly so he spent some time fixing my right breast. He checked on me after surgery and gave my husband his cell phone number in case we needed to reach him. I flew from California for surgery and I do not have any regrets. His staff is kind and professional and Tracie is so sweet! I couldn't have asked for a better experience. I'm so thankful for the great care him and his staff provided!"- A.B. / Yelp / Feb 24, 2018
"My husband and I have met with several pediatric plastic surgeons over the course of the past two years. Dr. Burns is by far the best of the group. Our son is still a few years out from having his surgery, however, I wanted to express how much I love Dr. Burns! He has been so extremely caring and has answered all my questions and made me feel like he truly cares about our little man. I never felt rushed when meeting with him and he made it very clear that if we felt we needed to see him again before our next yearly appointment, his door was always open. The other surgeons we met with may be great surgeons as well, but, Dr. Burn made me feel like my son was his only patient. His demeanor and caring personality make him the best fit for our family. I know our son will be in good hands when the time comes for surgery."- F.S. / Facebook / Aug 16, 2017
"Dr. John Burns is caring, kind, honest, and, most importantly, extremely skilled at what he does. I've been a patient for 12 years, having gotten a laser resurfacing, lipsuction, a facelift, botox, fillers, and a chemical peel. He does all of his own injections. His prices are reasonable, his staff is caring and really fun, his office is modern and elegant, and he's just the best."- N.A. / Yelp / Aug 05, 2017
"Would absolutely recommend my Dr to anyone !!! He's been awesome through all of my surgeries ???also a BIG Shout out to his nurse Tara Seale for putting up with me???!! Freakin' amazing!!!!! A++++++++++++++++++++++"- C.A. / Facebook / Jun 15, 2017
Plan Your Procedure
- Procedure Recovery Location
IPL is performed inside our office during a short 20 minute visit. We will take you into our minor procedures room to perform your IPL photofacial. We will give you protective eyewear to shield your eyes from the light energy and we will cleanse your face, dry it, and apply a cooling gel on the treatment area. The IPL is administered with a hand-held device, and the technician will pass the device over your facial skin at the wavelengths needed for treatment (some areas will require more than other areas). Some patients report that this treatment does not hurt, while others say there is a slight stinging sensation. Once the treatment is over, your skin will be pink. Women may want to reapply their makeup to cover up the rosiness of their skin. There may also be some swelling.
What to Expect
There is no downtime associated with IPL. You will leave your appointment a little pink and swollen, but this will decrease as the day continues. We advise patients to keep a healing ointment on the skin's surface to help with irritation and swelling. It also helps to take an anti-inflammatory medication to help reduce swelling. Over the course of several days, the sun damage and other irregularities that rested under the skin will come to the surface and then begin to flake off. You may not see the best results from the first session, but your skin will gradually improve over time with several IPL sessions. Ideally, we recommend approximately 3 – 6 treatments spaced monthly. It's very important to keep your skin protected from the sun at all times after receiving an IPL treatment.
Get Back your Glow
We invite you to learn more about IPL laser treatments by calling our office and scheduling a skin consultation. With IPL we can go deep within the layers of your skin to help bring back your bright glow and a clear complexion.