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    IPL Treatment

    IPL Photofacial

    Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), a.k.a. “photofacial,” treatment rejuvenates tired and damaged skin and can remove unwanted facial and body hair. IPL is similar to laser resurfacing treatments but the light is spread out into several wavelengths, making it gentler on skin for a quicker, more comfortable procedure and recovery.

    IPL treatment can be performed on any area of the skin that has sun damage and/or unwanted hair to improve your complexion and take years off your appearance. At Maningas Cosmetic Surgery, we use the Lumecca laser from inMode because it is the most powerful IPL device on the market, meaning fewer treatments are needed.

    WHAT DOES IT COST?

    IPL averages $150-$425 per treatment, depending on the size of the treatment area.

    WHAT IS THE DOWNTIME?

    Your treated skin will be red, slightly swollen, and sensitive for a few days, similar to a sunburn.

    WILL I HAVE RESTRICTIONS?

    Avoid exposure to direct sunlight, or wear sunscreen and protective clothing if you are unable to.

    WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE?

    Female or Male, 18 - 65+ Years Old and Generally in Good Health

    What are the Benefits of IPL Treatment?

    The benefits of IPL treatment include:

    • Improves skin’s complexion
    • Turns back the hands of time on aged and damaged skin
    • Removes unwanted facial and body hair
    When To Consider IPL Treatments

    If you have any of the following skin conditions you would like to address, it may be time to consider IPL treatment:

    • Age spots
    • Discoloration caused by acne
    • Vascular lesions, including spider veins and broken blood vessels
    • Birthmarks
    • Rosacea
    • Freckles
    • Sun damage
    • Facial and/or body hair you want to remove
    Where Can IPL Be Performed?

    IPL treatments are typically applied to the face but are also effective on any areas of the body regularly exposed to the sun, including the neck, décolletage, legs, hands, and arms. It’s important to note that skin may seem to darken within the first 24-48 hours after treatment but will lighten when your pigmented lesions flake off (about 1-2 weeks).

    Do IPL Treatments Work on Darker Skin Tones?

    Since IPL is attracted to brown pigment, there is a higher risk of hyper/hypopigmentation from IPL treatments with darker skin tones. However, Nurse Beth is highly skilled at administering IPL treatments and will let you know if this procedure is right for your skin tone during a consultation.

    How Many IPL Treatments Will I Need?

    While you’ll begin to see improvements to your skin after your first IPL treatment, we recommend 3-6 treatments spaced one month apart for best results.

    Ready to learn more about IPL photofacial treatment? Contact our Joplin office online or call (417) 437-0303 to schedule your complimentary consultation with our aesthetic nurse, Beth Wetzstein RN, BSN.

    Had a great experience. Dr. Maningas and his staff are very kind. All of my questions were clearly answered and I felt completely comfortable.

    Patient Testimonial

    I cannot not say enough wonderful things about Dr. Maningas and his practice. Everyone is so pleasant. I could not be more happy with the care I received!

    Patient Testimonial

    Dr. Maningas is a fine person, skilled surgeon, and enjoys helping his patients. He will be a true asset to the community and I look forward to his return to Joplin.

    Frank Shagets, MD

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