Tulsa Surgical Arts • Board Certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery • 7322 E 91st Street • Tulsa, OKlahoma 74133

Angelo Cuzalina, MD

IPL Photofacial with the Lumenis One

Intense Pulsed Light, or IPL, is an affordable and highly effective treatment for skin rejuvenation. IPL is often referred to as a Photo Facial. 

Unlike a laser, which emits one specific wavelength of light, IPL emits a broad spectrum of light with each pulse. The broad spectrum of light in each pulse allows us to treat a variety of skin imperfections at the same time. Treatments are quick and effective with very little downtime. 

What is the IPL treatment like?

Using a numbing cream (discussed later) immediately before the session may reduce any discomfort. Usually the treated skin stays red for 1-3 days, and there may be a little bruising. Brown spots that have been treated usually flake off within 5-7 days. Most people can go back to work right away. 

This highly versatile system can treat a wide range of skin conditions, such as pigmentation problems, loose skin, superficial and deep wrinkles, and dermal lesions. Immediate improvement is seen in skin tone, texture, and wrinkles; long-term improvement is achieved through stimulated collagen growth.

At Tulsa Surgical Arts, we use the Lumenis 1 laser for IPL. The Lumenis 1 is a highly sophisticated, multi-component, intense-pulsed light and laser device that treats a wide variety of aesthetic conditions.