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Intense Pulsed Light

Model. Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.

Treat dull, sun-damaged skin with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) by Syneron Candela®

Years of exposure to environmental elements can leave your skin looking dull, with areas of hyperpigmentation (dark spots) or with a rough, dry, unhealthy texture.  However, recent advancements in IPL photofacial technology allow for rejuvenation without downtime or some of the other risks associated with more intense, deeper penetrating laser-based treatments.  The IPL rejuvenation process is not only a breakthrough in skin care, but can also address a myriad of skin concerns and conditions without surgery or systemic medications.*  

*IPL treats much more than just sun damage.  In fact, there are various conditions and skin concerns that can also be addressed with IPL treatments, such as:

  • Acne scars
  • Wrinkles
  • Facial veins and capillaries
  • Beard bumps
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Rosacea
  • Acne
  • Age spots 

Located in Richmond and Tyson’s Corner, Virginia, Board Certified Plastic Surgeons Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin have made it their mission to offer the most technology-advanced, safest, and most effective non-surgical facial rejuvenation solutions.  Each technology and device utilized in our office has been carefully selected for its ability to offer the best possible aesthetic results while keeping in mind the busy lives of our patients.  Drs. Sundin and their well-trained staff focus on created individualized plans for each patient after discussing their needs and expectations thoroughly.  Our goal is to devise a course of action that takes into account your cosmetic desires while keeping in mind your availability and comfort.  When you walk out of our facility, we want you to feel refreshed, rejuvenated, and confident that you are our number one priority!* 

Why Choose IPL Over Other Treatment Options?

Intense Pulsed LightThere are a variety of options available for correcting skin concerns like fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, redness, and sun damage, but most of these are either highly invasive and/or require significant downtime.  Some procedures require you to take time off work or other regular activities while you heal. Patients may feel that facelift and other traditional surgical procedures are far too invasive, and younger patients may simply want to revitalize their appearance without significant downtime.*

While most IPL procedures use basically the same technology, Syneron is different because of its exclusive elos technology.  Instead of just using a laser, or intense pulsed light, the Syneron IPL model combines two technologies—bi-polar radio frequency (RF) and infrared light—that together improve the skin’s texture and overall appearance.  The visible signs of aging and other skin concerns cannot be fully avoided, but with Syneron’s advanced dual-technology approach, they can be minimized.*

What Can You Expect From Your IPL Experience?

Your IPL photofacial will generally involve a 30-minute procedure in which the synergy of bipolar RF and light energies penetrate the top layers of your dermis through a handpiece placed on top of your skin.  The visible light energy is absorbed by the pigment in your skin’s surface, while the RF energy stimulates the production of collagen at a deeper level.  The energy that stays on the top layer of your skin begins to gently decrease the visibility of blemishes or dark spots while the deeper energy produces significant collagen and elastin remodeling to smooth the skin from the inside.*

You may experience a little discomfort at the time of your procedure and side effects are generally minimal (slight redness and swelling that disappears shortly after treatment are the most common).  Most patients apply make-up right after treatment and go right back to work or other daily activities. Depending on your specific concerns, 3-5 sessions are generally recommended for optimal results.  Individual results may vary, but patients may start to see the benefits of IPL photofacial gradually in the weeks following treatment.*

Contact the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery

At the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, with offices conveniently located in Richmond and Tyson’s Corner, our ultimate goal is to help you achieve naturally-gorgeous results that reflect your inner beauty and vitality, while providing you with excellent medical care that maintains and supports your health and well-being.  Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin are both Board Certified in plastic surgery with extensive specialized training and decades of experience, enabling them to stay abreast of the latest advancements in cosmetic surgery and non-surgical rejuvenation procedures.  Their dedication to the powerful combination of cutting-edge techniques, open and honest communication, and a patient-centric philosophy is sure to maximize your safety and comfort.*

If you are interested in facial rejuvenation with the dual light Syneron™ IPL photofacial, or would like more information on any of our surgical or non-surgical rejuvenation procedures, we encourage you to contact the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery to schedule an appointment today.  We look forward to hearing from you!

*DISCLAIMER: Individual results may vary. Results are neither guaranteed nor permanent. All patients must have realistic expectations of what plastic surgery and/or non-surgical procedures can achieve.