An IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Photofacial harnesses the power of light technology to improve the appearance of sun-damaged and aged skin. Intense Pulsed Light is emitted through a handheld device to the areas being treated for improvement. Discoloration on the face such as brown spot, rosacea, and vascular and benign discolorations such as facial spider veins and port wine stains can all be diminished to give the face a more evenly toned appearance. At his Houston MedSpa, triple board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Henry Mentz offers IPL photofacial treatments for patients looking to improve the health and beauty of their skin.
"Dr. Mentz is nothing short of a magician. I went to him for an abdominoplasty in November of 2015 and his work has been life changing. His "bedside manner" is equal to his skill. I did not, for one moment, feel spoken down to or intimidated by his brilliance. He was kind, professional and has a great sense of humor. This man is an artist."- J.R. / Facebook / Aug 16, 2017
"Love Dr. Mentz and his staff! He does amazing work! He’s the very best!"- J.S. / Facebook / Sep 26, 2018
"Full Facelift - I have to give Dr Mentz 5 stars and would give him and his staff more if there were more stars. I interview 5 other plastic surgeons before deciding on Dr M. I’m 6 weeks out from a full facelift. I had no pain at all after surgery...he didn’t tell me about that!! My experience from my first visit, AnaLisa, to the day of surgery, the surgical staff, Dr. Vo, the visiting nurses, Wendy, fol..."- B. / RealSelf / May 10, 2018
"Wonderful experience! - Dr. Mentz is awesome as well as the office staff. Upon my first encounter with him he was very kind, patient and very knowledgeable. I had a BBL and I couldn’t be more happy with the results! I’m 3 weeks post-op no complications and I’ve received numerous compliments on my new body. My entire experience from beginning to now has been wonderful. I am so grateful I chose Dr. Mentz! He excee..."- A. / RealSelf / May 01, 2018
"Great Doctor, Explains everything in detail."- J.L. / Yelp / Mar 06, 2018
Before an IPL treatment, the technician will cleanse the areas to be treated of any makeup, dirt, and oil to prepare the skin. You will be given an eye mask to protect your eyes from the pulsing light. The technician will press the IPL hand piece to the treated area where it will heat the collagen below the skin’s surface. By stimulating the skin’s collagen production in the treated areas, blemishes begin to disappear and lines and wrinkles are filled in. Most patients feel mild to no discomfort during their treatment and will need no recovery time
IPL treatment sessions can be purchased individually or in packages of 4 treatments for a discount.
- Face: $350 or $1,190 for 4 treatments
- Face and Neck: $400 or $1,360 for 4 treatments
- Face and Shoulders: $500 or $1,700 for 4 treatments
- Face, Neck, and Chest: $500 or $1,700 for 4 treatments
- Face and Chest: $750 or $2,550 for 4 treatments
- Face, Chest, and Shoulders: $1,000 or $3,400 for 4 treatments
- Chest or Shoulders: $750 or $2,550 for 4 treatments
- Hands: $250 or $850 for 4 treatments
- Forearms: $300 or $1,020 for 4 treatments
- Forearms and Arms: $400 or $1,360
- Spot Treatment: $50 per spot
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $50 - $2,550
- Procedure Recovery Location
When sebum, dead skin cells, and bacteria build up in hair follicles, acne and other blemishes are often the result. IPL’s heat and light energy help to clear and balance blemished skin by destroying the bacteria that collects in the follicles. In addition, it is thought that IPL therapy helps to lessen the production of oil by the sebaceous glands, which can further help to diminish the excessive buildup of debris in the follicles.
After your IPL treatment, your skin may feel sunburned for about 1 day. After a photofacial, you should avoid hot water and sun exposure for at least 2 days. In some cases, scabs or blisters may form in the treated area and it is important you not pick at these and let them heal on their on.
For up to 2 weeks after their photofacial, patients may notice that the blemishes on their skin become darker. This is normal as the skin prepares to shed to damaged layers. To get their best results, most patients will need 2-6 treatments with each treatment spaced 4 weeks from the last. It may also be helpful to return for periodic touch up treatments to maintain your results.