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.
"I have been a patient of Dr. MENTZ for more than 15 years. He is an artist...very gifted. He is extremely kind and thoughtful. His staff is conscientious, diligent and very responsive. Choose Dr Mentz and you will be ecstatic with the quality and aesthetics. Also HIGHLY recommend Renee at the spa for fillers, Botox excetera. She is just the best."- L.F. / Yelp / Mar 01, 2017
"Dr. Mentz is incredibly talented. I was so comfortable with him and his vision for my "mommy makeover". He has such a calm and kind nature and he was exactly the surgeon I was looking for. "- N. / Demandforce / Feb 23, 2017
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"I had an amazing experience. Would do it again. - I was lucky to choose Dr. Mentz as my surgeon. I am 13 days out at this time so still early in the recovery process but I am very satisfied with my progress. I had the remainder of my sutures removed yesterday and am looking forward to the future with my new much improved face. Dr. Mentz and his "family" of caring staff are beyond what everyone should look for in a PS. I know I chose the best!! - - I was lucky to choose Dr. Mentz as my surgeon. I am 13 days out at this time so still early in the recovery process but I am very satisfied with my progress. I had the remainder of my sutures removed yesterday and am looking forward to the future with my new much improved face. Dr. Mentz and his "family" of caring staff are beyond what everyone should look for in a PS. I know I chose the best!!"- S. / RealSelf / Jan 26, 2017
"This review only contains a rating"- N.G. / Facebook / Jan 04, 2017
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.