IPL Photofacial Overview
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
"Dr. Mentz and his staff are the best! I have been a patient of Dr. Mentz for about 15 years now and will continue to use his facility because there are many different services available. I am almost 71 years old and people always tell me that I look so much younger than my age. Thank you Dr. Mentz Janet L."- J.L. / Yelp / Feb 27, 2020
"I was a client of his 25 years ago when he did my nose and a bit of lipo. I have thoroughly enjoyed my nose after all these years. It was a tricky surgery, as I had broken it before in a riding accident. Now, 25 years later, I am going back to fix my breasts. I can't say enough good things about him; Many of my friends and clients went to have their surgeries with him after seeing my results and they had no problems."- L.W. / Yelp / Feb 03, 2020
"This Dr and staff are awesome. The offices and care are all first class."- M.N. / Facebook / Dec 21, 2019
"Dr Mentz is an incredibly talented and gracious doctor! With Wonderful bedside manner! He was able to work magic with a rhinoplasty revision from the previous botched nose job I had received from a doctor before him. My nose looks better than it ever has!! He also did a breast augmentation. Upsizing my 10 yr old implants from saline to silicone and a larger implant. And I finally have the breasts I always wanted!! And a testament to his generosity and commitment to perfection, originally I had a smaller implant chosen and after the original surgery was not happy with the size after all. Dr Mentz was kind enough to allow me to go back under the knife only a couple of days after the initial surgery and obtain the larger implants I desired...FREE OF CHARGE!! Only charging me for the price of the implants. His compassion and understanding made me feel like he really cares and his commitment to perfection rivals my own I am about to have a Brazilian butt lift done with him in a month or two and I am so excited!! Because I know what a talented doctor he is!! I would not entrust my body or face to another doctor EVER AGAIN! If your looking for your "happily ever after", look no further! Thank you again Dr Mentz!! For making me feel (and look) whole again!!"- C.B. / Yelp / Oct 03, 2019
IPL Photofacial Procedure Technique
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 Photofacial Pricing
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.