IPL Specialist

Michael R. Nichols, DMD, MD -  - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Oral & Facial Surgery of Mississippi

Michael R. Nichols, DMD, MD

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon & Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgeon located in Flowood, MS

If you struggle with sunspots or other skin imperfections, rely on Oral & Facial Surgery of Mississippi in Flowood, Mississippi. Michael Nichols, DMD, MD, and his expert team offer intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment to give you the clear, even-toned skin you deserve. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

IPL Q & A

What is IPL treatment?

IPL stands for intense pulsed light, a cosmetic treatment that diminishes sunspots and other signs of aging. Oral & Facial Surgery of Mississippi uses Lumenis M22™ IPL technology to maximize anti-aging without surgery, needles, or downtime.

What are the benefits of IPL treatment?

Some of the many benefits linked with IPL treatment at Oral & Facial Surgery of Mississippi include reductions in:

  • Freckles
  • Brown spots
  • Red spots
  • Spider veins
  • Rosacea
  • Pigment imperfections
  • Sun damage
  • Redness
  • Enlarged facial blood vessels
  • Broken veins

IPL light passes through the top layer of your skin and uses heat energy to draw out pigment-producing cells and disperse uneven pigment. 

The Oral & Facial Surgery of Mississippi team can use IPL on your neck, face, chest, back, arms, shoulders, legs, or other areas of your body containing pigmented skin imperfections. The procedure is fast and painless but produces dramatic antiaging results. 

Is IPL right for me?

To determine if IPL treatment is the right cosmetic procedure for you, an Oral & Facial Surgery of Mississippi specialist reviews your medical history, examines skin in areas of concern, and discusses your desired outcome. They personalize each aesthetic treatment plan to match your needs and preferences.

What happens during IPL treatment?

During IPL photofacials, you wear special glasses to protect your eyes from the bright light. Your specialist cleans your skin, applies cooling gel, and uses a handheld device to apply pulsed light to skin in targeted areas. The length of time each treatment lasts depends on the size of the treatment area.

What should I expect after the procedure?

There’s no downtime required after IPL treatment with Oral & Facial Surgery of Mississippi specialists, so you can resume your routine right away. 

Your skin might be slightly tender, swollen, or red, but these side effects are temporary. Your cosmetic specialist often recommends you complete a series of treatments spaced apart over time to maximize anti-aging results. 

To learn more about IPL treatment and find out if it’s the right procedure for you, call Oral & Facial Surgery of Mississippi or book an appointment online today.