IPL Photofacial

Many women and men don’t need surgery to have healthier, younger looking skin. Often, more youthful skin can be revealed with a little help. IPL photofacial treatments are an effective solution for our patients from the Tampa Bay area. We perform the IPL photofacial procedure in St. Petersburg to correct early signs of aging and other skin damage that prevent your skin from looking its radiant best.

The Medical Spa at Narasimhan Plastic Surgery Offers:

  • Care from Dr. Narasimhan and his hand-selected certified medical aesthetician
  • A longstanding commitment to nonsurgical cosmetic care
  • The peace of mind of a professional medical practice
  • An expanded range of leading-edge cosmetic treatments

At Narasimhan Plastic Surgery, our patients can select from a full menu of surgical and nonsurgical options, all under one roof. As a board‐certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Narasimhan performs IPL photorejuvenation to assure the same quality of care and results patients have come to expect from his cosmetic surgery practice. He collaborates with our certified medical aesthetician Katrina Cobb to assess your skin care needs and develop a treatment plan. If you would like to discuss any of our skin rejuvenation treatments, request a consultation online or call Narasimhan Plastic Surgery at  (727) 289-7119 to schedule your appointment.

Visit the NPS Skin Club page to find out how you can get beautiful skin at a substantial savings.

Dedicated to Your Care


Dr. Narasimhan is an excellent choice for your cosmetic procedure for many reasons, including:

  • Double board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology
  • Highly trained in procedures of the face, breast, and body
  • Passion for cosmetic procedures and patient care
  • Compassionate care and attention to detail
Accreditation: Amercian Board of Plastic Surgery, The Aestheitc Society, The Rhinoplasty Society Accreditation: American Board of Otolaryngology, American Academy of Otoraryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

How It Works

During the treatment, pulses of light penetrate the skin, stimulating the production of new collagen. In addition, this heat energy targets and corrects many of the tiny blood vessels that cause redness, and the excess pigment that causes brown spots.

Benefits of IPL

Intense pulsed light is a gentle yet effective way to rejuvenate your skin with little to no downtime. IPL is an excellent solution for correcting the following concerns:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage & hyperpigmentation
  • Redness from acne and rosacea
  • Broken capillaries or facial veins

IPL treatments can be performed on the face, hands, décolleté, and shoulders to even out skin tone and color and leave skin feeling smoother and younger looking. BBL® (broadband light) is a more powerful type of IPL that treats similar concerns, is faster, and requires fewer treatments. For enhanced results, we can prime the skin by first performing a HydraFacial treatment.

Your IPL Procedure

You may choose to have a numbing cream applied prior to your procedure to enhance comfort. During the 30-minute treatment, pulses of photo-thermal energy are delivered to the desired area. These pulses cause a sensation that most patients compare to a rubber band snapping against the skin. Most patients will undergo a series of 3 to 5 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart.

Your Recovery

Immediately following the procedure, there may be redness and swelling that resembles a mild sunburn. This typically goes away in a matter of hours, and shouldn’t interfere with your regular activities. You will be given specific instructions for your aftercare, including sun protection and the appropriate skin care products. Improvements will emerge over the course of several weeks, and follow-up treatments may be recommended for optimal results.

The Next Steps

If you’d like to find out more about IPL photofacial treatments, request a consultation at Narasimhan Plastic Surgery or call the office at  (727) 289-7119 and we will schedule your appointment.