IPL Photofacial

boston, ma

introduction to

IPL Photofacial

So many people strive to have clear, beautiful skin, but it doesn’t help that nature and age are working against this desire. Environmental pollution, sun damage, stress, smoking, and other elements can wreak havoc on our complexion over time. As we hit the late twenties and early thirties, most of us begin noticing our skin gradually losing its once-radiant glow, because around this time, your body slows down collagen production, leaving fine lines and a duller complexion to emerge. If you’re looking for an effective way to improve your skin, an IPL PhotoFacial in Boston from Vickram Tandon, MD can brighten and refresh your appearance.

What Is An IPL PhotoFacial?

An IPL Photofacial is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that uses a range of light wavelengths that target brown and red discolorations. It can improve the appearance of photo-aged skin, sun-induced freckles, age spots, redness caused by broken capillaries, and most benign brown pigments. Often referred to as photorejuvenation, this treatment requires minimal-to-zero downtime which makes it an ideal solution for those with busy lifestyles.


Some of the common conditions that an IPL PhotoFacial can be used to treat are:

During the procedure, Dr. Tandon will apply intense pulsed light (IPL) through a series of gentle pulses over the treatment area. IPL Photofacial heats the structures that hold the color, selectively damaging or destroying the pigment (sunspot) or blood vessel. The pigment is effectively broken up and disappears over several days. The result is a more even and brighter complexion. Additionally, IPL can stimulate collagen synthesis in the dermis, producing a smoother, tighter skin texture.

What Are The Benefits Of An IPL PhotoFacial Treatment?

Our Boston IPL Photofacial patients have seen many benefits for their skin which include:


  • Eliminate scar tissue after multiple sessions
  • Help control acne breakouts
  • Kill harmful bacteria
  • Reduce redness and inflammation
  • Repair smaller blood vessels
  • Safe, quick, and pain-free procedure
  • Treatment is affordable

Who Are The Best Candidates For An IPL PhotoFacial?

Dr. Vickram Tandon has found that the best candidate for an IPL Photofacial is any adult individual with at least some of the following characteristics:

  • Have blotchy or sun-damaged skin
  • Have rosacea
  • Keeps a positive attitude throughout treatment
  • Maintains realistic expectations for the treatment results


Unfortunately, if you are currently dealing with melasma (a skin condition in which patches and spots appear darker than your natural skin tone) we can not recommend this procedure for you as this treatment could worsen that condition.


You may also not be a good candidate for an IPL PhotoFacial if you are:


  • Have a family history of skin cancer
  • Have keloid scar tissue
  • Have severe scarring
  • Recently tanned your skin using sunlight, tanning beds, or tanning creams
  • Sensitive to light
  • Use a retinoid cream
  • Very dark-skinned


If you are still trying to determine your candidacy or would like to meet with Dr. Tandon about possible available treatments for you, please come in for a consultation.

What To Expect On The Day Of An IPL PhotoFacial?

When you come into our office for your IPL Photofacial in Boston, your session will begin with your skin being cleansed off. While not every patient requests it, we can apply a numbing cream to make your experience more comfortable.


We will provide you with some protective eyewear (dark glasses) to protect your eyes from exposure to the laser. Then, using the handheld IPL device, Dr. Tandon will press it directly onto your skin. The device emits targeted pulses of light that create a mild sensation that many patients compare to the feeling of a rubber band snap. The intensity of the light can be adjusted, so if at any time you feel like it’s too much, please do not hesitate to say something during your treatment.


The entire procedure takes between 20 and 30 minutes but can take up to an hour in larger areas.

What's the first step?

If you are interested in an IPL PhotoFacial in Boston, your first step is to contact the office of Vickram Tandon, MD, and schedule an appointment. During this initial consultation, you will meet with Dr. Tandon to discuss your aesthetic goals from this treatment. He will examine your skin and ask you questions about your medical history to determine if you’re a good candidate.


If you are satisfied with the decisions that you and Dr. Tandon agree upon, he will create your treatment plan, and our Patient Coordinator will help you schedule your first session. You may also be provided with some instructions on how to make your procedure the most effective.

Why Choose Dr. Tandon?

Dr. Vickram Tandon is a graduate of Brown University medical school, which he followed with rigorous residency training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Michigan. He then further refined his expertise with a prestigious fellowship in Aesthetic Surgery at Harvard Plastic Surgery, where he worked side-by-side with some of the best plastic surgeons that Boston has to offer.


Our team at the practice of Vickram Tandon, MD follows his leadership and is dedicated to providing exceptional care to all of our patients. We combine knowledge and training with a compassionate, patient-centered approach where we take the time to understand each individual’s unique goals and concerns. Dr. Tandon and our team will collaborate closely with you to develop personalized treatment plans that deliver remarkable results.

Dr. Tandon Understood What I Wanted

I saw Dr. Tandon for Botox and lip filler and couldn’t be happier with my results. I was looking for a skilled doctor who would give me a natural look, and Dr. Tandon understood exactly what I wanted. He took a lot of care and time with my consult, it’s very clear that he cares so much about the quality of his work. I was also happily surprised that procedure was practically painless. I highly recommend working with Dr. Tandon!

I Highly Recommended Him

Dr. Tandon was truly one of the most personable and professionals doctors I hvae been treated by! He took the time to carefully understand the procedure I wanted and what I felt my problem areas are, then adjusted to address those. He both asked insightful questions to understand my needs and answered all my questions with patience to make me feel comfortable and confident. My results demonstrated all of that care and I could not be more pleased. I highly recommend him!

I Am Very Pleased With My Results

Dr. Tandon is a compassionate, personable and highly skilled plastic surgeon. irecently had an appointment with Dr. Tandon to get Botox.

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