At Virginia Oral, Facial & Implant Surgery in Northern Virginia, Dr. Gocke not only provides his patients with amazing oral rejuvenation, but he offers many cosmetic procedures to help them feel their best as well. Because of his commitment to the safety of his patients, Dr. Gocke has thoughtfully designed his practice to provide the latest technology, high-quality treatment, and natural-looking results—no matter the procedure he’s performing. This is exactly why he chose to invest in the Ellipse Laser Treatment system. Dr. Gocke uses this multifaceted system to provide patients with younger-looking skin through IPL.


What are The Benefits of IPL?

IPL is short for Intense Pulsed Light and is used to improve the appearance of various skin conditions. With its dual filters and sub-millisecond filters, the Ellipse Laser Treatment system can help you achieve smooth, flawless skin. In fact, IPL not only repairs the signs of aging, but it can help prevent further aging, too!

Patient benefits of treatment with IPL include:

  • Evening out skin color and skin tone
  • Improving your skin’s texture
  • Improving your overall complexion
  • Stimulating collagen production
  • Providing tighter, younger-looking skin
  • Providing long-lasting results

Not only will you benefit physically from this advanced technology, but there are several other nice aspects of treatment with the Ellipse Laser system:

  • Fast treatment sessions, which take between 30 and 90 minutes depending on the size of the treatment area
  • Can be used on the face, neck, chest, arms, and hands
  • No downtime
  • Safe on many skin types*
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 Is IPL Right for You?

Northern Virginia men and women with blotchy, sun-damaged, or discolored skin are good candidates for IPL. However, this cosmetic treatment works best on lighter, untanned skin.

If you have darker skin, or if you are very tan, you may not be a good candidate for IPL as there is a potential that your skin pigment could be affected by the laser treatment. Additionally, if you are pregnant, you should wait to undergo IPL until after you’ve had your baby.

If you suffer from any of the following skin conditions, you might be the perfect candidate for IPL: 

  • Age Spots
  • Acne and acne scars
  • Freckles
  • Redness
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Broken capillaries
  • Rosacea
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Dyschromia
  • Melasma
  • Brown spots
  • Enlarged pores
  • Sunspots
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Vascular and pigmented lesions

In order to truly know if you are a candidate for this treatment, the best thing you can do is schedule a consultation with Dr. Gocke. During your meeting, he will be able to fully evaluate your skin condition and determine if IPL is right for you.


What Is the Cost of IPL?

The cost of IPL varies from patient to patient and will be based on the treatment area and how many sessions you will require to achieve your desired results.

Make plans to visit Dr. Gocke in his Northern Virginia office for a thorough initial consultation so he can examine your trouble area or areas and develop a treatment plan based specifically on your needs.


What Is the Recovery?

IPL is a non-invasive procedure and requires no downtime. There is no requirement to take time off from work or other daily activities to recover from your treatment, but you can expect to see some redness on your treatment area for several days.

After IPL, Northern Virginia patients may notice that brown spots or hyperpigmentation will get darker and rise to the surface of the skin. Not long afterward, these areas will flake off. But don’t worry! This is exactly what you want to happen—once the discoloration flakes off, your new, flawless skin will appear.


Talk to Dr. Gocke About IPL Today

If you’re ready to book your initial IPL consultation with Dr. Gocke, don’t wait to call his Northern Virginia office today at (703) 338-2805. Before you know it, you’ll be on your way to a younger-looking you!

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