Face Procedures

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatment



Men and women looking to fight the signs of aging, refresh their skin, and remove unwanted hair should consider IPL treatment! At O’Neill Plastic Surgery in Charleston, we offer the intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments to target problem areas and give our patients a renewed, youthful look.


The Cynosure (formally Palomar Icon) IPL technology uses specific optimal wavelengths of light to target certain chromophores in the skin to improve the color of the skin, correct some sun damage, correct uneven skin pigment, and eliminate most unsightly facial vessels. Treatments are performed by our fully trained Physician’s Assistant, Meg Biggers or our on-staff certified aesthetician. With these treatments, you will be able to see effects on different parts of your body, and for different issues, such as: 


    • Rosacea
    • Stretch marks
    • Wrinkles
    • Age spots
    • Sun damage
    • Brown spots
    • Facial vessels
    • Uneven skin tones
    • Hair

Your IPL Treatment


During IPL treatment, wavelengths of light are sent to specific areas of the skin in order to restore a more youthful appearance and eliminate or reduce those problem spots.

IPL treatments are minimally invasive and generally take less than thirty minutes. Typically patients only experience minimal discomfort and redness afterwards and can return to their daily resume quickly after their appointment. Some patients have expressed feeling a small amount of pain, similar to sunburn, but this can be easily reduced or prevented through minor medications and other methods used during your scheduled treatment.



Dr. O’Neill and his staff are committed to working with you and the other members of your health care team to ensure that you receive all of the information you need to make the best decision regarding your breast reconstruction procedure. Charleston area breast cancer patients can benefit from Dr. O’Neill’s guidance, surgical experience and commitment to patient education as you and your loved ones explore all of your surgical options. Call our plastic surgery office at 843-881-2130 or contact us online.