Intense Pulsed Light – IPL

IPL with Dr. Subbio

The celebrity secret to even, glowing, skin! This light based treatment targets sun damage and small surface veins to reveal a brighter and more youthful complexion

A Photo Facial is an intense pulsed light treatment that effectively treats men and women to remove brown spots and sun damage from your face, chest, arms, hands, and back. Uneven skin tone and signs of sun damage can be reversed in as little as 1-2 treatments, leaving you with youthful, even-toned skin.

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“I saw a video by Dr. Subbio on RealSelf, and I met with him twice before my explant surgery. He answered every question I had and gave me his cell number for any questions that may pop into my brain. He didn’t try to push me into getting replacements or a lift, tho he did… Read More »


“Dr. Subbio was very polite and kind. His nurse was just as great. I am so excited for the future relationship I have with his practice. I felt respected and just so excited. I was educated on the pros and cons of breast augmentation, he explained between round and shaped silicone breast augmentation and how… Read More »


“Dr. Subbio and his friendly staff immediately put me at ease. They listened to my concerns and offered filler solutions. Dr. Subbio has exquisite artistic talent and an eye for detail. I am thrilled with my results and will certainly return. The office is very clean and comfortable. I highly recommend Dr. Subbio.”


“My experience with Dr. Subbio was fabulous! As a 52 year old first timer for ANY cosmetic assistance, I was extremely nervous. Dr. Subbio and his staff not only put my mind at ease, but their work is meticulous. What I love the most is the look Dr. Subbio was able to create – softer… Read More »



Duration:  15 – 60 minutes
Intervals: 1-5 treatments every 4-6 weeks

IPL stands for intense pulsed light. It is a light-based treatment used to diminish the appearance of brown spots, freckles, birthmarks, redness, and rosacea.

IPL is most effective on white (untannded) skin with blotchy, sun-damaged, or discolored areas. People with naturally dark or tanned skin are not good candidates for IPL as there is a risk of hyper or hypo pigmenting the treatment area. Pregnant women and those on Accutane are also not candidates for IPL treatments.

The number of recommended treatments varies from person to person depending on the extent of the pigmentation, but results can be seen after one treatment. On average, 1-3 treatments are recommended for maximum clearance.

2 weeks before:avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen 1 week before: discontinue use of retinols, AHA’s, and BHA’s Patients taking antibiotics should not be treated with a laser as it causes the skin to be photo sensitive.

A broad spectrum of light is transmitted with the IPL handpiece. The light penetrates the tissue and is absorbed by either the blood when treating vascular lesions or the melanin when treating pigment. The body’s will naturally remove the treated tissue giving the skin a more even tone and texture, and a more youthful appearance.

IPL feels like a rubber band snap. Ice is applied before and after treatment to alleviate discomfort.

Pinkness, mild swelling, and stinging is normal after being treated with IPL and it lasts for 1-2 days. Brown spots will become darker and fall off within several days to a week and a half. It is critical to avoid the sun and wear sunscreen to avoid further irritation.

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Meet Dr. Subbio

Subbio Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa is a comprehensive center specializing in Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery. Located in Newtown Square across from the beautiful DuPont Farms, Dr. Subbio brings with him over 10 years of training and experience as an Attending Surgeon at the Lehigh Valley Health Network.

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Why Subbio?

 It’s the perfect marriage of science and artistry. In fact, he’ll hand-draw his projected results right in front of you during your consultation.

Dr. Subbio is Board Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by the prestigious American Board of Plastic Surgery.

He was inspired to become a surgeon after learning about plastic surgeons who volunteer their skill and artistic vision to help cleft lip and burn victims in India. Once he became a surgeon, he began volunteering himself, traveling to third world countries to perform procedures.

Dr. Subbio won’t try to convince you to have a procedure that isn’t best for you. Your safety, well-being, and satisfaction are paramount.