IPL Phoenix, AZ | Scottsdale Intense Pulse Laser

IPL in Phoenix, AZ

IPL®, or intense pulse laser, treatments are recommended by board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Farhan Taghizadeh, of Arizona Facial Plastics, PC, because the procedure treats many of the most common skin concerns caused by sun damage and aging. Men and women who live in and around Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and the surrounding communities of Arizona entrust their IPL® treatments to Dr. Taghizadeh because he is highly respected amongst his patients and peers.

What is IPL®?

Intense pulse laser, or IPL®, uses broad spectrum light to correct common skin problems while improving the tone and texture of your complexion. Using a special device, Dr. Taghizadeh applies high energy light to the target area with an exceptional level of precision. The light waves destroy the underlying cause of the condition while promoting collagen production to firm and tone the skin.

Dr. Taghizadeh recommends IPL® treatments for men and women with:

  • Dark spots
  • Unwanted hair on the face and body
  • Sun damage
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Rosacea
  • Varicose veins
  • Freckles
  • Large pores
  • Age spots
  • Spider veins
  • Birthmarks

Benefits of IPL®

Intense pulse laser technology is one of today’s most advanced options for non-surgical correction of common skin problems. Intense pulse laser treatments at Arizona Facial Plastics, PC, allow men and women to:

  • Have treatment with little to no discomfort during the procedure
  • Correct common skin problems with one type of treatment
  • Improve their appearance without surgery, downtime, and extensive recovery
  • Enjoy long-term results

What Can I Expect from IPL®?

You will see immediate improvements after the first treatment. Dr. Taghizadeh advises his patients that achieving full results from their IPL® treatments may require more than one session depending on the type and extent of the skin condition being treated.


Photofacials are procedures for the face and body face that utilize a type of light energy to reduce dark spots, treat broken capillaries and address other types of skin conditions that make you feel self-conscious and look older. The treatments have two benefits. First, the light energy specifically targets the treatment area without damaging the skin. Second, the mild heat that is generated during the procedure is proven to stimulate collagen development.

How IPL® Differ from Other Types of Skin Resurfacing?

Skin resurfacing can be achieved by a variety of techniques. IPL® is preferred in some cases because of the medium that is used (i.e., light energy) as well as the ability to address relatively small signs of aging and sun damage, such as freckles and dark spots. The technology is, though, flexible enough to treat larger areas, such as Rosacea and unwanted hair.

Recovery from IPL®

In most cases, IPL® treatments take about 30 minutes, but your session may be longer if Dr. Taghizadeh is treating a large area or several areas during the appointment. If a topical numbing agent is used for your intense pulse laser treatment, your skin may be numb for a few hours after the appointment. Some improvement is noted after one session, but full results typically require five treatments at intervals of four to six weeks.

What Will IPL® Do for My Skin?

Intense pulse laser treatments improve the overall appearance of your skin by:

  • Evening out areas of dark skin to blend with the surrounding skin
  • Improve skin tone and texture
  • Eliminate skin discoloration caused by rosacea
  • Destroy spider and varicose veins
  • Remove unwanted hair

Will Everyone Benefit from IPL®?

As an expert in IPL® treatments, Dr. Taghizadeh understands that intense pulse laser treatments are safe and effective treatments for a variety of cosmetic concerns that are caused by aging and sun damage. Not everyone will benefit from the treatment, though. Even if you are not a good candidate for IPL® treatments, Dr. Taghizadeh specializes in many procedures that give every patient an option for non-surgical skin resurfacing. During your personal consultation, he will recommend the safest and most effective treatment for you.

How Much Does IPL® Cost in Phoenix?

Cosmetic treatments such as IPL® photofacials are elective procedure; therefore, these treatments are not covered by medical insurance. Dr. Taghizadeh wants all of his patients to be able to afford their treatments, so Arizona Facial Plastics, PC, offers several payment methods. You can pay by cash, check, major credit card or financing through Prosper® Healthcare Lending and CareCredit®.

If you live in or near Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley or the surrounding communities of Arizona, and want to learn more about intense pulse laser, or IPL®, treatments for dark spots, sun damage and other skin conditions, contact Arizona Facial Plastics, PC, to schedule a personal consultation for intense pulse laser treatments by Dr. Taghizadeh.

Patient Testimonials

From the moment I walked in the door the staff was friendly and made me feel comfortable. Stacey explained the procedure in detail and answered all my questions. The procedure went well and I am very happy with my results...

Marie Calvin

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Marsha Petrie Sue

Wanting to look more awake, but not wanting to have my eyelids cut (and possibly end up looking like someone else entirely- yikes)…I decided to have CO2 laser performed around my eyes by Dr. Taghizadeh last week. The procedure was...

Susie Wesley

I had a fantastic vivace microneedling treatment with Stacey last week. I’d recommend anyone who is looking for improved and more beautiful skin to have a Vivace treatment at Arizona Facial Plastics!

Jane Christensen

I suffer from ultra dry skin and age spots. Stacey Bailey gave me several treatments and recommended products to help my skin look healthy. I feel like I look younger and my skin feels much better. Thank you Stacey.

Joe Gutzwiller

I love Stacey! Very genuine person, knows what she is talking about and makes sure that I am given the correct treatment. Definitely will be back! Thank you Stacey!!!

Tiffany Traver

Stacey did an incredible job with my Vivace treatment. It was painless, she was extremely professional, and the results are amazing. My skin is beautiful and the wrinkles around my eyes are greatly diminished. Lovely!

Felicia Taghizadeh

I experienced the Vivace micro needling with RF on my face and neck. I am VERY pleased to note that my face looks and feels more firm, like there is an extra layer of fullness beneath the skin. Exactly what...

Lucia Burns

The staff is extremely nice and the new office is beautiful. I loved my Hydrafacial and the doctor is nice.

Lori Cardenas

Beautiful office with friendly and helpful staff. Camille was very professional and my skin looks better already!

Janel Schneider

Dr T and Camille are great. My skin looks so much better now after the treatments I have done.

Brandie Cochran

I had such a great experience at this office! It is a gorgeous facility with staff that truly cares about the patients. I will be returning for more microneeding treatments. Thank you!!!

Lauren Hall

I am extremely honored to give Dr. T (and staff) my 5 star rating. I had to have emergency reconstructive surgery to my face and left orbital eye socket caused by an accident. Dr. T’s back was against the wall...

Daniel W.

I love Dr. T and his staff. They are thorough, honest and knowledgeable. From my first visit, I have always been treated with great care and like part of the family. My skin, after treatments, has less visible wrinkles, reduced...

Majdah A.

Dear Dr. T, My gratitude to you. Your support and explanations for possible facial surgeries were very reassuring. Also, your generosity for the gifts of facial treatments was very touching. Thank you for everything and I am excited to see...

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Farhan Taghizadeh, MD.

We pride ourselves on offering the latest cosmetic technologies and procedures. I am constantly in contact with some of the biggest aesthetic companies in the country to find out what new devices are coming out so that we can help you look your best. I have extensive cosmetic surgery training, and I have performed over 3,500 facelifts. My goal is to meet you where you are - whether you are noticing sun damage or are tired of looking 15 years older than you feel-together we can find a way to bring that spark back to your life!

I completed my ENT training at the University of Rochester in 2004. To further deepen my understanding of the face, I did a facial plastic surgery fellowship in Switzerland (where I also developed a love of chocolate!). These experiences gave me an in-depth understanding of head and neck structures, an understanding that I use and refine every day to help you achieve the outcome you seek.

"Whether you have a serious medical condition or are interested in rejuvenating your look, I look forward to getting to know you and making you feel great!"

Arizona Facial Plastics