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Optimas IPL—Intense Pulsed Light in Sarasota, FL

You deserve healthy skin and a glowing complexion that helps take years off your appearance. Non-invasive, non-surgical Optimas IPL—Intense Pulsed Light procedures are gentle skin rejuvenation treatments to help renew skin’s healthy appearance by improving skin tone. Optimas IPL treatments help restore skin’s appearance by addressing sun damage, age spots, melasma, acne, and unwanted hair.

When your skin looks good, you feel good. Healthy, youthful-looking skin is a meaningful part of your aesthetic journey. At Florida Plastic Surgery and MedSpa, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kristopher Hamwi and our expert team can help you refresh your skin’s appearance to achieve your aesthetic goals and boost your confidence.

Renew your skin’s appearance with the best Optimas IPL in Sarasota, FL! Contact Florida Plastic Surgery and MedSpa to schedule your complimentary consultation at (941) 800-2000,, or complete our online form today.

What Is Optimas IPL Treatment?

Optimas IPL, or Intense-Pulsed Light, treatments are similar to laser treatments; however, IPL is different in that it exposes your skin to many different wavelengths of light at once like a photo flash. With no downtime, most IPL treatments are painless and leave skin slightly red for a day or two, allowing patients to resume most normal activities immediately after IPL treatment.

Without damaging the skin’s surface, Optimas IPL dark spot treatment penetrates light into the skin’s deeper layers to help reduce unwanted pigment cells. IPL facial treatments break apart unwanted pigments, such as age spots, sunspots, melasma, or freckles, into fragments small enough for the body to eliminate over a few weeks. Also, Optimas IPL breaks down hair follicles, effectively preventing new hair growth.

Versatile Optimas IPL face treatments help improve the appearance of many skin conditions, including:

  • Acne and acne scars
  • Birthmarks
  • Stretch marks
  • Sun damage
  • Broken blood vessels
  • Liver or age spots
  • Melasma
  • Freckles
  • Redness from rosacea
  • Scars
  • Spider veins
  • Unwanted hair

With a series of three to five sessions scheduled a month apart, Optimas IPL treatments improve skin’s appearance subtly. Generally, annual follow-up maintenance treatments are recommended to sustain initial results.

Without downtime, Optimas IPL benefits can revitalize your skin by improving the visible signs of sun damage and aging, including dark spots. Skin will look healthier and radiant, boosting your confidence.

Optimas IPL procedures can help improve the appearance of sun damage and aging in areas people receive the most sun exposure, including:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Hands
  • Arms

While Optimas IPL delivers significant results so that patients notice visible enhancements to their skin’s tone after a single session, patients typically experience the best improvements to their skin’s appearance after a series of three to five treatments.

Am I an Ideal Candidate for Optimas IPL Treatment?

With minimal discomfort or downtime, Optimas IPL procedures are typically well-tolerated and safe for most patients. Candidates include patients looking for a non-invasive treatment to refresh the visible signs of aging and improve the overall health of their skin.

Our MedSpa experts recommend Optimas IPL Sarasota candidates should:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Live a healthy lifestyle
  • Not smoke, or be willing to quit prior to the procedure
  • Not be pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Understand the risks

Your Personalized Optimas IPL Consultation

During your Optimas IPL complimentary consultation with our aesthetic experts, they will focus on your skin concerns and your ideal outcome. They will help you determine the best options to realistically reach your skincare goals.

During your complimentary consultation, we will conduct a thorough assessment, including:

  • Evaluate current skin needs
  • Assess current medications and allergies
  • Review long- and short-term aesthetic goals and realistic expectations

With patient care and optimal results in mind, Dr. Hamwi and our MedSpa experts always suggest the safest, most precise, and most cost-effective treatment possible to help you regain your confidence. Our dedication to patient safety and outstanding results makes Florida Plastic Surgery and MedSpa your choice as the best Optimas IPL Florida provider.

Why Should I Choose Dr. Hamwi as my Optimas IPL Surgeon in Sarasota?

As an expert in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kristopher Hamwi has over ten years of training through the finest programs in Washington D.C., Manhattan, and Harvard. Dr. Hamwi mastered a full spectrum of procedures through this extensive training. His dedication to his craft and patient results makes him your best choice for Optimas IPL procedures in Sarasota. 

Dr. Hamwi is a wellness ally to every patient who walks through Florida Plastic Surgery’s doors. In addition to his unparalleled training and expertise, Dr. Hamwi brings a passion for helping his patients gain confidence through aesthetic plastic surgery.

From consultation to post-op, your experience with Dr. Hamwi will feature:

● Compassion
● Responsiveness
● Open communication
● Schedule accommodation

“The goal of my practice is to help patients feel better about themselves. I truly want the best for all of my patients.”

 Dr. Hamwi

What Can I Expect During an Optimas IPL Procedure?

Each Optimas IPL procedure will be tailored to your unique skincare needs to achieve optimal results. Here are some general steps to expect.

For about three days prior to and following your Optimas IPL procedure, avoid consuming alcohol, smoking, vaping, or using any other nicotine products. Nicotine constricts blood vessels and affects the body’s ability to heal itself, potentially impacting your recovery and results.

For two weeks before your Optimas IPL procedure, our MedSpa experts may recommend that you avoid:

  • Direct sunlight or tanning beds
  • Waxing
  • Chemical peels
  • Collagen injections
  • Blood thinning medications, such as aspirin or ibuprofen
  • Skincare products that contain retinol, vitamin A, or AHAs

Typically, your skin will be treated with a topical anesthetic to minimize discomfort during your procedure.

To begin your treatment, your eyes will be covered with dark glasses for protection. Your skin will be cleansed, then a thin gel will be applied. Your provider will guide the Optimas IPL device across the treatment area.

Optimas IPL treatments are typically well-tolerated; however, some patients will experience a slight stinging sensation. Depending on the size of the treatment area, Optimas IPL procedures typically last 20 to 30 minutes.

Following your Optimas IPL treatment, you may experience a mild sunburn-like redness and slight swelling. However, these effects should resolve within one to two days. With no downtime, patients can resume most normal activities following the treatment.

Avoid strenuous exercising or other activities that can cause sweating for 24 to 48 hours since sweating may cause irritation. You should also avoid sun exposure for at least two weeks. When sun exposure is unavoidable, protect your skin with sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher and protective clothing.

How Soon Will I See My Optimas IPL Results?

With no downtime or a lengthy recovery, you’ll begin to notice subtle improvements to your skin’s appearance in just one to two weeks after your first Optimas IPL treatment. However, you will continue seeing improvements for three to six months after your Optimas IPL procedure as your collagen production increases. Typically, our MedSpa experts recommend a series of three to five Optimas IPL treatments to achieve your desired results. True results will appear four to six weeks after your last treatment.

How long will Optimas IPL results last?

Optimas IPL results should last for years with proper skincare, sun protection, and annual follow-up maintenance appointments. However, each patient experiences individual results.

Optimas IPL Before and After

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Dr. Kristopher Hamwi

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Dr. Kristopher Hamwi has trained for over ten years at some of the world’s top institutions to become one of Florida’s best aesthetic plastic surgeons. Utilizing his exceptional skill, rigorous training, and genuine, caring approach, Dr. Hamwi strives for total patient satisfaction. Ready to partner with Sarasota’s leading aesthetic plastic surgeon?

How Much Does Optimas IPL Cost in Sarasota?

As Optimas IPL in Florida treatments are highly customizable to address your unique skincare needs, your Optimas IPL cost is determined by your aesthetic goals. Following your consultation, our MedSpa experts will estimate your Sarasota Optimas IPL cost.

Choosing Florida Plastic Surgery and MedSpa as Your Sarasota Optimas IPL Provider

Selecting the right provider is one of the most important choices you can make to ensure a successful aesthetic procedure. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kristopher Hamwi is an expert in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery and has performed thousands of surgical and non-surgical procedures. He leads our MedSpa experts with the approach that it’s important to look as good on the outside as you feel on the inside.

Dr. Hamwi’s dedication to his patients’ safety and outstanding results makes Florida Plastic Surgery and MedSpa your choice as one of the best IPL facial providers in Sarasota, FL.

Schedule Your Optimas IPL Consultation Today!

Enhance your skin’s tone and texture with IPL in Florida. IPL helps you refresh the appearance of your skin for a beautiful, rejuvenated glow! Partner with Florida’s best IPL providers at Florida Plastic Surgery and MedSpa to experience your most radiant skin!

To learn more about Optimas IPL near me options today, feel free to contact us at (941) 800-2000, complete our online form, or email

Optimas IPL in Sarasota FAQs

Typically, Optimas IPL treatments are safe and well-tolerated with no downtime. Patients can resume most normal activities immediately following treatment; however, it’s important to avoid sun exposure at least two weeks before and after treatment.

With proper skincare, sun protection, and annual maintenance appointments, your Optimas IPL results should last for years. Patients will experience unique results.

Your skin will be treated with a topical anesthetic to minimize discomfort during your Optimas IPL procedure. Treatments are quick, lasting 20 to 30 minutes, and are well-tolerated. Discuss all pain concerns with your provider prior to your Optimas IPL session.

Following your Optimas IPL procedure, avoid activities that cause sweating, including strenuous exercises, for 24 to 48 hours.