IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)

The beauty of intense pulsed light skin treatments is that they gently treat a range of skin conditions with virtually no downtime. Dr. Galante’s aesthetic nurse Nikki uses the Lumenis M22 for IPL Photorejuvenation to visibly improve the appearance of pigmentation, age or sun spots, broken capillaries, and overall skin appearance. She offers laser skin treatments at Dr. Galante’s Schererville office, serving Valparaiso, Munster, Merrillville, and other areas of Northwest Indiana.

Dr. Galante

Meet Dr. Gus Galante

Thank you for visiting the Indiana plastic surgery practice of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gus Galante. Our team is committed to providing you with the information you need to make an educated decision about your procedure. We offer a full range of surgical and non-surgical treatments such as breast augmentation, liposuction, and BOTOX® Cosmetic. Our goal is to make sure you feel comfortable and confident about your choices. We have offices in Valparaiso and Schererville for your convenience.

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Talking It Over

Your consultation is a chance for us to discuss your skincare treatment options with you, and to thoroughly examine your skin to determine the optimal treatment plan to address your concerns. We can customize the Lumenis IPL laser treatment for specific skin conditions. During your consultation you will be provided information about the procedure and discuss what to expect after the treatment.

Procedure Specifics

IPL procedures are outpatient treatments, meaning you return home or to work on the same day as your appointment. During the procedure, we apply a soothing gel to the treatment area to ensure your comfort during the procedure, which typically lasts from 15 to 30 minutes. When the IPL treatment begins, you may experience a warm sensation as the light penetrates the skin. IPL treatments are noteworthy because they are gentle, and patients rarely experience any discomfort.

IPL works by penetrating the outer layer of skin with pulses of light energy to heal damaged tissue and trigger the body’s natural response to produce new collagen and elastic fibers. This results in an overall improvement to the skin’s appearance.

The Lumenis IPL laser can be used to treat various skin conditions, including:

  • Unwanted dark spots, which are often a result of sun exposure, which creates an uneven skin tone.
  • Rosacea, a chronic skin condition marked by facial redness across the nose and cheeks with visibly dilated blood vessels and/or red inflammatory papules that cause facial redness.
  • Visible capillaries that often appear on the face, but which also occur on the face and chest.

IPL treatments are quick and effective, requiring virtually little to no downtime.

A Reputation Built on Results

You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at Gustavo E. Galant, M.D, we're committed to providing all that and more. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself what our actual patients have to say about their experiences with us.

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Google
5.0/5
Jan 16, 2021
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Had a brow, neck and face lift. Dr. Galante did an excellent job. The doctor and staff was amazing. The scars you don't notice, can't believe how you have to point them out to see them. Can't wait till I can go back and have other procedures done. Their concerns are what you want and what will make you happy. I highly recommend the work of him and his staff.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 9, 2021
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr Galante is amazing! I recently had breast augmentation in Nov 2020. I am a mother of 3 children and work full time. I went to a total of 4 consultations with other surgeons and decided to go with Dr Galante. He took his time and went through everything. He answered my questions and concerns. I was so nervous on the day of surgery and is whole team of nurses, surgical tech, and CRNA made the process easy. I have no regrets and am very pleased with my results, he did exactly what I asked and I feel amazing!!
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Sep 12, 2020
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Flawless. I recently had breast implant removal and replacement with Dr. Galante, who came highly recommended, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. After many years, I was at a crossroads about having my implants removed or replacing them. At the consultation, Dr. Galante and Megan, nurse & patient coordinator, we’re attentive, informative and caring. They gave me the information, pros and cons, and didn’t try to sway my decision either way. I didn’t wait too long and decided to go for it and have removal and replacement. He is a truly gifted surgeon and put in just the right size for my frame. This breast surgery was a cinch the second time around. Wish I hadn’t waited. His staff are all very nice and professional. The nurses and anesthesiologists at the clinic all top notch too. It was win win! Thank you!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 20, 2020
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
BEST decision I’ve ever made!! I have had two procedures done by Dr. Galante, including a breast augmentation and lower eyelid procedure, and have recommended many friends to him! I got my breasts done 7 years ago now and have never felt more confident in my own skin, I will be surprised if they ever need to be replaced. While the healing was a bit uncomfortable, I would do it a million times over again. They look SO GOOD. I can’t tell you how many “compliments” I’ve gotten on them. My lower eyelid lift was a few days ago & WOW the results already! My eyes look like they did before I hit puberty. Although I’m not fully healed I am already so happy. He is a true artist and extremely professional. Wonderful staff as well! Would highly recommend him and his practice!
Google
5.0/5
Jul 8, 2020
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
It has been 7 months since my breast reduction and I couldn’t be happier! From beginning to end Dr. Galante and his entire staff have been outstanding. The high reviews and no consultation fee is what first drew me. From day one he makes you feel very comfortable and secure. He is patient and friendly. Most importantly, he is informative and he knows what he’s doing! I love my results. This was so worth it! Absolute best decision I could’ve made. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 18, 2020
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
I highly recommend Dr. Galante and his staff. Everyone on staff is truly wonderful! My results exceeded my expectations. I love the way Iook! The Dr. and staff made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process.
Facebook
5.0/5
Apr 16, 2020
Facebook Gustavo E. Galante, MD
He is 1 of my FAVORITE Dr.'s! So sincere n makes you feel VERY COMFORTABLE! ❤❤❤❤
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Jan 31, 2020
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante is very knowledgeable, caring, and exhibits excellent judgement.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 10, 2019
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante and his staff are all fine, compassionate people and his skill is second to none! As I have moved many times over the years, my body is my primary household; my experience with Dr. Galante changed my life vastly for the better and I thank him every day!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 13, 2019
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante and his staff are wonderful. This was my first plastic surgery experience and I’m extremely satisfied. The doctor and his staff are very thorough while explaining the procedure, costs, options, and results. I felt like Dr. Galante helped me make decisions of what size implants fit me best based on my “ideal” size and my body size/structure. He made sure to give me the most realistic size for my build. I felt like the pre-op directions were very straight forward and easy to understand and I never got nervous or felt like I had unanswered questions going into surgery. The post-op follow ups and appointments were also thorough and I felt comfortable being under Dr. Galante’s care. Never did I feel uncomfortable or uneasy about my decision, the procedure, or the professionalism of Dr Galante and his staff. To some people, undergoing a procedure like I did (along with all of the appointments) May make them feel uncomfortable, vulnerable, or uneasy but I promise that you will not get this feeling around Dr. Galante and his staff. They are EXTREMELY professional, helpful, informative, thorough, and friendly. I’m beyond satisfied with my procedure and experience and appreciate all of the care that I received from Dr. Galante and his staff. Thank you so much & I will definitely be back in the future.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 7, 2019
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
I am beyond pleased with my results, the amazing, compassionate staff and of course the brilliant mind and magically talented hands of Dr Galante. From the minute you walk in for your very 1st consultation, to scheduling, to the Dr holding your hand as you are being put under anesthesia, to the phone call from him later that evening of surgery checking in on you, till your last post op appointment you feel comfort, ease and confident you chose the right doctor. He answered all my questions. Gave me realistic expectations. Told me exactly what to expect and when to expect it. I’m so happy he was able to give me back physically something I couldn’t achieve on my own and a new sense of confidence! He and his staff really are the best!
RateMDs
5.0/5
Jul 27, 2019
RateMDs Gustavo E. Galante, MD
I had an abdominoplasty performed by Dr Galante. During the consultation he was very personal-able and knowledgeable. He gave me realistic expectations of my requested procedures. He was familiar with the tendency of ethnicities with more melanin to keloid. . And had a plan to minimize them if it happened. He patiently answered our questions and didn’t attempt to push unnecessary procedures. I was particularly impressed with his concern for my medical safety by explaining the risks of staying under anesthesia too long and getting multiple procedure at once. Office staff was also wonderful. Surgicenter was clean and the staff outstanding. My husband and I are totally thrilled with my results. Yes, I would do it again. Absolutely. I highly recommend him to everyone.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Jul 27, 2019
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
I had an abdominoplasty performed by Dr Galante. During the consultation he was very personal-able and knowledgeable. He gave me realistic expectations of my requested procedures. He was familiar with the tendency of ethnicities with more melanin to keloid. . And had a plan to minimize them if it happened. He patiently answered our questions and didn’t attempt to push unnecessary procedures. I was particularly impressed with his concern for my medical safety by explaining the risks of staying under anesthesia too long and getting multiple procedure at once. Office staff was also wonderful. Surgicenter was clean and the staff outstanding. My husband and I are totally thrilled with my results. Yes, I would do it again. Absolutely. I highly recommend him to everyone.
RateMDs
5.0/5
Jun 30, 2019
RateMDs Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante and his staff are extremely professional and beyond knowledgable. They guide and comfort you before, during, and after your procedure. He and his team answer any question you may have straight forward and make aware all the fine print. HIGHLY recommend!
Google
5.0/5
May 28, 2019
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante and his entire staff are amazing at what they do! They were all so nice and informative while giving me the best possible care for my breast augmentation, while even holding my hand through anesthesia. They called frequently to check up on me after surgery and made me feel so comfortable throughout the entire process. Dr. Galante was so easy to trust and I am very happy with my results!
Google
5.0/5
Mar 13, 2019
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante and his staff were wonderful.They made me feel very comfortable and answered all my questions. Everything that Dr. Galante told me to expect after my procedure was exactly correct ,which made things so much easier. And like he promised, he called me in the evening after surgery to check up on me. That was great. He did an exceptional job and I love the way I look. It's like living a dream.
Google
5.0/5
Nov 24, 2018
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
I would highly recommend Nikki for Botox. I had several experiences with other injectable providers and felt it was just ok. Nikki has great knowledge of how it works and is realistic and honest about expectations. She has an eye for the smallest detail, which is what I was looking for and expect. I totally trust her to keep me looking my best.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 30, 2018
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Hello all! My name is Ange and here is just a little tidbit of my story...I have always been an athlete growing up and had a sporty appearance (currently 34yrs young). Fast forward, to 2008 I had my daughter who is now 10yrs old, I breast fed.. 2013 I started taking lifting seriously and began competitively bodybuilding (Figure Division). Between my time breastfeeding and the time I put in the gym, my upper body TO ME looked like that of a 14yr old boy. That being said, last year on June 30th, 2017 I had a breast augmentation and let me tell you...It one of BEST decision of my life!!! I believe it helped with some of my success this season on stage esp at the National level, but most of all it helped with my confidence! Dr. Galante made me feel comfortable through the entire process along with his wonderful staff. Dr. Galante took his time during my consultation and thoroughly explained the process. He even called me the night I had my surgery to see how I was doing. I would not and could not recommend anyone else. I have also have dabbled with Botox and Juvéderm and have no regrets!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 29, 2018
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr Galante performed a tummy tuck. I am extremely satisfied with the results. I highly recommend Dr. Galante he is very professional and caring.
Google
5.0/5
Jul 3, 2018
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr Galante and his entire staff were exceptional and friendly through out the entire process from consultation to post checkup. I could not be more happy with his work. Beautiful and perfectly natural. I would recommend him to anyone. My only regret is waiting as long as i did ☺️

More Information

  • Nikki may recommend combining IPL laser skin treatments with other procedures, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers, chemical peels, and medical-grade skin care products.
  • IPL treatments can also maximize and prolong the results of face procedures such as face, neck, and brow lifts.
  • Avoid sun exposure, tanning beds, and self-tanning agents in the 4 weeks before your appointment. You shouldn’t have any tan when you come in for your appointment, and the provider may reschedule the appointment if you are tanned.
  • Please come to your IPL treatment without makeup on.
  • Patients are often slightly pink or red after their treatments. We offer ice packs to minimize discomfort. After the treatment, you can wear makeup, apply moisturizer or sunscreen, and use skincare products.
  • Avoid hot showers, steam, facials, saunas, hot yoga, hot tubs, and direct sun/heat exposure for at least 24 hours after your treatment.
  • IPL treatments may temporarily darken areas being treated for pigmentation. Do not pick at or exfoliate these areas. Apply broad-spectrum sunscreen daily.

Lumenis IPL laser treatments are safe procedures that can help improve your skin’s appearance and correct various skin conditions. Request a complimentary consultation online or call our Schererville office toll-free at (800) 721-3244.

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