Body Sculpting Specialist

Marlowe & Marrs Ear, Nose & Throat - Center for Hearing

Ear, Nose & Throat Doctors & Otolaryngology located in Sarasota, FL

Andrew Marlowe, MD, and Chad Marrs, MD, of Marlowe & Marrs Ear, Nose & Throat - Center for Hearing offer a number of aesthetic services performed using the multifunctional IPL/body sculpting laser. Designed for versatility and effectiveness, the IPL/body sculpting laser is appropriate for treating a number of aesthetic concerns like scar reduction and hair removal. To learn more about what the IPL/body sculpting laser can do for you, call to book an appointment at this Sarasota, Florida, practice or use the online scheduling tool.

IPL/Body Sculpting Q & A

Marlowe & Marrs Ear, Nose & Throat - Center for Hearing

What is the IPL/body sculpting aesthetic system?

The IPL/body sculpting is a skin resurfacing fractional laser system. Designed for flexible, multipurpose use, the IPL/body sculpting laser delivers light-based energy that is completely customizable to the treatment area, concern, and desired outcome. For patients, this means the IPL/body sculpting laser can be used to treat a wide range of skin concerns.


The IPL/body sculpting laser delivers heat deep into the treatment area. The wavelength and intensity of the laser are determined by your physician and dependant on the type of treatment being performed. The penetrating heat from the laser causes an improvement in the appearance of the skin.

What treatments can be performed with the IPL/body sculpting laser?


The IPL/body sculpting laser is designed to provide quick and effective solutions to common aesthetic concerns. The customizable wavelength of the Icon laser makes it appropriate for performing a variety of treatments including:


  • Laser hair removal
  • Scar reduction, including surgical scars
  • Wrinkle reduction
  • Stretch mark reduction
  • Rosacea treatment
  • Laser skin resurfacing
  • Leg vein clearance
  • Acne scars


By adjusting the wavelength and intensity of the IPL/body sculpting laser, physicians are able to perform each of these different treatments with the same system.


During laser hair removal, for example, a specific wavelength is applied to the skin that disrupts hair follicles and causes a reduction in the appearance of unwanted hair. Similarly, the IPL/body sculpting laser applies a specific wavelength that helps spark the skin’s natural process of collagen regeneration to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. As new collagen is produced, the appearance of stretch marks begins to fade.

Are treatments with the IPL/body sculpting  laser painful?

Although the IPL/body sculpting laser is designed to provide minimal pain, treatments are performed using a topical numbing cream to ensure comfort. Treatments from the Icon laser may cause some redness to the treatment area, but pain and irritation are minimal.


The IPL/body sculpting laser is a non-surgical treatment option, and most patients can expect to have their treatments completed in about 30 minutes. Although results can be seen after the first treatment, multiple treatments are recommended to achieve optimal results. This noninvasive procedure requires no aftercare or downtime, allowing patients to quickly get back to their everyday lives.


If you’re interested in finding out how the IPL/body sculpting laser can improve the appearance of your skin, call and book an appointment or use the online scheduling tool.