The Intense Pulsed Light Photofacial, also known as IPL Photofacial or photorejuvenation is an anti-aging treatment that improves patients’ complexions by enhancing the color and texture of their skin. With pulses of light, IPL undoes the visible damage caused by sun exposure to the face, neck, chest, hands, arms and legs.  You will see an increase in pigmentation following your treatment since the underlying sun damage in the skin is pushed up to the surface. Post-treatment, you will notice tone and texture improvements as a result of increased levels of beneficial collagen and new healthy skin cells and reduction of sun damage.

*must wait 14 days post any injections for facial treatments*

Before: Avoid retinol 5 days prior. Cannot receive treatment with active cold sores or a sunburn.

During: You will experience a mild snapping sensation.

After: You will leave with mild redness to the area treated.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • IPL photofacials are a noninvasive treatment that can help improve the appearance of skin blemishes and uneven skin tone. They are a good option for people who want to improve the appearance of their skin without downtime or surgery.

    People with Fitzpatrick skin types I-III are generally good candidates for IPL photofacials.

  • The number of IPL treatments someone would need would depend on their individual skin condition and goals. Generally, 3-5 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart are needed for optimal results. However, some people may only need 1-2 treatments to achieve their desired results.

  • All patients notice a consistent improvement in the appearance of their skin 1-2 weeks post-treatment. The degree of improvement is gradual and persistent. The noticeable and significant changes that have been reported include: improvement in pink and brown discoloration, spider veins, pink and brown blemishes, sun damage, age spots, pore size, acne scarring, and wrinkles. Since the aging process continues after your treatments, maintenance treatments may prevent the return of your skins imperfections.