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What are the benefits of an IPL Photofacial?


Intense pulsed light (IPL) Photofacials utilize a laser that targets redness, brown spots, broken capillaries and uneven skin tone. It takes a series of about four treatments to achieve maximum results, but Photofacials offer major improvement to skin’s tone and texture, creating an even, smooth surface. These treatments have also gained much acclaim for their benefits to sufferers of rosacea because IPL specifically targets redness and broken capillaries. As a bonus, people typically experience decreased pore size and fewer breakouts after undergoing a series of IPL treatments.

With these treatments, you will feel little if any discomfort – many people compare it to snapping a rubber band on the skin. Afterwards, there is virtually no downtime, although the skin may temporarily appear flushed and brown spots typically get darker before eventually flaking off. Makeup may be worn right away if needed to cover up any of these temporary conditions.

You might be wondering if IPL can be used on other parts of the body in addition to the face, and the answer is: definitely! IPL is often used to renew the skin on the chest (decolletage), hands, legs, arms and back.