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IPL Photofacial Treatment in Atlanta

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At Ellemes Medical Spa in Atlanta, GA, we specialize in the popular IPL Photofacial skin treatment to help reduce the signs of aging.

Have brown spots, redness or pigmentation that you'd like removed from your skin? An IPL treatment may be just the thing for you.


Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a treatment where intense beams of light are shined intermittently on the surface of the skin to help pull up pigment and reduce pigmentation. This treatment targets pigment and vascular irregularities, smoothing out the skin’s tone and texture. IPL treatments also helps improve the appearance of sun spots, rosacea and brown spots.

By pulling up the dark and red pigments from the skin, IPL treatments help even out skin tone and reduce the effects of aging, leaving clients with younger, clearer, and healthier-looking skin.

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Makeup can be used starting right after the treatment, as long as it is applied and removed very gently. Rarely, there is bruising, which can take 1-2 weeks to heal. For freckles and age spots, it is normal for the spots to look darker for 3-7 days.


There are some periods of very mild discomfort during an IPL treatment similar to that of the feeling of receiving laser hair removal, but overall an IPL treatment is not painful. Most clients compare IPL treatments to a snap of an elastic band against the skin. Others experience it as a very short pinprick. No anesthetic is required.

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A list of additional frequently asked questions.

1. How often can you get an IPL?

If you are lighter skinned and not tanning, you can generally have a treatment every 3-4 weeks.

2. How many Photofacial treatments are needed?

For the best results, we recommend between three and five treatments, although this can vary from person to person.

3. How long do the results last?

For freckles and age spots, the spots will look darker for about 3-7 days. Crusting can occur, which may last up to ten days. The spots will then begin to clear and will generally resolve in about 2 weeks.

4. Is an IPL good for darker or black skin?

Unfortunately, no. An IPL procedure is not a good treatment for darker skin as it can cause the skin to pigment. There are numerous other alternatives to the IPL treatment for patients with black skin, such as chemical peels, microneedling and facials at Ellemes Medical Spa.

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Ellemes Medical Spa of Atlanta, GA offers today's most popular spa services such as facials, chemical peels, microneedling, and laser treatments. At Ellemes Medical Spa, you can rest assured your skin concerns will be treated both comfortably and safely.
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Our Mission: Beauty for All

At Ellemes Medical Spa, we are proud to support everyone in our diverse and inclusive Atlanta community. We aim to provide all patients, vendors, and staff with a safe and inclusive environment free of judgement. We are active supporters and advocates for fair treatment for all, including men and women of color, gay, straight or LGBTQ. All are welcome here at Ellemes Medical Spa and we look forward to joining you on your skin care journey!

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