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How IPL Photofacials Can Help Get Rid of Dark Under-Eye Circles – December 2023

Updated: October 9, 2022

One of the most common concerns we hear from our patients is that they are looking for a way to get rid of their dark under-eye circles. While there are a number of treatments available that can help reduce the appearance of dark circles, depending on the severity of the treatment area, one of these treatment options could be the IPL photofacial. Here’s everything you need to know about this treatment and how it can help you achieve a more refreshed and youthful appearance.

What Are IPL Photofacials?

IPL photofacials, also sometimes called fotofacials or photo facial treatments, are a type of light-based therapy that can be used to improve a number of skin concerns. The “IPL” in IPL photofacials stands for “intensed pulsed light.” This type of light is different from laser light in that it contains multiple wavelengths of light instead of just one. Because of this, IPL photofacials are often referred to as “broad-spectrum” light treatments.

How Do IPL Photofacials Work?

During an IPL photofacial treatment, pulses of broad-spectrum light are directed at the skin. The light energy penetrates below the surface of the skin to target specific concerns like dark under-eye circles, age spots, sun damage, and broken blood vessels. The heat from the light energy causes the targeted area to denature, which means the cells are destroyed. Once the cells are destroyed, they are replaced by new, healthier cells.

What Are the Benefits of IPL Photofacials?

There are many benefits associated with IPL photofacial treatments. In addition to being an effective treatment for dark under-eye circles, IPL photofacials can also help improve the appearance of sun damage, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, melasma, rosacea, and broken blood vessels. Additionally, these treatments can be performed on any area of the body where you have a skin concern.

Are There Any Side Effects Associated with IPL Photofacials?

IPL photofacial treatments are considered to be safe for most people with very few side effects reported. The most common side effect is temporary redness or swelling immediately after the treatment; however, this usually goes away within a few hours. It’s important to wear sunscreen and avoid direct sunlight exposure after an IPL photofacial as your skin will be more sensitive to sunlight following treatment.


If you’re concerned about dark under-eye circles or other skin concerns like sun damage or redness, then you may want to consider an IPL photofacial treatment. These treatments can provide you with many benefits and can be performed on any area of the body where you have a skin concern. Contact us today to schedule a consultation so we can determine if an IPL photofacial is right for you!

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Lauren Siso, Esthetician

Lauren has been medical aesthetician and laser practitioner for over 10 years and is passionate about helping her clients achieve their best skin possible. Lauren truly believes that everyone deserves to feel confident in their own skin and is dedicated to helping her clients achieve that goal!

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Lauren Siso, Medical Aesthetician at ELLEMES Medical Spa