While an IPL Photofacial is an incredibly powerful treatment for a variety of skin concerns, it is unfortunately not recommended for every body. Particularly, patients with brown or dark skin are not ideal candidates for an IPL treatment, as this treatment can potentially cause hyperpigmentationfor anyone with darker skin tones. The ideal candidate for an IPL procedure is someone with lighter skin. In some cases, medium and olive skin tones may also be a candidate. As a rule of thumb, the darker the skin tone, the higher risk the patient is for pigmentation. If you are unsure if you are a candidate for this treatment, reach out to your skincare provider and they will do a thorough skin analysis. If you are not an ideal candidate for this treatment your provider may recommend a different service to address your skin concerns.