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IPL Photofacial: The Ultimate Guide – September 2023

Updated: October 9, 2022

IPL Photofacial: The Ultimate Guide

You’ve probably heard of IPL photofacials, but what are they and what can they do for you? IPL photofacials are a popular treatment for diminishing the appearance of sun damage, age spots, wrinkles, and other skin concerns. In this guide, we’ll covers everything you need to know about IPL photofacials so you can decide if this treatment is right for you.

What is an IPL Photofacial?

An IPL (intense pulsed light) photofacial is a type of skin treatment that uses pulses of light to improve the appearance of the skin. IPL photofacials can be used to treat a variety of skin concerns, including sun damage, age spots, rosacea, and broken capillaries. This treatment can also help to improve the overall complexion of the skin by reducing redness and evening out the skin tone.

During an IPL photofacial, a trained professional will use a handheld device to deliver pulses of light into the deeper layers of the skin. The light targets specific areas of concern while leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed. As the light penetrates the skin, it creates heat which helps to destroy imperfections like sunspots and broken blood vessels.

IPL photofacials are usually performed as a series of treatments spaced four to six weeks apart. Most people see significant improvements after three or four treatments, although some may need more depending on their individual goals and desired results.

What Are the Benefits of an IPL Photofacial?

There are many benefits associated with IPL photofacials, including:
-Diminishing the appearance of sun damage, age spots, and other pigmentary issues
-Reducing redness and inflammation caused by rosacea or other conditions
-Improving the overall complexion by evening out the skin tone
-Stimulating collagen production for firmer, younger-looking skin
-Minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles


If you’re considering an IPL photofacial to address your own personal concerns, be sure to book a consultation with a qualified aesthetician or dermatologist in your area to learn more about this treatment and see if it’s 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