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Is an IPL Photofacial Right for Rosacea? Here’s What You Need to Know – October 2023

Updated: October 9, 2022

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Is an IPL Photofacial Right for Rosacea? Here’s What You Need to Know

If you suffer from the redness, inflammation, and visible blood vessels associated with rosacea, you may be considering an IPL photofacial as a potential treatment option. But what exactly is an IPL photofacial, and how does it work? Let’s take a closer look.

An IPL photofacial is a skin treatment that uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to improve the appearance of rosacea. The IPL device emits brief pulses of light energy that are absorbed by the red blood cells in the vessels under your skin. This causes the vessels to heat up and collapse, which reduces redness and inflammation.

IPL photofacials are usually administered in a series of three to five treatments spaced four to six weeks apart. Each treatment session takes 30 minutes to an hour, and there is no downtime afterwards. You may experience some mild redness or swelling immediately after the treatment, but this typically subsides within a few hours.

In general, most people see significant improvement after three to five treatments. However, results vary from person to person, and some people may need additional treatments to achieve their desired results. Your doctor will be able to give you a better idea of what to expect after your initial consultation.


If you’re considering an IPL photofacial for rosacea, it’s important to consult with a skilled and experienced doctor who can assess your individual needs and recommend the best course of treatment. With the right team in your corner, you can finally achieve cleared and beautiful skin!

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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