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Should You Get an IPL Photofacial for Freckles? – September 2023

Updated: October 7, 2022

Should You Get an IPL Photofacial for Freckles?

If you have freckles, you may be considering an IPL photofacial to help even out your skin tone. But is this treatment right for you? Let’s take a look at what an IPL photofacial is and how it can help improve the appearance of freckles.

What is an IPL Photofacial?

An IPL photofacial, also sometimes called a fotofacial or photo facial, is a treatment that uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to target specific areas of concern on the face. The light energy is absorbed by the skin cells, which helps to improve the appearance of sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, and other types of discoloration.

IPL photofacials are non-invasive and relatively quick, with most treatments taking 30 minutes or less. There is no downtime required after an IPL photofacial, which makes them a popular choice for busy people who still want to enjoy clear, youthful-looking skin.

How Can IPL Photofacials Help Improve the Appearance of Freckles?

Freckles are small dark spots that can appear on the skin due to sun exposure. When the sun’s UV rays penetrate the skin, they trigger the production of melanin, which can cause freckles to form. People with fair skin and red hair are more likely to develop freckles than those with darker skin tones.

While freckles are not harmful, some people may feel self-conscious about their appearance and want to find a way to reduce the number of freckles on their face. This is where an IPL photofacial can help. The light energy targets the melanin in the freckles and breaks it up, which can help to diminish their appearance over time.


If you’re considering an IPL photofacial to help improve the appearance of your freckles, it’s important to consult with a qualified skincare professional first. They will be able to assess your individual needs and recommend the best course of treatment 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