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Worth the Cost? Why an IPL Photofacial Might Be Right for You – October 2023

Updated: October 9, 2022

Worth the Cost? Why an IPL Photofacial Might Be Right for You

If you’re considering an IPL photofacial but are on the fence about whether or not it’s worth the cost, this blog post is for you. Keep reading to learn more about IPL photofacials and how they can benefit your skin.

What Is an IPL Photofacial?

An IPL photofacial, also sometimes called a “fotofacial,” is a skin treatment that uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to improve the appearance of the skin. IPL photofacials can be used to treat a number of different skin concerns, including sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, and rosacea.

How Does It Work?

During an IPL photofacial, a device is used to deliver short pulses of intense light to the surface of the skin. The light penetrates below the surface of the skin to target specific areas, such as damaged blood vessels or overactive melanin-producing cells. The light energy is then converted to heat, which damages these cells and causes them to be gradually absorbed by the body over time. This process ultimately leads to healthier, younger-looking skin.

What Are the Benefits?

There are many benefits that come with getting an IPL photofacial. Perhaps the most significant benefit is that it can lead to long-term improvements in the appearance of your skin with little to no downtime required. Additionally, IPL photofacials can be used to treat a wide range of different skin concerns— making them a very versatile treatment option. And because they do not require any invasiveness, they are generally considered safe for most people.


If you’re on the fence about whether or not an IPL photofacial is right for you, we hope this blog post has helped clear things up. If you’re interested in learning more about this treatment and how it can benefit your skin, we encourage you to contact our office today to schedule a consultation. We would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have!

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Staff Spotlight

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!

lauren siso performing dermaplaning treatment
Lauren Siso, Medical Aesthetician at ELLEMES Medical Spa