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IPL Photofacials 

Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is a device that uses intense pulsed light (IPL) for skin rejuvenation. It targets age spots; sun damage; pigmentation issues (vascular lesions, port-wine stains, spider veins, freckles) and pigmented lesions; and rosacea. 

It can be used on several areas of the body, with the most common areas of treatment being the face, neck, décolletage, and hands. 

Most people see an improved skin appearance after their first session, and studies by the manufacturer show that it can deliver optimal results after only two treatments.


An IPL  treatment is a light energy that penetrates all layers of skin without harming the surface. 

Also known as a photofacial or photothermolysis, powerful intense pulsed light treatments were first FDA approved to treat dilated blood vessels, such as leg telangiectasia. Now, in addition to vascular treatments, it has become a popular photorejuvenation skin treatment.

Each treatment takes about 30 minutes, depending on the size of the area. First, you'll put on protective goggles. Then your provider will apply a topical anesthetic or a cooling gel before moving the handpiece across the targeted area.  As the calibrated light waves pulse and heat the surface of your skin, pigmented spots will be pulled to the surface. (Each pulse will appear as a bright flash of light.) These flakes of pigment will darken and slough off over the next few days. (If you're treating a vein, you may see the vein blanch, or undergo a color change, and then flake off.)  The device’s heat also stimulates your body’s natural collagen production, making pores look smaller and skin look firmer and smoother.  How many treatments sessions you'll need will depend on the severity of skin damage you have, but the typical number is two.





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