IPL (Intense pulse light)

Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, aka photofacial, is a way to improve the color and texture of your skin, removing sun damage and evening out skin tone.


It works best if you have pale or light brown skin. Talk to your provider if you want to lessen or get rid of:

  • Acne
  • Liver or age spots
  • Broken blood vessels
  • Brown spots, also called liver or age spots
  • Discolored skin
  • Fine wrinkles
  • Freckles
  • Redness from rosacea

IPL is a great option for patients who have an uneven skin tone, sun damage or sun spots, redness, or texture concerns.  Looking to refresh and give yourself a glow?-IPL is a great option with little downtime!

Your provider first cleans the area that’s being treated. Then they rub a cool gel onto your skin. Then, they apply light pulses from the IPL device to your skin. During your treatment, you’ll need to wear dark glasses to protect your eyes.

 Some people liken the feeling to being snapped with a rubber band. However, your provider will make sure you are comfortable during the procedure.

Depending on which part of your body is being treated and how large the area is, the treatment should take 20 to 30 minutes.

To get the results you want, you may need to have three to six treatments. Those treatments should be spaced about one month apart to let your skin heal in between.

Most people experience mild redness or swelling after the procedure. This typically fades within a day or two.