IPL Photofacial

IPL Photofacial

As we age, small but visible signs of chronic exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet light appear on the skin, with laser-like technology, dramatic improvements can be achieved.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a form of photo rejuvenation which produces high intensity light over broad spectrum visible and infrared wavelengths. For our photofacial patients, IPL is used to treat many skin conditions including rosacea, acne, sun damage, freckles, fine lines/wrinkles, broken capillaries, pigmented lesions and other skin discoloration issues. IPL has been a valued tool in aesthetics to even out skin tone for over a decade.

How does IPL work?

IPL Photofacial is Intense Pulsed Light that emits multiple wavelengths into the skin and effectively targets pigment producing cells below the surface of the skin. The light energy is converted to heat energy and destroys the hyperactive melanin producing cells in the layers of your skin, eventually dispersing pigmented areas. The spots are pulled to the surface, eventually turning into a coffee-ground-like texture that flakes off revealing beautiful, radiant skin beneath.

Am I good candidate for a Photofacial?

Those with a higher Fitzpatrick score, those with a tan and those with melasma ARE NOT good candidates. Because the light rays are attracted to pigment, darker skin tones can actually become discolored and melasma patches can become darker. For an explanation of Fitzpatrick Scores, please see below.

Conditions That Benefit From IPL Phtofacial:

There are many conditions that may benefit from the use of IPL Phtofacial, such as;



*Sun Damage

*Age Spots


*Fine Lines/Wrinkles

*Broken Capillaries

*Pigmented Lesions

*If you are not an appropriate candidate for IPL Photofacial, it is likely that we have other products and services that may benefit you. Contact our office to book a personalized consultation to see how we can help you meet your skin care goals.

The Fitzpatrick Scale Explained:

The Fitzpatrick Scale Explained:

The Fitzpatrick scale is a skin typing test developed to estimate the response of different skin types to the sun. In aesthetics, it is used to help us determine your response to certain procedures, such as laser rejuvenation therapy and medical grade peels.
Below you will see an example of each Fitzpatrick skin type 1-6.

Length of Procedure?

Depends Upon Treatment Area

Discomfort Level?


Recovery Time?

None Needed

Anesthesia Offered?

None Needed

After Treatment

Results:  For best results, 3-5 treatments are typically recommended, about four weeks apart.


Lasts: Photofacial results perpetually improve over time, with best results being seen three months after the last treatment. Sunburns and over exposure will bring back old spots and freckles and dullness will return if proper exfoliation during daily routines are neglected. A new series of treatments are recommended every year for optimal results.


For the best results, we suggest the following: Sun protection and skin care maintenance are essential to the longevity of the results. 


**Each client is unique, and these are general treatment guidelines.