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IPL Photofacial Benefits | Why your skin needs this treatment

Are you considering getting an IPL Photofacial but you aren’t entirely sure about what this treatment does or if it’s the right treatment for you? An IPL Photofacial is a pulsed light device that delivers energy to the targeted area and minimizes vascular conditions and pigmented lesions. There are many IPL Photofacial benefits you should be aware of depending on how you are looking to improve your skin. Here are some of the issues this treatment targets:

Issues it targets:

  • Rosacea
  • Sun Damage
  • Broken Capillaries
  • Age Spots
  • Freckles

Prior to your procedure avoid:

  • Waxing
  • Chemical peels
  • Aspirin and Ibuprofen
  • Tanning beds
  • creams or other products that contain vitamin A, such as RetinA, or glycolic acid
  • Direct sunlight


During the IPL Photofacial procedure a cool gel is placed onto your skin. This is to protect your skin from the IPL device. The treatment consists of the IPL device applying light pulses onto your skin. Overall three to six treatments are needed in order to see full results. Treatments can be spaced four to six weeks apart from each other. 

IPL Photofacial Benefits

There are many IPL Photofacial benefits. This is a treatment that reverses the damage on your skin caused by the sun, improves skin tone and texture, and evens out the skin’s color. As you age, most people notice changes in the skin that are from prolonged damage from the sun. This is the perfect treatment to correct those issues. Here are some more IPL Photofacial benefits:

  • It is a quick and easy treatment
  • The treatment is painless
  • You can do it anywhere on your skin
  • Reduces or eliminates sun spots and freckles
  • Reduces the severity of acne
  • Tightens your pores
  • Reduces hyperpigmentation
  • Treats skin redness
  • Reduces the appearance of scars
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines
  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles
  • Can reverse sun damage
  • Treats broken capillaries, blood vessels, telangiectasia, rosacea
  • Tightens skin
  • Boosts collagen and elastin production


After receiving an IPL Photofacial a client experiences little to no downtime. You may experience some redness or swelling directly after the treatment but that should go away shortly. You can get back to your normal day to day life after treatment. The pigmented lesions (brown spots) that were targeted during the treatment will darken and then come off the skin within seven to fourteen days post treatment.

Is an IPL treatment right for you?

IPL isn’t right for every skin type. It can actually be damaging for some skin types. In order to find out if it is right for your skin you’ll want to speak with one of our specialists.

If you’re interested in getting an IPL Photofacial call us today at 1-800-851-0969 or click here to schedule your free consultation. Don’t forget to ask about our monthly specials to learn more about the other cosmetic injections we offer!

Louis J. Silberman is the CEO and Co-Founder of National Laser Institute, the pioneer of the medical aesthetics training industry and one of the largest educators in the country.