IPL Photo Facial | Freckles, Age Spots, Sun Damage, Spider Veins | Laser Skin Treatment

IPL Photo Facial

Rejuvenate Skin

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Dramatically improve your red and brown pigment problems

It’s unavoidable, we all spend our fair share of time in the sun. As we age, we become more likely to experience the side effects of premature aging due to sun damage. IPL photo facials are designed to improve the overall texture and appearance of your skin for a healthy and refreshed look.

IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light, a breakthrough treatment designed to help restore the appearance of your skin without causing damage to the skin’s surface. When applied to your face, IPL technology can dramatically improve red and brown pigmentation problems.

What You
Need to Know

What can IPL treat?

Fine lines and wrinkles

Sun-damaged skin (photoaged)

Blush of rosacea

Age spots and sun-induced freckles

Benign brown pigment

Persistent red pigmentation

Red spots and large blood vessels

Acne scars & large pores

Procedure Time
Depending on your specific targeted treatment area(s), IPL treatments take between 15 to 20 minutes to complete. Several sessions are required for a full-face treatment.
Side Effects & Recovery Times
Following your procedure, you may experience mild to moderate redness, which lasts 1 to 3 days. The pigment in your targeted treatment area(s) will also turn darker over the next 48 hours, however skin will naturally exfoliate (or flake off) within 1 week.
Most of our patients experience results immediately. These results continue to maximize over the next 2 weeks. While results are temporary, they can last months and even years after you reach your complexion goal. For maximum results, we recommend at least 2 to 3 treatments spaced at least one month apart.

What to expect during your visit?


Similar to other medical procedures, your provider will take time before your session to discuss your problem areas, as well as your medical history, to ensure IPL Photo Facial treatments are the right option for you. They will also determine how many treatments you need to achieve the best results. Your provider may also take photos of the area(s) receiving treatment. These photos will be used to show your before and after transformation!


Your provider will clean and prep your treatment area(s). They will also apply a topical numbing cream to ensure your comfort during your procedure. Once your treatment area is prepared, your provider will move their laser over the skin in a grid-like pattern, flashing the light about every centimeter. Depending on your specific needs, your provider may need to go over your treatment area multiple times.


Following your IPL treatment, your provider will clean your skin. Although photo facials typically do not require any downtime, you may experience mild to moderate redness. However, you can apply your makeup right away (if you choose to do so). We also recommend you avoid exposure to the sun for at least a week after your session and be sure to apply sunscreen regularly.

Frequently Asked Questions

IPL photo facials work by targeting a beam of light to your specific treatment area(s), such as enlarged brown spots or large blood vessels. Using a series of multiple light wavelengths, IPL photo facials remove the abnormalities throughout your face without causing damage or scarring Best of all, IPL treatments work to stimulate your natural collagen production to tighten the tissue surrounding your treatment area(s).

IPL laser treatments work by gently penetrating the top layers of your skin to eliminate the underlying pigment and vessels causing damage to your skin. Unlike other treatments, such as chemical peels that remove an outer layer of skin and require significant healing time, the outer skin itself is not damaged, resulting in a significantly reduced healing process.

Using the Palomar Starlux 500, our IPL facials use a broad spectrum of multiple light wavelengths to help individuals of all ages to achieve fresh, smooth, and vibrant skin tone and texture.

  • Reduce hyperpigmentation
  • Eliminate visible veins and capillaries
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduce age spots and sun spots
  • Reduce redness and inflammation
  • Treat superficial acne scars
  • Reduce acne scars
  • Deep rejuvenation with little downtime
  • Long-lasting results

Your session may cause minimal discomfort that can last between 24 to 48 hours. However, you can alleviate any discomfort with cold air or a cooling system.

Following your procedure, you may experience mild to moderate redness, which will last between 1 to 3 days. The pigment in your targeted treatment area(s) will also turn darker over the next 24 to 48 hours. However, this skin will naturally exfoliate (or flake off) within 1 week.

Your session(s) will take between 15 to 20 minutes. With minimal downtime, you can return to your daily activities immediately following your IPL procedure.

Most of our patients experience results immediately after their IPL photo facial, and these results will continue to maximize over the next week. With a series of treatments, spaced 1 month apart, our patients have reported experiencing results for several months, and even years, after their treatments!

Although results are immediate, several sessions are required for a full-facial treatment. Depending on the severity of your treatment area(s), we recommend a minimum of 3 to 5 treatments. Your treatments will be spaced 1 month apart.

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