Photofacial Skin Rejuvenation (IPL)


Photofacial Renewal Skin Care Treatment

Smooth Away the Effects of Time

Renew your skin with an IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Photofacial!

Skin Renewal Treatments for Comfortable Pigment and Vessel Clearance

For many people, looking great is a simple matter of skin renewal treatments for pigment and vessel clearance to reveal clearer, more attractive skin.  Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) skin treatments using the photorejuvenation technology represents a breakthrough in age-defying skin care. This technique treats skin non-invasively. IPL treatments address the effects of photoaging and sun damage with low risk of side effects and minimal recovery time.

IPL PhotoFacial uses precise amounts of visible light (IPL is ‘intense pulsed light’) to effectively treat facial redness and improve sun-damaged skin.  The light energy is absorbed by the damaged tissue resulting in a stimulation of the production of collagen. Through this stimulation of collagen the appearance of aging skin is softened, fine lines and wrinkles are improved, dark pigmentation and age spots fade, there is a reduction in pore size.

Palomar IPL strategically clears vascular and pigmented lesions.  The secret of Palomar’s pulsed light’s performance lies in the dual filter technology that delivers optimally filtered wavelengths of pulsed light, for results as good as or better than those of competitive single-application lasers.

Our IPL system from Palomar Medical has a treatment for pigment and vessel clearance that’s fast, easy and well-tolerated.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is IPL Skin Rejuvenation?

IPL Skin Rejuvenation helps you keep a younger and fresher look. The safe, visible light emitted from the IPL flash lamp makes your face look younger by removing age spots, sun spots, uneven pigmentation, diffuse redness and by stimulating collagen and improving your skin texture.

What is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)?

IPL (Photofacial) is an FDA approved technology which uses short, safe bursts of light emitted from a flash-lamp to treat specific skin conditions. The technology is very sophisticated; it carefully delivers both the appropriate amount of light and the speed of its delivery to your specific skin condition. The light is absorbed by the pigment in sunspots and the blood in visible vessels, and converted to heat. The heat dissolves the cells that create the pigment and shrinks the vessels.

Does the Photofacial treatment hurt?

Most clients describe the sensation of the IPL as a warm sensation.

What can I expect after a Photofacial treatment?

Immediately after your Photofacial, you can expect a mild sun burn like sensation that may last for 24-48 hours. Any areas of broken capillaries or spider veins may stay red for longer. Age and sun spots may darken initially for a few days and then lighten or disappear. Even though a series of IPL treatments is recommended, you will see results with your first treatment within 7-14 days!

Can I have an IPL Photofacial?

Skin types 1-3 are candidates for an IPL Photofacial.  Darker ethnic skin types may not be a candidate.

What is the pre and post treatment care involved following a Photofacial?

Before an IPL Photofacial treatment you must avoid the sun, tanning beds and self-tanning creams and lotions. We ask you to stop the use of Retinol creams and lotions. We may apply some ice immediately following your IPL treatment. It is recommended to use an SPF 30 before and after treatment.

What areas can be treated with an IPL/Photofacial?

Face and neck, hands and arms, and décolleté (chest) are most common areas for an IPL treatment.

Safe, comfortable and fast!

In the past, harsh treatments resulted in red, raw skin, with a long recovery period. The Candela Ellipse IPL provides the most comfortable, effective Photofacials available, without any downtime. Treatments take about 30 minutes, and you can return to work or other activities- looking and feeling fine