IPL Photorejuvenation helps you achieve a smoother, more even look.
Also called ‘photofacial’, intense pulsed light (IPL) is a custom rejuvenation treatment that helps to reduce sun damage and redness, and calms the effects of aging. Ideal for the face, neck, arms, hands and legs, you’ll see results in just 4-7 days.
Get a more even skin tone.
Reduce signs of sun damage, brown spots and veins.
Start noticing improvements within the week.
How does IPL treatment work?
This non-invasive procedure uses a powerful flash of filtered light to penetrate the skin, where it’s absorbed by excess pigment. Within 4-7 days, those pigmented spots will temporarily darken and peel off to reveal a smoother, more even skin tone.
While photorejuvenation is usually performed on the face and upper chest to reduce sun spots and dilated blood vessels, combination therapy using IPL and dermal filler on the hands can enhance the antiaging results.
Photofacial treatments don’t require an anesthetic–but as a safety measure, our e-Light IPL system cools the skin’s surface to keep you comfortable. The procedure takes 30-45 minutes with little or no downtime, which means you can come in during your lunch break or before any other regular activity.
You may experience some mild redness immediately after treatment and some minor swelling under the eyes the next morning. Any brown areas will appear darker over the next few days, so wait until your skin sheds them before expecting results.
It only takes 1-2 treatments to reduce spots, smooth uneven pigmentation, and help repair broken facial capillaries and veins. Additional treatments will continue to improve tone and texture, and stimulate the dermis to produce more collagen.
The ideal number of treatments depends on the patient, but most people require 2-5 sessions for optimal results.
Types of IPL
At Pacific Derm, we use the advanced, medical-grade e-Light photorejuvenation system, which combines two independent types of energy (pulsed light and radio frequency, or RF) and applies them to the skin simultaneously.
By adding RF energy, we achieve deeper penetration and more controlled stimulation and regeneration of three layers of skin, including collagen. The e-Light uses less energy than other methods to infiltrate the skin tissue, which greatly reduces the risk of overheating the skin.
IPL treatment will fade redness and lessen the effects of sun damage.
You’ll notice a more even skin tone within 4-7 days.
Get a smoother, more even look on your arms.
Lessen the effects of aging and sun damage, like sun spots and dilated blood vessels.
It only takes 1-2 treatments to improve the appearance of your skin.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is IPL a type of laser?
No, IPL is a very powerful light source.
- Why do they use the names Photorejuvenation and IPL interchangeably?
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light and the purpose of the treatment is to rejuvenate the skin with light, therefore photorejuvenation may be used as a description of the treatment and IPL as a description of the device.
- How does IPL Photorejuvenation work?
IPL works by delivering high-intensity pulses of light intended to selectively heat the darkened spots and dilated vessels. The cells heal resulting in clearer skin.
- How many IPL treatments are required?
Usually one to two treatments are required to achieve optimal results. However, a series of several sessions may be needed for some people.