IPL, short for intense pulsed light, is a popular treatment that is best-known for its ability to treat vascular conditions like broken capillaries (“spider veins”) and the brown spots or “age spots” caused by sun damage. IPL also stimulates the production of collagen, which plumps up the skin and gives you a fresher look, and refines or tightens large pores. An IPL photo facial delivers a bright blast of light at very high energy levels through a hand-held device. The number of IPL photo facials you need will vary depending on the condition you’re treating, the results you want, and how your skin responds. Photo facials work best in conjunction with a regular skin care routine that you develop with our aesthetician and skincare consultant.
How Does IPL Work?
IPL uses short blasts of a polychromatic, high-intensity light to penetrate just below the skin’s surface, damaging either the melanin that makes up brown “age spots” or the blood vessels that create broken capillaries. The skin repairs the damage, leaving you with a more even skin tone. It generally takes a series of treatments to see the best results, perhaps three to six treatments, usually a month apart.