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IPL Photofacial

Non Invasive - Pain Free


A skin treatment available at Bio2 Laser Studio, that uses light-based technology to create a more even complexion by targeting multiple skin conditions such as brown spots (sun damage, age spots, liver spots, freckles) and redness (rosacea and broken capillaries). The light energy absorbed by the targeted areas stimulates your cells to regenerate new collagen, producing younger-looking skin that’s even in tone and texture.

How does it work

The light penetrates the pigmented tissue and damages it. Once this happens, the body processes the injured tissue and over time, the natural healing process of the skin helps remove the affected areas, revealing fresh, healthy skin

Skin conditions that can be treated

• sun damage

• age spots

• freckles

• liver spots & other benign brown pigments

• broken capillaries

• rosacea

• acne

Are you a candidate

There are several factors that need to be considered to confirm this treatment is safe and effective for you

these include (but are not limited to)…

• medical history

• ancestry/skin tone

• pregnant/breastfeeding is a no-go

• no sun exposure 2-4 weeks prior and post-treatment (this includes self tanner)

• no photosensitizing medication

• must be off antibiotics for a minimum of 2 weeks

• must be off accutane for at least 6 months

• stop the use of retinol/retin-A or glycolic acid one week prior

• wait 2-4 weeks after Botox & Filler

Post Treatment

There’s little to no downtime. The treated area might be red and slightly swollen but you can apply makeup directly after. SPF should be applied post-treatment and worn religiously thereafter.

Your age spots and sun spots may become darker as the pigment is lifted to the surface (varies per client) and may have a “coffee ground” appearance, which would generally slough off after a week or so.

Treat the skin gently and allow the pigment to slough off naturally. Picking or scrubbing can lead to scarring.

How many treatments are needed

This is something you will need to determine with your provider based on your individual needs. Typically, it’s anywhere from 3-6 treatments spaced 3-4 weeks apart


Common questions about our IPL Photofacial procedure.

An IPL Photofacial, otherwise known as Skin Rejuvenation, has many known benefits. In fact, the benefits of intense pulsed light therapy cover almost the entire spectrum of cosmetic dermatology. IPL photofacials stimulate collagen growth by simulating minor dermal injuries, thereby helping to improve skin texture. The treatment can also help repair small blood vessels that have become visible, or help eradicate sun spots or other pigmentation irregularities. IPL photofacials can also eliminate large pores and even out skin tone.

Healing from an IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Photofacial varies per client. While most clients can comfortably say that there is little to no downtime, in some cases, where there is a larger amount of sun damage, it can take up to a week. We also use this non-surgical therapy to remove blemishes and imperfections in the skin, or in severe cases make them less noticeable.

IPL Photofacials can improve damaged skin and acne scars occurring on the face, neck, chest, arms, back or legs. For clients looking for skin resurfacing treatments that are effective, yet require extremely minimal downtime, an IPL photofacial is a great choice.

Yes, IPL is an FDA-approved photo therapy for the treatment of a variety of conditions

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IPL Photofacial: Illuminating the Path to Radiant Skin

The quest for clear, radiant skin has led to the development of various advanced skincare technologies, and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Photofacial has emerged as a powerful tool in this pursuit. This non-invasive procedure has a rich history, diverse applications, proven effectiveness, and approval from regulatory authorities like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Here's a closer look at the evolution and impact of IPL Photofacial:

Historical Roots:

The roots of IPL Photofacial can be traced back to the late 1990s when technological advancements in light-based therapies paved the way for its development. Initially used for hair removal, IPL technology quickly expanded its horizons to address a broader range of skin concerns, giving rise to the IPL Photofacial.

Technology Unveiled:

IPL Photofacial harnesses the power of intense pulsed light, a non-laser light source that delivers a spectrum of wavelengths to the skin. This diverse light energy penetrates the skin's surface, targeting pigmentation irregularities, blood vessels, and stimulating collagen production.

Versatile Applications:

One of the key strengths of IPL Photofacial lies in its versatility. This treatment can effectively address a myriad of skin issues, including sun damage, age spots, freckles, broken capillaries, redness, and uneven skin tone. It is often referred to as a photorejuvenation treatment due to its ability to refresh and revitalize the skin.

How It Works:

During an IPL Photofacial session, pulses of broad-spectrum light are directed onto the skin. The light energy is absorbed by targeted chromophores, such as melanin (responsible for pigmentation) or hemoglobin (found in blood vessels). This absorption leads to the breakdown of pigmented lesions or coagulation of blood vessels, which are eventually naturally eliminated by the body.

Effectiveness in Skin Rejuvenation:

The effectiveness of IPL Photofacial in skin rejuvenation is well-documented. The treatment not only addresses visible signs of sun damage and pigmentation but also promotes collagen production, contributing to improved skin texture, firmness, and a more youthful appearance.

FDA Approval and Safety:

IPL Photofacial devices used in professional settings typically receive approval from regulatory authorities, including the FDA. This approval underscores the safety and efficacy of the technology when administered by trained and qualified practitioners.

The Treatment Experience:

IPL Photofacial sessions are generally well-tolerated by patients. The procedure typically involves minimal discomfort, often described as a mild snapping or warming sensation. Depending on the area being treated, sessions are relatively quick, making it convenient for those with busy schedules.

Downtime and Aftercare:

While downtime is minimal, some patients may experience mild redness or swelling immediately following the procedure. However, these side effects are usually short-lived, and most individuals can resume their normal activities immediately. Practitioners often recommend post-treatment care, including the use of sunscreen, to protect the skin from potential sun sensitivity.

Customization for Individual Needs:

IPL Photofacial treatments are highly customizable. Practitioners can adjust the settings based on the patient's skin type, specific concerns, and desired outcomes. This personalized approach ensures that the treatment aligns with individual skincare goals.

Number of Sessions:

Optimal results with IPL Photofacial often require a series of sessions, typically spaced several weeks apart. The gradual improvement in skin texture and tone becomes more apparent as the treatment progresses.

Patient Satisfaction:

High levels of patient satisfaction are frequently reported with IPL Photofacial. The visible improvements in skin appearance, coupled with the non-invasive nature of the procedure, contribute to positive treatment experiences.

In conclusion, IPL Photofacial has etched its place in the realm of advanced skincare, offering a non-invasive solution for those seeking skin rejuvenation. Its history, diverse applications, proven effectiveness, and FDA approval underscore its credibility as a powerful tool in the pursuit of radiant and healthy skin. As technology continues to evolve, IPL Photofacial remains at the forefront of non-surgical skincare options, providing a path to a more luminous and youthful complexion.