Bio2 Laser Studio San Antonio
IPL Photofacial

Non Invasive - Pain Free


IPL Photofacial


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



FAQ

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 (Intense Pulsed Light) treatment can help reduce the appearance of freckles. Freckles are small, flat, tan or light brown spots on the skin caused by an excess of melanin. IPL uses a specific wavelength of light energy that targets the melanin, or pigmentation, in the skin. The heat generated by the light energy causes the melanin to break down, which leads to a reduction in the appearance of freckles.

During the treatment, a cooling gel is applied to the skin to protect it from the heat of the light. The IPL device is then passed over the affected area, delivering pulses of light energy to the skin. The treatment typically takes 20-30 minutes and can cause some mild discomfort, but it is generally well tolerated.

It is typically recommended that multiple sessions of IPL are done for best result, as freckles are quite deep in the skin and need multiple sessions to be treated. It's important to consult with a dermatologist or other qualified professional to determine if IPL is the right treatment option for you and to get the best result.

It's also important to note that while IPL can help reduce the appearance of freckles, it is not a substitute for sun protection. Wearing sunscreen and avoiding prolonged sun exposure can help prevent the formation of new freckles and other forms of skin damage.

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

Yes, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Photo Facial can help reduce the appearance of sun spots, also known as age spots or hyperpigmentation. The treatment uses a specific wavelength of light energy that targets the melanin, or pigmentation, in the skin. The heat generated by the light energy causes the melanin to break down, which leads to a reduction in the appearance of sun spots.

During the treatment, a cooling gel is applied to the skin to protect it from the heat of the light. The IPL device is then passed over the affected area, delivering pulses of light energy to the skin. The treatment typically takes 20-30 minutes and can cause some mild discomfort, but it is generally well tolerated.

It is typically recommended that multiple sessions of IPL Photo Facial are done for best result, as sun spots are quite deep in the skin and need multiple sessions to be treated. It's important to consult with a dermatologist or other qualified professional to determine if IPL Photo Facial is the right treatment option for you and to get the best result.

It's also important to note that while IPL Photo Facial can help reduce the appearance of sun spots, it is not a substitute for sun protection. Wearing sunscreen and avoiding prolonged sun exposure can help prevent the formation of new sun spots and other forms of skin damage.

Yes, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Photo Facial is a non-invasive treatment that uses a specific wavelength of light to target and reduce the appearance of rosacea. The light energy is absorbed by the blood vessels and melanin in the skin, which causes them to constrict and eventually disappear. The procedure is typically done in a series of treatments, with each session lasting 20-45 minutes.

During the treatment, a cooling gel is applied to the skin to protect it from the heat of the light. The IPL device is then passed over the affected area, delivering pulses of light energy to the skin. The treatment can cause some mild discomfort, but it is generally well tolerated.

IPL Photo Facial can help reduce the appearance of redness, broken capillaries, and other symptoms associated with rosacea. The procedure is considered safe for most skin types and causes minimal downtime. However, It is best to consult with a qualified professional to determine if IPL Photo Facial is the right treatment option for you.