Intense pulse light is a non-invasive, non-ablative treatment that delivers high-intensity light into deeper layers of the skin to improve fine lines and winkles, vascular lesions, redness, broken capillaries, and sun spots. The range and wavelength of the light emitted during the treatment can be adjusted to accommodate your specific skin needs and concerns.


  • Treatment Duration: 15 MINUTES
  • Discomfort Level: 2
  • Downtime: NONE

        The Details

        How it Works

        Also known as photorejuvenation or a photofacial, intense pulsed light is a non-ablative treatment that emits intense, visible pulses of light onto a targeted area without damaging the surrounding skin. The light energy is absorbed by melanin (responsible for skin pigment) and hemoglobin (red blood cells in the blood vessels). As a result, these structures become damaged and are absorbed by the body or brought to the surface of the skin where they will slough off.

        Treatment Preparation

        If possible, please do not wear makeup to your treatment.

        For 1 week prior, avoid any irritants to your skin such as any products containing Retin-A, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids, astringents or Vitamin C.

        For at least 2 weeks prior, do not allow your skin to receive significant sun exposure, use a tanning bed or self-tanning products, get a spray tan or use any artificial pigments on your skin at all.

        Avoid anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen and aspirin to minimize side-effects.

        Please inform your clinician if you have started any new oral medications or new topical medication, creams, lotions or ointments as they may affect your treatment.

        Men are to be cleanly shaved prior to treatment.

        Please let our physician care team know if:

        • You are prone to cold sores
        • Suffer from vitiligo
        • History of melasma
        • Have skin irritations such as eczema or psoriasis

        Areas that can be Treated

        Ideal for any part of your face, neck and décolleté with skin redness, telangiectasia (tiny veins) or brown spots. Great for age spots on your hands and arms as well.

        What it Feels Like

        IPL treatments are not entirely pain-free, although the level of discomfort depends on your individual threshold of pain. When the pulse of the light is delivered, patients will experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation compared to the snapping of a rubber band on the skin. However, no numbing agent is required or necessary.

        A topical cooling gel is applied to the treatment area prior to the procedure. Protective goggles are worn

        Expected Results

        Intense pulsed light is successful in addressing fine lines and winkles, dark spots, visible capillaries, and redness.

        Results generally occur 1 to 3 weeks after your first treatment.

        Number of Treatments

        Most clients will see visible results after just 1 treatment. While 2 to 3 treatments are usually sufficient for optimal results, a longer series of treatments may be recommended for excessively sun-damaged skin.

        Treatments are typically spaced 4 weeks apart.

        After Care


        • Immediately following treatment, you may notice some minor redness and swelling, similar to that of a sunburn. The level of redness is dependent on the type of treatment and your skin’s sensitivity. If side effects are experienced, most resolve within three to seven days.

        • Avoid tanning or sun exposure without sunscreen.

        • Do not use any strong corrective topical products. Use cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen until you skin feels calmer.

        Follow Up

        Your initial course of treatments (typically 1 to 3) will be spaced 4 weeks apart. Maintenance treatments may be required thereafter depending on each individual client’s needs.

        Recommended Products

        It is recommended to incorporate an at-home skincare regimen after an intense IPL treatment to help calm, soothe and rehydrate your skin. Always consult our physician for individual at-home advice.

        • Phyto Corrective Mask (NEED Link)
        • Metacell Renewal B3 (NEED Link)

        Is this Suitable for Me?


        • Skin types 1-4
        • Sun Damage
        • Skin Redness
        • Tiny Veins
        • Brown Spots




        • Pregnant
        • Skin Cancer
        • Use of Accutane in the last six months
        • Vitiligo may cause de-pigmentation
        • Herpes or cold sores (pre-treatment with an antiviral may be indicated)

        Side Effects, Risks & Complications

        Darker pigmentation should be expected for the first 2 to 3 days.

        Pink/red skin similar to a mild sunburn.

        The damaged pigmentation will have a speckled appearance which will disappears on its own over time. Foundation easily covers up any speckling that may occur.

        Mild swelling may occur. In the rare case that it does, it is typically resolved within a couple hours of the treatment. 


        After Care

        Post Treatment 

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