Skin Rejuvenation


Your Guide to IPL Photo Facials

You’ve probably read about IPL photo facials in beauty magazines. Or maybe you’ve heard them mentioned on TV shows. They’re all the rage right now—and for good reason. But if you’re like most people, you probably don’t know what an IPL photo facial is like or how it works.

One Woman’s Experience

Today we’re here to tell you all about it.  We’ll be following Julie Smith as she undergoes an IPL photo facial treatment. Before we do that, though, we’ll explain how IPL photo facials work.

IPL photo facials work by using a broad-spectrum light source that penetrates multiple layers of skin. This type of photo facial primarily targets the lower layers of skin (dermis) while leaving the top layers of skin (epidermis) unaffected. The heat generated from the light promotes healing of the skin within, treating a number of different dermatological issues.

How To Prepare For IPL Photo Facials

Don’t worry – the actual IPL photo facial procedure is very simple! Julie’s doctor has already prepped her on how to prepare for her first IPL photo facial. Julie has refrained from wearing any makeup or skincare products. Julie has also been asked to refrain from going into the sun at least four weeks prior to treatment. She’s ensured that her skin is free from sunburns, herpes outbreaks, acne or eczema. Finally, Julie has stopped taking any over-the-counter blood-thinning agents for at least a week before her photo facial.

A Treatment as Easy as 1, 2, 3

The treatment process itself is straightforward. Before Julie’s IPL treatment, her physician applies a cold gel to her face, and she is given protective eyewear. Julie positions herself in a special medical chair, and the medical professional gently applies the IPL handpiece to her skin so that healing light rays can be delivered to the skin’s surface using precise pulses. Julie comments that she feels no pain. In fact, most IPL procedures are virtually painless, but more sensitive people might experience mild discomfort similar to a rubber band being snapped against the skin. The whole treatment lasts under a half hour.


Photo facials typically require little to no recovery time. Following treatment, you can return to your normal activities.  More intense IPL treatments, however, may produce sunburn-like symptoms for up to two weeks after the procedure.

Signs of age spots and sun damage will darken, but over the next 1-2 weeks, will fade and flake off.

Immediately following treatment, you might notice reddening of the surrounding skin, which typically subsides within a few hours. Signs of age spots and sun damage will darken, but over the next 1-2 weeks, will fade and flake off. If you have any capillaries, they will either be blanched out or darkened.

IPL Photo Facials Let You Recapture Beauty

You can expect outstanding results with IPL photo facials. But you must be diligent about scheduling treatment sessions. IPL photo facial treatments call for five treatment sessions spaced three weeks apart to obtain desired results. In some cases, those results can be seen after only the first treatment! And skin continues to improve with each successive treatment.

The results are nothing short of amazing. Within 2-3 weeks after treatment, your complexion will be clearer and younger-looking. You will notice a reduction in redness, flushing, and dilated capillaries. The skin looks healthier as sun damage, fine lines, pore size, freckling, and irregular pigmentation is minimized.

Remember to avoid sun exposure, wear a broad-spectrum sun-block, even in the winter months. Protect your rejuvenated complexion.

LaserAway Redefines Beauty with IPL Photo Facials

The choice is clear: IPL photo facials offer big results with no drawbacks. So make the move to recapture the beauty and schedule a free, no-obligation photo facial consultation at LaserAway.

LaserAway is proud to offer the most medical spa service options of any national skincare provider. LaserAway hires the most highly-trained staff experienced and certified in administering laser and other dermatological procedures. What’s more, LaserAway uses the most innovative techniques and cutting-edge laser technology. LaserAway aims to make your photo facial experience comfortable, enjoyable and satisfying. If you want to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, please email the LaserAway staff at or call us at (888) 965-2737. LaserAway looks forward to uncovering a new, more radiant you.