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What is Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Facial

Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy is a non-surgical cosmetic skin treatment to reduce the signs of aging and scars’ appearance. It is in some ways similar to laser therapy. The difference is that unlike laser therapy, which delivers only a single wavelength, IPL can deliver multiple wavelengths that are adjustable for different customers and their specific treatments.

What is IPL therapy?

Intense pulsed light therapy, commonly known as a photo facial, is a popular skin treatment for improving skin tone and skin color without surgery. It can undo the damage caused by sun exposure, visible mostly on the face, hands, neck, or chest. You look younger after an IPL treatment as it results in an even skin tone.

How does IPL photo facial work?

In IPL, a light-emitting device is calibrated to target a particular skin concern where the generated heat gets rid of unwanted cells to deliver full-face rejuvenation. The IPL device activates the skin’s natural healing capacity without harming any skin tissue. As the skin tries to repair itself, it sheds dull and damaged outer layer cells to form vibrant new skin.

When administered by a qualified professional, IPL should not cause any lasting damage or other complications. Unlike the light emitted by conventional medical lasers, IPL treatment uses broad-spectrum light made of different wavelengths to react with specific skin conditions. The adjustable nature of IPL makes it versatile and customizable for the diverse requirements of the customers.

Who should get the treatment?

IPL is best for people who have pale or light brown skin tone. Talk to your dermatologist if you want to get rid of birthmarks, stretch marks, age spots, acne, discolored skin, wrinkles, brown spots, freckles, spider veins, scars, or unwanted hairs.

However, people who are sensitive to light or have dark skin shouldn’t take this treatment. Also, avoid this treatment if you suffer from severe scarring, resurfacing skin disorder, or skin cancer. On appointment day, avoid using scented products, makeup, perfume, and other products that can irritate your skin.


When it comes to aging, the sun is our worst enemy as it breaks down collagen, making skin more susceptible to wrinkling and sagging. Intense pulsed light therapy combats UV’s negative effects by dissolving discolored cells and getting rid of dark spots. It can also remove freckles and restore your skin to an even complexion.

IPL is also beneficial to treat stubborn acne and its side effect – scarring. It can be done with other non-surgical procedures like Botox® and dermal fillers.

Among other nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatments, photo facial has little or no downtime. You can return to work within 24 to 48 hours. The only side effects are mild redness and sensitivity, which disappear in a day or two.

This makes it an attractive alternative to chemical peels, which results in flaking for up to2 weeks. IPL is quick, convenient, and affordable for anyone looking to skin rejuvenate after excessive sun exposure.

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IPL laser facial at Balanced Aesthetics Medspa

IPL is one of the many advanced laser treatments offered at Balanced Aesthetics Medspa. It’s more effective than other facials as the lasers can penetrate the dermis to resolve various skin issues. You can get an IPL laser facial along with microneedling or with microneedling and red light therapy. To book an appointment at Balanced Aesthetics Medspa, call our office at (470) 226-2390. You may also fill out the contact form or email [email protected].

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