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Hyperpigmentation and other skin flaws can cause much distress, depleting you of your self-confidence. An IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) photofacial from Thin MD Med Spa, can rejuvenate your appearance by evening out your skin tone and giving you a clear and smooth complexion. .

What is IPL Photofacial?

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) photofacial is a non-surgical skin treatment that utilizes laser light energy to treat cosmetic flaws deep below the surface of the skin. Light energy is emitted into the skin to break up pigmentation flaws and even out skin tone. A photofacial, or fotofacial, also known as photorejuvenation, is a treatment touted to reverse sun damage, even out facial color as well as improve tone and texture in the process.

What are the benefits of IPL Photofacials?

IPL photofacials create a smoother; more even skin tone, achieving a healthier-looking appearance. It is a quick, painless in-office treatment with no downtime.

What does the IPL Photofacial treat?

  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Sun spots / age spots
  • Lines / wrinkles
  • Rosacea
  • Spider veins
  • Acne
  • Decreases pore size and tighten pores
  • Increases your body’s natural collagen production


  • reduce the severity of acne
  • reduce the appearance of or eliminate sun spots and freckles
  • lessen hyperpigmentation
  • treat skin flushing and skin redness
  • reduce the appearance of scars (acne, chickenpox, etc.)
  • reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • tighten pores
  • reverse sun damage
  • treat vascular lesions (broken capillaries, blood vessels, telangiectasia, rosacea)

What is the Procedure for IPL Photofacials?

A gel will be applied to your skin prior to the start of treatment to keep it cool and to ensure your comfort. Via a hand-held device, intense laser light energy will be delivered directly into the skin in short pulses. Treatments can last only a few minutes up to an hour depending on the size of the treatment area. Multiple treatments are recommended to achieve optimum results.

How does it work?

IPL Photofacial is Intense Pulsed Light that penetrates deep into the skin causing the collagen and blood vessels below the epidermis to constrict, reducing redness, age spots, dark spots and sun damage. The pigment imperfections then absorb the light and begin moving up and out of the skin. The spots turn into a coffee-ground-like substance and flake off, leaving beautiful, radiant skin.

Where on the body can IPL Photofacial be done?

IPL Photofacial can be done on just about any body part. Some of the most commonly treated areas are the face, neck, chest, hands, shoulders, legs, and arms.

Is IPL Photofacial painful?

Photofacial would not necessarily be called painful, but it can be uncomfortable. Patients liken the feeling to a rubber band snapping on their skin. The light from the laser is also quite bright, which may be uncomfortable for some with light sensitivity.

How long is the IPL Photofacial appointment?

The length of treatment is dependent on the number of areas being treated and the number of passes the aesthetician makes on the area. For reference, getting an IPL Photofacial on the face only would take about 45 minutes

How long do IPL Photofacial results last?

Photofacial results perpetually improve over time, with best results being seen three months after the last treatment. Sun protection and skin care maintenance are essential to the longevity of the results. Sunburns and over exposure will bring back old spots and freckles and dullness will return if proper exfoliation during daily routines is neglected. A new series of treatments are recommended every year for optimal results.

Contraindications / Risks / Common concerns for IPL Photofacial

As with any aesthetic treatment, there are risks, however, this is why you should only trust an experienced physician and licensed aesthetician at ThinMD Med Spa. Clients with melasma will experience a darkening in those areas and should not be treated. Those who have been on a strong antibiotic or Accutane should not receive treatment until six months after the last treatment.

How Much Does IPL Photofacial Cost?

All costs will be discussed during your Free consultation. For your convenience, we accept payments of cash, check, and major credit cards. All costs will be discussed during your Free consultation.

  • We also offer financing options to assist you in paying for your procedure.
  • Please ask Dr. Capasso’s professional team about Care Credit options.