Skin takes daily beating and signs of damage and aging are common for adults even at a very young age. Problems like brown spots, redness, spider veins, and pigments can affect the complexion and skin tone causing dissatisfaction with the appearance of your skin.

Your skin gets damaged and looks older in appearance. This hampers your self-confidence and you feel the need to get refreshed and rejuvenated skin. If topical creams and exfoliation are not giving you the desired blemish-free appearance you should consider med spa skin aesthetic treatments. These aesthetic treatments can help you improve your skin and reverse the signs of aging and sun damage. Skin rejuvenation treatments give you a rejuvenated and fresh appearance with improved even skin tone.

Photofacial- Photorejuvenation Therapy

IPL (Intense Pulse Light) Photofacial is a skin treatment that uses light-based technology to enhance collagen and lighten the blemishes. This laser treatment targets pigment issues such as red spots, brown spots, freckles, and other sun damage visible spots.

During the IPL procedure, a device which emits light targets the particular skin issues and to offer rejuvenated skin. When the light pulses are emitted, they get absorbed by the pigment (melanin) and RBCs in the skin to generate heat. This heat then emulates an injury, which, however, does not cause any long-lasting damage to the skin. It aims to stimulate the skin’s healing process without harming delicate tissues.

Photofacial- Photorejuvenation Therapy

In order to get repaired, your skin will replace its damaged, dull layer with a vibrant supple new skin layer. During this whole process, elastin and collagen, the skin proteins are generated in excess, reducing the results of collagen loss due to aging. The emitted IPL also breaks the pigment inside freckles and age spots, creating an even skin tone and texture. As the IPL is adjustable in nature, this treatment can be customized to address other problems as well simultaneously.

The benefits of Photofacial are worth every penny as long as they are performed by an experienced and licensed skincare specialist.

Reasons to Consider IPL Photofacial 

Treats Skin Damaged by Sun

Sun is the worst enemy of your skin. Almost all of the skin changes associated with getting aged are results of UV rays exposure. Sun’s rays break the collagen (skin-firming protein) in your skin and make it more prone to sagging and weaker. It also causes the formation of dark spots on exposed areas such as face and hands giving your skin a leathery and weathered look.

IPL Photofacial fights the damages done by the ultraviolet rays. Pulsed light penetrates and extracts discolored cells from deep within the dermis. With this, it helps in getting riddance from dark spots and freckles restoring an even complexion. The new collagen begins to replace the old one that was damaged by the sunlight. This makes skin suppler and stronger.

Helps Control Stubborn Acne

IPL can control the reasons that cause acne and side effects such as scarring. This treatment also kills acne-causing bacteria and minimizes inflammation and redness. Repeated sessions of photofacials boost to form new outer skin layers and shed the older damaged layer. This gradually results in the elimination of scar tissue.

Control Stubborn Acne

However, you should stop using all kinds of systemic and topical acne treatments for 4 to 6 months before you have an IPL Photofacial. It can also minimize large pores and reduce recurring acne on your face.

Help Eliminate Capillaries and Visible Veins

IPL is absorbed quite efficiently by RBCs. So, Photofacial is considered to be an ideal way to treat visibly broken blood vessels and other abnormalities. Photofacial is used to dissolve the spider veins and broken capillaries for an even and a more youthful complexion.  IPL Photofacial is also perfect for treating other redness-causing conditions such as Rosacea.

Eliminate Capillaries and Visible Veins

Minimizes Signs of Skin Aging

IPL has a unique ability to change the skin cells’ structure. It makes them act like new cells. Research has shown that IPL can not only just treat but also prevent aging signs.

While Photofacial is not necessarily an anti-aging solution, it does show long-lasting effects to reduce the signs of aging such as sunspots, wrinkles, and other visible aging signs. It stimulates the growth of collagen by treating deeper skin layers and improves the texture of the skin reducing wrinkles and fine lines.

Performed on Other Body Areas

Photofacial is frequently used as a facial rejuvenation treatment. It is also useful in renewing the neck, hands, arms, legs, shoulders, and upper chest. In case you have problematic areas on any part of the body, it can be easily treated with intense pulse light resulting in a more uniform and youthful appearance.

Very Less Downtime

The Photorejuvenation technique is strong enough to reach deeper dermis layers but subtle enough to not cause excessive redness, swelling, or any kind of lasting irritation. Light Pulses emitted during photofacial are less focused than laser beam therapy. So, it poses less risk and harm than laser treatment for the skin.

You can apply moisturizer or makeup instantly after the session and go back to your daily routine within 1 to 2 days. There are usually no side effects after the procedure, but still, if they occur, they are restricted to very slight redness and sensitivity. Due to negligible downtime IPL Photofacial becomes an ideal alternative to chemical peels that shows symptoms of flaking and redness up to a couple of weeks.

Pairs Great with Other Non-Surgical Treatments

The revitalizing and gentle lifting action of the Photorejuvenation can easily be complemented with other non-invasive procedures, especially Botox and Dermal Fillers.

Botox can reduce fine lines and wrinkles and other areas that can’t be treated by Photofacial like around the eye region. Dermal fillers boost the lifting of face if the IPL procedure by replacing facial volume which was lost with age. These injectables can be filled into deep creases that are not alleviated only by skin resurfacing.

May Eliminate Unwanted Hair from Face & Other Parts

Dark hair and lighter skin toned people can use IPL to get rid of unwanted facial hair and hair on other parts of the body without any pain. Similar to Hair Removal Laser Treatment, IPL can also remove hair quickly from sizable areas.

Eliminate Unwanted Hair from Face & Other Parts

Intense Pulse Light for hair removal targets the melanin (pigment) in follicles of hair resulting in heating up of the hair shafts. This leads to damage of hair follicles by targeted heat, thus preventing the hair growth.



Having a Photofacial can help you get your glow back without any discomfort, expense, or downtime. However, IPL therapy may not be suitable for pregnant women, people with serious health conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. So, consult your dermatologist before going through this procedure.

If you want to know more about photofacial, let us help you explore your options. Schedule an appointment for a visit at our Lansing or Mount Pleasant dermatology office, whichever is convenient for you.


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