IPL PhotoFacial FAQs

IPL PhotoFacial Skin Rejuvenation Atlanta

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1 ) What type of pigment can be treated with IPL PhotoFacial?

IPLPhotoFacial is designed to treat browns and reds. Sun damage, age spots and freckles respond very well to IPL PhotoFacial treatments. It is always recommended to be seen by a dermatologist to have your sun damage, age spots and freckles assessed to be sure they are benign. IPL PhotoFacial can also treat rosacea and facial vessels. Regardless of whether you are treating browns or reds a series of treatments will be necessary to achieve the best results.


Q2 ) What does the IPL PhotoFacial treatment feel like?

During the treatment you will feel warmth and with each pulse you will a snap on the skin, similar to that of a rubber band. This procedure is well tolerated and does not require any numbing.


Q3 ) How long does an IPL PhotoFacial treatment take?

Depending on the area of the body being treated with IPL PhotoFacial, treatments can take 45 minutes or more.


Q4 ) Is IPL PhotoFacial safe during pregnancy?

While there are no studies show adverse effects during pregnancy, we choose not to perform IPL during pregnancy.


Q5 ) Is IPL PhotoFacial permanent?

It permanently removes the treated pigment, however if you have continued sun exposure new sun damage is likely to form. Once you complete a series of treatments it is recommended that you return 1-2 times per year to maintain results. If you are using IPL for Rosacea the same will apply to keep your symptoms at bay.


Q6 ) Does IPL PhotoFacial remove hair?

While you may see a temporary reduction in hair in the area treated with IPL, it is not permanent. The energy from the IPL will stunt the hair growth, but it cannot deliver enough thermodynamic energy to permanently deaden the hair follicle.