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IPL Photofacial

Empowerment Med

Chloe Ntaimo, MD

Medical Spa & MedSpa located in Brazos Valley, College Station, TX

IPL Photofacial Q & A

What is it?

Photofacial treatments use pulses of IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) to reverse signs of aging by altering your skin at the cellular level. Photofacials treat imperfections such as:

  • Skin discoloration
  • Sun damage
  • Brown spots (hyperpigmentation)
  • Acne scars
  • and even Rosacea

  • On the neck, face, chest, back, and hands.

How does it work?

When pulses of light are directed over the skin it will reach deeper layers of the skin, which repairs damage and prevents future signs of aging. This is sloughing off the superficial layer of the skin to reveal younger cells, stimulate collagen, and rejuvenate the skin.

What to Expect

With Photofacial treatments, each procedure can take around 30 minutes and can easily fit into your busy day! Slight swelling and redness for 24-48 hours are the most you’ll see as a side effect. The other great benefit of IPL treatments is that you can go right back to whatever you were doing before the procedure, as there is no real downtime.


After one facial, you should expect to see and feel smoother skin. Age spots initially become darker and then move to the skin’s surface where they fall away as part of the skin’s natural exfoliation process. Skin and pores feel and look tighter, while fine lines and wrinkles slowly decrease in size.

It is recommended to do 3-4 Photofacials a year for younger, healthier skin.