IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) therapy is used to treat sun damage, wrinkles, stretch marks and age spots and dry eye disease. IPL is also known as photorejuvenation or photofacial. Treatments are performed at doctor’s offices and can be used to erase mild sun damage, brown spots, freckles or irregular pigmentation on the face, neck, or even chest. Furthermore, IPL treatments can also be used for hair reduction and treatment of dry eyes. Multiple treatments may be necessary.

Here are 10 reasons why you should consider getting an IPL Photofacial today:

Reason #1: Versatile treatment
Most users tend to start on the facial area but once they start to see the results, they tend to travel to other areas of the skin like the neck, shoulders and chest.

Reason #2: Can help repair small blood vessels
If small blood vessels have become visible, enhance sunspots or other irregularities in pigmentation, IPL is a great solution to help clear the skin and rosacea.

Reason #3: Helps control acne
If you suffer from severe acne and experience issues combating the redness and inflammation caused by acne, IPL treatments can help. IPL can help eliminate large pores and thus reduce the appearance of acne on your skin without the need to constantly apply topical products.

Reason #4: Reduces redness
If you suffer from rosacea or any other type of skin condition that causes redness into the skin, IPL photofacial therapy is a great treatment solution for reducing the appearance of redness and helping create an even tone and natural complexion.

Reason #5: FDA approved to help treat dry eye disease
If you suffer from dry eyes associated with ocular rosacea, IPL is now FDA approved to help combat dry eye symptoms. Certain layers of the dermis are addressed at a molecular level to help awaken dry eye cells that may be damaged or dysfunctional.

Reason #6: Minimizes signs of aging
While IPL isn’t necessarily a long term solution to anti-aging, it does have lasting effects in helping reduce the signs of aging such as wrinkles, sunspots and other indicators of aging. IPL stimulates collagen growth and helps improve the skin’s texture, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Reason #7: Lower cost
While most skin treatments are extremely expensive, IPL photofacial treatments often cost less than other laser treatments. IPL also provide results for the longer unlike a regular facial.

Reason #8: Allows for additional treatment
IPL photorejuvenation procedures can be done in conjunction with other treatments such a microdermabrasion, chemical peels and other facial skin treatments that target the outermost layer of the skin.

Reason #9: It’s quick and effective
With IPL treatments, each photofacial procedure can take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes maximum. 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 downtime to follow.

Reason #10: No Pain
While a small percentage of patients express feeling a slight warming sensation during the procedure, the majority of other patients have no pain at all during the IPL photofacial treatments. A detailed medical history is done prior to starting any treatments to ensure we are looking at the patient as a whole and addressing any risks or interference with medications.