Day Seven: Intense Pulsed Light (“The Photofacial”)

For the seventh procedure we want to show you another way to even out your skin tone – intense pulsed light can treat a variety of skin discolorations. Be sure to consult your dermatologist before deciding on this procedure.

Intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments have increased in availability across the country. While a laser emits light of a single color (wavelength), IPL emits at a wide range of wavelengths, so it is effective at treating a variety of colored spots on the face including brown blemishes and areas of red discoloration. Usually, a series of 3-5 treatments at $250 - $500 per session can even out the skin’s color and lighten or even remove freckles and broken blood vessels to rejuvenate the skin’s appearance as far as color is concerned. This is not particularly useful for wrinkles or texture of the skin.

*Insight from Dr.Sherrif Ibrahim

Published on 12/20/2010 | Last updated on 10/18/2018