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Photorejuvenation/ Photofacial

What is Photofacial?

  • Photofacial is a skin treatment that uses a light-based technology to boost collagen and lighten the appearance of blemishes. 
  • This skin treatment is used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, brown spots, broken capillaries, spider veins, and facial redness.
  • The treatment delivers precise amounts of light energy through the skin surface to stimulate the production of collagen.
  • As the new collagen forms it softens the appearance of aging skin.
  • The two most popular Photofacial treatments are:
  • IPL- Intense Pulsed Light
  • LED- Light Emitting Diode


LED treatment

  •  LED treatment is often referred to as a Non-IPL or Light Therapy.
  •  It works best for minor skin problems since they act only on the outer layer of the skin. 
  • This treatment is often conducted via a hand-held device or a lamp. 
  • LED treatment work best if you have sensitive skin or just want to treat a minor blemish.
  •  An LED Photofacial is painless, cool and relaxing treatment. 
  • It uses a narrow spectrum of light to gently boost collagen creating plumper, younger looking skin. 
  • This procedure can also kill the bacteria that cause acne

IPL Photofacial

  • IPL is used for more serious conditions which affect the deeper layers of skin. 
  • IPL procedures work better and are more robust than LED therapy. 
  • IPL procedures treat a variety of skin conditions like brown spots, broken capillaries and spider veins. 
  • IPL Photofacial is done by dermatologists.
  • During the procedure, a blast of light at intense pulses that absorb deeper into the skin than that of an LED treatment.
  • While some IPLs have cooling devices, the heat from the light can cause slight discomfort.
  • IPL treatments also require several visits. Usually the sessions are done once in a month and 5-6 sessions are required to see a good effect.


  • Open pores
  • Mild acne scars
  • Uneven pigmentation
  • Freckles and age spots
  • Broken capillaries
  • Spider veins
  • Red flushing skin
  • Rosacea treatment
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

Benefits of Photofacial

  • Non-surgical
  • Quick procedure
  • No downtime required and the patient can go back to regular activities.
  • It can be done in conjugation with any other treatment.
  • Painless, IPL treatment feels like mild snapping of the rubber bands against the skin surface.
  • Improvement of sun spots, age spots, dull complexion, uneven pigmentation, large pores, sun damaged skin and early signs of ageing.
  • Improvement of red flushing skin, rosacea and broken capillaries.
  • Smoother skin with a more even tone.

What to expect after Photofacial Treatment?
Immediately after an IPL treatment, there may be some mild redness. which is easily covered with make-up.
Patients are able to return to work and resume their normal activities right away.

Is Photofacial safe?
IPL based technology is generally considered safe procedure as potentially harmful ultra-violet radiation is filtered by blocking wave lengths below 500nm.

Why to opt for Photofacial Treatment?
  • It can be done on any part of the body.
  • It helps repair small blood vessels.
  • It helps control acne.
  • It reduces skin redness.
  • It minimizes signs of ageing.

How many sessions required?
Number of photofacial session varies according to the skin type and concern of the patient. But, for best results, 5-6 sessions are generally required.