A photo facial is a noninvasive, no-downtime procedure to correct virtually any superficial blemish. Rosacea, sun damage, freckles, age spots, and acne are no match for this rejuvenating treatment. By using erosive light, a photo facial addresses damaged skin tissue or hyperpigmentation without harming healthy cells, allowing patients to resume their daily activities immediately. At expert Aesthetics, we are proud to offer photo facial. If you are looking for a refreshed appearance and healthy skin with no downtime, a photo facial may be the perfect option.

Photofacial overview and benefits

A photo facial is also called intense pulsed light (IPL). This is different from a laser, which only uses one wavelength of light. Instead, a photo facial uses what’s called broad-spectrum light, which reaches multiple layers of skin. It is applied with brief flashes, sometimes up to 2 or 3 on a single treatment area.

When the light flashes, it warms the skin to stimulate the body’s natural healing process, as well as collagen growth underneath the skin. These two factors allow photo facials to address both the outermost surface of the skin as well as the tissues beneath it. This multi-faceted approach makes your skin look younger, smoother and more voluminous.

At the expert  Aesthetics, we use photo facials to effectively treat:

Sun-damaged skin

Fine lines


Enlarged pores


Liver spots


Enlarged blood vessels

Photofacial procedure

As with any procedure performed at the expert Aesthetics, a photo facial begins with a thorough consultation. During this time, your doctor reviews every aspect of your goals and performs an examination to sort out which treatment options will best suit your needs. It is an important part of our practice philosophy that we only deliver procedures that we truly feel will help a patient. Your initial consultation and examination help us get a total understanding of your unique case, allowing us to guide you through the proper cosmetic treatment.

Before treatment begins, your practitioner will apply a cooling gel to the surface of your face. This is to both protect your healthy skin cells and provide you with total comfort throughout the procedure. Photofacials are usually done without anesthetic, but patients with sensitive skin may prefer a mild sedative to help with any pain. This aspect of your treatment will be discussed beforehand.

Now the IPL laser treatment begins. Using a specialized handpiece, your practitioner gently delivers the IPL to the appropriate treatment area. The light serves to treat superficial blemishes while also heating the underlying collagen layer, causing it to expand. With each pulse of light, your skin gets a jolt of beautifying energy, helping it to look and feel its best.

IPL can take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes.

IPL Photofacial

Treatment for hyperpigmentation and freckles on the face.

The purpose of a photo facial is to activate your body’s natural healing power. For this reason, the period after your IPL photo facial is as important as the procedure itself. Your practitioner will give you a series of guidelines to follow, and it is critical that you do this precisely. If you have questions or concerns following your photo facial, we are at your disposal. By continuing to provide you with care long after the procedure is over.


When patients come to our clinic for IPL photo facials, our approach is proactive and involved, and your goals become ours. Your treatment will not only be delivered by some of the most skilled practitioners around, it will also be done in a soothing environment to give you safe and pain-free results.

At the expert Aesthetics, we believe patient peace of mind is critical to successful treatment. As a result, we’ve done everything to make our facility a comfortable, safe place. The moment you walk in, you will notice that each aspect of the environment is united towards your successful IPL photo facial treatment. From the office staff to the practitioners, to space itself, everything in our clinic is built around you.

Additionally, one of our first priorities is patient education, allowing you to know everything about available procedures and how they can help. This allows you to make an informed decision regarding your treatment, which is invaluable for a patient.

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