IPL Photofacial

IPL Photofacial

IPL Sun Damage Removal

Intense pulse light (IPL) is an aesthetic treatment with immediate results based on the emission of light energy. A non-invasive, non-surgical treatment which helps erase years of skin damage, improving tone and texture, tightening skin and minimizing the appearance of pores and fine lines and wrinkles. Tissue is treated every 3-4 weeks You experience cutting-edge laser technology which stimulates new collagen growth resulting in a smoother, more even, healthier skin.

Before & After Images

During an IPL or a photo rejuvenation procedure, the light energy of the laser will gently heat up the first layers of your skin: epidermis and dermis. In addition the IPL energy will target and eliminate many of the superficial vessels that cause redness and the unwanted melanin responsible for pigmented, sun damage lesions.

IPL laser rejuvenation targets more superficial layers of the skin and is only indicated for lighter complexions of skin Fitzpatrick I-IV.

IPL was researched by a dermatologist at Yale who proved that IPL treatments can reverse aging process at DNA level. By targeted beams of light IPL will destroy melanin cells more superficial in the skin first; as melanin cells die pigment is being released and a temporary hyper pigmentation up to 10 days later can be quite noticeable. The pigmented areas, freckles, dark spots will brighten up or even slough off completely rendering your skin a beautiful tone and texture.

IPL laser rejuvenation targets more superficial layers of the skin and is only indicated for lighter complexions of skin Fitzpatrick I-IV.

IPL Penetration Graphic

General Expectations:

  • Avoid direct sunlight
  • Keep skin moist and cool to aid healing
  • Avoid environmental irritants during healing process (eg, dust, dirt, aerosols, cleaning agents)
  • Avoid dryness and excessive heat (no cooking or vigorous exercise during healing process)
  • Stay hydrated, eat healthy foods and avoid alcohol
  • Redness and a sunburn-type sensation may normally last several hours
  • Neck redness is more persistent and will usually last several days longer than face redness
  • Brown spots will become more brown and flake off over 1-2 weeks. Blisters or scabs may form
  • Do not pick poke or prod tissue AT ALL. PRESS AND PAT PLEASE.

Day 1 (First day after treatment):

  • Avoid direct sunlight and excessive heat
  • Begin washing face as needed with tepid water and gentle cleanser
  • May take tepid shower and wash hair

Day 2 -3:

  • Itching MAY begin
  • Continue washing face with gentle cleanser and tepid water
  • AVOID picking and/or scratching

Day 7 – 14:

  • Brown spots will begin to flake off – Continue washing face with gentle cleanser (e.g. NO stingle tingle products or scrubs please)
  • Itching may persist; take oral benedryl at bedtime if severe
  • Continue applying vinegar soaks & ointment for comfort; transition to gentle lotion (e.g. normal hydrator as soon as it does not burn) and non-irritating PHYSICAL SPF 50.

One Week to Two Months:

  • Avoid direct sunlight and wear PHYSICAL Sunblock every day and REAPPLY if outside.

Patients ought to be realistic about the results that can be achieved without more invasive or surgical intervention.


The use of the following medications alone or in combination may induce hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, dermatitis, blister formation or damaged tissue. Increased sensitivity to the laser procedure may occur. A test treatment will be performed in any situation when the outcome is questionable. In order to be a GOOD LASER CANDIDATE please ask your physician who is prescribing your medication regarding the effects of your medication and safety of laser treatment COMBINED TOGETHER.


  • isotretinoin(Accutane)
  • trentinoin(Retin-A)


  • Dacarbazine (DTIC-Dome)
  • Fluorouracil (Fluoroplex; and others)
  • Methotrexate (Mexate; and others)
  • Vinblastine (Veiban)


  • Gold Salt thiomalate(Solganol)


  • Amitriptyline (Elavil; and others)
  • bupropion
  • clonipramine
  • Desipramine (Norpramin; Petrofrane)
  • Doxepin (Adapin; Sinequan)
  • fluoxetine(Prozac)
  • Imipramine (Tofranil; and others)
  • maprotiline
  • mirtazapine(Remuron)
  • Notriptylin (Aventyl; Pamelor)
  • paroxetine(Paxil)
  • Protriptyline (Vivactil)
  • sertraline(Zoloft)
  • tricyclics(class)
  • Trimipramine (Surmontil)


  • dacarbazine(DTIC-Dome)
  • fluorouracil (Fluoroplex; and others)
  • methotrexate(Mexate; and others)
  • vinblastine(Velban)


  • Astimizole
  • Brompheniramine
  • Cetirizine
  • Cyproheptadine (Periactin)
  • Diphenhydramine (Benadryl; and others)
  • Claritin
  • terfenadine


  • celecoxib(Celebrex)
  • ibuprofen(Motrin)
  • naproxen(Naprosyn)


  • Azithromycin(Zithromax)
  • demaclocycline(Declomycin;others)
  • doxycycline(Vibramycin, Adoxa, Doryx, Periostat, Monodox, Oracea)
  • griseofluvin(Fulvicin-U/F;others)
  • hexaclorophene
  • lomefloxacin(Maxaquin)
  • methacycline(Rondomycin)
  • Minocycline (Solodyn, Minocyn)
  • nalidixic acid(NegGram;others)
  • oxytetracycline(Terramycin;others)
  • quinolones(class)
  • sulfonamides(class)
  • sulfacyntine
  • sulfamethazine
  • sulfamethizole
  • sulfamethoxazoletrimethoprim(Bacrtim,Septra)
  • sulfasalazine(Azulfadine)
  • sulfathiazole
  • sulfisoxazole(Gantrisin)
  • tetracyclines(class)


  • Chlorpromazine (Thorazine; and others)
  • Fluphenazine (Permitil; Prolixin)
  • Haloperidol (Haldol)
  • Perphenazine (Trilafon)
  • Piperacetazine (Quide)
  • Prochlorperazine (Compazine; and others)
  • Resperidone
  • Promethazine (Phenergan; and others)
  • Thioridazine (Mellaril)
  • Trifluperazine (Stelazine; and others)
  • Triflupromazine (Vesprin)
  • Trichlormethiazide (Metahydrin; and others)
  • Thiazides (Diuril; HydroDIURIL)
  • Thiothixene
  • Trimeprazine


  • Acetohexamide (Dymelor)
  • Trimeprazine (Termaril)
  • Chlorpropamide (Diabinese; Insulase)
  • Tolazamide (Tolinase) Tolbutamide (Orinase; and others)
  • glimipiride
  • glipizide
  • glybuide
  • tolazimide (Tolinase)
  • tolbutamide (Orinase;others)


  • ACE inhibitors(Vasotec)
  • amiodarone(Cordarone)
  • diltiazem(Cardizem)
  • disopyramide(Norpace)
  • losartan
  • lovastatin(Mevacor)
  • pravastatin(Pravachol)
  • quinidine
  • sotalol
  • simvastatin(Zocor)


  • acetazolamide(Diamox)
  • amiloride(Midamor)
  • Bendroflumethiazide (Naturetin; and others)
  • Benzthiazide (exna and others)
  • Chlorothiazide (Diuril and others)
  • Chlorathaldone
  • Cyclothiazide (Anhydron)
  • Furosemide (Lasix)
  • Hydroflumethiazide (Diucardin; and others)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (HydroDIURIL; and others)
  • Methyclothiazide (Aquatensen; Enduron)
  • Metolazone (Diulo; Zaroxolyn)
  • Polythiazide (Renese)
  • Quinethazone (Hydromox)
  • trichlormethiazide(Metahydrin;others)
  • thiazides(class)


  • estrogen replacement
  • oral contraceptives
  • other hormones


  • Additional plant families
  • Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria)
  • Angelica root and fruit (Angelica species)
  • Bergamot peel (Citrus bergamia)
  • Bitter orange peel (Citrus aurantium)
  • Buttercup plant (Rannunculus species)
  • Carrot family
  • Celery (Apium graveolens)
  • Cow Parsnip (Heracleum lanatum)
  • Dill (Anthium graveolens)
  • Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
  • Fig (Ficus carica)
  • Goosefoot (Chenopodium species)
  • Iron tablets
  • Khella fruit(Ammi visnaga)
  • Lemon peel (Citrus limonia)
  • Lomatium (Lomatium dissectum)
  • Lovage root (Levisticum officinale)
  • Parsley (Petroselinum sativum)
  • Psoralea seeds (Cullen corylifolia,Psoralea corylifolia)
  • Queen Anne’s lace (Daucus carota)
  • Rue leaves (Ruta graveolens)
  • St Johns Wart (Hypericum perforatum)
  • Yarrow plant (Achillea millefolium)

SUNSCREENS containing benzophenones

  • PABA (p-aminobenzoic acid)