IPL in Northern Virginia

IPL - Intense Pulsed Light

What Is IPL Treatment?

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy also known as Photo facial is a broad spectrum light that treats many skin conditions such as brown pigment, superficial capillaries and rosacea.

It helps improve skin texture, tone and fine lines.

The Photo facial is a way to help undo some of the visible damage caused by the sun exposure and environment.

How Does IPL Treatment Works

IPL uses multiple light energy. The heat targets the various skin condition. The cells in our skin absorb the light energy which converts into heat causes the breakdown of the unwanted cells. The body immune cells pick up the cellular waste and this process takes four weeks to help improve the skin conditions like brown pigment, redness and fine lines.

Patient are scheduled four weeks apart in a series of 3 to 5 sessions

depending on each patient skin condition.


  • Improves skin texture and tone
  • Helps lighten brow pigmentation
  • Reduces redness and ruddy skin
  • Helps manage Rosacea
  • Soften fine lines

What to expect from the IPL treatment?

IPL treatment or Photo facial can be safely use on lighter to medium skin tone. Post treatment brown pigment will get darker, the blood vessels being treated will look more red. Patient may experience some swelling of the tissue due to the heat being applied.

In seven to ten days the brow pigment will lift off. Patient may have some redness the skin will take four weeks to improve.

What Should I Avoid When Getting IPL Treatment?

  • Sun exposure
  • No waxing
  • Active products (Tretinoin, Retinols)
  • No chemical peels.
  • Laser hair removal on treated area

Is IPL Treatment Right for Me?

IPL treatment is safe and effective treatment for light to medium dept skin. A customized skin care consultation with our Licensed Master Esthetician can help determine if IPL Photo Facial is the right treatment for your skin type, condition and skin color.