Conditions that FotoFacial/IPL Treats

Because Fotofacial/IPL stimulates new dermal growth without injuring the epidermis, it is used to treat a wide variety of skin conditions related to discolored pigmentation or slight wrinkling or scarring. Fotofacial/IPL has been successfully used to address and improve the following conditions:

Blood vessel lesions:

Fotofacial/IPL can reduce the discoloration and improve the appearance of damaged blood vessels close to the surface of the skin, including spider veins, broken capillaries, and vascular birth marks.

Sun damage:

Because intense pulsed light stimulates the production of collagen, Fotofacial/IPL treatment can produce up to a 70 percent improvement in dermatological conditions related to sun damage, such as redness and solar lentigines (brown spots).

Dark Eye Circles:

These common signs of aging are frequently caused by thinning skin and loss of fat and collagen in the skin under the eyes, which allow blood vessels to show through. Fotofacial/IPL has been shown to reduce the appearance of dark circles under the eyes helping the skin create new collagen and by removing excess pigmentation.


By heating the dermis and stimulating the formation of new collagen and elastin, Fotofacial/IPL can improve the appearance of fine wrinkles, particularly those that form around the eyes and mouth. Results tend to be subtle, however, and often several treatments are needed to produce a noticeable effect.


The redness of active acne infections, as well as the discoloration and uneven surface of acne scars have both been shown to respond well to Fotofacial/IPL treatment. In some cases, mild to moderate acne can respond to pulsed light treatment much more quickly than to topical acne medications.


Fotofacial/IPL is used to treat scars of many different sizes, shapes, particularly facial scars. Because the treatment both resurfaces the skin and corrects discoloration, it can improve both the uneven coloration and texture of scars.


Fotofacial/IPL is frequently used to remove the excessive pigmentation that causes freckling, both on the face and upper chest areas.

Other skin problems:

Fotofacial/IPL has been successfully used to treat a number of other skin conditions, including enlarged pores, melasma (hormone-related discoloration), rosacea, hyperpigmentation, port-wine stains, hemangiomas (strawberry marks), and chronic facial redness. Consult a qualified skin care professional for more information about Fotofacial/IPL treatments and how they can help you achieve a fresher, more youthful look.

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