Photofacial, also known as photorejuvenation or "'fotofacial', is another name for IPL therapy. It uses intense pulsed light to treat skin with sun damage or excessive redness.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Sessions usually last about 30 minutes and should be painless. You will lie back and a hand-held device will be passed onto the areas of skin you want to treat. The device emits intense pulses of light to penetrate deep into the skin.
IPL causes the collagen and blood vessels below the epidermis to constrict which reduces redness. sun damage, thread veins, fine lines and wrinkles.
You are normally recommended to buy a series of 6 or so sessions, which makes the procedure not inexpensive. Some people find the procedure painful and can experience burning and redness post treatment.