IPL Photofacial – The Power of Light therapy leads the industry in comprehensive skin rejuvenation


There are an overwhelming number of laser treatments on the market, but Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photofacial stands out as a leader in the industry for individuals grappling with a wide variety of skin concerns, ranging from sun spots and rosacea to stubborn acne. This non-invasive treatment has revolutionized the way we approach skin rejuvenation, offering a versatile solution that targets multiple issues with impressive results. 

If you haven’t found a solution to your skin concerns, allow your Collab Medspa Team to guide you through the benefits of an IPL Photofacial! It may be just what you’ve been searching for!

How IPL Photofacial Works:

IPL Photofacial, also known as Intense Pulse Light therapy, utilizes high-intensity pulses of broad-spectrum light to target various skin conditions, including sun or age spots, rosacea, vascular lesions and acne prone skin.  Emitting multiple wavelengths of light, it allows this laser to target a broader range of skin concerns.

Sun Spots:

Sun spots, which may also be referred to as age spots or dark spots, are patches of skin that darken due to sun exposure. These spots typically appear on areas frequently exposed to the sun, such as your face, hands, shoulders, arms and chest. While sun spots are generally harmless, they can cause your skin to look aged or uneven. Thankfully, there are a lot of treatments that target sunspots and the IPL Photofacial is one of the leading treatments in the skincare industry.

IPL Photofacial delivers intense pulses of light energy and seeks out areas of pigmentation in your skin. The melanin pigment in your skin absorbs the energy from the IPL, causing it to break down, lift and shed with your skin’s natural cell turnover.  A series of IPL treatments is recommended for the best results. You can experience a significant reduction in the appearance of sun spots within 3-4 months, revealing a more even and radiant complexion.


Rosacea is a chronic skin condition causing redness, flushing, visible blood vessels, and sometimes small bumps on your face. While the exact cause of rosacea remains unclear, factors such as genetics, environmental triggers, and vascular conditions are believed to contribute to its development. Individuals affected by rosacea often experience frustration in trying to manage their rosacea, self-consciousness and discomfort due to the persistent redness and inflammation associated with the condition.

IPL Photofacial is one of the few solutions for safely treating rosacea by targeting the underlying vascular issues responsible for the redness and flushing. The intense pulses of light energy penetrate your skin, constricting blood vessels and reducing inflammation and promotes healing, thereby minimizing redness and providing a more balanced complexion. 


Acne is a common skin condition which effects 79% to 95% of the adolescent population. In adults older than 25 years, 40% to 54% have some degree of facial acne. Acne can be an embarrassing skin condition, causing emotional distress and may negatively impact self-esteem and social lives. Common acne treatments are often topical medications, antibiotics, or isotretinoin. These treatments may be temporary or have dangerous side effects; more and more acne patients are looking for better and safer options to treat acne.

IPL Photofacial offers a promising alternative for acne sufferers. The IPL laser penetrates the surface of your skin, destroying acne-causing bacteria and reducing inflammation. IPL can also help regulate sebum production and promote healing, leading to a clearer, smoother complexion. When paired with other acne treatments, IPL can help promote clearer, healthier skin.

Though an IPL Photofacial is effective, it is a temporary solution.  Patients who want a more permanent answer to acne, AviClear is the latest innovation against acne and offers a safe, permanent acne treatment in 3 treatments with no downtime and no harmful side-effects.

What to expect from your IPL Photofacial Experience:

It is important that your IPL Photofacial is performed by a trained, experienced and licensed Esthetician/Laser Technician.  Prior to treatment, they will conduct a thorough consultation discussing the your skin type and concerns, sun exposure lifestyle and medications that may cause photosensitivity to determine if IPL Photofacial is a safe option and appropriate settings for your individual treatment plan.

The treatment session begins by cleansing your skin, wearing proper eye protection and applying a generous layer of gel to your skin. The IPL hand piece gently rests on the skin, delivering short bursts of light energy in a methodical pattern on the treatment area. You may experience a bright flash of light, mild snapping or tingling sensation, but discomfort is typically minimal. Spot treatments can be done within a few minute, but treating an entire area will take more time.  Each session varies depending on the size of the treatment area and the severity of the skin condition being addressed.

What happens after your treatment?

Though an IPL Photofacial has minimal downtime, patients may experience temporary redness, swelling, or slight heat or sunburn-like sensation. These side effects typically subside within a few hours to a few days, and you can resume their normal activities immediately after treatment. It is common to see darkening of sunspots, some of which may look like fine coffee grounds, which will sluff off with your skin’s natural shed cycle.  It’s important to protect your skin from sun exposure and follow post care instructions to optimize and maintain the results of your IPL treatment.

What are you waiting for? 

IPL Photofacial offers a safe, effective, and non-invasive solution for addressing sun spots, rosacea, acne and other common skin concerns. Its versatility and ability to target multiple issues, simultaneously, IPL therapy allows individuals to achieve the clear, radiant complexion they deserve while restoring confidence and enhancing overall well-being. If you’re ready to experience healthier, more luminous skin, schedule a free consultation with a Collab Medspa provider to learn more about the many benefits of IPL Photofacial!