IPL Photofacial or Intense Pulse Light uses light based technology to help treat the appearance of sun damaged skin, fade dark spots, freckles, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, reduce large pores and diffuse redness caused by broken capillaries or Rosacea. It works by delivering Intense Pulsed Light technology below the skin’s surface, light is absorbed by the melanin responsible for brown ‘age spots’ or ‘sun spots’ and also the blood vessels that are responsible for broken capillaries. The body’s natural processes then removes the injured tissue, improving the overall look and tone of the skin, while boosting skin firmness and elasticity, resulting in a more youthful appearance. The IPL Photofacial is perfect for those patients who are ready to reverse years of sun damage, but are not yet in need of a more invasive procedure. Although results will be seen after one treatment, IPL treatments are commonly done in a series of 4 to 5 treatments, a treatment 3 to 4 weeks apart.