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Photofacial: The Newest Light Technology in Skin Rejuvenation

If you are trying to preserve your youthful appearance, it can be highly discouraging when sun damage, brown spots, redness, and other skin issues begin to make you look older than you are. Fortunately, these types of skin issues don’t have to control how you look—some solutions can help restore your skin’s youthful and vibrant appearance, like IPL photofacial treatments.

At Clearskin Institute of Laser Aesthetics in Phoenix, AZ, IPL photofacial treatments are available to reduce sun damage, brown spots, redness, and other skin issues. Our photofacial treatment uses laser technology to penetrate the skin and stimulate collagen production. With this process, the appearance of your skin is improved, and you look younger. If you’re tired of feeling like your skin is making you look older than you are, a photofacial treatment could be an excellent solution for you.

What Is an IPL Photofacial, and How Does It Work?

Photofacial treatments, also known as IPL photofacials, are an increasingly popular way of improving skin tone and reducing the signs of facial pigmentation, such as age spots, sun damage, and rosacea, without undergoing surgery or other invasive procedures. The photofacial treatment uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to penetrate deep into your skin and target these pigment cells under the surface.

Depending on the patient’s specific needs, we can use different filters to target various areas of concern. This light energy is absorbed by certain pigmented cells in the skin, such as freckles or age spots, which causes them to break down and disappear over time. IPL also stimulates collagen production, which helps improve the overall elasticity of your skin. Whether used as a standalone treatment or as part of a comprehensive skincare regimen, photofacials offer a safe, non-invasive way to improve overall complexion and leave you feeling refreshed.

What Are the Benefits of a Photofacial Treatment Session?

Photofacials are a popular skin treatment that utilizes intense pulsed light (IPL) to target and improve the appearance of various skin conditions. These treatments can reduce wrinkles, sagging skin, age spots, sun damage, rosacea/redness/flushing, broken capillaries and spider veins, and even acne scarring. Other benefits include: 

Fewer Wrinkles and Fine Lines

One of the primary benefits of a photofacial is that it can help reduce wrinkles and fine lines. A photofacial is a type of skin treatment that uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to improve the appearance of the skin. The light from the IPL device penetrates the skin and targets specific areas, such as sun damage or age spots. The heat from the light damages the cells in these areas, which triggers the body’s natural healing process. This process helps to increase collagen production, which can lead to smoother, more youthful-looking skin.

Brighter Complexion

Another benefit of a photofacial is that it can help to brighten the complexion. The IPL device’s light targets melanin, a pigment that gives skin its color. When melanin is damaged, it breaks into smaller particles that are less visible on the skin’s surface. This can help to create a brighter, more even complexion.

Increased Collagen Production

One of the benefits of a photofacial is increased collagen production. Collagen is a protein that helps to keep skin firm and elastic. Our bodies produce less collagen as we age, leading to wrinkles and sagging skin. The heat from the IPL device helps to stimulate collagen production, leading to firmer, more youthful-looking skin.


A photofacial is a non-invasive procedure, meaning no cutting or needles are involved. This makes it a much safer option than surgery. 

How Does a Photofacial Treatment Session Work?

Arranging an initial consultation with one of our expert providers is essential before we can accept you as a patient. During this session, we will be able to discuss your medical history, cosmetic concerns, and objectives for treatment. Following this discussion, we will explain how light beam therapy works, what it involves, and the approximate length of each session. 

We will prepare the treatments by cleansing your face and applying a cooling gel and protective eyewear for safety purposes. Lastly, our state-of-the-art device will pulse light onto the affected area, which is typically not painful, so numbness cream may not be necessary.

How Often Should You Get a Photofacial Treatment Session for Optimal Results?

Generally, multiple photofacial sessions are needed to obtain the best results; however, the length and frequency of these treatments will depend mainly on one’s skin condition and desired outcome. Our photofacial treatment begins with 6-12 appointments spaced out over one month as a starting point. Further photofacial sessions may be required depending on the desired outcome, though there will be no downtime associated with photofacial treatment making it easy to work around one’s schedule.

Who Is a Good Candidate for A Photofacial Treatment Session?

A photofacial treatment is suitable for men and women of all ages. Whether in your thirties, forties, or fifties, you can benefit from this powerful healing procedure. It is especially effective for treating rosacea, sun damage, and the signs of aging, such as wrinkles or sagging skin. As an added benefit, photofacial treatments are minimally invasive and non-surgical.

While photofacial treatments are generally safe, we recommend booking a consultation before beginning the process to ensure that our patients meet specific medical requirements and have no potential contraindications. We may also ask pregnant women to wait until after childbirth before participating in photofacial treatments. 

Restore Your Skin with Our Photofacial

At Clearskin Institute of Laser Aesthetics, we pride ourselves on providing one of the most comprehensive photofacial treatments available for clients in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area. Our photofacial treatment uses advanced IPL photodynamic therapy to target blemishes, sunspots, broken blood vessels, age spots, and rosacea. This gentle but powerful procedure can help restore a healthy complexion for younger-looking skin without any downtime or irritation. Our experienced technicians are dedicated to delivering exceptional results that last. Contact us today to learn more about photofacials or schedule a consultation with us. 


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