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What are the Benefits of an IPL PhotoFacial?

The combination of time and sun exposure is rarely kind to our skin. Many people find themselves with dark spots, wrinkles, crepey skin, uneven skin texture, and other signs of sun damage. IPL photorejuvenation at Manhattan Aesthetics can combat all this and more!

What is an IPL PhotoFacial?

An IPL PhotoFacial uses intense pulsed light to rejuvenate the skin. The IPL device emits rapid pulses of light energy that penetrate deep into your skin without damaging the surface. This energy heats up the dermis, breaking down unwanted pigment and prompting a healing response to address sun damage and signs of aging simultaneously.


*individual results may vary.

IPL PhotoFacial Benefits

IPL treatments are the perfect combination of effectiveness and convenience for many patients. They can have greater effects than a regular facial but are gentler than laser resurfacing. At Manhattan Aesthetics, we often recommend IPL PhotoFacials to our patients for their numerous benefits.

Fast, Easy Treatment

A PhotoFacial is non-invasive and typically pain-free. Your Manhattan Aesthetics expert will apply a cooling gelt before using the IPL handpiece to deliver the light therapy to your treatment area, usually the face. Patients can have a topical numbing cream if they prefer. The entire treatment generally takes less than an hour.

No Downtime

You can resume your usual activities as soon as you’re ready after a PhotoFacial. Some redness and peeling are common, so some patients take a few days of social downtime while their skin heals, but you can also cover these side effects with a gentle mineral makeup.

Improves Several Complexion Concerns

We recommend IPL treatments as an effective solution for various skin concerns. A PhotoFacial can improve:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Dark spots, brown spots, and freckles
  • Rosacea and broken capillaries
  • Acne scars
  • Spider veins
  • Enlarged pores

Exceptional Results

You can expect a clearer, brighter complexion in just two weeks after your PhotoFacial. As your skin clears away damaged pigment cells and produces more collagen, you’ll see optimal results gradually over a few months. We typically recommend a few treatments for the best outcome. Then, you can enjoy long-lasting results with one or two yearly maintenance sessions.


Our expert providers here at Manhattan Aesthetics would be happy to meet with you for an in-person consultation.
Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our trusted staff members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

Am I a Good Candidate for IPL Treatments?

PhotoFacials can be beneficial for many people with aging, sun-damaged skin. Since it targets pigment, IPL is generally best for those with light to medium skin tones. You should not undergo IPL treatments if you’ve tanned. We’ll evaluate your candidacy during a detailed consultation and create a customized treatment plan for your needs.


*Individual results may vary.


The first step is to come in for an in-person consultation with our expert providers at Manhattan Aesthetics serving Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, New York, and New Jersey. Please fill out the form on this page or call our office during normal business hours at 212-960-8172.

*Individual results may vary.