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Are you bothered by age/sun spots, broken capillaries, or just the overall appearance of your skin? Lumenis® M22™ provides an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment—also known as a Photofacial treatment—designed to gently and effectively treat a wide range of skin conditions, including:

  • Skin discoloration and blemishes (sun/age spots and freckles)

  • Port wine stains

  • Visible signs of aging

  • Spider veins or broken capillaries

  • Hemangiomas ( a benign tumor of blood vessels that forms a red birthmark)

What Is IPL?

Intense Pulsed Light (abbreviated IPL) describes the use of intense pulses of non-coherent light distributed over a range of wavelengths; from 400nm to 1200nm. The technology utilizes specific wavelength ranges to target various chromophores in the skin. This enables effective treatment of a broad spectrum of conditions, including vascular and pigmented lesions, skin photoaging treatments and hair removal.

How Does IPL Technology Work?  

IPL photo-rejuvenation technology treats pigmentation and vascular imperfections, while improving your skin’s overall appearance. IPL with optimal pulse technology lets your provider customize your treatment to your skin type and the results you want.

Light pulses move through the skin, creating heat and targeting skin imperfections in a controlled way. The treated area then flakes off when your body goes through its natural and constant process of exfoliation. At the same time, collagen and elastic fibers are stimulated, which results in a visible improvement of your skin’s tone and overall appearance.

Who is a Good Candidate for IPL Photofacial Treatment? 

You’re a good candidate for IPL (Photofacial) treatment if you are looking to reduce visible signs of aging or if you are bothered by skin discoloration caused by:

  • Sun damage

  • Acne

  • Other pigment problems like broken capillaries and rosacea


Is IPL Treatment Safe?  

Lumenis treatments are developed by laser medical experts, and all treatments, including IPL (Photofacial), are FDA-approved and clinically proven to get results. Advanced technology allows your clinician to adjust the settings according to your skin type, skin color, and the specific skin treatment you choose.

What Happens in an IPL Session? 

Your IPL (Photofacial) treatment should not take more than 45 minutes. It is a quick, in-office procedure with minimum discomfort. Your clinician will apply topical numbing cream to your face and may use a cryo air cooling machine for comfort. The numbing cream will need to incubate—sit on the skin—for 20 to 30 minutes so that your skin can absorb it. You may experience a warm sensation as the light is applied to your skin, but the treatment is very gentle.

What can I expect after the IPL Treatment? 

For 2 to 24 hours, you may feel and see your skin flushing. Sometimes patients experience very mild swelling, depending on how sensitive their skin is. Freckles and hyper-pigmented lesions will turn darker and look dry for four to seven days and then start flaking off gradually and naturally.  If you have a vascular lesion that is treated, you may develop some bruising, which is more common when vascular lesions are treated off face areas.

How Long Will it Take to See Results? 

The normal recovery period varies between two and five days, depending on your skin sensitivity and the treatment performed, but you can expect to see a substantial difference in hyper-pigmented lesions, vascular lesions, and your overall skin texture within one week of treatment.

For some conditions, it may take a few sessions to see the best results. In general, the heavier your skin blemishes, the more treatments you’ll need. 

How long do IPL Treatments Last?

IPL (Photofacial) treatments are simultaneously gentle and very effective. Your results will last longer if you take good care of your skin by using a good antioxidant and sunscreen, as well as avoiding sun exposure as much as possible.

While IPL treats existing skin problems, it doesn’t prevent new ones from developing. For instance, if you get treated for sun-damaged skin, you’ll still need to take steps to prevent sun damage in the future.


Before and After

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After 1 treatment


After 1 treatment


Before and After

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After 10 treatments

Sun Damage

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1 month after 1 treatment


Acne Scarring

Before and After

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After 1 Treatment

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After 3 Treatments

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After 3 Treatments

Dark Spots

Before and After




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