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IPL Photofacials

As the population ages, ever-increasing numbers of people are interested in improving their appearance. IPL treatments can be used to help restore the skin’s youthful appearance.

IPL treatment improves the appearance of photo-aged skin, removes age spots (sun-induced freckles), most benign brown pigments, and redness caused by broken capillaries through a process called photo-rejuvenation for face and body. The process is ideal for people with active lifestyles because the procedure requires no downtime.

The gentle, non-ablative treatments use broad spectrum light to treat the face, chest, neck and hands virtually anywhere that sun damage shows.




Your provider will move the hand piece over your skin, pulsing regularly. Each pulse will send a beam of light through your skin. A flashing light, an audible tone and a mild sensation on the skin will tell you when the hand piece is being pulsed.


Immediately after treatment, you can expect some mild redness to your skin and the sensation of heat. This usually lasts 2 to 24 hours.

Sun spots and sun damage: the sun spots will darken after treatment and will naturally shed from the skin within 1 to 2

Skins texture and pores:  over the next few weeks you’ll see the pores tighten and the overall texture improve.  A series of treatments can tighten skin and dramatically reduce wrinkles.

Rosacea: skin tone will typically benefit from less pronounced redness within a week after treatments.

Spider veins: vessels may appear after treatment or they may appear darker and then fully or partially fade within 10 to 14 days.

Typically, a few visits will be necessary to treat sun spots, rosacea and vessels.

Before & After Photos

Read more about photo light therapy for your skin.

It has been my pleasure to be a client of Wendy and the Inlet Spa team.  Wendy started me with a series of IPL sessions and I decided to treat myself to a makeover to celebrate the last session.  When I returned to work, my boss actually did a double take and said, “What did you do?  You look beautiful!”  Oh my goodness!  Last week I treated myself to a pumpkin facial and then bought a line of products that Wendy customized for my skin.  Just three days into using the products I was standing in line at a grocery store and reminded the cashier to give me the senior discount.  He actually leaned in and sort of squinted at me, saying,”Really?”  The best part about it is that I am 10 years older than the senior criteria!  Thank you Wendy!!!  Not only are you and your team true professionals, I so appreciate the gentle care and nurturing atmosphere.  I’m so grateful I found you.