The Science Behind IPL Photofacial


Have you ever looked at the years of damage and blemish on your skin and wished for a way to change it? Well, with the revolutionary IPL Photofacial treatment taking the world by storm, you finally can! IPL Photofacial is a new and innovative way to help you feel comfortable in your skin. 

How IPL Rejuvenates Your Skin

“What is an IPL Photofacial?” you might be wondering. IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is a skin therapy that is used to treat sun damage, wrinkles, acne scarring, freckles, stretch marks, age spots, and more. Before receiving the treatment, it’s important to understand the science behind what the treatment entails to avoid any confusion. IPL can do a variety of different treatments for your skin, so make sure to really understand what you are looking for before booking an appointment. 

The Basics of IPL Photofacial

The IPL treatment involves a handheld device that pulses a broad spectrum of light when in direct contact with the damaged skin. Unlike many skin treatments, IPL Photofacial is also not based on one wavelength. Instead, it uses a whole spectrum of wavelengths to target the blemished area and improve the skin’s texture.

Understanding the Science

So now that we know what an IPS treatment is, we can dive into the deeper science of how an IPL treatment actually works on a cellular level. With the multiple wavelengths and direct contact on the skin, IPL Photofacial light is soaked up by the red blood cells and the melanin, intentionally damaging these areas. This means the newly damaged blood cells and melanin are then absorbed by the skin, and the unwanted blemish on the skin’s surface dissipates. The damaged red blood cells will then stimulate blood flow, letting the melanin from this point on be absorbed way. This causes stimulation of collagen production, which means your skin cells are now growing at a faster and healthier rate. 

Common Skin Concerns Addressed By IPL Photofacial

An IPL treatment is very versatile, removing all varieties of unwanted blemishes and marks. IPL can treat sun damage or undesired hyperpigmentation, such as freckles. If you suffer from Roscea or any kind of facial redness, IPL is also able to help. Uneven skin tone and texture like fine lines, wrinkles, acne, or acne scarring can also be smoothed over with firmer and younger-looking texture.

The Treatment Process

To prepare for your IPL Treatment, ensure you are tan-free and avoid any medication that thins the blood. The process can take from 20 minutes to an hour, depending on how much damaged skin is being treated. Depending on the patient, IPL Photofacials have been known to sting a little. Some describe feeling like they have a mild sunburn for a few days, while others say they feel nothing at all after the procedure. After the treatment, there may be mild side effects that take a week to fully diminish, but you can continue in your normal, day-to-day life right after the treatment is finished.

Expected Benefits and Results   

After an IPL treatment, you can expect your skin complexion to become brighter, smoother, and younger-looking due to the long-lasting effects of enhanced collagen stimulation. Patients have reported amazing results and are thrilled with the rejuvenation and confidence they feel because of IPL Photofacial treatments.


IPL Photofacial treatments are a safe, nonintrusive way to bring your skin the youth and health it deserves. Not only is the treatment simple and effective, but it also creates long-lasting effects that keep your skin looking as young as you feel! If you’re interested, join us at Modern Med Spa! Reach us in South Jordan, UT at +1 (801) 987-8653 to start your revolutionary treatment today!