What To Expect
First, your provider will completely clean the treatment area. They will apply a cooling gel for your comfort and use a special handheld device to transmit light pulses into your skin tissue. You'll be wearing protective glasses so that your eyes are shielded from the pulsed light when the device is in operation.
Although an IPL photofacial is not painful, you may notice a slight stinging sensation when the device is in operation and in contact with your skin. Many people find this sensation is like that of having a rubber band lightly snapped against the skin. Each IPL photofacial session only takes around 25 minutes, depending upon the treatment area's size.