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Photofacial, also known as photorejuvenation, is another name for IPL therapy. It uses intense pulsed light to treat skin with sun damage or excessive redness. LEARN MORE ›

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I had a series of 3 Photofacial RF skin rejuvination procedures because I have hyperpigmentation all over my face. I was 30 yrs old when I had the procedure. I was also told it would tighten my skin & help with aging. I was NOT impressed in the slightest with the results. It did get rid... READ MORE

I had my first photofacial last week and at first was a little scared by the results. My skin looked worse for the first few days, but since has become beautiful and smooth. I have a lot of sun damage such as redness on my cheeks, chin and in random spots on my face. I also have dark spots that... READ MORE

I've been having treatments now for a year combined with microdermabrasion... results are phenomenal! It immediately lifted the brown spots caused by sun exposure, my skin is so smooth (pores reduced) and evenly toned along with a drastic reduction in wrinkles! I was seriously considering... READ MORE

I've only had one treatment, with 4 more to go, and yes it did hurt, and afterward my face was very red and I had to go home after b/c I was not prepared what I would look like. The redness went down after a few hours and it helps to put light ice on your face after as well. The very next... READ MORE

I am in contact with an aesthetician who just opened her own clinic. She needed a few subjects to do before and after pictures on and asked if I'd be interested in getting the treatment for free and writing a testimonial. I'm not one to turn down free stuff. This sucker hurts if done... READ MORE

Had a photo facial on Monday, August 2nd and am already loving the results. The pain was minimal but I have to admit - I cheated and used some numbing cream I had left from a prior cosmetic procedure. Felt like a little rubber band snapping then a slight burn for a second or two after each pulse... READ MORE

Just got a photofacial done yesterday, to try & help 2 brown spots I have on either side of my nose. Dr. said he thinks its melasma & that 6-8 treatments will help clear it up. This morning when I woke up I had brown marks all around my upper/ lower mouth. Looks like dirt/ mustache, its... READ MORE

First, my motivations: I'm young, but I have freckly skin, and am already starting to notice fine line around my eyes and forehead. Additionally, and more crucially, I wanted to reduce my acne scars and hope to reduce further acne as well. For my upper back, I got a very bad sunburn about... READ MORE

I am 56 and noticed a younger [40's] friends skin looked amazing and asked her what she did. It ws IPL Photofacial. I'll start with the pros: it is two weeks later after one treatment and it cleared some red broken blood vessels on my cheeks and nose, lighted age/sun spots noticably.... READ MORE

I had this done three weeks ago and I am so happy with the results. I will have to do it again because the technician concentrated on my forehead and not so much on the other areas. I think I will need another session on my face and will also do my neck and chest at a later time. My forehead is... READ MORE

At 28, I noticed my skin didn't have the "glow" it used to have. I also had disliked the fine lines that started appearing around my eyes.I opted for a photofacial and I LOVE my results. It feels like a rubber band snapping your face, but I experienced ZERO side-effects. Two weeks... READ MORE

Had One session 5 days ago, not noticing any flaking or darkening of freckles around my elbows, burning sensation lasted about 20 mins after session. READ MORE

I had a photofacial procedure done almost a year ago in March, 2009 as a birthday gift from my Mom. I was very excited about the procedure as I had developed some persistent hyperpigmentation after the birth of my second child.I went to a trusted and well respected dermatologist in the Los... READ MORE

If you get a photofacial follow the after care procedures and be sure to SLEEP WITH AT LEAST 2 PILLOWS under your head.I had my first photofacial treatment yesterday and I woke up this am with an eye swollen shut. I have been using ice and taking lots of advil and still look like I was punched... READ MORE

I am a 41 year old hispanic female. I hide from the sun because of the damage it can do. I still have brown spots on my cheeks (probably due to some sun damage and heritage).I went through an entire year of Photofacials followed by microdermabrasions with little effect on the spots. Turned out... READ MORE

The photo facial was a little painful although i contribute the majority of my comfort to inexperience. If this red spot goes away then i would definitely recommend! I've also had two microdermabrasions which helped my skin a lot.I received my first photofacial today, predominantly for a... READ MORE

My doctor/aesthetician did not tell me that a series was required to have the pigmentation which now is on my face after one treatment come to surface. i hope this is the case because I did not like the prodedure and at present I am not liking the results.I had a photo facial only yesterday and... READ MORE

I am asia (vietnamese)I completed my second treatment a month ago.At the time of treatment I noticed two long dark strips (burns)on my right cheek.After two weeks the skin peeled off,but the dark strip remained.I am asia (vietnamese)I completed my second treatment a month ago.At the time of... READ MORE

I had a photofacial done on my nose, cheeks and chin to treat rosacea. The MD told me that he thought I would only need one treatment to see results.I had one hour of numbing cream before the treatment and it was still mildly painful. I iced my face but the next day my face was like a tomato,... READ MORE

The photofacial has been great. I noticed dramtic results quickly after the first session. I noticed an eye floater after the session, which has not gone away. I went to my eye doctor but he said the two are not related.I did the photofacial because I am 34 and have many sun spots and a few... READ MORE

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How much does a Photofacial cost?

The typical cost for a Photofacial ranges from $100-$1,125 with an average cost of $475. Costs will vary by surgeon, geographic region and the complexity of the procedure. Cost estimates are based on 131 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more