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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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Photofacial - Yup, It Hurts Alright!

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

Photofacial: A Year Later and Starting All over

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

Photofacial - Red Spot Turned Dark

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

Can One Treatment Be Enough?

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

Asian Skin and Photofacial

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

Photofacial on my Nose, Cheeks and Chin to Treat Rosacea = Unclear if It Will Help

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

Accidental Hair Singed During Photofacial for Sun Spots & Broken Capillaries

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

Photofacial for Purple/brownish Blemishes

Iwas having a lot of problems when trying to cover my purple/brownish blemishes in the morning. I personally think that putting makeup makes you waste alot of time, so I decided to give it a try to Photofacial after I read a brochure from a clinic. Went I went to the clinic the specialist told... READ MORE

Nightmare Photofacial - Wanted to Treat Myself and Address Light Skin Discolorations

I am a Hispanic lady in early 40’s. On whim I decided to use a gift certificate to salon that was given to me as a Mother’s day present. I wanted to pamper myself with the works, a facial, massage, and new hair cut.During my regular facial I was asked if I wanted younger new skin,... READ MORE

Photofacial on my Cheeks

I just had my first photfacial done today, its been about four hours since and my skin is pink and now it looks bumpy, but I assume this will go away its almost like its swollen. I do not recommend you do this on a lunch break or if you need to go somewhere after.I got this done because of... READ MORE

Oh, Yes, VERY Worth It - Fair-skinned, Freckled Redhead

My 1st foto was incredible! I did not experience much discomfort, at all (did use a numbing lotion)but I don't have a high pain tolerance, so thought it would be worse.I am very fair and wanted to get rid of some darker sun spots (I already have freckles)...not only are they gone - my skin looks... READ MORE

Can a Photofacial Treatment Dissolve Radiesse?

I had radiesse filler for my "laugh lines". Then I had a photofacial done one month later. Radiesse filler was great! Photo facial left alot of bruising and even one minor burn about two inches long on my forehead. It's been four days and swelling and bruising still very evident. I had... READ MORE

Blister on my Cheek from Photofacial

I did my first photofacial with my dermatologist in Dallas, Tx. Actually it went great except I had one area on my cheek develop a hugh blister. It filled with a lot of fluid. The blister was the size of at least a half dollar coin. Next morning I called, and she put me on bactroban ointment,... READ MORE


I had two photofacial done, 2 1/2 weeks a part. I was told that the photofacial would help me get rid of active acne, acne scars, and sun spots. So I signed up for 5 treatments. after two treatments I don't see any change but I am breaking out more.Is this normal during treatment. I have three... READ MORE

Worth Your Time and Money if You Hate Your Skin Like I Do

I had a photofacial because I had some redness from past acne breakouts that seemed to never get any better and the texture of my skin wasn't terrible but it bothered me. The procedure was a little uncomfortable in areas of the face but nothing to cry about. I immediately noticed the... READ MORE

Results from One IPL Facial

I have capillaries around my nose showing and some sunspots with large pores around my t-zone. After my first IPL facial I noticed less capillaries around my nose and some improvement on my sunspots. Pores look about the same to me. The doctor said I'd probably need three treatments. I'm... READ MORE

Not Happy with Results and Very Expensive - NOT WORTH IT

I had 3 treatments. . . first one seemed to work a little bit. . the 2nd and 3rd actually made it worse. i do not advise this for hyperpigmentation. does not work. READ MORE

Photofacial-moderate Improvement

I purchased a package which included 3 photofacials and 3 microdermabrasion sessions. I've completed all but 1 photofacial. This series has lightened some of the discolorations from sun damage but has not completely removed it. I guess I was expecting better results. The first treatment went... READ MORE

Had Good Skin to Begin with So It Didn't Make Much Difference

I purchased a package of 5 FotoFacials & 5 Microdermabrasions. But, even at 37, I had good skin to begin with. So I didn't see much improvement. My husband had it done, too. He had acne scars and oily skin and it really made a huge difference. I would only recommend if you have bad skin to... READ MORE

Great Results from Photo Facial

I have always had broken facial capillaries around my nose and cheek area, but I was always able to hide them with makeup, but the older I have gotten, 45 yrs old, the worse they have become and it became harder to cover them up. The extra foundation makeup was making me look older. I finally... READ MORE

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