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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 ›

  • Average Price: $475

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I had my first IPL and was scared after reading reviews on this site. I went to a popular med spa in my area. The owner of the salon does all of the facial IPL work and performs a ton of them. The cooling gel went on and then the zaps began. I flinched for every one. She stopped to give me a... READ MORE

US $150 for 1 IPL treatment by a certified laser tech under a doctor's supervision. The doctor was present at the facility, but not in the room. The equipment was a StarLux500 by Palomar. I'm 46 with skin type high II/III -- white, but not too pale, with a very rosy undertone. I don't have... READ MORE

I had a fotofacial done by a medical doctor on Thursday. Today is Saturday and my face looks horrible right now. I have a medium complexion. Most reviews about IPL's tell you there is no down time and most can return to work. That is not true in all cases. I have reddish/brown spots and scabs... READ MORE

I have just started the IPL treatment and I am amazed with the immediate decrease in my hyperpigmentation. After years in the sun I developed the darkening on my forhead and around my eyes, I had tried all high end products available before venturing into the medspa. Truely, if your disturbed... READ MORE

I have had this done 2ce - I need to have a couple more but even after one "Photo facial" treatment, I saw marked improvement. At first, your skin looks awful but then as the old skin sloughs off, baby butt soft skin with less spotting emerges. I recommend having it done on a Friday... READ MORE

I'm 28 years old and a medium skinned hispanic. I have undergone a series of 4/5 treatments so far using a broad band light for my photofacial. I used to go tanning a lot in my late teens/early 20's and the sun damage it caused bothered me even though it was minor. My skin glows now without... READ MORE

I had the IPL photofacial. A series of 3 treatments. They threw in a fourth for free because it was even clear to the people providing the treatment that the first three had accomplished nothing. In fact, I think the hyperpigmentation is actually worse, brought more of the melanin to the surface... 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