Is there a marked difference between the results of and IPL treatment and an "advanced photofacial"?
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IPL versus Advanced Photofacial
The terms IPL and photofacial are interchangeable. The term "advanced photofacial" may be a term used by a certain office where the settings are different. It sounds like this may be the case as different "types" of light are used. With an IPL photofacial, many different wavelengths or colors of light are used; this can be controlled with filters that are available on various devices. Visible light works well for dark spots and redness, infrared light works well for stimulating collagen, and blue or ultraviolet light works well for acne. Depending on your concern you may choose the "advanced photofacial" option. I recommend discussing this with your doctor and reviewing representative before and after pictures to see what would be best for you. Good luck!
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