How Long Do IPL Sessions Take?

I am scheduled for 4 sessions of photofacial IPL. I have some mild rosecea and need it more for the age spots on my face. How long do IPL sessions take?

Doctor Answers 1

An IPL treatment on the face usually takes 15 to 30 minutes.

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An IPL treatment on the whole face usually takes 15 to 30 minutes depnding on the IPL device used and the efficiency of the operator.  If you use anesthetic cream prior to the procedure, it will take an addtional 30 to 45 minutes for the entire process. 

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