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IPL Photofacials

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Lumecca IPL Photofacials are a safe, non-surgical treatment using the most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) device to treat common skin blemishes and irregularities. By selectively targeting affected areas, the Lumecca IPL system can treat skin pigmentation, vascular lesions, skin texture irregularities, and sun damage.

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What is IPL Photofacial?

IPL stands for "Intense Pulsed Light". Unlike traditional lasers that use a single wavelength of light, IPL utilizes multiple wavelengths. This broad spectrum allows it to target various skin concerns simultaneously. The treatment works by emitting pulses of light that are absorbed by melanin (pigment) and red blood cells in the skin. This absorption generates heat, which triggers the skin's natural healing processes. The result? A reduction in skin imperfections and a boost in collagen production.

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What Can IPL Photofacials Treat?

  • Combat Sun Damage: Sun exposure is one of the primary culprits behind premature skin aging. IPL effectively addresses sun-induced damages like age spots, freckles, and the leathery texture of the skin.

  • Acne and Scarring: IPL not only tackles active acne by killing harmful bacteria but also reduces the appearance of scars left behind by acne outbreaks.

  • Vascular Lesions: Conditions like rosacea, broken capillaries, and spider veins can be effectively treated with IPL, thanks to its ability to target red blood cells.

  • Preventative Care: Regular IPL treatments can alter the genes of skin cells, making them behave more youthfully. This can potentially prevent some signs of aging.

  • Versatility: While the face is the most common treatment area, IPL can also be used on the neck, chest, hands, arms, and legs.

  • Minimal Downtime: One of the significant advantages of IPL is the minimal recovery time. Most individuals can resume their daily activities almost immediately after the procedure.

Do IPL Photofacial Treatments Hurt?

IPL photo facial feel like a rubber band snapping against the skin. One our highest priorities is making sure you're comfortable, and most patients find IPL Photofacials more comfortable than other laser treatments.


As a Nectar patient, you have access to Pro-Nox™, a 50/50 blend of oxygen and nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to reduce your awareness of discomfort. You can control the amount of relief you'd like with your handheld, disposable mouthpiece and will be back to normal within 5-10 minutes of your last breath.


Comfortable treatmens are one of many reasons patients travel from Orlando to Sanford for our IPL Photofacial treatments.

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IPL Photofacial FAQs

How does an IPL Photofacial work?

IPL photofacials work by emitting multiple wavelengths of light that penetrate the skin's layers. This light targets specific chromophores (color-containing cells) in the skin, breaking down pigmentation and stimulating collagen production. For instance, it can target the melanin in skin pigmentation or the hemoglobin in vascular lesions. The body's natural processes then remove the broken-down pigment, improving skin texture and reducing irregularities.

How much does an IPL Photofacial cost?

The cost of an IPL Photofacial can vary based on the areas of treatment and the expertise of the practitioner. The cost of IPL treatments at Nectar Aesthetics start at $395.

What's the difference between IPL and laser treatments?

While both IPL and laser treatments use light to treat skin issues, they operate differently. IPL uses a broad spectrum of light wavelengths, allowing it to address various skin concerns simultaneously, like skin pigmentation and vascular lesions. In contrast, lasers use a single wavelength of light, making them more targeted. This specificity can be beneficial for certain skin issues but might not offer the broad treatment range of IPL.

How long does an IPL Photofacial treatment take?

An IPL photofacial typically takes between 20 to 45 minutes, depending on the area being treated. For instance, treating the entire face might take longer than addressing specific spots or lesions. It's a relatively quick procedure, making it convenient for those with busy schedules.

What is the recovery time after an IPL Photofacial treatment?

Recovery time after an IPL photofacial is minimal. Most patients can return to their regular activities immediately. However, some redness, swelling, or darkening of pigmented spots can occur, typically subsiding within a few days. It's crucial to protect the treated area from sun exposure, as the skin will be more sensitive to sun damage post-treatment.

What temporary side effects are likely from IPL Photofacials?

While IPL photofacials are generally safe, some potential side effects include redness, swelling, blistering, or changes in skin pigmentation. Most side effects are temporary and resolve on their own, though it's essential to follow our post-treatment care instructions.

How many IPL treatments will I need?

The number of IPL treatments required varies based on the individual's skin concerns and desired results. Typically, patients see noticeable improvements after 1-3 sessions, but some might need up to 6 sessions for optimal results, especially for more severe skin pigmentation or texture irregularities. Regular maintenance treatments can help sustain the results.

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