What is A Photofacial?

Our BBL photofacial targets discoloration in the skin, including veins, age spots, sun damage, and uneven skin tone. The high energy light waves also induce natural collagen production, rejuvenating the skin and reducing visible signs of aging.

The light waves kill bacteria under the skin that creates acne, leading to fewer breakouts. At the same time, they even the skin’s tone, target spider veins, and kill bacteria beneath the skin.

The Technology

This treatment utilizes an elōs Plus handpiece made by Candela Medical, which combines pulsed light and radiofrequency energies to deliver comfortable treatments. 

The elōs Plus device is the only system to provide unique, three-layered skin protection. The benefits of this technology are: 

  • Deeper penetration of heat

  • Active Dermal Monitoring (ADM) immediately signaling skin impedance changes

  • Sapphire contact cooling, improving client comfort

Skin Concerns Targeted During an IPL Photofacial:

  • Discoloration
  • Sun Spots
  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Broken Capillaries
  • Freckles
  • Spider Veins

Who is an ideal candidate for
IPL Photofacial?

  • This treatment targets a variety of skin conditions. Client’s who are skin types 1 – 4 on the Fitzpatrick scale are eligible for this treatment. The client must not be on antibiotics or other medication that causes sensitivity to light. They also must not have been in prolonged exposure to the sun within two weeks before the appointment to avoid burning the skin. We recommend daily wearing sunscreen of SPF 50 or higher.
  • No prior sun exposure for 10 days

  • Clients currently on Accutane

how it works


The length of a Sciton BBL (BroadBand Light) appointment can vary depending on the specific treatment and the extent of the area being treated. On average, a Sciton BBL treatment can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to complete.


The recovery after a Sciton BBL (BroadBand Light) treatment is typically minimal, with most people experiencing some mild redness, swelling, and tenderness in the treated area. These side effects are normal and should resolve within a few hours to a few days.


Most people begin to see improvement in the treated area within a few days to a week after the treatment. The full results of the treatment can take several weeks to a few months to become fully apparent, as the skin continues to heal and regenerate.

What to expect after an IPL Photofacial?

Results may vary depending on the aggression and target of the treatment. Freckles will begin to flake off in a process described as “peppering.” The client should see noticeable improvements in tone and texture. They may also notice collagen stimulation plumping the skin and decreasing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.