What Is It?

For one Photofacials done by IPL are significantly different from the ones undertaken with mere LED’s. LED’s rely on colour therapy whereas Photofacials done by IPL rely on filtering various wavelengths to react to different skin conditions.

As the name suggests, Photofacial or “Fotofacial” is the skin treatment of facial skin blemishes using the properties of light. Among the several uses of this procedure, the most common and popular are stimulation of facial collagen or in the treatment of acne and similar serious conditions with which one can superficially battle ageing and lighten the blemishes.

The use of light technology involves two entirely differing methods called LED (Light Emitting Diode) and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light). To learn about the outcome you desire, it is imperative that you gain greater insight into the differing technology and what it entails.


The use of light technology involves two entirely differing methods called LED (Light Emitting Diode) and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light). To learn about the outcome you desire, it is imperative that you gain greater insight into the differing technology and what it entails.


It is technically not a laser but a powerful light source that can penetrate the skin with minimal damage and keeps the epidermis free from any signs of treatment.

How Does it work?

Photofacials for Skin Rejuvenation

  • IPL penetrates the skins surface to remodel collagen. It is helpful in reducing the appearance of age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, shrinking enlarged pores and improving the overall complexion and skin.

Photofacials for Acne

  • IPL photofacialsheat and destroy the acne causing bacteria with specific wavelengthsresulting in smoother skin with reduces pore size. It is an effective treatment for facial acne.

LED Photofacial

The procedure in this form of technology focuses more on aesthetics achieved by the use of a narrow spectrum light. Being very mild, painless, cool and relaxing, it is used to boost collagen or to destroy acne-causing bacteria. Since this therapy involves only the outer layer of the skin’s epidermis, only minor problems can be rectified. The procedure is conducted through a handheld device and does not take much time. However, it is done in day spas, and the best results are obtained only after a series of sessions. Once over, regular monthly follow-ups and strict skin-care regimen under the supervision of a professional beautician is necessary to reap the benefits of rejuvenation and tightening of the facial tissue.

IPL Photofacial

  • This treatment is administered when the deeper layer of skin is involved in conditions like age spots, broken capillaries, and spider veins. This procedure is mostly conducted in medical spas and is popular primarily for the treatment that is considered to reverse the process of aging by erasing wrinkles. The procedure is not as mild as the LED but affords better results. The use of intense pulse lights generates heat, making it uncomfortable, but worth the trouble. The number of sessions recommended depends on the underlying condition and the outcome desired.

Science Behind It

Skin treatment through photofacials provides a host of benefits, making it a popular anti-ageing procedure.

  • Whether LED or IPL, they are both non-invasive.
  • It stimulates the collagen.
  • The red light LED promotes cellular activity.
  • Stimulation of fibroblasts helps to produce collagen that freshens the appearance of skin to look younger.
  • Collagen boost has a positive effect on the fine lines and removes wrinkles.
  • It is much natural, softer and cheaper than undergoing plastic surgery for similar outcomes.
  • The blue light from the LED is used to destroy Propionibacterium acnes, the causal bacteria of acne that thrive just below the surface of the skin.

For LED treatment, the protocol recommended consists of at least six sessions per week for two and followed up by a maintenance routine every month. The time taken for the procedure depends on the type of device used and can consume anything between five and thirty minutes.


The mildness of LED light makes the experience soothing, and even the eyes need not be covered. In the case of IPL, the strong blast of high energy light can be painful. While the LED procedure is ideal for the treatment of acne and collagen stimulation, the IPL is suited to treat serious conditions with deep skin involvement. However, the best results are obtained when it is used in conjunction with the watchful eyes of the aesthetician.

Bottom Line

The efficacy of photo facial treatment in reducing a host of dermatological problems on the face and other visible areas of the body makes it a popular
and cost-effective option. The therapy being instantaneous, there is no downtime. With every sitting, the outcome becomes more pronounced.

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Before / After Treatment


1. What does the IPL treatment or Photo facial mean?

  • IPL, which stands for INTENSE PULSED LIGHT, uses light based energy to target dermis layer and stimulates collagen production to give an even and youthful appearance.

2. Who is the best candidate for this treatment?

  • The best candidate is someone with uneven complexion and skin texture concerns, including discoloration, sunspots, visible veins, enlarged pores and rosacea. It also works as an excellent glow booster treatment.

3. How long does the treatment take?

  • At Berkowits, we make sure to include all the steps of skin exfoliation and rejuvenation making it a holistic skin service. The treatment takes about 45 minutes making it a suitable to fit in your busy schedule and lunch break. You can go about about your regular activities immediately after the treatment.

4. Are photo facials safe for darker skin tones?

  • IPL treatments are safe for darker skin tones. However, our skin expert will thoroughly assess your skin before the session to determine the safety of the procedure for your skin type.

5. How many photo facial sessions are needed to see the results? Are they permanent?

  • Most patients see the best results between four to six treatments, each spaced three weeks apart. You may see slight improvement after the first session. However the exact no. of sessions varies from individual to individual. How long the results are maintained varies from patient to patient, how your skin reacts to the procedure and the level of skincare post procedure.

6. What are the post care instructions after getting a photo facial?

  • One should avoid exfoliating creams like retinol, glycolic acid and salicylic acid for few days after the procedure. Sunscreen application should be regular especially after the procedure. .Do not use makeup immediately after the procedure.

7. At what age can I take photo facial?

  • There is no minimum or maximum age for photo facial. You can take it as long as you wish to maintain your skin. However you are not advised to go for it in pregnancy and lactation period.

8. Does photo facial hurt?

Absolutely not! The sensation during IPL treatment ranges from warmth to something like sting of a rubber band snapping against your skin.

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