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Perfect You Photo Facial

What is a Photo Facial?  Photo Facials ars a form of skin resurfacing. It is non-ablative with little to no downtime and is usually pain-free. Similar to micro-needling and chemical peels, it is a treatment to reduce facial wrinkles and skin irregularities, such as pigmented lesions, blemishes, or acne scars. The technique directs short, concentrated pulsating beams of light at irregular skin, precisely removing skin layer by layer. Three sessions are needed spaced 30 days apart. 

Unlike micro-needling and other treatments such as chemical peel, our IPL laser leaves you with little to no downtime and because it is non-ablative it is not considered an open wound, minimizing infection.

Sun Spots, Age Spots, Melasma and Pigmented Lesion Treatments

Pigmented lesions

Also referred to as sun spots or age spots, are one of the most common cosmetic skin concerns. Pigmented lesions are blemishes caused by a higher concentration of melanin in the skin. Most commonly found on the face, neck, and hands, they appear as brown spots and are often a result of aging or excessive sun exposure.


Is a discoloration of the skin usually brown or gray. It is primarily found on the face, chest and shoulders. Its cause has been linked to pregnancy, birth control pills, sun exposure and genetics as well.  Melasma is mostly found in women and darker skin tones.

LifeStyle Laser uses the Astanza Duality and ReSmooth lasers to successfully remove unwanted age spots and reveal a clearer, more youthful complexion. While most pigmented lesions are benign, some brown spots are indicators of skin cancer. Therefore, please consult with your physician or dermatologist about a questionable age spot before seeking treatment.

How Pigmented Lesion Removal Works

During a laser session, our Astanza Duality and ReSmooth Laser send ultra-quick pulses of light energy over the unwanted lesion, selectively targeting the age spot, etc. while leaving the surrounding skin tissue unharmed. The melanin in the skin absorbs the intense pulse of light energy and shatters upon impact. The shattered pigment is then naturally removed by your immune system and replaced with new, healthy skin cells.

Over the weeks following treatment, your unwanted lesion may for a scab. Allow the scab to heal and flake off naturally - do NOT interrupt the healing process by prematurely picking the scab. This can lead to infection, unwanted side effects, and even scarring. Once the scab heals on its own, your skin will appear lighter and blemish-free. Most patients will see exciting results after just 1 to 2 treatments. 


Laser light is converted into heat, which breaks apart pigment clusters and triggers your body’s healing response and triggering your skin to "turn over" and rejuvenate. The fragmented pigment is processed through your lymphatic system and eliminated from your body naturally.

Most treatments take less than 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area and how many areas you treat.

Depending on the type and degree of pigmentation you want to eliminate, you may need more than one IPL photo facial session. Your practitioner estimates the number of treatments you’ll need during your free consultation.

Treatments aren’t painful, although you may feel a sensation like the snap of a rubber band against your skin. There’s no need for advance preparation, anesthesia, or recovery time.

Photo Facial Q & A

What is a Diode IPL photo facial?

In addition to pigmented lesion reduction, an Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a type of laser therapy that uses pulses of concentrated light to treat areas of pigmentation and to promote collagen growth reducing signs of aging. The term photo facial relates to facial treatment delivered by light energy.

Lifestyle Laser uses the Astanza ReSmooth laser for IPL photo facials. This system can treat a larger area of skin at once, lessening treatment times. It’s also a great option for all skin types, including people who aren’t good candidates for other laser treatments.


What can an IPL photo facial treat?

IPL photo facials are an excellent treatment approach for many common hyperpigmentation issues. Some of the skin concerns an IPL photo facial improvements include:

  • Freckles

  • Wrinkle reduction

  • Melasma

  • Spider veins

  • Rosacea

  • Sun damage

  • Age spots

  • Pigment irregularities

  • General skin redness

Best of all, an IPL photo facial can improve the appearance of more than one of these issues at once, making it a great value for your hard-earned money.

How does an IPL photo facial work?

During your sessions, your practitioner glides the treatment handpiece over the surface of your skin. Pulses of light penetrate to the deeper layers of your skin and are drawn to areas of concentrated pigmentation.

An IPL photo facial can be performed on many areas of your body, including your:

  • Face

  • Neck

  • Legs

  • Arms

  • Check

  • Hands

  • Shoulders


How should I care for my skin following an IPL photo facial?

You need to protect your skin from the sun after your IPL photo facial. Sun exposure can mar your results and cause new hyperpigmentation to develop. Make the most of your investment by embracing a solid daily sun protection routine.

Book your Diode photo facial today by calling the office or using the easy online scheduling tool.

Aftercare Instructions

1. Immediately after each treatment, there should be redness and bumps at the treatment area, which may last up to


2 hours or longer. It is normal for the treated area to feel like a sunburn for a few hours. You should use a cold compress if needed. If any crusting, apply an antibiotic cream. Some physicians recommend aloe-vera gel or some other after sunburn treatment such as Destin. Darker pigmented individuals may have more discomfort than lighter skin clients and may require the aloe vera gel or an antibiotic ointment for a longer period of time post-treatment.

 3. Makeup may be used after treatment unless there is epidermal blistering. It is recommended to use new makeup to reduce the possibility of infection. Simply make sure that you have moisturizer on, under your makeup. Use moisturizers frequently and freely on the treated area. Note: Do not use moisturizers containing alpha hydroxy acid.

 4. Avoid sun exposure to reduce the chance of dark or light spots for 2 months. Use sunscreen SPF 25 or higher at all times throughout the treatment.

 5. Avoid picking or scratching the treated skin.

 6. You may shower after the treatments and use soap as needed. The treated area may be washed gently with a mild soap. The skin should be patted dry and not rubbed. 

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