IPL Photofacial

Aesthetics and Dermatology located in Coupeville, WA

IPL Photofacial
IPL photofacial services offered in Coupeville, WA

Intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacial is a light-based therapy that lightens hyperpigmentation, improving skin tone. At Island Aesthetics & Dermatology in Coupeville, Washington, Shannon Tumblin, ARPN, Kristy Anderson, ARPN, and the team provide IPL photofacial treatments to treat many aesthetic concerns, including sun damage and rosacea. To learn more about IPL photofacial and how it can improve the look of your skin, call the office or schedule an appointment online today. 

IPL photofacial Q & A

What is intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacial?

IPL photofacial is an aesthetic treatment that uses intense pulses of light to improve the tone and texture of your skin. 

The IPL handpiece targets the pigmented cells in your skin, heating and destroying these cells. Your body then removes the damaged cells from the area, resulting in a clearer complexion.

What does IPL photofacial treat?

The Island Aesthetics & Dermatology team uses IPL photofacial to treat many common skin concerns. This includes:

Sun damage

The team uses IPL photofacial to treat sun-damaged skin — wide areas of hyperpigmentation — on the face, chest, arms, and hands. 


Sunspots are individual pigmented lesions on sun-exposed areas of the skin. The IPL photofacial handpiece targets these areas, removing the pigmentation.


IPL photofacial treats rosacea redness and broken capillaries.

Spider veins

The light energy from the IPL photofacial heats the pigmented blood cells in the spider vein, causing the vein to collapse and disappear over time.

What can I expect during an IPL photofacial?

Your Island Aesthetics & Dermatology provider customizes your IPL photofacial to match your specific beauty concerns and goals. They review the details at your consultation, so you know what to expect. 

First, they clean your skin with an antiseptic agent and give you special goggles to protect your eyes. Then, they place the handpiece over the treatment area and start your session. You may feel a snapping sensation as the light energy targets the areas of pigmentation. 

IPL photofacial takes 15 to 30 minutes. You may need a few treatments to obtain the look you want.

What can I expect after an IPL photofacial?

Immediately following your IPL photofacial, your skin may feel warm and tight, like a sunburn. These side effects resolve within two to 24 hours.

The team at Island Aesthetics & Dermatology recommends you take good care of your skin during the healing process, using sunscreen and covering up with large sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat.

Results from an IPL photofacial are subtle and occur slowly over time. You can expect your skin to look more even-toned, smoother, and youthful as it recovers. 

To schedule your IPL photofacial consultation, call Island Aesthetics & Dermatology or schedule an appointment online today.