Is there a difference between IPL Treatment and IPL Photofacial?

Or are they just two names for the same treatment?

Answers from doctors (4)


More About Doctor Evolution MD

Published on Feb 23, 2018

Hello there. Great question. IPL Laser Treatment and IPL Photofacial are actually the same thing. Photofacial is just another name for the IPL treatment.

Answered by Evolution MD (View Profile)

Hello there. Great question. IPL Laser Treatment and IPL Photofacial are actually the same thing. Photofacial is just another name for the IPL treatment.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Dr. Robert L. True

Published on Feb 22, 2018

Generally these are identical.

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Answered by Dr. Robert L. True

Generally these are identical.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor Rejuve

Published on Feb 18, 2010

You are correct. They are synonymous for the same treatment.

Answered by Rejuve (View Profile)

You are correct. They are synonymous for the same treatment.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Celibre Medical Corporation

Published on Feb 17, 2010

These are just two names for the same treatment. While we are on the subject, we would encourage you to seek out laser treatments rather than IPL as they will lead to more dramatic and more permanent results. I will give you an example. IPL is used for sun spots. So are q-switched lasers. The difference is that q-switched lasers are powerful enough and specific enough to get rid of the pigment associated with tattoos and birthmarks. IPL treatments cannot touch the ink in tattoos or the pigment in birthmarks. For this reason, you may have a nice blanching (bleaching) of your sun spots with IPL, but the results will be temporary. With high powered q-switched lasers, you can be rid of your
spots permanently, thus q-switched lasers are the much better long term investment.

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Answered by Celibre Medical Corporation

These are just two names for the same treatment. While we are on the subject, we would encourage you to seek out laser treatments rather than IPL as they will lead to more dramatic and more permanent results. I will give you an example. IPL is used for sun spots. So are q-switched lasers. The difference is that q-switched lasers are powerful enough and specific enough to get rid of the pigment associated with tattoos and birthmarks. IPL treatments cannot touch the ink in tattoos or the pigment in birthmarks. For this reason, you may have a nice blanching (bleaching) of your sun spots with IPL, but the results will be temporary. With high powered q-switched lasers, you can be rid of your
spots permanently, thus q-switched lasers are the much better long term investment.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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