What is IPL Photofacial?

IPL photofacial is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation technique that relies on the restorative properties of intense pulsed light (IPL) energy. During this treatment, highly calibrated wavelengths of light energy are delivered into the skin tissues to address numerous skin problems, such as skin laxity, pigmentation problems, acne breakouts, vascular lesions, and more. Each wavelength of light energy targets different skin concerns, so it can be customized according to each patient’s unique needs and goals.

We use the cutting-edge, FDA-approved Venus Versa IPL device, which can deliver dual wavelengths of light energy. This device can treat multiple skin concerns at once, and it can be customized according to numerous skin types and colors, making it suitable for everyone. We use the Venus Versa IPL device for numerous treatments, including body contouring, skin tightening, acne treatment, hair removal, skin resurfacing, vein treatment, and more.

IPL Photofacial Corrects:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Skin laxity and sagging skin
  • Loss of elastin and collagen
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Brown spots and age spots
  • Sun damage and sunspots
  • Pigmentation problems
  • Vascular lesions
  • Rosacea
  • Acne breakouts
  • Atrophic acne scarring

How it Works

Different skin conditions — vascular lesions, pigmentation problems, brown spots, sun spots, freckles, etc. — respond to different wavelengths of light energy. Depending on your unique skin conditions, we deliver the appropriate wavelengths of light to remove the unwanted pigments and skin conditions, restoring healthy skin.

Skin laxity occurs as you grow older because of the gradual loss of collagen, a fibrous protein that makes your skin look firm, taut, and youthful. Certain wavelengths of light energy go deep into the dermal layers to trigger natural collagen production, reverse the signs of aging, and help you achieve firm, tight skin.

Benefits of IPL Photofacial:

  • Non-surgical and non-invasive treatment
  • Completely comfortable treatment
  • No harsh side effects or complications
  • Stimulates natural collagen production
  • Addresses the root cause of skin concerns
  • Facilitate permanent hair reduction
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Customized according to your unique needs
  • Concludes within 30 minutes
  • No downtime or recovery period

Your IPL Photofacial Journey


IPL photofacial is performed as a simple, in-office treatment. Our medical providers calibrate the Venus Versa IPL device according to your unique needs to ensure optimal results. Finally, the IPL device is moved on the treatment areas in circles to deliver the appropriate wavelengths of light energy. The entire treatment should conclude within 30 minutes.


Most patients need multiple IPL photofacial sessions for optimal results, but the specific number of treatments depends on your goals and skin conditions. Most patients need 3 to 7 IPL photofacial treatment to address hyperpigmentation, textural irregularities, skin laxity, and other such concerns. The treatments are usually spaced 2 to 4 weeks apart.


IPL photofacial doesn’t involve any downtime or recovery period. Your skin will look flushed and red after the treatment, like a mild sunburn, for a few hours. You may also experience mild redness, swelling, and flaking for a few days. You can resume your daily activities immediately, but you should avoid direct sunlight and strenuous workouts for a day or two.


The results of IPL photofacial appear gradually over several days for weeks, depending on your existing skin condition and goals. If you opt for skin resurfacing for freckles and pigmentation problems, the spots should darken and flake off within a few days. But skin tightening results will take weeks or months, and permanent hair loss takes multiple sessions.

Why Buffalo Aesthetics?

Buffalo Aesthetics is a luxurious medical spa specializing in non-invasive photofacial and skin rejuvenation treatments. We use the cutting-edge Venus Versa IPL device for a wide range of skin treatments, including skin resurfacing, hair removal, skin tightening, acne treatment, and more. Our medical providers discuss your goals, perform a comprehensive skin analysis, and curate the ideal treatment plan for you. Please schedule an appointment to explore your photofacial options in the Buffalo area.

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