Photofacial aka Intense pulsed light (IPL) for Skin Rejuvenation

IPL( Intense Pulsed Light) or photofacial has been a staple for skin rejuvenation for 20 years. It’s a non-invasive therapy that will leave your skin younger and more radiant. IPL uses short blasts of high-intensity light to heat the upper layers of the skin with an advanced cooling system for a little discomfort and maximum benefits. IPL photo facials are one of our most requested therapies to free the skin from signs of aging and hyperpigmentation issues. Find out if Intense Pulsed Light therapy is right for you.

What is a Photofacial IPL Treatment?

As a rejuvenating skin therapy, this treatment is designed to gently penetrate deeply into the skin to correct various cosmetic concerns. The technology utilizes Intense Pulsed Light that emits gentle energy to treat cosmetic issues such as:

  • Freckles
  • Rosacea
  • Age spots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage
  • Enlarged pores
  • Varicose veins

IPL is suitable for the face, neck, and chest. The light energy heats the layers of your skin, stimulating your cells to regenerate. It is so gentle that it does not harm the top layer of the skin.

This non-aggressive approach means that you will have a speedy recovery. For example, you may have some redness similar to a sunburn that will subside in a few hours. Patients with fair complexions may have redness for a day or two, but you will be able to return to your daily activities after treatment. With little downtime, you can schedule your appointment at lunchtime or whenever it fits your work schedule or daily routine.

How Does it Work?

Since the energy from Intense Pulsed Light therapy is less focused than a laser, it scatters on your skin’s surface into the second dermal layer. As a result, the top layer of your skin stays intact, which is why it is considered to be such a gentle therapy.


Because of its gentle approach, the top layer of the skin remains free from damage which means this procedure has no downtime. After your initial consultation, you can have your first session in 30-60 minutes, depending on how many areas are treated.


The IPL is absorbed into the skin and converted into a gentle heat that interacts with your pigment cells. The heat gets rid of hyperpigmentation, such as freckles or other spots on your skin. It is also utilized for hair removal as the light destroys hair follicles where unwanted hair grows.

 This gentle therapy can be utilized all over your body to rejuvenate the skin. It is effective for improving the appearance of scars and other dermal concerns. However, the therapy is not appropriate for the removal of light-colored hair, raised keloid scars, or to be used on patients with dark skin tones.

 Our licensed specialists at BodyWise will determine if this therapy suits you after a comprehensive consultation. Call us today to schedule your appointment (321) 729-4243.


Benefits of IPL Treatment


IPL therapy is a safe and effective treatment for a variety of patients. These are some of the benefits of using IPL for your next procedure:

 Improves Redness: Treats conditions such as broken blood vessels and rosacea. It is a better alternative to other laser procedures. Most patients see a 50-75% improvement in broken blood vessels.


  • Signs of Aging: Provides a smooth and radiant texture to aging skin. It provides you with a natural refreshed younger complexion.


  • Hair Removal: Effective for killing hair follicles where you don’t want hair to grow. Experience no downtime or side effects. It is best for patients who have light skin and dark hair.


  • Acne: Improves acne and scars for an effective therapy that enhances the skin’s underlying tissue for a healthier complexion. Multiple sessions may be needed to achieve desired results.


  • Sun Damage: Rejuvenates sun-damaged skin allowing a brighter complexion to come through. You will be able to see a 70% reduction in sun spots caused by damaging UV rays.

Meet Dr. Kaufmann at BodyWise


Dr. Kaufmann is a Board-Certified Ob/Gyn specializing in anti-aging cosmetic solutions. She opened BodyWise Specialists in Brevard County to provide the Space Coast of Florida with a state-of-the-art cosmetic practice that focuses on giving patients a naturally younger appearance.

 Meet Dr. Kaufmann and her staff at BodyWise Specialists to see if IPL therapy is suitable for you. You will receive a customized treatment plan for your skin type and cosmetic concerns. Call us today for a consultation at (321) 729-4243.