Photofacial is the ideal procedure for the following:-

Sun damage – Wide areas of pigmentation on the face, chest and arms

Sunspots – Individual pigmented lesions, also known as age spots or liver spots
Results(sun damage/sun spots) – Sunspots will darken after treatment and be naturally shed from the skin within 1 – 2 weeks

Rosacea – General inflammation of the cheeks and face
Results: Skin tone will be more normal, with less pronounced redness within one week after treatment

Spider veins – Individual vessels, which can be red, blue or purple in color
Results: Vessels may disappear after treatment or they may appear darker and then fully or partially fade within 10-14 days

How Does A Palomar Photofacial Work?


You will wear small protective eye goggles. The hand piece will be moved over your skin while the light is pulsed. Each pulse will send a beam of light through the skin. A flashing light, an audible tone, and a mild sensation on the skin indicate when the hand piece is being pulsed. Intense pulsed light is a strong light! You may be surprised at the flash of light which is noticed even whilst wearing protective goggles. Once you know to expect this, it is easy to then relax. The sensation is a slight “snap” feeling but it is not considered painful. Treatments take between 20 and 30 minutes. Typically, several treatments will be necessary to achieve complete clearance of sunspots, rosacea and vessels.

IPL Photofacial is an excellent way to restore a more youthful appearance to hands, as we age often it is our hands that “give away” our age.

How Will I Look After My Treatments?

Improvement is subtle and occurs after a series of treatments. You can expect your skin to look more even-toned, smoother and more youthful. After your initial treatment you may experience temporary darkening of pigmented areas. This is a good indication and shows that the treatment areas have absorbed the light as was intended.

What Is The Healing Process?

Immediately after treatment, you can expect a mild sunburn-like sensation, sometimes accompanied by some minor swelling if you have particularly sensitive skin. This usually lasts 2-24 hours, and can be soothed with ASAP Soothing Gel or ice packs.

After Care?

Sun protection is your primary post-treatment requirement. IPL is a gentle procedure and does not require unusual after-care, but you will need to protect your treated skin from sun exposure to prevent the risks of sun damage. Your skin will be more sun sensitive.

Will An IPL  Photofacial Be All I Need To Make My Skin Look Its Best?

To improve your skin health and the integrity of the skin a combination of in-clinic treatments and corrective home care products is recommended to maximise your treatment outcomes, and RESULTS!  

IPL is an excellent way to renew and refresh your skins health, tone and texture by treating redness and pigmentation, but heavier veins and pigmented skins are treatable with vascular lasers and those with multiple years of sun damage may decide to seek the more profound benefits of fractional laser available at Ageless. Your Ageless Cosmetic and Laser practitioner will prepare a treatment plan to help you achieve HEALTHY glowing SKIN.



Procedure Time
60 mins


Back to Work
Next day


Not required


Full Recovery
10 -14 days


Duration of Result
1 week


3-5 months