A photo facial is a 30-minute procedure in which intense pulses of light are used to penetrate deep into the skin. Photo rejuvenation then causes collagen and blood vessels below the epidermis to constrict, reducing redness and age lines. An IPL treatment can treat a variety of skin conditions such as brown spots, broken capillaries, spider veins, and facial redness. An IPL photo facial treatment delivers a bright blast of light at very high energy levels through a hand-held device. The procedure involves only minimal discomfort, while the redness and swelling that sometimes occur after treatment disappears shortly. Most benefits of a photo facial occur gradually in the weeks following treatment. To begin, a series of six sittings with week in between, two weeks between is recommended. After that, maintain with a treatment every month or two. It can be part of a facial or a stand-alone treatment. The actual IPL Photo facial procedure feels like the mild snapping of rubber bands against the skin's surface. With each snap, the IPL Photo facial penetrates deep below the skin's surface to treat the issues at the source. The IPL photo rejuvenation is generally more costly than procedures like microdermabrasion and chemical peels, it is less expensive than most cosmetic surgery and laser skin treatment done by the cosmetologist. The most important things to remember following IPL photo facial treatment are to avoid the sun for several days and to wear plenty of sunblock for at least two weeks. Intense pulsed light therapy can give you excellent results for a year or more, but you must take care to ensure your skin is protected for the first few weeks after treatment.