About IPL Photofacial

Xeo Limelight is an intense pulse light (IPL) photofacial that rejuvenates and restores your skin's tone, texture, health, and appearance. Heat provided by IPL damages unwanted pigmentations, wrinkles, and abnormal vessels. This damage initiates your body's natural healing process to eliminate skin flaws through exfoliation. Your skin is left smoother, more radiant, and even-toned.

Candidacy for IPL Photofacial

Potential candidates for IPL photofacials are people who desire smoother, even-toned, younger-looking skin without enduring the downtime associated with face lifts or the pain of dermal filler injections. Consulting with a cosmetic provider is recommended prior to treatment to ensure safe implementation. Your provider will do a test spot and observe the area for three to four days to see how your skin responds to intense pulsed light.

Benefits and What to Expect

Customizable to treat different skin types, Xeo Limelight can also selectively treat red and brown-pigmented areas, including age spots, birthmarks, freckles, sun-damage, and mild wrinkles. IPL photofacial treatments can be used on just about any part of the body. Commonly treated areas include the face, chest, hands, back and neck. Additional benefits of IPL photofacial treatments include its cost-effectiveness as a long-term skin care treatment, the wide range of skin imperfections it can eliminate and IPL's ability to be used in conjunction with other skin care procedures such as laser resurfacing or microneedling. Another benefit is its convenience; you can have an IPL photofacial session during your lunchtime and return to work immediately afterward!

Pain Management

People who have had an IPL photofacial report treatment is no more painful than the light snapping of a rubber band against their skin. How many light pulses you receive depends on the area size being treated. No anesthesia is needed to undergo a Xeo Limelight photofacial.

Downtime After the Procedure

No downtime is needed. After an IPL session, you can continue with your normal routine. Simply avoid the sun for about four weeks and use sunscreen daily.


Three Commonly Asked Questions

How long does one IPL session take?
In most cases, less than 20 minutes.
How often do I need to repeat IPL treatment?
To keep your skin looking youthful, toned and smooth, we recommend a minimum of three to five sessions every four weeks for optimal results.
Will my skin be red after treatment?
Your skin may appear like it has been mildly sunburned for a few days. Brown spots may darken before disappearing through exfoliation 7 to 14 days after treatment.

Additional Facts

When performed by an experienced cosmetic provider, an IPL photofacial is a safe, noninvasive treatment to rapidly improve the appearance of your skin. Side effects are nonexistent or minimal such as mild swelling, redness, and flaking of dark spots as they begin disappearing.