IPL in Birmingham, Ann Arbor and Detroit

Enhance Skin Tone and Texture


Intense Pulsed Light therapy (IPL or photofacial) is a treatment for fading away excess brown pigment (freckles, sun/age spots, melasma) as well as clearing facial redness associated with Rosacea and sun damage. 

The IPL targets the cells that contain the excess pigment and then causes the pigment to rise to the surface of the skin where it sloughs off.  Since excess pigment is deposited at various levels/layers of the skin it takes up to 4 treatments to reach the deeper layers of pigment and to obtain optimal results. For facial redness the IPL closes down the tiny blood vessels that cause the redness. The IPL can be used to treat all areas of the body.

With the IPL treatment using the Nordlys Ellipse IPL system, we can precisely target darker pigments in the skin to effectively reduce the appearance of discoloration and related skin conditions. Within a few brief treatment sessions, you can achieve clearer skin that lasts a lifetime.

The Procedure



What IPL Treats

  • Port wine stains
  • Rosacea
  • Vessels and other vascular lesions, such as telangiectasia
  • Leg veins
  • Sun-damanaged skin and age spots (solar lentigo)
  • Acne
  • Textural irregularities

Procedure time

Up to 45 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area

Recovery time 

The recovery period following IPL treatments is approximately one week. Some patients may heal before or after this estimate depending on the size and location of the treatment area. 


The results from IPL therapy will become visible once the skin has healed, and they may continue to improve in the weeks following treatment. Keep in mind that some patients may need multiple treatment sessions to achieve their desired results. Once achieved, results will last for months to come and can be maintained or prolonged with additional treatments.