IPL Photofacial Hartford, CT

As we age our skin accumulates damage from the sun, the elements and the wear-and-tear of daily life. Skin Rejuvenation can repair signs of aging and “turn back the clock” by removing age spots, most brown pigmentation and redness due to broken capillaries. Thus, it improves the appearance of rosacea, flushing and sun damaged skin while improving skin texture and a dull complexion. This treatment (also known as facial rejuvenation or photorejuvenation) improves mild acne scars, reduces large pores, corrects dark circles around the eyes, and reduces fine lines.


Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a non-laser therapy that involves shining highly concentrated and intense pulses of light on the skin. At Vivesse we use the Harmony XL system from Alma Lasers, utilizing Advanced Fluorescence Technology (AFT™). It employs an advanced algorithm that stabilizes each pulse to ensure predictable, reproducible treatments that are safe and effective. An intense light is produced that is applied in a series of gentle pulses over the treatment area. The light penetrates the skin and is absorbed by and heats the pigmentation and/or abnormally dilated vessels, causing remarkably little or no skin damage. Clinical trials conducted by leading authorities on pulsed light document its safety and effectiveness.



Who is a good candidate for IPL Photofacial?

IPL is an excellent treatment for age spots, most brown pigmentation and redness, rosacea, flushing and sun damaged skin while improving skin texture and a dull complexion. For patients with more serious conditions including deep wrinkles and scarring other treatments may be more applicable. Dark or tanned skin individuals may experience an increase in pigmentation after IPL and are not ideal candidates for this treatment.

How long is an IPL treatment?

IPL Treatment typically takes about 30 minutes or a little longer.

Is Intense Pulsed Light painful?

Most patients experience little or no pain during the procedure. Some patients have reported that the light pulses feel similar to a light “snap” from a rubber band.

Is IPL laser safe?

There have been few reported long-term side effects of IPL laser photorejuvenation.  The most common side effects – redness, minor swelling, and inflammation – usually go away within a few hours to a few days after treatment.

How long is the recovery time?

Recovery time varies from a few hours to a few days. Recovery is quicker when seeking collagen growth with results seen in a few days. It takes longer when treating acne.

How many IPL treatments will I need? How much does IPL Laser cost?

Maximum results are seen with six treatments about 3 weeks apart. At Vivesse Med Spa we offer package discounts for 4 or 6 treatments. Pricing depends on your specific treatment plan. Please contact us for pricing questions and visit our payment options page for additional details.

How does IPL compare to fractional resurfacing?

Fractional resurfacing is a much more aggressive treatment than IPL. It is meant for people with more serious skin conditions. The results are dramatic but the downtime and discomfort are more significant than is experienced with IPL.

Hartford IPL Facial after
Hartford IPL Facial before

* results may vary

Hartford IPL photofacial after
Hartford IPL photofacial before

* results may vary

About Vivesse Med Spa

Vivesse is a medical spa in Bloomfield, Connecticut dedicated to bringing the most up-to-date cosmetic medical spa treatments to the Hartford area including the communities of Avon, West Hartford, Simsbury, South Windsor, Hartford & Manchester. We offer cosmetic treatments such as laser hair removal, IPL photorejuvenation and laser resurfacing. We specialize in dermal filler treatments including Botox and Juvederm. We also offer fat reduction treatments such as Kybella, HCG weight loss and skin tightening treatments. Vivesse is led by Dr. Lori Greenwald, who is recognized as one of the best surgeons in the country by both Money Magazine and the Consumer’s Research Council of America and is recognized as an Alma Laser Luminary for laser therapy.