IPL Photo Facial

Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a technology used by cosmetic and medical practitioners to perform various skin treatments for aesthetic and therapeutic purposes.


An IPL photo facial treats sun damage, sunspots, rosacea, broken capillaries, cherry angiomas, and freckles. IPL systems work on the same principles as lasers in that light energy is absorbed into particular target cells with colour (chromophores) in the skin. The light energy is converted to heat energy, which causes damage to the specific target area and removing the colour from the skin.


The main benefit of an IPL Photo Facial is an even skin tone with a more youthful appearance.


For the Best Outcome:

We recommend 4-6 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart. Another tip – always wear sunscreen!



Zero downtime. You will have darkening spots of the pigmented spots for roughly 7 days and will need to stay out of the sun for minimum two weeks and wear sunscreen daily for at least one month.


If this is your first IPL treatment with us, a patch test will be required 24 hours before your appointment. Please call the clinic to book a test patch before booking an appointment. 

Fast Facts

Who’s it for?

IPL can be performed on light to medium skin tones. It cannot be performed on any one with dark skin tones or with melasma.


Similar to:

It’s a unique treatment, but the same type of laser is used for hair removal.


Other terms:

Photo Facial, Laser Facial


Celebs who swear by it:

Gwyneth Paltrow, Renee Zellweger

Conditions Treated

Acne & Blemishes

Clear skin can be hard to come by, and while daily cleansing is great, our complexion needs regular “deep cleansing” treatments to make sure pores clear, and the skin is free from breakouts.


As we age, our skin can get a bit dull and to age gracefully, it needs some extra TLC. At The Vanity Lab, we offer many treatments to help brighten and clear the skin!


Rosacea is a long-term skin condition that typically affects the face. It results in redness, pimples, swelling, and small and superficial dilated blood vessels.

Skin Tone & Texture

Who doesn’t want Photoshop-worthy skin, au-natural? From our clinical grade skin care products to our effective skin and anti-aging treatments, we’ll help you look and feel your best through gorgeous, healthy skin.