IPL Photofacial

Treatment Description

If you’re not seeing results with over the counter acne treatments, you may wish to consider IPL (intense pulsed light) as a clinical option for acne reduction.

An IPL Photofacial at La Vitalité Med Spa in Toronto is a simple way to effectively target both the cause and visible symptoms of acne-related skin conditions.


  • Diminish signs of premature aging for a more youthful‚ radiant complexion
  • Destroy acne-causing bacteria‚ control inflammation and promote faster healing
  • Target and correct skin imperfections without damaging surrounding tissue
  • Real-time cooling system for more comfortable treatments
  • Quick treatment sessions last only 20-45 minutes
  • No downtime

Introducing the Venus Versa™ IPL Photofacial

The IPL Photofacial is a dual-light treatment that heals existing acne-related inflammation, while also destroying acne-causing bacteria to minimize future breakouts.

Sometimes referred to as IPL Photofacial for acne, IPL for acne produces noticeably smoother and healthier-looking skin to restore your confidence.

IPL Photofacial Application

Acne Therapy

  • IPL Photofacial is an effective treatment for both the underlying cause and the visible symptoms of acne.
  • It uses a combination of blue and red light delivered simultaneously – the blue light destroys acne-causing bacteria, while the red light controls inflammation and promotes faster healing.
  • A real-time cooling system works on contact to keep your skin continuously protected from the heat.

Before and After Results


Before the Treatment

The best candidate is someone who has acne and/or acne-related inflammation on the face or body and is seeking a treatment similar to acne light therapy.

Photofacial treatments work best for light to medium skin tones.

Absolutely. Exact treatment times may vary depending on the patient, but a single session typically takes 20-45 minutes.

Most patients receive 4-5 treatments per area. The exact number will depend on each individual person and the area being treated.

Treatments are done 3 weeks apart.

Make sure your skin is clean. Do not apply any lotions, creams, or makeup before your session, and stop using any products that might irritate your skin 2-3 days before. You must also avoid tanning, including with self-tanners. You may be advised to shave the area before your treatment. Remove all jewelry around the area being treated.

During the Treatment

One session usually lasts 20-45 minutes, depending on the area being treated.

The IPL treatment feels like a light snap or flick on the surface of the skin.

The applicator has a cooling feature built into it to make the treatment as comfortable as possible, but you might feel a bit of discomfort if you’re treating a more sensitive area, like the upper lip. If you find it too uncomfortable, let the operator know and they can adjust the treatment accordingly.

After the Treatment

Your skin may feel warm, like a sunburn, and can remain red for anywhere from a few hours to a day. Be sure to follow instructions for before and after your treatment.

It really depends on how your skin reacts to the treatment and how you care for your skin afterward. For example, if you protect your skin from the sun, the results will last longer. We recommend one touch-up session every 3-6 months, depending on your skin responds to the treatment.

There is no downtime. You can return to your daily schedule immediately after your treatment.

Avoid tanning for at least 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after your treatment, and wear sunscreen. You should also avoid hot baths, massages, or any treatment that requires direct contact with the skin for the first 2 days after your treatment.

Yes, you can apply makeup immediately after your treatment, but make sure you put on sunscreen first.

The IPL Photofacial is an excellent treatment for acne therapy. Book your appointment or free consultation today!