IPL Photofacial Reviews
An IPL photofacial is the most widely advertised, and so the most popular type of photofacial today. It uses the combination of high power and specific wavelengths (color) to correct or reduce the appearance of:
- Photoaged skin (sun damage)
- Age spots (sun induced freckles)
- Liver spots & other benign brown pigments
- broken capillaries (spider veins)
Because of the nature of acne (recurring) and the nature of wrinkles (enduring), IPL photofacial is not generally advertised, and is not ideal for treating those two conditions.
For specific IPL photofacial reviews, first locate IPL practitioners in your area, then ask for references from clients of theirs that have undergone the same treatment you are considering.
BBL™ stands for Broad Band Light. It is a newer form of IPL technology created by Sciton. Although their technology is not called IPL, it works the same way, using similar, high energy, high heat pulses of light along with specific color filters to achieve the desired results.
Unlike original IPL photofacials, BBL™ does claim to treat acne and increase collagen (reduce wrinkles.)
Also unlike IPL, which at this point is a generic treatment, BBL™ is an actual brand, and therefore should be more accountable for things like safety and training.
For BBL™ photofacial reviews, first locate a BBL™ practitioner in your area, using this handy Physician Locator on their website. Then, ask for references from clients of theirs that have undergone the same treatment you are considering.
BodyBrite is another new IPL photofacial. Like BBL™, BodyBrite claims to treat everything from acne to wrinkles.
As with every IPL photofacial, for reviews, first locate a certified BodyBrite practitioner in your area, then ask for references from their clients who have had treatments similar to the ones you are considering.
Other Photofacial Reviews
An LED photofacial uses LED lighting technology as the light source.
has many benefits over incandescent, fluorescent or halogen lights of the same wavelength or color, including:
- no heat transmission – comfortable treatments year round
- compact and portable – perfect for small, hand-held devices
- durable and long lasting
- earth friendly – very energy efficient
Because each color or wavelength can be selected individually and used as long as necessary, LED photofacials are very good at treating all types of skin conditions including:
- acne & blemishes
- liver spots
- age spots & sun damage
- spider veins & red spots
- fine lines & wrinkles by boosting collagen production
For specific LED photofacial reviews, you will have to depend on the customer reviews posted for the specific product you’re interested in. Since red light therapy is the powerhouse of a non-IPL photofacial, our Red Light Therapy Reviews page here is a good place to start.
Energy Light Technology (ELT) Photofacial
It uses high pressure bulbs, reflectors and filters to emit a broad range of light including amber, red, and infrared, all at the same time. This array of light would, over time, improve most if not all of the skin conditions you may be seeking a photofacial for.
ELT, although made to sound high-tech, is actually using the natural power of light, so there would be no adverse side effects or down time with this treatment.
The Beauty Angel ELT device has two light sources that provide coverage from your head to the tips of your fingers, and treatment of the hands is a feature they highlight.
For ELT reviews, first, contact Beauty Angel to find practitioner in your area, then ask for references from clients of theirs who have had ELT treatments for the condition you are hoping to correct.