You’ve heard all the benefits of a photofacial, but are there any side effects?
Photofacial side effects depend on the type you choose and the education and experience of the technician handling the equipment.
If you go with an IPL photofacial, which could be under the brand name BBL, BodyBrite or others, then there could be some side effects such as burning, redness, swelling or peeling after the treatment. This is because the equipment is using intense pulses of light which generate high heat with each pulse.
The best way to find out if there will be side effects to the IPL photofacial treatment you are considering is to ask for references from your practitioner and actually call them to find out how their experience went.
If you go with a non IPL photofacial, like an LED photofacial or an ELT type, then there no adverse photofacial side effects to expect. This is because these types of photofacials depend on the color of the light, not intensity or heat, to achieve the desired results.