Jefferson University Hospitals


Photorejuvenation treatments can be done on the full face, neck, arm, hand or chest using pulses of visible light that improve redness and flushing, as well as the visible signs of sun damage and aging such as brown age spots and skin blotchiness. A nonlaser device called an intense pulsed light (IPL) delivers pulses of safe, effective, visible light. A series of three to four treatments are performed at three-to-four week intervals.


What Can Photorejuvenation Treat?

Photorejuvenation treatments are beneficial in the treatment of the following:

  • Photoaging or sun damage – reduces fine wrinkling, freckling and irregular pigmentation
  • Redness and flushing of the face, neck and/or chest
  • Coarse, rough skin with large pores
  • Irregularly pigmented skin
  • Rosacea

Before & After Photorejuvenation

Each treatment takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes. A minimal amount of discomfort can be expected. Most patients require no anesthetic cream, as the chilled hand piece makes the procedure quite comfortable. There is generally no discomfort after treatment.

Immediately following treatment, the skin may appear red and flushed, and tiny capillaries may appear more visible. Brown spots generally appear slightly darker. All of these changes gradually fade over a period of hours to a few days.

The Results

Photorejuvenation treatments result in consistent, visible, permanent improvements in the skin with no downtime, little discomfort and minimal risk. Red skin tones will be effectively eliminated, and brown age spots and sun-damaged aging skin will be improved. Even after the first treatment, the skin will often feel smoother and have a more even tone. These improvements are gradual and will be more visible after each treatment.