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IPL - Photofacial Treatment


Pigmentation, broken capillaries, acne, age spots, rosacea 




Forever with regular treatments


Within 1 week


Light energy targets brown pigment and red cells in the skin for a more even, brighter complexion.​


Varies depending on treatment areas.

At Cosmetic Club MD, located in the vibrant community of North Vancouver, we are proud to offer the pinnacle of IPL skin rejuvenation – the Lucent IPL Photofacial Treatment

IPL can treat pigmentation issues, such as age spots, sun damage, and freckles, alongside vascular concerns like rosacea and broken capillaries, which often contribute to a dull and aged appearance. 

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Benefits of the IPL Treatment?

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  • Anti-aging: Fades age spots, evens skin tone, and rejuvenates sun-damaged skin.
  • Controls Redness: Treats vascular lesions and reduces inflammation, perfect for rosacea.
  • Boosts Collagen & Texture: Improves firmness and smoothness, minimizes wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Versatile & Customizable: Targets various skin issues like acne scars and large pores, tailored to individual needs.

What Makes Our IPL Treatment Unique?

The Lucent IPL system stands out with:

  • Tailored Treatments: Utilizes diverse wavelengths for precision-tailored treatments to each patient’s unique skin needs, boosting both safety and effectiveness.
  • Enhanced Comfort: Features advanced cooling technology to minimize burns and enhance patient comfort.
  • Optimized Efficacy: Advanced pulse configurations target specific skin concerns more effectively while protecting surrounding tissue.

Fun Fact

Angelina Jolie reportedly undergoes IPL treatments to address dark spots on her face, particularly those that appeared during her pregnancy. Other celebrities like Khloe Kardashian and Jennifer Aniston are also mentioned as fans of IPL for its skin rejuvenation benefits. 

Am I a good candidate for IPL Treatment?


IPL is especially effective for lighter skin types (Fitzpatrick scale 1-4). If you’re struggling with pigmentation, acne, or vascular concerns, you’re a great candidate for our IPL Photofacial treatment. 

IPL Treatment Process

Initial Consultation

Treatment begins with a thorough consultation, including a skin assessment to tailor the approach to each individual’s needs. This personalized plan ensures the most effective use of the IPL treatment for your specific concerns and skin type.

A Typical IPL Treatment Session Involves:

  • Cleansing the skin to remove any makeup, oil, or debris.
  • The 30-minute treatment begins. The treatment entails a gentle journey of warm, snapping sensations, complemented by a cooling tip attached to the handpiece for your utmost comfort.
  • Post-treatment care instructions, focusing on hydration and sun protection.

Most treatment plans require multiple sessions, spaced a few weeks apart, for optimal results. 

Post-Treatment Care:

After treatment, patients may experience mild redness, which typically subsides within a few hours. You may see some of your hyperpigmented spots become darker, but only temporarily. They will peel away painlessly within a few weeks. The non-invasive nature of this treatment allows for an immediate return to daily activities, with specific skincare products recommended to support healing and enhance results.

Why Choose Us?
  • Our Medical Director (Above): Dr. Eli Akbari, MD, FRCSC, a world renowned Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon is with you every step of the way. Her expertise, personalized plans, and commitment to excellence ensure your experience is nothing short of extraordinary. 
  • Results: Our gallery of before-and-after stories speak for itself. You’re invited to join the ranks of our satisfied patients. 
  • Commitment to Safety: Our commitment to safety is reflected in our achievement of the highest standards of sterility, comparable to those of a Surgical Operating Theatre.
  • Our Skilled Team: Our laser technicians are not just qualified; they’re chosen for their exceptional skills and dedication. Handpicked by Dr. Akbari, they represent the best in the field.
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Most Commonly Asked Questions Regarding Lucent IPL - Photofacial

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photofacial is a non-invasive aesthetic treatment designed to improve the appearance of the skin. The Lucent IPL system emits a range of light wavelengths that penetrate the skin to target various skin issues. It’s effective for treating sun damage, age spots, rosacea, broken capillaries, and other blemishes, resulting in a more even skin tone and texture.

The Lucent IPL system delivers broad-spectrum light through the skin’s surface, reaching the deeper parts of the skin (dermis) without harming the top layer (epidermis). The light energy is absorbed by the target areas, such as pigmented lesions or dilated blood vessels, and is converted to heat. This heat destroys the unwanted pigment or vessels, promoting skin rejuvenation. The process also stimulates collagen production, enhancing skin elasticity and reducing fine lines.

During the session, you’ll be provided with protective eyewear to shield your eyes from the bright flashes of light. A cooling gel is applied to the treatment area to enhance comfort and protect the skin. The IPL device is then moved across the skin, emitting pulses of light. Each session typically lasts about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the treatment area’s size.

One of the advantages of Lucent IPL Photofacial treatment is minimal downtime. Patients can usually return to their daily activities immediately after the session. However, there might be slight redness or swelling, which typically subsides within a few hours to a day. It’s crucial to follow post-treatment care instructions, including avoiding direct sun exposure and using sunscreen.

The number of treatments required varies depending on the individual’s skin condition and goals. Most patients achieve optimal results with a series of 3 to 5 treatments, spaced about 4 weeks apart. Your dermatologist or skincare professional can provide a personalized treatment plan after evaluating your skin.

Ideal candidates for IPL Photofacial are individuals with light to medium skin tones seeking to improve the appearance of sun damage, age spots, rosacea, broken capillaries, and other skin imperfections. It’s important to consult with a skincare professional to determine if IPL is suitable for your skin type and concerns.

Consultations are done by Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Eli Akbari, MD, FRCSC

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