What is the IPL treatment?

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a revolutionary non-ablative photofacial rejuvenation treatment. It is a high-power, broad-spectrum light source emitted in pulses that, when passing through an adapted filter, allows it to be selectively absorbed by specific molecules inside the skin. This causes a photothermal reaction that, in addition to a wide range of medical applications, selectively treats several aesthetic conditions:

  • Acne
  • Angimomas
  • Spider veins (telangiectasias)
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Lentigo solaris
  • Café au lait stains
  • Melasma
  • Nevus
  • Ruby points
  • Large pores
  • Keratoses
  • Redness
  • Rosacea
  • Unwanted facial hair

What are the benefits of the IPL treatment?

Our pulsed light photorejuvenation treatmenthas been tested for more than 30 different skin conditions by the FDA, demonstrating optimal results. On an aesthetic level, it reverses the signs of photodamage in the eye contour skin and in the rest of the face, improving patients’ skin quality and appearance.

  • Uniform tone, without redness or spots.
  • Better texture.
  • Reduction of wrinkles, achieving a botox effect.
  • Closed pores.
  • More collagen, whose production is stimulated.
  • More luminosity, correcting dull yellowish or sallow skin.
  • Photodepilation effect.
  • Clear gaze: higher eyelids and whiter eye conjunctiva.

How is the treatment performed?

The latest generation IPL is a safe and effective outpatient treatment:

1. PRETReatment
The treatment does not require preparation on the part of the patient, although the choice of the place where it is performed is important, since the best way to obtain the best performance from the same device is to choose a medical centre with experience in this equipment, which will adapt the parameters of it to achieve maximum results. It is worth relying on a team of oculoplastic ophthalmologists specialized in oculofacial aesthetics because of the relationship between eye conditions and facial aesthetics.
IPL treatment lasts a maximum of 30 minutes, does not require anaesthesia and is performed with an eye protection system. Although it is not a painful treatment, the light can be uncomfortable for some patients, so the doctor can adjust the parameters throughout the procedure to make it as comfortable as possible. IPL is compatible with other treatments such as the infiltration of filler products (hyaluronic acid), botulinum toxin, skin peels, microneedling, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or facial mesotherapy, among others.
3. POST-TReatment

The treatment provides excellent results that are perceived progressively. It is possible to carry out consecutive sessions, which will be scheduled according to the needs of each patient. After the treatment it is essential to protect the skin from the sun with strict SPF 50+ photoprotection, since the skin will be more sensitive and reddened for up to 24 hours.

Why Barraquer?

At the Barraquer Ophthalmology Centre we have the most advanced equipment. 


This technology has an efficiency rate of 97%, which makes it the intense pulsed light with the most published scientific evidence and with much more optimal results than with previous devices. The results of this cutting-edge technology are enhanced when used by oculoplastic ophthalmologists specialized in ophthalmo beauty and oculofacial aesthetics. The added value of this medical team with extensive experience allows us to adapt the device parameters in a personalized way to each patient and enhance the results of the treatment.

What facial conditions is it used for?

IPL has a wide range of medical applications, allowing combined treatments and also treating some eye conditions, many of which are closely related to facial aesthetics. Our team of oculoplastic ophthalmologists give a comprehensive diagnosis to provide highly personalized treatments with added guarantees.

Professionals who perform this treatment

Frequently asked questions

  • After the session, a slight redness of the skin may occur. The patient may also experience a sensation of warmth in the treated area, although these signs typically disappear within a few hours.

  • Most of the conditions treated with intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy do not reappear, but over time, it is common for similar issues to arise in the treated areas. Like any aesthetic treatment, maintenance sessions may be necessary to sustain the results.