Best Intense Pulsed Light Therapy in Islamabad | IPL Treatment

What is Intense Pulsed Light Therapy?

Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, also known as photofacials, is a non-surgical way to improve the color and texture of your skin. It could repair some of the apparent damage resulting from direct sunlight, which is known as photoaging. It may be most noticeable on the surface of your face, your neck, arms, or chest.

If you suffer from red or brown skin. IPL will help you get treated.

What Intense Pulsed Light Therapy Does?

IPL light therapy is applied to unnecessary hair, spots, and wrinkles. IPL can be used to reduce or eliminate following conditions:

  • Rosacea
  • Varicose veins
  • Sun damage
  • Birthmarks
  • Freckles (Pigmented spots, Sun-kissed marks)
  • Broken blood vessels on your face
  • Hair on your face, neck, back, chest, etc.
  • Age spots

How Intense Pulsed Light Therapy Works?

IPL targets specific colors in your skin by focusing light on them. Warming up your skin helps in the removal of unwanted cells, which resolves the problem you are trying to treat. IPL machine lasers emit various forms of pulsing light, enabling them to treat multiple skin conditions at the same time.

Your skin may appear younger after having IPL as it smooths out your skin tone. It also doesn’t damage other areas of your skin, so you can recover quite quickly.

What Does the Intense Pulsed Light in Islamabad Procedure Involve?

Before the start of your treatment, your specialist should explain the whole procedure so that you could understand what to expect from your treatment. It is also important that your health care provider correctly diagnoses the affected areas of your skin before your treatment starts.

The steps for IPL are as follows:

  • Before your treatment avoid sun exposures.
  • Anesthetic may be applied to the target areas.
  • Cool gel may also be applied to your skin.
  • The glass surface head of the IPL will be used as the device will deliver precise pulses of light to treat your skin.
  • Session lasts in 20 minutes, although you may be suggested to take continuous sessions for better results.

What are the Benefits of Intense Pulsed Light Therapy?

The benefits of the IPL therapy are as follows:

  • Beneficial for sun-damaged skin.
  • It can help to with acne.
  • Provide facial benefits.
  • Reduce skin aging.
  • It can be done on any body part.
  • Non-surgical treatment.
  • Convenient and quick.

How to Get Your Skin Ready for Intense Pulsed Light in Islamabad?

Before your treatment, you should follow the following procedures to get your skin ready for the IPL photofacial.

  • Avoid sunbathing, tanning and self-tanners for 2 weeks.
  • Avoid chemical peels or cosmetic injections for 1 week.
  • Don’t take antibiotics for 1 week before your treatment.
  • Don’t wear lotions.
  • Don’t take any kind of drugs or supplements.

Who Should Get Intense Pulsed Light Therapy?

Those who have the following skin conditions should get IPL treatment.

  • Age or liver spots
  • Discolored skin
  • Freckles
  • Scars
  • Rosacea
  • Dark spots
  • Birthmarks
  • Spider veins
  • Unwanted hair

What Results Can I Expect from IPL Photofacial?

The outcome depends on your skin tone. People with lighter skin tones benefit the most from IPL treatment. It might not be the most effective option for treating pigmentation, veins, or additional skin problems in the case of those with darker skin tones.

Before you have the treatment, trained staff will discuss the expected results with you.

Recovery After Intense Pulsed Light in Islamabad

  • Your skin may feel sensitive after your treatment
  • You skin may also feel sunburn
  • You can use Cooling gel to soothe your skin.
  • Recovery time is minimal, you can return to your daily life routine with quite an ease.

Effectiveness of IPL Photofacial

  • After three to four sessions the treatment will eliminate 50 to 70% of blood vessels.
  • In the case of rosacea, you can also get effective results through IPL.
  • You can recover & 0% of skin damages caused from sun.
  • In the case of unnecessary hair such as back hair, you can get them removed from IPL.
  • You can also get effective results for acne marks or scarring from IPL treatment.

IPL Treatment Side Effects & Risks

IPL treatment side effects are following:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bleeding

Other IPL treatment side effects:

  • Change of color on your skin.
  • You may get scars.

Who Shouldn’t Get IPL Treatment?

Those who have following condition should avoid IPL treatment.

  • Those who are pregnant.
  • Those who are sensitive to light.
  • Person having skin cancer.
  • Anyone with dark skin.
  • Those who have scar tissue.
  • Those who have severe scarring.

Alternatives to Intense Pulsed Light Treatment

  • Microdermabrasion: This treatment uses tiny crystals to gently clean away the top layer of your skin, also known as the epidermis.
  • Chemical Peels: This procedure is similar to microdermabrasion, except that the procedure uses chemical solutions which are applied to your face.
  • Laser Resurfacing: In order to increase the production of collagen and new skin cells, the damaged outer layer of the skin is removed. Lasers produce a focused beam of light using only one wavelength. IPL, on the other hand, treats a variety of skin conditions by using flashes or pulses of different kinds of light.


Facial rejuvenation with IPL is easily performed in our office without the need for any type of sedation.

Treatments are carried out every 4 weeks, and 6-8 treatments are recommended for maximum results. Thereafter, top-up sessions are performed as required.

IPL treatment cost ranges from PKR 1,600.00 to PKR 18,000.00. The IPL treatment cost also depends on location and cost for healthcare services.


Learn how IPL treatment can help you rejuvenate your skin. Enjoy the benefits of reduced skin imperfections and a smoother, more uniform skin tone. Make an appointment at DFA Clinic to reveal a bolder and more shining version of yourself.

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