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IPL PhotofacialIn Jacksonville & Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

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When you are concerned about how your complexion appears because of fine lines, dark spots, or sun damage, Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery can perform a skin examination at our Ponte Vedra Beach, FL office to determine if you'll benefit from IPL (intense pulsed light) therapy.

A IPL photofacial is a rejuvenating skin treatment for adult women and men with hyperpigmentation or skin imperfections on their neck and face. IPL photofacial may be a noninvasive process; however, it can be highly effective and create impressive outcomes. For this procedure, Jacksonville plastic surgeon, Dr. Roberto Garcia, or a skilled member of the Contoura team at our Jacksonville medical spa, will use intense pulses of light energy that raise the temperature of the skin cells to kickstart the natural healing process and increase the production of collagen. In time, you should begin to see a healthier complexion with an improved tone and fewer spots.


We are now proud to offer our patients in Jacksonville Sciton BroadBand Light (BBL) Hero. The BBL HERO system represents a significant advancement in the field of IPL treatments, designed for the dual purposes of skin rejuvenation and hair removal. Unlike traditional IPL systems, BBL HERO takes a step further with its capabilities by delivering rapid, high-energy light pulses. This allows for a far quicker treatment time while covering larger areas of the body, which is a win-win for everyone.

Sciton's BroadBand Light is engineered to target a broad spectrum of skin conditions. For skin rejuvenation, it addresses issues such as fine lines, age spots, and sun damage by promoting collagen production and skin tightening. This leads to smoother, more youthful-looking skin. On the other hand, for hair removal, the system targets hair follicles and impedes future growth. The device also incorporates advanced cooling technologies, making the treatment more comfortable and tolerable for our patients.

One of the most distinctive features is its versatility. The Sciton BBL HERO is designed to treat any area of the body, be it delicate zones like the face and neck, or broader areas like the chest and back.

Sciton BBL HERO in Jacksonville is a multifaceted tool offering both speed and efficacy, a combination that positions it as a front-runner in the non-invasive aesthetic treatment landscape. Whether you're looking to reverse signs of aging or get rid of unwanted hair, this technology promises to deliver transformative results with minimal discomfort and downtime.


A photofacial reaches the deeper layers of your skin to correct several complexion problems (particularly brown lesions and sun spots) with minimal or no recovery time. The best candidates for IPL treatments at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery have complaints about their complexion, such as rosacea, sun damage, brown spots (hyperpigmentation), rough texture, visible pores, redness, melasma, sun and age spots, or dilated capillaries. During your consultation for IPL photofacial Jacksonville plastic surgeon, Dr. Garcia will assess your skin to determine if you will benefit from a photofacial.

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An IPL photofacial is completed at our Ponte Vedra Beach, FL office in around 20 – 30 minutes in one of our treatment rooms. To prepare for the treatment, your technician will wash and dry your skin before protecting your eyes with special glasses.

IPL photofacial is performed using a handheld wand that will be passed over the skin while emitting laser energy pulses. Patients typically only experience mild discomfort throughout the IPL photofacial. The treatment is well-tolerated due to the short length of time the procedure takes to complete.


There usually is no recovery time needed following a photofacial, but you may leave our office with slightly swollen and pink skin. This will subside naturally in several hours — it may be masked with cosmetics if you prefer. Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery suggests you apply a cream onto the treated skin to minimize any irritation and promote healing. It may also help to use over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicine to reduce swelling.

Over the next 2 – 5 days, the blemishes under the skin will rise to the surface skin layers and then start to flake away. It is important to protect your skin with sunscreen as often as possible after a photofacial and to not pick at the flaking skin. While you will have some improvements after your first treatment, your complexion will attain ideal results with multiple IPL photofacial treatments. Our team suggests most Jacksonville IPL photofacial patients receive 3 – 6 sessions done every four weeks at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery.

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You weren't that concerned about your skin's health when you were young, but now that damage, such as hyperpigmentation, sun spots, and other issues are becoming visible, you are in search of procedures that could repair your skin.

If this sounds like you, we encourage you to find out more about IPL photofacial treatments by contacting our Ponte Vedra Beach, FL office and making an appointment for a skin assessment with a member of the Contoura team. With IPL photofacial treatments at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery, we can reach the deeper layers of skin to help restore a radiant glow and a healthy complexion.

IPL PHOTOFACIALFrequently Asked Questions

How much does IPL Photofacial cost?

Your complexion issues are unique so the cost of your photofacial will depend on your unique needs. Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery often offers specials on treatments, like IPL, and we accept most payment methods. During your initial consultation, your technician can estimate costs and recommend how many sessions will be needed to achieve your goals.

How quick are the results from IPL Photofacial?

Some results can be seen following your session, but optimal results are visible about one month after all of your IPL photofacial treatments are complete. It is normal for your skin to respond differently to each treatment. You will notice gradual improvements of blotchiness, redness, age spots, and sun spots.

What are the possible side effects of IPL Photofacial?

You may have mild, temporary side effects, like redness, swelling, crusting, blisters, or bruising. This should fade in a few days. Your skin will be extra sensitive to the sun and damaging UV rays can impact your results. Whenever you go outside, you should always wear sunscreen to avoid issues, like spots and redness.

Do I need to prep for IPL Photofacial?

Before getting IPL, patients are asked to skip sun exposure and self-tanners for at least 2 – 4 weeks before their treatment. You may be asked to stop using certain medications a few days before your appointment, and we may recommend taking pain relievers one week before your treatment to decrease your risk of bruising. You also need to use sunscreen since your skin will be extra sensitive.

Why should I get multiple IPL Photofacial sessions?

Multiple IPL photofacial treatments deliver gradual improvements to your complexion over time. Every treatment will diminish spots and other surface irregularities. A series of treatments also produce longer-lasting improvements.


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Recovery Time: 1-2 days

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Average Procedure Time: 30-45 min


"Destin is awesome! She did my eyebrow microblading & IPL photo facial treatment. I was very nervous to try both but couldn’t be happier with the results. My brows & skin have never looked better! Thank you Destin!" - L.S. / Google / Feb 28, 2020

"I absolutely love this place. I recently moved here from Virginia. I have been here for IPL and my skin looks amazing. I’m going back on Friday for a diamond glow facial. The staff is very friendly, everyone knows what they’re doing. I am definitely a client for life!!!!!" - H.D. / Google / Oct 15, 2020

"Great staff. Love my skin. Had IPL 3 weeks ago. Love my skin." - H.R. / Facebook / Oct 05, 2020

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Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery in Jacksonville

Under the direction of visionary double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Roberto Garcia, Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery offers the latest surgical and non-surgical procedures in a relaxed and serene setting. Schedule a virtual or in-person consultation today to get the first glimpse of your future self.

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