What is an IPL photofacial? The IPL Photofacial is a unique facial rejuvenating treatment that utilizes the power of light energy to correct hyper-pigmented skin around your treated areas, typically the face, neck, and décolletage. Many laser treatments damage the surface of the skin and require a long recovery period. The IPL Photofacial, however, uses different wavelengths of intense pulsed light to penetrate the deeper layers of your skin and target hyper-pigmentation. All without damaging your skin. The pigmented cells simply absorb the heat from the light energy, die off, and are naturally eliminated from the body, leaving you with an even complexion.