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210 NW 17th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

Business Hours:

Monday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am 6pm
Friday 10am 6pm
Saturday 10am 6pm
Sunday 10am 4pm



What is IPL?

IPL lasers send out intense pulses of light. However, IPL devices are unique from other lasers because they use a broad range of wavelengths. By comparison, a laser operates at one wavelength.

The team at SANTÉ Aesthetics & Wellness can customize your treatment by filtering the wavelengths, using several to treat multiple skin problems during one treatment session.

What skin problems are treated with IPL?

IPL treatments are called photo facials or phototherapy because they significantly diminish different types of unwanted skin pigmentation and redness. In addition to targeting brown and red pigments, an IPL photofacial also tightens and strengthens your skin, which softens fine lines and wrinkles.

An IPL can treat:

  • Age spots, sunspots, brown spots, and freckles
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Spider veins
  • Rosacea
  • Acne
  • Enlarged pores
  • Redness from broken capillaries
  • Pre-cancerous brown spots

Before and After

Treatment notes: Before and After photo is immediately after treatment of the capillaries around the patient’s nose, while also refreshing the skin.

How does IPL treatment produce results?

Different IPL wavelengths are absorbed by specific pigments, such as the brown pigments in freckles and age spots and the reddish-blue pigments in veins.

As the targeted pigments absorb light energy, they’re heated just enough to destroy the pigmented cells. Then your body naturally clears away the cellular debris, which permanently removes the discoloration.

The intense pulse of an IPL can also penetrate to deeper layers of your skin, where the heat triggers collagen production. As old skin sheds at the surface of your skin, it’s replaced with new skin that’s produced below the surface. When new skin gets a boost of collagen, it’s stronger and tighter, which diminishes fine lines and wrinkles.

What should I expect during treatment with an IPL?

Photofacials typically last 30-45 minutes, depending on the cosmetic concern being treated. Most of the patients at SANTÉ Aesthetics & Wellness tolerate IPL treatments well. However, each person’s sensitivity is different, so your provider may use a topical anesthetic to ensure you’re comfortable throughout your session.

You should expect the treated area to be a little red, much like getting a mild sunburn, but that only lasts up to 24 hours, and you won’t need to take downtime. If you have freckles or brown spots treated, they usually look darker and may form a crust that lasts up to 10 days.

Treatment Options & Pricing

+ IPL - Spot
$65.00 - 30 minutes

- IPL - Small Area
$100.00 - 15 minutes

Nose, chin.

- IPL - Medium Area
$200.00 - 45 minutes

Lower Face, Upper Face, Hands, Neck

- IPL - Large Area
$400.00 - 75 minutes

Full Face, Decollete, Arms, Legs - Half


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We are conveniently located in the Northwest District of Portland in the Historic 210 Building. Convenient to Lake Oswego, Beaverton, Tigard, Hillsboro, Milwaukee, and Vancouver, Washington.


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