For someone that is looking for a more drastic improvement than can be accomplished with microdermabrasion or chemical peels, a photofacial, or IPL, is an option. An IPL treatment is a gentle pulsed light that is ideal to treat rosacea, aged skin, large pores, fine lines, broken capillaries, brown spots, sun damage, and other pigment inconsistencies. There is no down time which makes it a great alternative for those not ready for laser skin resurfacing.