A lot of people frequently ask us what the difference is between IPL (Intense Pulse Light), BBL (Broad Band Light), and FotoFacial laser treatments and the answer is …they are all the same! At Retief Skin Center, we have the newest, most advanced IPL system. FotoFacial-RF, also known as Intense Pulsed light, Fotofacial or Photofacial is a secret weapon for reversing many skin pigmentation issues and can also greatly benefit people struggling with acne. FotoFacial-RF rejuvenation successfully treats uneven skin tone, freckles, brown and red spots, broken blood vessels, spider veins, birth marks, as well as discoloration and fine wrinkles caused by sun damage. Since the FotoFacial uses gentle pulses of two targeted energies, this means better results with lower overall energy output – assuring the highest level of safety and comfort. After a treatment with the FotoFacial, the dark spots will appear dark – this is a sign that the treatment is working. (The laser works by drawing these pigments to the surface) After approximately 10 days, these darkened areas will disappear completely.