IPL is short for intense pulsed light, also known as photorejuvenation. It is a popular spa treatment that treats broken capillaries (“spider veins”) and hyper-pigmentation (“age spots”) caused by age and sun damage. IPL also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which plumps up the skin and gives you a fresher look. Intense pulsed light treatments (IPL) can help reduce the redness, dilated blood vessels, and acne-like breakouts associated with rosacea. It does this by emitting high-intensity, non-laser pulses of light that penetrate the skin to very specific computer-controlled depths, but without damaging the top layer of skin.