Aerolase™ vs. IPL for Skin Rejuvenation: What You Need To Know


If you’re looking for a way to rejuvenate your skin, you may have come across two popular treatment options: Aerolase™ and IPL. While both methods use light energy to target specific areas of the skin, there are some significant differences between the two.

But in a battle of Aerolase™ treatments versus Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments, who would be the winner?

In this article, we’ll provide a brief overview of Aerolase™ and IPL treatments and explore the key differences between the two.

Be sure to keep reading to find out who the clear winner is in our professional opinion!

NeoSkin by Aerolase™

Aerolase™ treatments, specifically known as NeoSkin by Aerolase™, use gentle laser light to stimulate collagen production. The comprehensive treatment option treats a variety of concerns including signs of aging, sun damage, acne scars, and hair removal.

The Aerolase™ procedure is quick with minimal downtime involved, making it a popular choice for those wanting a minimally invasive treatment option.

IPL Photofacial

IPL treatments, specifically known as IPL Photofacials, use a broad spectrum of light with multiple wavelengths.

IPL Photofacial treatments are not ablative and focus only on the top layer of the skin. They are known to be gentle and minimally invasive, while still able to treat a variety of skin concerns.

Due to the weaker wavelengths of intense pulse light, multiple treatment sessions are generally needed when opting for an IPL Photofacial.

Treatment Similarities

When looking at the goals of treatment in IPL and Aerolase™, there are many similarities between the two procedures.

IPL and Aerolase™ treatments both target concerns including:

  • Skin Discoloration & Hyperpigmentation
  • Age Spots & Sun Damage
  • Vascular Lesions (Spider Veins & Broken Blood Vessels)
  • Redness & Rosacea
  • Unwanted Hair

So which treatment is the better of the two?

Aerolase™ vs IPL – Who’s the Winner?

While choosing the best of the two treatments may be based on preference, Luminescence Aesthetics believes that NeoSkin by Aerolase™ treatments are the clear winner.

Aerolase™ targets a variety of skin concerns and can be fully customized based on your provider’s recommendations.

It’s gentle yet effective and requires zero downtime following treatment. Many clients opt for multiple Aerolase™ treatments as its better tolerated than the stronger lasers.

To sum it up, Aerolase™ treatments are fully customizable, easily tolerable, and may provide better, more targeted results.

Aerolase™ Treatments at Luminescence Aesthetics

If you’ve made it this far into the article, by now you know why Luminescence considers Aerolase™ treatments to be the top choice for skin rejuvenation!

Aside from Aerolase™ treatments, Luminescence Aesthetics offers a variety of skin care options at our Buffalo, NY location. We stay up to date on all the latest skin care procedures and products to help our clients make informed decisions about the treatments they choose.

Interested in learning more about laser treatments or other options for bettering your skin? Make an appointment with us today!

(716) 800-1916