IPL (intense pulsed light), also called a Photofacial, uses targeted wavelengths of light to change the overall appearance of the skin. Proven effective since the 1990s, IPL treats signs of rosacea and is approved by the FDA. Patients typically report significantly decreased redness after just one treatment. While the procedure is relatively simple, patients should look for medical aesthetic practices and practitioners who are well versed in this kind of therapy. It is also important to note that IPL treatment is not a cure for rosacea, but it can diminish its appearance for a lengthy period of time. Re-treatments are most often required to keep the rosacea under control.