Days, years, and decades in the sun often leave unsightly sun spots, fine lines and wrinkles, irregular pigmentation, and uneven skin tone and texture. The sun’s rays are among the most harmful contributors to aging! Sun spots are evidence of the sun’s exposure and potential for skin cancer lesions.
Photofacials (also known as IPL) are light-based treatments that can improve sun-damaged skin on the face, neck, decollete, and hands. It effectively targets the discolorations from sun exposure, as well as the uneven pigmentation known as melasma caused by hormonal imbalances. Along with pigmentation, photofacials also treat flushing and broken capillaries that can occur from aging, sun damage, and rosacea. These innovative treatments also work on reducing fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin texture to make skin look healthier, smoother, and younger-looking.
ARE YOU A CANDIDATE FOR A PHOTOFACIAL ?
The best candidates for Photofacial treatments are :
- people with sun damaged skin, including fine lines and wrinkles, poor skin tone and texture, or age spots.
- people who battle with rosacea or experience flushing and facial redness.
- people who suffer from acne and desire clearer skin.
- people who prefer NOT to have down-time.
- active people who are seeking anti-aging treatments and do not want the results to interfere with work or social activities.
THE BENEFITS OF PHOTOFACIAL
Photofacial treatments improve skin tone and surface imperfections associated with aging and sun damage, acne, melasma and rosacea.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A PHOTOFACIAL TREATMENT
There is minimal discomfort with Photofacial treatments. For those with sensitive skin, a topical anesthetic that is compounded to work quickly can be applied before the treatment.
There is no discomfort after the treatment and this non-invasive treatment requires no down-time to recover. Immediately following the treatment, the skin may appear red and flushed, tiny capillaries may seem more visible before they disappear naturally in 2-4 weeks, and brown spots may appear darker, or resemble a “coffee ground” flaking in the days following. All of these changes will gradually fade over the next few days and skin care regimens can be resumed when the skin is less sensitive.
Results will continue to improve 1 to 4 weeks following the treatment. Darker spots will fade or flake off and diffuse redness or spidery veins will decrease. Mottled, uneven discolorations will improve and pores will appear smaller. Photofacials will effectively treat the inflammation of active acne as well.