Photofacials can provide skin rejuvenation for a variety of skin issues. Some of the problems most commonly treated by a photofacial include sun damage, fine lines, large pores, wrinkles, freckles, hyperpigmentation and liver spots.
A photofacial works by sending fast bursts of light pulses into the skin through a specialized treatment handpiece. These light pulses will stimulate the blood vessels and the natural collagen, causing an expansion. This expansion will encourage skin smoothing, improve skin texture and treat superficial blemishes. Patients will wear protective eyewear during the treatment process.
A photofacial is also referred to as Intense Pulsed Light or IPL treatment. This type of treatment is similar to a laser skin treatment in some ways, as it uses intense focused light to correct skin issues. However, a photofacial has a broad spectrum light that treats multiple skin layers at one time, while a laser typically uses a single wavelength at a time for skin correction.
Most patients can expect a treatment time of anywhere from half an hour to one hour. The amount of sessions needed will vary by patient and skin problem, but most people need around three treatments to get the optimum results.
No, a photofacial requires no downtime at all. Many patients even schedule a photofacial during their lunch break. Since the upper layer of skin won’t sustain any significant damage at all during the photofacial, there will rarely be any telltale sign that the treatment has taken place, even right after the photofacial treatment. At most, patients may have some minor redness in the treatment area for a couple of hours after their photofacial treatment.
You can view all of our before and after photos under the Laser Treatments Before & After section of our website.
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