1) What does Intense Pulsed Light/PhotoFacial Treatment do?
It is a cosmetic treatment that uses gentle pulses of intense, optimized light to treat undesirable pigment and vessels which can occur as a result of aging, lifestyle choices and sun exposure. The result of a photofacial laser treatment is a more even skin tone, reducing the reds and browns. This treatment can be done on your face, chest, arms and more.
2) How does PhotoFacial work?
PhotoFacial is applied via a series of gentle light pulses over the treatment area. As the light penetrates the skin it is absorbed by small surface blood vessels or pigmentation. The heat generated by the absorbed energy causes damage to the vessels or pigmented areas stimulating the body’s own natural healing process. Pigmented lesions will typically darken- n, and harden before they flake off or are absorbed by the body.
3) What are treatments like?
A cool gel is usually applied to the area prior to treatment. Dark protective glasses will be provided to protect your eyes from the bright light. The smooth glass surface of the hand piece is held to treatment areas and pulses of light are applied. A slight sting may be felt – similar to the light snap of a small rubber band. Treatment is generally administered in a series of procedures that typically range from 20 to 45 minutes depending of the area.
4) How many treatments will I need?
Typically, a series of four or eight treatments may be recommended at two week intervals. There is no “down-time” with PhotoFacial. You can return to work and assume all normal activities immediately after treatment. Follow-up treatments may be desired once a year to maintain results.
5) What will PhotoFacial do?
After a series of treatments, you will see a significant reduction of unwanted pigmentation and your skin tone will even out. Expect to see a gradual decrease in redness, broken capillaries, flushing irregular pigmentation, pore size and fine lines. Results will continue as treatments progress.
6) Can Photo Facial help Rosacea?
Rosacea is a skin ailment that leaves people red-faced from dilated blood vessels and chronic flushing.
Rosacea can also be the cause of pimples or blisters on or around the nose and cheeks. PhotoFacial can
successfully treat dilated blood vessels and redness without impacting damaging surrounding healthy skin, while greatly reducing episodes of flushing with long-term effectiveness.