What is an IPL Photofacial?
Photofacials are a revolutionary advance in laser cosmetics that removes discoloration and textural irregularities, resulting in the appearance of healthier, more vibrant skin. IPL is the acronym for intense pulsed light, which is the technique used in the Photofacial procedure.
Am I a candidate for a Photofacial?
If you suffer from photo damage, sun damage, or other environmental damage, Photofacial works exceptionally well at removing discoloration, and improving skin texture and tone. Years of sun bathing and exposure to the natural elements can be removed after a short treatment, with no down time.
How does a Photofacial rejuvenate my skin?
Photofacial uses gentle light and thermal energy to promote collagen production in the dermis and restore skin to a more youthful state, through wrinkle protection. Brown spots (pigmented imperfections) from sun damage and aging, red blotching from spider vessels or rosacea (vascular imperfections), and rough, porous skin texture will improve over a treatment series. Treatments consistently achieve visible improvement with little discomfort. Studies have concluded that flushing, redness and symptoms of rosacea improve more than 75%, on average.
Does the treatment hurt?
There is little to no discomfort involved in the Photofacial process. Our systems employ a chilled tip that minimizes any discomfort. We offer a host of pre- and post-laser topical treatments to help alleviate any pain or irritation.
What are the side-effects of the treatment?
Temporary pinkness of the skin can last a very short time (from a few minutes to a few hours). Brown spots and freckles temporarily become darker before they lighten. Particularly sensitive areas may crust.
Is Photofacial safe?
Treatment is very safe for the skin. There are no long-term health hazards from light or thermal energy used. Both have been used for decades in medicine, surgery, and aesthetics without adversity.
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