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What is it and what it can do for you
A photofacial is a treatment used to reverse sun damage, even out facial color as well as improve tone and texture in the process. In other words, photofacial treatments:
- tighten pores
- reduce the severity of acne
- reduce the appearance of or eliminate sun spots and freckles
- lessen hyperpigmentation
- treat skin flushing and skin redness
- reduce the appearance of scars (acne, chickenpox, etc.)
- reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- reverse sun damage
- treat vascular lesions (broken capillaries, blood vessels, telangiectasia, rosacea)
- improve facial contour
- tighten skin
- boost collagen and elastin production
What types of sun damage and what areas can be treated?
Virtually any part of your body with sun and age spots or freckles can be safely treated. The face, chest, shoulders, and arms are the most popular areas for treatment because they have typically had the most sun exposure. Both discrete spots and skin densely covered with freckles respond well to treatment.
What do treatments feel like?
When the hand piece is placed on your skin, it will feel cool and comfortable. When the pulse of light is delivered, you may feel a mild, brief pinching sensation. Although no local anesthetic or pain medication is required, you may choose to apply topical anesthetic prior to the treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
We recommend 3 to 5 treatments, spaced 4 weeks apart.
What should I expect after the treatment and when will I see results?
Immediately following the treatment, the spots may start to darken. You may notice a slight reddening of the surrounding skin. This typically subsides within a couple of hours. Over the course of the next one to three weeks, darkened spots will fade and flake off.
Is there any downtime after IPL Photofacial
There is minimal downtime with IPL. The redness will subside in a couple of hours. The darkened spots can easily be covered with makeup.
How long will the results last?
The spots that are treated will lighten or disappear; however, new spots may appear. These too can be removed. Remember to liberally apply sunscreen when outdoors to minimize sun damage and the appearance of new spots.