One of the major skin concerns you see today is hyper pigmentation aka brown spots. Hyperpigmentation is the over production of melanin in the skin, hyperpigmentation can be caused by a variety of factors but the most common is over exposure to UV Rays. So, if you’ve skimped on the SPF your whole life, chances are, you have a lot of sun damage. Many men and women grew up without warnings of the danger of sun exposure and UV rays and are now trying to find a solution to reverse the damage to their skin and have a more youthful appearance.
IPL Photofacial is like a dose of energy to your skin! Photofacial, also known as IPL (intense pulsed light), is a non-invasive way to reverse years of sun damage and achieve a more youthful appearance. Photofacial works by emitting intense pulsed light to a targeted area, usually face, neck, decollete, hands or back. The IPL sends a high energy light below the surface of the skin and destroys melanin that creates dark spots and discoloration, as well as stimulates your skins natural collagen production to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
IPL Photofacial is a low risk non-surgical procedure with clinical results. Photofacial helps reduce redness in the skin by improving broken capillaries and diffused redness. Photofacial results are long-lasting if you’re compliant with your treatment program. During your consultation, our laser technician will look at your skin and let you know about how many treatments you need to reach your goals. An at home skin care regimen will also be recommended for you to maintain your results.
Photofacials are performed in a series of treatments, average of 6 treatments that are performed 4 weeks apart. This number of treatments and timing can vary with everyone depending on their needs. Each treatment takes about 45 minutes. Like other laser-based procedures, IPL Photofacial light beam typically feels like a rubber band snapping against the skin. Photofacial side effects are minimal but can include temporary redness, discomfort, or swelling. Photofacial recovery time is virtually non-existent, if any redness occurs after the treatment it is easily covered. Patients can return to normal daily activities the same day as their photofacial rejuvenation treatment.
If you have been struggling to achieve the results you want with a topical product to diminish hyperpigmentation, photofacial is a great option for you! The IPL photofacial is quick and easy with proven clinical results. You should always consult a professional laser technician before doing any laser treatments and make sure you’re a good candidate. There are outside factors that can affect the results of a photofacial; such as, medications, changes in hormone levels, topical skin care products and amount of sun exposure.
Photofacials can be enjoyed as often as needed, you may get a photofacial every year to correct further skin damage. If you are strict in your regimen at home and religious about your SPF the damage that is reversed can be maintained. For the best results these treatments should be done as prescribed by your laser professional, they are committed to improving your skin just as much as you!