Photofacial is a procedure that fixes uneven pigmentation, redness, broken capillaries, rosacea, spider veins and other lesions using laser light to correct the damage.Book Now
Facial rejuvenation is a general term used to describe any procedure that involves making the face look younger. Photorejuvenation uses laser intense light to combat the signs of skin damage and promote healthy-looking skin.
What Is Photofacial?
Photofacial is a procedure that uses a powerful pulsed light called broad band light (BBL) to rid uneven and blotchy pigmentation, redness, broken capillaries, rosacea, spider veins, and other abnormal vascular lesions. Exact amounts of light energy is delivered to the skin’s surface, promoting collagen production. Photofacial treatment improves the overall texture of the skin creating a soft, young appearance.
Photofacial improves the texture of your skin without the need of incisions or injections. It is ideal for patients looking to improve problem areas of the face, neck, decollete and back of hands but can be used in any area affected by sun damage. Redness from dilated capillaries can reduce by 90% while brown spots will become drastically less visible. There is no actual downtime with the photofacial procedure and patients can return to work or social activities immediately after their treatment.
Benefits And Risks
A smoother, more evenly distributed skin tone are the major benefits of Photofacial. When performed by a skilled clinician, Photofacial can improve nearly all aspects of skin aesthetics. The cost of Photorejuvenation can be significantly less than other laser treatments while delivering similar results. Photofacials stimulate deep layers of the skin, treating minor dermal injuries and eliminating irregularities found within the skin. There are virtually no significant side effects of Photofacial. If side effects do occur, they may include mild swelling, redness, flakiness, and possible bruising. These effects generally alleviate 1 to 2 weeks after treatment.
Who Should Avoid Photofacial?
Patients who are taking topical medications that increase skin sensitivity should avoid photofacial treatment. Do not undergo the treatment if you have used Accutane within the last year. Patients with tanned skin or cold sores are advised to not undergo Photofacial treatment.
A topical anesthetic will be offered at your request and applied to the targeted treatment area 30-40 minutes prior to your procedure. You will also be provided with safety goggles to protect your eyes during treatment. Once the anesthetic is in effect, your clinician will apply a cool gliding gel across the treatment area and light energy is then distributed to the skin resulting in a bright flash. The discomfort experienced will vary based on the amount of sun damage or redness being treated. After the procedure in completed, brown discoloration will darken throughout the course of 1 to 2 weeks and then flake off the body revealing your new, smooth, treated skin. Quarterly touch ups are recommended to maintain results.