Photofacial is a generic term for a skin treatment that uses light-based technology to rejuvenate and recondition the skin. Photofacial treatments restore a more youthful appearance and improve skin texture without any downtime – allowing you to return to work or leisure activities immediately.
Now you can do your own photofacials at home. Special devices designed for use at home, use narrow spectrum light (LED technology) to boost collagen, creating a plumper, younger-looking skin. As the new collagen forms, it softens the appearance of aging skin or sun damaged skin. Fine lines and wrinkles are decreased and the redness associated with Rosacea can be dramatically reduced.
Photofacial treatments can also be used to kill the bacteria that cause acne, help treat psoriasis, and certain types of eczema. This type of treatment is very gentle and painless. They are generally described as cooling and relaxing and carry no risk of burning or damaging the skin.
How do Photofacial treatments work?
Photofacial light technology delivers precise dosages of energy to the skin. During treatment, light energy is gently delivered through a special handpiece to the targeted area. Once delivered, the light energy is absorbed by the damaged skin.
Are Photofacial treatments safe?
Yes! Advanced light systems have been used safely for millions of treatments worldwide. These systems treat only the targeted tissue, leaving the surrounding skin cells intact.
What results can I expect?
At home devices are not as powerful as those used by professional salons and spas – results will vary from one person to the next. But photofacial technology does work and with consistent treatments, you should expect that your skin will have a more even tone with a smoother look and feel. Sunspots will fade. Pore sizes will shrink. Fine lines and wrinkles will gradually decrease in size. These improvements will steadily increase with each treatment.
Follow the Rules
As with any treatment, you need to take care with photfacial technology (even when considering a professional treatment). However, if you decide to use a photofacial device at home, follow the directions carefully, and pay special attention to these rules:
- DO NOT USE if you are sensitive to light or are taking medication that causes sensitivity to light.
- DO NOT USE over any suspicious lesion, mole, or cancerous lesion.
- DO NOT USE if you are pregnant.
- DO NOT stare directly into the LED light.
Where do I get My Photofacial Device?
There are a number of manufacturers of handheld photofacial devices. Without making any specific recommendations we have highlighted two quality products below – simply click the image to review and/purchase. We encourage you to do your own research on the reliability and effectiveness of the device you chose to purchase.
- Skin Rejuvenation (healthyskinsolutions.com)
- Laser Acne Treatment (healthyskinsolutions.com)
- Microdermabrasion (healthyskinsolutions.com)
- Delaying the Signs of Aging (healthyskinsolutions.com)
- Photo Facials – Your Questions Answered (healthyskinsolutions.com)