How do photo facial treatments work?
Photo facials use a light technology to deliver spectrums of light into the skin. Levels of energy differ, depending on the source of light energy used (LED or IPL). The light energy is gently delivered through a special handpiece to the targeted area. Once delivered, the light energy is absorbed by the targeted area where it boosts the production of collagen and elastin, thus repairing and improving damaged skin.
What can I treat with a photo facial?
Photo facials have a number of different uses, but are mostly used for treating sun damaged skin, brown spots, rosacea, enlarged pores, broken capillaries, and skin rejuvenation by boosting collagen and elastin. As the new collagen forms, it softens the appearance of aging or damaged skin. Fine lines, enlarged pores, and wrinkles are decreased and the redness associated with rosacea can be dramatically reduced.
What results can I expect from a photo facial?
Typically, after one treatment, your skin will have a brighter look, skin tone will be more even, and the skin will feel smoother. After a series of treatments, sunspots will fade, enlarged pores, fine lines and wrinkles will gradually decrease. These improvements will steadily increase with each treatment. Patients with rosacea will see a progressive decrease in redness with every treatment.
What is the recovery period?
There is no down-time from a photo facial. After treatment, the skin may appear a little flushed and capillaries may seem to be more visible. These will fade within a matter of a few hours, leaving the skin brighter, toned and fresh looking. After any treatment, you should follow your home care instructions, avoid any harsh skin cleansers and always use sunscreen.
How many treatments will I need?
Depending on the area treated, most clients need a series of approximately 5-6 treatments. Treatments usually take from 15 to 30 minutes and are spaced out at approximately 2-3 week intervals.
Are photo facial treatments safe?
Yes, photo facial treatments are safe. Advanced light systems have been used safely for millions of treatments worldwide. These systems treat only the targeted tissues, leaving the surrounding tissue intact. However, depending on the light source used, some bruising or redness may occur.
Do photo facials hurt?
There is virtually no discomfort from a photo facial treatment. Photo facials are non-invasive – they do not hurt. With ILP light source, most patients describe the sensation to be like the snap of a rubber band on the skin as the pulses of energy are delivered through the handpiece. Those receiving treatment with LED light source experience no discomfort at all.