The photofacial procedure uses intense pulses of visible light that effectively improve signs of sun damage, pigmentation, and aging. Treatments resolve issues like facial redness and flushing, acne, freckles, age spots, wrinkles and fine lines, small blood vessels, skin firmness, and uneven skin texture. With little recovery time and no surgery, photofacials offer a safe, FDA-approved option for sun damage, anti-aging, and skin rejuvenation.
How does it work?
Photofacial Body Treatments use broadband light, directing hundreds of flashes of light simultaneously onto the skin. The combination of depth and light pulses quickly rejuvenates the skin cells and has scientifically proven, anti-aging effects. The success of the procedure relies on three key elements: optimal settings for the age, skin type and skin condition; doing enough passes over the skin to ensure treatment is safe, effective and comfortable; and doing enough treatments over time to maintain the results.
Do not tan or use tanning products for at least 2 weeks prior to treatment. Use of Retinol, Retin A, Renova, glycolic acids and bleaching creams such as Hydroquinone should be discontinued 3-4 days before treatment. Use of Roaccutane within the last 12 months is prohibited. As a precaution, we are unable to treat clients who are pregnant or using photosensitizing medications.
After treatment, it is recommended that you apply soothing aloe vera, wear sunscreen, and eliminate the use of astringents and retinols until the affected area is healed.
The customized treatment lasts about 30 minutes and patients can immediately resume normal activities.
Most patients benefit from 2-5 initial treatments, at 2-4 week intervals, usually beginning after the summer months. Thereafter, 1-2 treatments per year for maintenance.