What is PhotoFacial?

Photofacial is a series of intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments that have the goal of improving the appearance of the skin, especially signs of ageing. Photofacial is used in the treatment of age spots, photo aging. Rosacea, flushing, broken capillaries, and sun damaged skin; the treatment is also performed to improve the appearance of mild acne scars, to correct dark circles around the eyes, to reduce large pores, and to reduces fine facial lines. Treatments are especially effective for improving the appearance of the face, neck, chest, and hands.

Photo-facial laser treatment can be combined with light facial peels to enhance and boost the results.

Who is an Ideal Candidates?

With our new, more advanced and powerful platform, we can now provide more effective and comfortable PhotoFacial treatment for a number of skin conditions, including:

  • sun damage and sun spots
  • wide areas of pigmentation on the face, chest, arms and backs of the hands
  • small, individual pigmented areas (also known as age spots)
  • rosacea, inflammation and redness to the cheeks and face
  • broken or thread veins
  • skin tightening

Who is Not a Good Candidate?

People with tanned or naturally dark skin sometimes experience changes in skin pigmentation after PhotoFacial treatment, for example, theymay wish to discuss possible side effects with a dermatologist before opting for this procedure. Also we do not treat who is pregnant or breastfeeding.

Risks and Safety

PhotoFacial involves relatively little discomfort and no downtime. Unlike many laser techniques, the procedure is nonablative, meaning no skin is removed during treatment. This contributes to the relatively easy recovery and low risk associated with the PhotoFacial, while allowing patients to return to their everyday routine immediately.

PhotoFacial FAQ

What to expect during PhotoFacial treatment?
Before the procedure begins, you will be given protective eyewear to protect you from the bright flashes of light. A cool gel is often applied to the treatment area, both to lubricate the handpiece and to help cool the epidermis during the treatment. Your skin care specialist will apply brief pulses of bright light to the skin through the handpiece. Depending on the size of the area being treated, the procedure may take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour.
What is recovery time for PhotoFacial procedure?
The recovery time for PhotoFacial skin procedure is often very short, as there is very little damage done to the skin during treatment. Depending on the skin malady you are seeking to remedy as well as your skin type, the redness that is present following the procedure may persist for a longer or shorter period of time.
Is PhotoFacial treatment safe?
PhotoFacial is one of the safest light-based facial treatments available. Most patients experience little or no pain during the procedure. Some patients have reported that the light pulses feel similar to a light “snap” from a rubber band. There have been few reported long-term side effects of PhotoFacial, and the most common side effects – redness, minor swelling, and inflammation – usually go away within a few hours to a few days after treatment.
Are multiple treatment sessions recommended?
Depending on the area being treated and the severity of the problem, multiple treatment sessions may be recommended. For many problems, physicians will recommend between three and five treatments.