Particularly as we age, many of us may experience skin problems such as an overly red complexion, fine wrinkles, irregular pigmentation or large pores. These conditions are now easily treatable. Photo-Facial treatments using IPL enable us to treat these skin imperfections safely, easily and effectively.
The Alternatives – Previous treatments for these conditions included dermabrasion, chemical peels, and laser skin resurfacing. With dermabrasion, layers of skin are actually sanded away. Chemical peels use an acid solution to burn away layers of skin. Even the lasers, which give surgeons infinitely more control, still exfoliate the protective outer layer of skin which often means bandages and a lengthy recovery period.
Photofacials – Also referred to as “Fotofacials.” The procedure uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). The technology has been used to perform millions of treatments worldwide and is known to be very safe. The treatment is especially effective for those patients with red, flushed faces, sun-damaged skin, hyperpigmentation, or enlarged pores. The treatment is very precise and can be used to just target damaged tissues leaving the surrounding tissue intact.
The energy is delivered at specific settings for each treatment to maximize your results.
The Procedure – Typically, patients will need between 3 – 5 treatments, each taking just 15 to 30 minutes. You may opt for a topical anesthetic. After treatment, the pain is minimal to non-existent although some bruising or redness may occur.
Pigmented Lesions (Sun spots/Black spots/ Brown spots)
Our IPL system effectively removes benign spots (brown, black and sun spots) very effectively. Usually after one treatment the spots will darken and then naturally shed off within 2 weeks leaving spot free, smoother skin. Tough spots then can be removed by our powerful Laser machine. Ask for “senior citizen” discounts.
* Rosacea (redness of the face) and Cherry angiomas
Disclaimer: Individual results may vary.