Q: How does Photofacial work?
A: Photofacial uses a broad spectrum of light targeted to the lower layers of the epidermis causing the skin to produce new collagen and connective tissue while reducing abnormal pigmentations. They support the upper skin layer and make the skin surface smoother and with a more uniform color. Photofacial also targets vascular lesions and symptoms of Rosacea and signs of photoaging.
Q: What does Photofacial treat?
A: Photofacial improves vascular complexion problems such as vascular redness (telangiectasias) and Rosacea by up to 80 to 90%. They also treat sun-damaged skin, large pores and hyperpigmentation. Photofacial is also used as a preventative measure against common signs of aging and a wide range of skin types can be treated.
Q: What are Photofacial treatments like?
A: Photofacial treatments usually take less than 30 minutes in our office. Most patients will have a series of five to eight treatments; each treatment is about three weeks apart. Photofacial has low levels of discomfort. Topical anesthetics are usually not required, but can be used if the patient chooses to do so. A hand piece is placed over the treatment area and delivers the light energy which can feel like a rubber band snapping against your skin.
Q: What should I expect from a Photofacial treatment?
A: Because a Photofacial is performed in a series, you will see more improvement after each treatment. After the first session, skin will already look and feel smoother and will have a more even skin tone. Over time sunspots will fade, pore size will reduce and fine lines and wrinkles will smooth out. Rosacea patients will see a progressive improvement with each appointment. Abnormal sun spots, aging spots will fade with each session.
Immediately after treatment with the Photofacial, the skin may feel warm and appear pink (easily covered with makeup).