Laser technology has been used for decades for improving skin conditions and reducing the signs of aging. However, another technological advance in dermatology is similar to laser therapies, but without discomfort and fewer side effects. This treatment, called a photofacial, uses IPL (intense pulsed light) to target several skin conditions on the face and neck including:
- Spider veins
- Broken capillaries
- Hair removal
- Age spots and sun spots
- Uneven skin tones
- Superficial lines and wrinkles
Additionally, photofacials can help stimulate collagen regeneration, which can leave patients with a more youthful look months after their treatment.
IPL photofacials work by affecting the deeper layers of skin with intense broadband light. This light can target the underlying tissue beneficially affecting texture and tone. IPL is much gentler on the skin than traditional laser treatments, and it does not require the downtime that chemical peels can. They are the ideal treatment for patients who cannot take time out of their busy lifestyles for alternative solutions.
The time required for a photofacial appointment is approximately 60 minutes, depending on how many areas are being treated at once. Generally there is very little pain or discomfort. The treated areas may look a bit flushed for a few hours after the procedure. Results can be maintained by reducing sun exposure and using appropriate skin care products on a day-to-day basis.
If you are ready to seek assistance from a quality dermatological practice, contact the Center For Dermatology Cosmetic And Laser Surgery to schedule a complimentary consultation visit for a skin care evaluation and guidance on the best skin treatments for your concerns. Our team of friendly, caring professionals is ready to assist new and existing patients in enhancing their natural beauty.