Photofacial (Photo Rejuvenation/IPL)

 
 

Photofacials work to remove age spots, sun damage, acne scars, wrinkles, and dilated veins. It is also able to treat rosacea & active acne.

Q: Is a photofacial right for me?

A: People who have untanned skin that is blotchy, sun-damaged,  discolored, or whose skin is affected by large pores, freckles, or wrinkles, may benefit. It is also important for patients to have a realistic understanding about what the procedure can do. When performed on the right person, it effectively improves skin texture, eliminating discolorations, reducing pore size, and minimizing wrinkles and fine lines. If you have rosacea, a condition that causes blotchy redness in the face, you may also benefit from a photofacial.

Q: Is a photofacial safe for darker skin tones?

A: Those with dark or deeply tanned skin sometimes experience complications and are at higher risk of burns from the treatment. Depending on skin type, a "test spot" can be performed prior to proceeding with treatment to assess how your skin responds to the IPL.

Q: What is the recovery for a photofacial?

A: Immediately following your treatment, the treated area will be pinkish red with slight swelling. The reddish coloring will typically dissipate within 24 hours. After the treatment, you may notice that sun spots and discoloration actually appear darker and slightly more prominent. This is normal and a good sign that the treatment is working. Over the next few days, brown spots and other blemishes will begin to surface on the skin. The spots may actually raise and look like dark coffee grounds on the skin. These spots will naturally flake off over the following days.