Have you begun seeing little dark colored spots on your skin? These sun spots are a type of skin harm, and they represent amongst the most widely recognized indications of untimely maturing. Luckily, there’s a straightforward answer for enhance your skin tone and reestablish a progressively young appearance.
Our photofacial treatments successfully target pigment under the skin’s surface to diminish the presence of discoloration. The treatment additionally takes a shot at vascular imprints (expanded veins frequently brought about by UV introduction, for example, spider veins and port wine stains. A few treatments is all it takes.
Am I a good candidate for this treatment? / Will this treatment work for me?
The best candidate is someone who has an uneven complexion with signs of discoloration or visible veins on their skin. Photofacial treatments may also work to improve the look of fine lines.
I have darker skin - can I still get this treatment done?
Photofacial treatments work best for light to medium skin tones.
How long does it take?
The exact treatment times may vary depending on the patient, but a single session typically takes no longer than 30-45 minutes
How many sessions do I need to see results?
Most patients receive 6-8 treatments per area. The exact number will depend on each individual person and the area being treated.
How frequently will the treatments be?
Treatments are done 3 weeks apart.
What do I need to prepare for the treatment?
Make sure your skin is clean. Do not apply any lotions, creams, or makeup before your session, and stop using any products that might irritate your skin 2-3 days before. You must also avoid tanning, including with self-tanners. You may be advised to shave the area before your treatment. Remove all jewelry around the area being treated.
How long does the treatment session last?
Each session lasts around 30-45 minutes, depending on the area being treated.
What does the treatment feel like?
The IPL treatment feels like a light snap or flick on the surface of the skin.
Will it be painful?
The applicator has a cooling feature built into it to make the treatment as comfortable as possible, but you might feel a bit of discomfort if you’re treating a more sensitive area, like the upper lip. If you find it too uncomfortable, let the operator know and they can adjust the treatment accordingly
How will I feel after the treatment?
Your skin may feel warm, like a sunburn, and can remain red for anywhere from a few hours to a day. Be sure to follow instructions for before and after your treatment.
How long will result last? Are they permanent?
It really depends on how your skin reacts to the treatment and how you care for your skin afterward. For example, if you protect your skin from the sun, the results will last longer. We recommend one touch-up session every 3-6 months, depending on your skin responds to the treatment.
Is there truly no down time?
There is no downtime. You can return to your daily schedule immediately after your treatment. However, for full effectiveness it is recommended that no added heat to the treatment area for 24 hours, this can include; exercise, hot tubs, saunas, etc. You may be slightly flushed after the treatment, which we can conceal for you if you need to return to your daily life. But there is no downtime.
Do I need anything after the treatment?
Avoid tanning for at least 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after your treatment, and wear sunscreen. You should also avoid hot baths, massages, or any treatment that requires direct contact with the skin for the first 2 days after your treatment.
Can I use makeup after the treatment?
Yes, you can apply makeup but you should use sunscreen first.
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**Individual treatments may vary**