Looking for a non-invasive treatment that can improve the appearance of redness, skin discoloration, and sun damage with no downtime? You may want to consider a Photofacial.
What is the Photofacial?
Photofacial is a cosmetic treatment used to combat the signs of aging, particularly those associated with vascular redness or sun damage. It harnesses the power of broad band light technology to target the underlying structures that cause this discoloration and destroy them.
How Does it Work?
Photofacial uses the power of gentle, targeted light to destroy structures that cause the signs of aging in the skin. What makes a Photofacial different from other laser rejuvenation treatments is the broad spectrum of light used. While laser treatments typically only use a single wavelength of light, Photofacials utilize several different wavelengths. These different wavelengths of light are absorbed by the blood vessels and excess pigmentation that cause vascular redness and discoloration, destroying them and the cosmetic problems they cause.
What Can a Photofacial Treat?
A Photofacial can manage many skin concerns, including:
Sun damage to the face, chest, back, hands, and arms
Small spider veins
Pigmented lesions: brown spots, sun spots,
What Can I Expect from Treatment?
Each Photofacial treatment can last anywhere from 15-60 minutes, depending
upon the size of the treatment area. Patients report that the procedure is
relatively comfortable, feeling like a warm snapping against the skin. Following
treatment, redness similar to that of a mild sunburn is common, and usually
last about 24-hours after treatment. Mild blistering and bruising sometimes
occurs but is less common.
Typically, Dr. Nadel recommends that patients undergo somewhere between
3-5 treatments to see significant results. These treatments must be spaced 3
Who is not a Good Candidate for Photofacials?
Individuals with sun-tanned skin, connective tissue diseases, autoimmune disorders, on Accutane or other photosensitizing medications cannot receive Photofacial treatments. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are also advised not to undergo the procedure.