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Q.) How long will the results of a Photofacial last?

A.) The results of a Photofacial will last for months to years. We strongly recommend sun block and sun avoidance as much as possible to preserve the results.

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Photofacials

So what is a PhotoFacial ? A PhotoFacial is a series of treatments, applied to the face using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to improve the appearance of sun damaged and aging skin, as well as reduce redness and flushing. PhotoFacial treatments result in a more youthful-appearing skin. What is even better is that a PhotoFacial can provide great results with very little or no down time.

Photofacials are performed using equipment that is similar to a laser. The equipment we use, called a Starlux 500, is the most powerful IPL device in the world. It produces intense pulses of light that are delivered to your skin through a chilled piece of sapphire. The sapphire keeps your skin cold to minimize any discomfort. The treatments are performed at intervals of 3-4 weeks.

During the Photofacial, the intense pulsed light is absorbed by imperfections in the skin including small blood vessels, freckles, sun spots and age spots. These imperfections are injured by the light and will disappear over the course of a few treatments. Most patients report that about 90% of the imperfections disappear with Photofacial treatments.

Another benefit of Photofacial treatments is the stimulation of collagen. The collagen is produced for a few weeks to a few months after each Photofacial treatment. This new collagen can improve irregularities of skin texture, mild acne scars, reduces large pores and dark circles around the eyes and reduce fine wrinkles.

After the initial series of Photofacial treatments, if you stay out of the sun (or use sunblock), the results may last for months to years. Proper skin care will also help to prolong the results of your Photofacial.

The typical side effects of a photofacial are usually quite mild and may include an increase in redness that lasts from a few hours to a few days. Rare side effects of Photofacials may include blistering, brusing, dark spots, light spots and swelling. The side effects of photofacials almost always resolve with minimal treatment. In fact, the side effects of a Photofacial are usually so mild that our clients can put on make up and go back to work immediately after the photofacial treatment.
 
Photofacials are frequently combined with other treatments such as dermal fillers and Botox. If a client is going to have Botox and a Photofacial on the same day, it is important to do the Photofacial first to prevent damage to the Botox.

A series of Photofacials can also be used to treat rosacea. If the rosacea is mild, then a series of photofacials may be all that is needed. If the rosacea is more severe, then the Photofacial can be enhanced by applying a chemical calle Amino Levulinic Acid to the skin for 1 hour prior to the Photofacial. When a Photofacial is combined with Amino Levulinic acid, the treatment is called Photo Dynamic Therapy, or PDT. This treatment is approximately three times more powerful than a standard photofacial. For more information on Photo Dynamic Therapy, click here.

 

Photofacial Wellington West Palm Beach

Before
Before Photofacial Wellington West Palm Beach
After
After Photofacial Wellington West Palm Beach

 

Diagnosis - Facial Vessels
Elapsed time - After 1 treatment
Analysis - Facial vessels have disappeared!


Photofacials Targets

  • Sun damage & Sun Spots
  • Facial vessels
  • Freckles and brown spots
  • Acne
  • Melasma

Photofacials Benefits

  • Smoother skin!
  • Even skin tones!
  • Get rid of facial vessels!
  • Control Acne!
  • Decrease oily skin!

 

 

FAQ's...

Q.) How long will the results of a Photofacial last?

A.) The results of a Photofacial will last for months to years. We strongly recommend sun block and sun avoidance as much as possible to preserve the results.

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