Photo facial is a Intense pulsed light treatment with no downtime!
The Foto Facial technique treats the face, neck and chest, decreasing redness and flushing, as well as eliminating signs of sun damage and aging.
After your first treatment, your skin will feel smoother and will have a more even tone.
You are then able to return to work, or resume normal activities immediately!
Foto Facial Treatments are beneficial in the treatment of the following:
1. Treatments effectively reduce redness and flushing.
2. Sun damage (Foto-aging). Treatments reduce fine wrinkling, freckling and irregular pigmentation.
3. Treatments smooth skin and reduce pores.
4. Treatments reduce irregular pigment and even skin tone.
5. Rosacea – Foto Facial Treatments reduce the overall redness, flushing and dilated capillaries and improve the breakouts of this common chronic facial condition.
How does the Foto Facial treatment work?
An intense light is applied in a series of pulses over the treatment area. Without damaging the skin, the light penetrates through the skin and is absorbed by the abnormally dilated vessels or pigmentation.
The heat impairs the vessel or lesion, and the body begins its natural healing process. The lesion will darken before it flakes off or is absorbed by the body. Treatment can be given as frequently as every three weeks.
How many Foto Facial treatments will I need?
For optimal results, a series of 5 photo facial treatments are recommended. Some patients see significant improvement in 2 to 3 treatments; others require more. Follow-up treatments may be recommended to maintain results. Often, optimal results are achieved when treatment is performed in conjunction with microdermabrasion, BOTOX Cosmetic, Derma Bright treatment or other corrective skin care.
What is a Foto Facial treatment like?
Treatment may vary from 15 to 45 minutes depending on the size of the area to be treated. First, the treated area is cleansed and a cool gel is applied. When the pulse of light is delivered, the sensation is similar to a snap of a rubber band.
After treatment, the gel is removed, the skin cleansed, and a sunscreen is applied. Pain is minimal; however, topical anesthesia can be used for maximum comfort. For sensitive skin, a cool compress is applied following treatment. For skin texture improvement an exfoliating treatment may be recommended.
Are there any possible side effects of a FotoFacial?
Side effects are rare. Immediately following treatment, the skin may appear flushed, brown pigmented spots may appear darker, and capillaries may be more visible. In rare instances, temporary swelling and/or blistering can occur.
What improvement will I see?
Patients have a high degree of satisfaction with their results. Expect to see a gradual decrease in redness, broken capillaries, flushing, irregular pigmentation, pore size, and fine lines. After each treatment, the skin will feel smoother and appear to have a more even tone.
“My make up used to be as important to me as my watch and ring. Now I’m not even sure where my makeup is! For the first time in thirty years I feel comfortable without makeup!”
Cynthia M. Age 53
“My skin looks better than fifteen years ago. All the brown spots and dilated capillaries are gone.”
Elizabeth S. Age 41