Advanced Laser Therapy For Skin Rejuvenation (Photofacial Retails at $350, Clearlift Retails at $350)
What results can I expect?
After only one treatment, your skin will have a more even tone with a smoother look and feel. Sunspots will fade. Pore sizes will shrink. Fine lines and wrinkles will gradually decrease in size. These improvements will steadily increase with each treatment. Patients with rosacea will see a progressive decrease in redness with every treatment.
What will recovery be like?
Post-Photo Facial discomfort is almost nonexistent. After treatment with most light systems, the treated skin may appear a little flushed and and sun spots will look darker. The flushed look soon fades away, and the sun spots will start to look peppery and just fall off (5-7 days)leaving the skin looking younger. It's that simple.
How do Photofacial treatments work?
Today's new light technology delivers precise dosages of energy to the skin. During your treatment, light energy is gently delivered through a special handpiece to the targeted area. Levels of energy specific to your treatment are used to maximize your improvement. Once delivered, the light energy is absorbed by the targeted damaged tissue. After any treatment, you should follow your home care instructions, avoid any harsh skin cleansers and always use sunscreen.
How many treatments will I need?
Depending on the area treated, most clients need a series of approximately3-6 treatments. Treatments usually take from 15 to 30 minutes . Treatments are spaced out at approximately into three to six week intervals.
Do Photofacials hurt?
Most patients describe the sensation to be like the snap of a rubber band on the skin as the pulses of energy are delivered through the handpiece. Some patients opt to have a topical anesthesia. After treatment, the pain is minimal to nonexistent.
Who are the best candidates for IPL Photofacial Rejuvenation?
Red, flushed faces or rosacea, pigmented acne Scars, S=sun-damaged skin, hyperpigmentation,enlarged pores.
Are Photofacial treatments safe?
Yes! Advanced light systems have been used safely for millions of treatments worldwide. These systems treat only the targeted tissues, leaving the surrounding tissue intact. However, on occassions some scabs , swelling or redness may occur.
READ BEFORE GETTING A PHOTOFACIAL:
NEED TO say "NO" to all of these:
1. Have you been using antibiotics in the past 3 days?
2. Have you been using medical grade retin-a , retinol products in the past two
weeks on the treating area?
3. Have you been breastfeeding in the past 6 weeks?
4. Are you pregnant?
5. Have you been on Accutane for the past 6 months?
6. Have you been using topical antibiotics on the treating area or taking
antibiotics in the past 3 days?
7. Have you been using tanning creams in the area in the past week and half?
8. Have you done a chemical peel in the area in the past 4 weeks?
9. Have you spent more than 10-15 minutes direct sun light in the treating area
in the past two weeks? (hiking, running, walking pets, tanning salon, pool,
beach, biking, outdoor sports, etc)
10. Have you done filler in the past 3 weeks?
11. Have you done botox in the past 2 weeks?
12. Have you been using anti-aging products, scrubs, exfoliants, glycolic,
salicylic in the past 5 days?
IF YOU ANSWERED YES TO ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS WE CANNOT PERFORM A PHOTOFACIAL ON YOU
After receiving a photofacial it is advised to be in and out of the sun for the next 12 days.
If outdoors for the next 12 days, no direct sun exposure for long periods of time is mandatory.
Sunblock just protects your skin from getting burned you are still absorbing the sunrays.
If outdoors for long periods of time wear a big hat, wear your sunblock, go in the shade, use an umbrella, don’t let the sun directly shine on your face, turn your back.