IPL Pigmentation (PhotoFacial)
A PhotoFacial treatment is a series of full face, gentle pulsed light treatments intended to improve the appearance of sun damaged and age spots, on areas such as face, neck and chest .
Each treatment lasts approximately thirty-forty five minutes.
As a singular mode of therapy, PhotoFacial is applicable in the treatment of:
• Erythema skin rejuvenation
• Flushing acne scarring
• Rosacea fine lines and wrinkling
• Telangiectasia hyperpigmentation
How does the PhotoFacial process work for treating skin?
An intense light is emitted in a series of gentle pulses over the entire face at intervals of approximately three weeks for a series of five treatments. This special light which is different to other laser treatments emits light over many wavelengths allowing the light to penetrate to all the levels of the skin where abnormal easily dilated vessels can be found. Some Lasers produced on a single wavelength of light are limited in depth of penetration and what they can treat.
PhotoFacial for photodamaged skin
PhotoFacial treatments help patients who suffer from photo-aging of the skin, such as pigmentation from sun exposure (age spots), irregularities of skin texture and reduces large pores
How many PhotoFacial skin treatment are needed?
Early clinical experience has shown that optimum outcomes and high patient satisfaction are derived in a series of five outpatient treatment. After your initial series of 3-5 treatments it is possible to require a follow-up treatment in 2 or more years. We will advise you in ways of caring for your skin to help diminish the likelihood of future treatment.
What are the advantages of PhotoFacial?
You can have glowing, smooth, blush-free skin with finer lines and more youthful looking skin with NO DOWN TIME. You can usually go to work the same day or the following . No procedure has ever been developed that can accomplish so much with such low risk and no down time.
Will PhotoFacial treatments help reduce my acne scars?
Yes. Certain more shallow scars including fine lines will be improved, but ice pick type acne scarring and deep scars will not be helped. Laser resurfacing may be indicated here. Your Doctor or Technician will advise you.
Does PhotoFacial have side effects after skin treatment?
Occasionally there may be mild side effects of short duration. These can consist of short term discomfort during the actual treatment. There is usually additional redness immediately following treatment, lasting less than 24 hours in most people, on rare occasions it may last up to three days. Mild blistering and bruising is possible but in our experience occur in less than 1% and usually clear very quickly.
Most patients need no pre-treatment anesthesia, but a topical cream can be applied 30-60 minutes prior to the treatment eliminating most discomfort. We have extensive experience with patients who have sensitive skin, we always listen to their concerns, and treat accordingly so that the most sensitive skin type is treated safely.