- 1 Description
- 2 Benefits
- 3 Before & After Photos
- 4 FAQs
This procedure offers the advantage of improving skin tone and surface imperfections associated with aging and photodamage, without any significant downtime. Photofacial IPLs can help patients with rosacea reduce diffuse redness in their skin, and can help to maintain normal skin color and tone.
A Photofacial is ideal for any part of your face, neck and décolleté with skin redness, telangiectasia (tiny veins) or brown spots. Light brown spots, which were previously difficult to resolve, respond very well to treatment. Immediately following the treatment, superficial spots will begin to darken. Over the course of the next one to two weeks, the darkened spots will fade and flake off, revealing the newer, younger, lighter skin beneath.
Before & After Photos
What is an IPL Photofacial?
IPL, also known as Photo Genesis, Photo Facial or Photorejuvenation, this incredible new skin rejuvenation treatment works by emitting intense pulsed light which penetrates the superficial layers of the skin ridding you of various skin discolorations on any part of your body. Photo Genesis is a way to quickly, safely and comfortably improve your skin’s texture, tone and color on your face, chest, arms, and hands, without gel or topical anesthetics. IPL is exceptionally effective at removing brown pigmented lesions such as age spots, sun spots, freckles and melasma as well as diffuse redness such as rosacea leaving clearer, younger looking skin.
How long will the treatment take?
The actual treatment will only take 15 – 30 minutes. And, since there is no need to apply gel or any topical anesthetic, your total appointment time can easily fit within your lunch hour.
What happens after the treatment?
Immediately following the treatment, the spots may start to darken. You may notice a slight reddening of the surrounding skin. This typically subsides within a couple of hours. Over the course of the next one to three weeks, darkened spots will fade and flake off. Your mottled complexion will clear.
When will I see results?
Many patients see significant improvement within two to three weeks of treatment. Your complexion will be clearer and younger looking. However, your final result may not be apparent for a month or more.
Will the spots and redness reappear over time?
Over time new spots may appear if there is sufficient sun exposure. These too can be removed. Remember to liberally apply sunscreen when outdoors to minimize sun damage and the appearance of new spots and excessive redness.
What areas can be treated?
Virtually any part of your body with uneven skin tone, diffuse redness, or sun and age spots can be safely treated.
What does the treatment do?
The visible light delivered by the Photo Genesis procedure is selectively absorbed by the pigmented spots and red areas on your skin. It’s the heating of the pigmented cells that causes the therapeutic effect
What do treatments feel like?
When the handpiece is placed on your skin, it will feel cool and comfortable. When the pulse of light is delivered, you may feel a mild, brief pinching sensation.