Photofacial procedures have become very popular since their introduction a couple of decades ago, reducing or eliminating many signs of aging and skin damage and promoting firmer, more resilient skin in a series of half-hour treatments. But while most patients may be familiar with the results that can be achieved with this treatment (also called IPL or intense pulsed light therapy), many don’t understand how or why it achieves those results.
Considering a photofacial treatment?
Photofacials use bursts of highly-focused light to penetrate deep below the skin’s surface where damaged skin cells are located. Once the light’ energy reaches the target zone, it tightens existing collagen to firm and tone skin right after treatment. At the same time, the intense pulses of light gently stimulates the body’s natural healing and regeneration processes, promoting the growth of collagen, an element of skin that helps it look and feel firmer and more resilient so your results continue to improve over time.
Photofacial treatments cause minimal discomfort and no downtime, producing gradual, natural-looking effects. Most patients achieve optimal results with a series of five treatments spaced out over several weeks.
As new collagen develops beneath the skin creating a network of supportive fibers to help skin feel firmer and more toned, wrinkles, fine lines and other signs of aging will being to diminish, leaving skin looking and feeling younger and refreshed. Is a photofacial right for you? Call and schedule your consultation today.