What is a photo facial?
A photo facial treatment is a specialized, low energy IPL (intense pulsed light) treatment to the face, which dramatically reduces the effects of aging and sun exposure, such as fine wrinkles, telangectasias, diffuse redness, and sun spots.
What are telangectasias?
Telangiectasias are small, dilated blood vessels that commonly appear on the surface of the face and especially around the nose and cheeks. Prolonged sun exposure, aging, trauma, and other factors can cause capillaries to become dilated and red.
What is diffuse redness?
Diffuse redness is a general appearance of facial redness, such as rosy cheeks. As with facial telangiectasia, this condition is a result of dilated capillaries. However, the appearance is more of a general redness rather than discrete well-defined vessels. The most commonly affected areas are the nose, forehead and cheeks. Diffuse redness is often associated with a condition called rosacea and it can be hereditary. IPL hoto Facial Therapy will help your appearance by gently treating and reducing this condition.
How many treatments do I need?
The treatment results are often very subtle. On average, you may require 4 to 6 treatments in order to achieve the results you are looking for. Because every case varies, we will help assess your needs at your consultation.
Is the treatment painful?
No. IPL Photo facialTherapy is a non-ablative, non-invasive treatment. Unlike other laser treatments it does not wound the skin's surface, therefore virtually eliminating the need for complicated post-treatment care. Typically, a local anesthetic cream is applied to the skin about fifteen minutes before the treatment.
What results should I expect after the treatment?
Immediately after the treatment you will experience some minor redness. The redness typically lasts only a few hours. Some of the pigmented sun spots may become darker for a few days, but will then virtually disappear. Patients often describe the treatment as relaxing and therapeutic with visible results almost immediately. You can expect to immediately return to normal activities utilizing sunscreen if participating in outdoor activities.