Get Younger Looking Skin With Photofacials


A photofacial is a process using cutting edge pulse light technology to lessen redness and smooth out uneven skin colour issues. Using this method to correct aging skin issues and other blemishes and spots, this fast acting process is noninvasive and is increasing in popularity quickly.

Browns spots and broken blood vessels around the nose, chin, cheeks, neck, hands are classic signs of sun damage and aging of the skin. Brown spots, often called age spots are caused by pigment that is produced by the skin to protect the skin from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. New blood vessels grow into the skin in response to skin injury by the sun. The new blood vessel formation is actually inflammation of the skin.

These are formed in order to carry blood to the area and take away damaged skin cells and to bring healing nutrients to the area. After the injury or inflammation goes away, these ruptured blood vessels remain along with brown spots, causing skin to appear further aged. Aging has many outward forms, and dyschromia is what red spots and pigmented brown spots are called technically.

How does it work?

A filter is used to separate the bright intense pulsed light from the intended color of flash light that is directed toward the skin. The photofacial light energy reaches the skin and is selectively absorbed by the damaged blood vessel or brown pigment of the age spot. The damaged blood vessels and pigment are destroyed by the heat of the IPL light delivered by the machine.

Noninvasive processes such as these do not need much, if any, time to heal afterwards since they are not very intensive. It only takes a quarter to half an hour for the treatment, and then the patient can go on with their day. There are some signs of redness and capillary exposure right after the treatment at times. It won’t last long, and benefits from the initial procedure are noticeable almost right away.


While the treated blood vessel and skin may darken a bit, the skin remains intact. Several hours is about the longest that any pinkness will normally remain. Makeup can be utilized in order to cover up any redness that may still be lingering, and the patient needs to go out somewhere, or be at work.

A patient will normally have a session every two or three weeks, with as few as three treatments needed, up to about a maximum of seven. Rosacea patients see benefits of these treatments quickly, and will notice the redness becoming less prominent over time.

Always adhere to your doctor’s instructions following treatment. Avoid sun exposure before and after photofacial treatments. The skin can develop blisters or dyspigmentation if these recommendations are ignored and the patient lingers in the sun, or decides to tan. Sun exposure following treatment can lead to recurrence of skin discoloration as well. Always wear sunscreen to maximize and sustain your results.

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