Could Photofacial be your way to great skin?
- Skin & Hair Care Consultant
Are you tired of the big pores, blotchiness, and wrinkles on your skin? You may have already tried out various types of facials and at-home treatments that do not work. Maybe it is time you consider photofacials.
Photofacial is a type of intense light treatment that helps reduce or remove sun damage, wrinkles etc. Here are some facts you should know about photofacial before you opt for the treatment:
What is Photofacial, you ask?
The photofacial procedure involves exposing problems areas of the skin to remove damaged and aged skin cells. Photofacial reduces the size of pores, smooth uneven skin tone or texture and eliminates wrinkles. The treatment can improve the texture of the skin overall, repair damaged cells and give a fresh and younger look.
With all these applications, it is only fair that photofacial is known as one of the most versatile skin treatments.
The photofacial treatment lasts between 30 and 45 minutes during which laser lights breakdown affected skin cells and stimulates collagen production. This helps new skin cells replace the old ones making the skin smooth and supple.
How many photofacial treatments are needed?
Usually, five sessions spaced three weeks apart is recommended. Depending on your skin condition, your dermatologist will be able to prescribe the number of sittings required.
What to expect during treatment
During the procedure, laser light is applied to your skin through a hand piece. You will feel a warm and sometimes a slight stinging feeling during the procedure. Following the process, your dermatologist will help you ice down to soothe any discomfort you may have.
The recovery time for a photofacial is very short as there is little damage done to the skin during treatment. You could experience a slight redness that will eventually fade in a week. However, patients are recommended to avoid sun exposure and to use sunscreen. Photofacial can give good results for up to a year provided you follow all protective measures.