What is Photo Facial?
Photo Facial is an advanced laser therapy that can significantly improve your tone and texture, clear broken capillaries, sun or brown spots, vascular scarring, acne, and rosacea. Additionally, we use Photo Facial to safely rejuvenate the skin and to help treat aging and damaged skin on the neck, chest, hands and just about anywhere on the body.
Am I a candidate for Photo Facial Treatments?
Photo Facial treatments are a great choice if you have uneven pigmentation, large pores, vascular scarring, broken capillaries, or overall redness.
What are the benefits of Photo Facial treatments?
Aside from reviving aging and sun-damaged skin, the PhotoFacial offers significant benefits. These include versatility, comfort, cost, and convenience. A PhotoFacial sounds like a treatment only for the face. However, it can be performed on various parts of the body. PhotoFacial treatments are cost-effective, requiring a minimal investment for maximum outcome. Treatments may take an hour or less and do not require you to take time off work to recover.
What Treatments Can Be Combined with a Photo Facial?
What should you not do before a Photo Facial?
Before getting a PhotoFacial, it is imperative to avoid sun exposure for two to four weeks. This includes sunless tanning beds, which contain ultraviolet light that could increase the risks of burns. Sunless tanning lotions should be avoided in the two weeks prior to your PhotoFacial. Beginning one week before treatment, avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, and other blood thinners. For the two days before your PhotoFacial, avoid alcohol.
Photo Facial Procedure
The Photo Facial process begins with applying the face or body area with a clear numbing gel. The experience is painless and feels like a rubber band snapping lightly on the skin.
How Many IPL Photo Facial Treatments Will I Need?
Depending on the area(s) treated, there will be a series of five to eight treatments.
What Does an IPL Photo Facial Treatment Feel Like?
IPL Photo Facials are virtually painless. A warming sensation may be felt. Some patients experience a mild snapping sensation in certain areas.
How Long Does a Photo Facial Treatment Take?
Each session takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes for an area to be treated.
What are the side effects of a Photo Facial Treatment?
The skin begins to change soon after the PhotoFacial. Mild side effects are a natural part of the skin regeneration process. As cellular turnover accelerates, the following may develop:
- Brown spots
Is there any downtime after a PhotoFacial treatment?
There is no downtime needed to recover from a PhotoFacial. However, side effects may vary from one person to another. Redness can last from two to five days, so you may want to schedule your treatment before the weekend.
Photo Facial Results
Generally speaking, after only one treatment, your skin will have a more even tone with a smoother look and feel. Additionally, sunspots will fade. Pore sizes will shrink. Fine lines and wrinkles will gradually decrease in size. These improvements will steadily increase with each additional treatment. Patients with rosacea will see a progressive decrease in redness with every treatment.
Immediately following the treatment, the treated skin may appear a little flushed and capillaries may seem to be more visible but will dissipate quickly.
How long after my Photo Facial treatment will I see my results?
You may begin to see small changes in your skin within the first week after your PhotoFacial. This includes improvements such as smaller pores and a brighter complexion. However, this treatment works by stimulating the breakdown of pigment and vascular spots and also by increasing collagen production. The results of a series of PhotoFacials continue to increase for 3 to 5 months.
How long will my PhotoFacial results last?
The results of a PhotoFacial can be long lasting. However, the skin is constantly aging and also responsive to the environment. IPL Photo Facials that are performed to reduce the effects of sun damage will last longer when future sun exposure is limited. Wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 can help prolong the results of a PhotoFacial. This should be done on sunny days and also on cloudy days. Tanning should be avoided altogether if you want the results of your PhotoFacial to last as long as possible.
What is the cost of this treatment?
As each individual has different needs requiring treatment, the costs for Photo Facial will vary. This can depend on the severity and area(s) we are treating.
Schedule a consultation
If you are interested in seeing how you can restore your skin to look more vibrant, contact our office today at 972.420.0023 to schedule a consultation. Our practice serves Lewisville and surrounding areas in Texas.