PhotoFacial, or laser photo rejuvenation, is a state-of-the-art skin treatment that stimulates the production of collagen to improve the effects of sun damage, rosacea, fine lines, large pores and more. A 30-minute treatment that requires little to no recovery time, PhotoFacials are safe and very effective for treating the face, neck and chest areas.
What Is An IPL PhotoFacial?
IPL PhotoFacial uses precise amounts of visible light – IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light – to improve sun damaged skin, fine lines, brown spots, and small blood vessels. It can also be used to treat rosacea, helping reduce the redness and flushing caused by rosacea by up to 80%. This quick 30-minute treatment requires no downtime, making it convenient for people with busy schedules.
How Does PhotoFacial Work?
It emits intense pulses of light that penetrate the skin and are absorbed by damaged tissue, stimulating the production of collagen and causing blood vessels beneath the epidermis to constrict. This results in a visible reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, smaller pore sizes, the fading of age spots and pigmentation, and smoother, softer skin.
What Issues Does PhotoFacial Help Correct?
IPL PhotoFacial is most commonly used rejuvenate the face, neck and chest. It helps improve:
- Sun damage (sun spots)
- Age and brown spots
- Rosacea and redness
- Dark circles under the eye
- Uneven skin tone
- Broken blood vessels (capillaries)
- Persistent Redness of Flushing
Before & After PhotoFacial Photos
What Does A PhotoFacial Treatment Feel Like?
Our highly trained photo rejuvenation specialist will first apply numbing cream to your skin. After your skin in numbed (about 15 minutes), special glasses will be placed over your eyes to protect them, and then cool gel will be applied on the skin that is being treated. The smooth glass surface of the IPL PhotoFacial handpiece is gently applied to your skin.
You will feel a slight stinging when the light pulses are emitted. At the end of your treatment, your IPL PhotoFacial specialist will wipe off the gel, clean the area with a warm cloth, and apply a moisturizer and sunscreen. This treatment requires no downtime, making ideal for people with busy schedules.
How Many IPL PhotoFacial Treatments Will I Need?
For optimal results, we recommend a full series of six IPL PhotoFacials scheduled 4-6 weeks apart.
When Will I See Results From My PhotoFacial Treatment?
Improvements are gradual, becoming more visible after each IPL PhotoFacial session. Your skin will feel smoother and softer, with a more even skin tone, after your first treatment.The skin commonly looks slightly redder after treatment for 2-5 days. Pigmentation like freckles and age spots will also generally look darker for 3-7 days before visible improvement.
How Long Will Results from PhotoFacial Last?
That depends on how much sun exposure your skin gets after your skin rejuvenation treatments. If you take good care of your skin and protect it from the sun, the underlying issues is less likely to return.
How Often Will I Need PhotoFacial Treatments?
To maintain collagen growth, we recommend a maintenance treatment every 6-12 months.
How Much Does PhotoFacial Cost?
Each 30-minute IPL PhotoFacial treatment at Viva Day Spa costs $175.
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IPL PhotoFacial – Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any side effects?
The main side effects of IPL PhotoFacial treatments are mild, temporary swelling, redness, an accentuation of the brown spots, crusting, and an occasional bruise or small superficial blister (like a sunburn blister). Your photo rejuvenation specialist will go over post-procedure care with you before and after your treatment.
What will I look like right after the PhotoFacial treatment?
Freckles and age spots generally look darker for 3-7 days while pigment comes to the surface. Crusting can occur, which may last up to ten days, before it begins to clear and resolve within a month. Please note that it takes an average of 3-5 treatments to clear age spots.