Top Skin Fixes You Can Get From Your Photofacial

If you’re like us, you put a major priority on your skincare. After all, it’s no fun to face the world with a face full of fine lines, oversized pores, or discoloration. And while beauty products like leopard print sheet masks and pore strips sure are fun with a glass of wine and Lizzo on full blast, sometimes you need to break out the big guns and address the root of the issue for a more holistic skin care approach. Whatever your issues are — sun damage, aging, large pores, acne, or scarring — photofacials are here to the rescue.

An IPL photofacial, also known as laser photo rejuvenation, is a non-invasive procedure that uses precise amounts of intense pulsed light (IPL) to improve your skin’s clarity and texture for a more clear, even, and youthful appearance. The damaged tissue below your skin’s surface absorbs this light, which stimulates collagen production and causes the blood vessels beneath the epidermis to constrict. The result of this innovative and time-reversing science? Your skin takes on a clearer, smoother, and more youthful look, with noticeable improvement of sun damage, rosacea, large pores, scarring, brown spots, small blood vessels, and fine lines. Best of all, this 30-minute treatment can work its magic on your face, neck, and chest.

Ways To Get Your Photofacial Fix

Each photofacial treatment is specifically tailored to address your unique skin concerns and skin type for a fully personalized treatment. If you suffer from any of the following, a science-backed IPL photofacial is about to become your new best friend.

Rosacea

This common inflammatory skin condition results in redness on the nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead, as well as inflamed blood vessels. Photofacials for rosacea use specific wavelengths of controlled light to reduce redness, inflammation, and uneven skin tone. The controlled heat also helps to destroy the inflamed blood vessels that contribute to your skin’s redness. After treatment, your vessels are reabsorbed, and your overall redness and flushing is alleviated by up to 80%.

Acne

Oh, acne. First it was there to make your teenage years as angsty as possible, and now it makes a surprise visit in your twenties, thirties, or even forties. Thankfully, IPL works to remove the excess oil and dead skin cells that clog pores and contribute to breakouts. If you’re suffering from severe or cystic acne, a dermatologist is your best bet, but IPL is a winning weapon to help battle blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples. Best of all, you’ll be able to say sayonara to daily topical products that dry out your skin.

Signs of Aging

Unfortunately, there’s no miracle serum or cure that can stop time, but IPL sure does help in slowing the effects of time on your face. By treating a deeper layer of the skin, an IPL photofacial stimulates collagen growth, which reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration. Your photofacial results will result in a healthier and more youthful skin texture overall.

Discoloration

Whether you’ve got unwanted freckles, age spots, or dark patches from sun damage, an IPL photofacial helps combat discoloration for a more even skin tone. The light pulses from photo rejuvenation target the pigmented areas — without affecting the healthy surrounding tissue — for  a brighter skin tone that you’ll be happy to flaunt bare-faced.

Dark Undereye Circles

They’re cute on raccoons, so why not on us? These pesky rings are caused by different factors, both genetic and environmental, but most often your blood vessels close to the skin’s surface are to blame. IPL treatments won’t damage the outer layer of your skin, but will close off any vessels or capillaries just below the surface, which will reduce their overall appearance, helping to alleviate dark circles.

Here at Viva Day Spa, we believe that we all should feel comfortable in our own skin — which is why we want to help you make yours look and feel its very best. Our Lumecca IPL photofacial treatments are quick, 30-minute appointments with no downtime, so no matter how busy your schedule, you have time to put your skin first.

If you’re looking for the best photofacial in Austin, you’ve come to the right place. Come visit us at the Viva Day Spa Domain location and find out why we were voted best spa in Austin, Texas, by The Austin ChronicleAustin Monthly Magazine, and the Austin Young Chamber of Commerce.