What is a Photofacial?
Broadband light (BBL) and intense Pulsed Light (IPL) are forms of photorejuvenation which use a high intensity light. For our patients of photofacials in Austin, Photo Rejuvenation uses concentrated light to selectively target deep into the dermis without injuring the surface of the skin and is one of the most advanced techniques available today to slow down, treat and reverse damaged and aged facial and non-facial skin.
It improves a range of cosmetic concerns including hyper-pigmentation, sun damage, broken capillaries and diffused redness in the skin all while stimulating collagen. This treatment has the added benefit of providing an overall “rejuvenated” effect to the skin and because the surface layers of the skin remain intact there is minimal downtime and less risk and discomfort than more invasive lasers.
Photofacial may be used for these changes on the hands, neck and chest as well. It is safe, non-invasive and is tailored to the individual patient’s skin.
What skin concerns can be treated with Photofacials?
- Pigmented Lesions
- Vascular Lesions (small blood vessels)
- Uneven Skin Texture
- Age and sun spots
How does it work?
BBL deposits pulses of light energy that gently heats the upper layers of skin. Within the skin, the light energy is absorbed by targets, such as fine, broken vessels that cause redness and brown spots or pigmented lesions that are caused by an overproduction of melanin. This scientific and biological process destroys the target, eliminating it from the skin and restoring it to its natural beauty, blending its natural tones, making it more vibrant and youthful in appearance and touch.
What happens during a photofacial appointment?
Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. You may briefly feel a warm or “rubber band snap” sensation as the light is absorbed by the targeted areas. Your procedure may take a few minutes to a half an hour depending on the size of the area to be treated and the type of procedure performed. Your clinician will discuss all of your options with you.
Is Photofacial uncomfortable?
The procedure is gentle, noninvasive and safe. Generally, there is no need for a topical anesthetic but your clinician may choose to use it on more sensitive areas
What should I expect after the treatment?
You may experience some redness that should resolve within a few hours. Pigmented lesions will darken and gradually flake off and fade over the next 7-10 days. Often your treated skin will feel smoother, fine lines and pores begin to be less noticeable, and sunspots or uneven pigmentation will fade. Results depend on your skin’s condition, the number of treatments, and the area treated. Your clinician will provide you with complete information about the post treatment care and results.
What is the downtime after a Photofacial treatment?
This is a noninvasive and gentle procedure with virtually no downtime. In most cases, you are able to return to work, apply makeup, and resume most of your activities immediately.
Chrissy and the caring team at Skin Savvy want to ensure you’re as comfortable as possible during your photofacial session. If needed, you’re welcome to come in about 20-30 minutes before your scheduled treatment to apply a topical numbing cream.
Start your path to smoother skin by booking your complimentary BBL photofacial consultation at Skin Savvy today. You can conveniently book via email or over the phone.
Individual results may vary.
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