Photofacials (Laser Skin Rejuvenation)
Photorejuvenation is a non-invasive facial laser treatment that corrects uneven skin tone and texture. It utilizes a broad spectrum of light and is effective for the treatment of sunspots, rosacea, and other pigmented and vascular lesions.
About Photofacials and Facial Laser Treatments
Photorejuvenation (or Photofacial) is a non-invasive dermal procedure that uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to improve skin clarity and texture for an overall even, younger-looking complexion. This safe, quick facial laser treatment can be completed in as little as 30 minutes, making it the perfect lunch hour facial.
Each photorejuvenation treatment is tailored to treat the client’s specific skin concerns, as well as their unique skin type. This ensures superior cosmetic results and supreme client satisfaction.
Facial Laser Treatment for Acne Scars
A photofacial is ideal for those with acne scars. This facial laser treatment for acne will fade scars and restore skin’s smooth tone and color.
Where can photo rejuvenation be used?
It is primarily used on the face but can also be used to treat the neck, chest, and hands.
How many treatments will I need?
After a series of four or five facial laser treatments, you will notice improved skin texture and reduced pore size. The time between treatments is about four weeks.
When will I see results and how long will they take?
Photofacial results are noticeable after even one treatment. Improvement in your skin will continue over the weeks following your treatment. The results are long-lasting and are most noticeable after repeat treatment sessions. With a good skin care regimen, results may last up to 2 years.
How long do facial laser treatment sessions last?
Treatment sessions last a few minutes to 30 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated.
What does it feel like?
With each pulse of light, which lasts less than a second, you may notice a slight tingling sensation. No anesthesia is required.
Is there anything I should avoid prior to treatment?
Yes. You should avoid sun exposure, tanning beds, and the use of self-tanning lotion for at least two weeks prior to your facial laser treatment. It is recommended that you do not receive Botox injections in the area of treatment during the week prior to your appointment.
Is there any downtime?
No. You are able to return to normal activities immediately following the photofacial treatment. You should avoid hot tubs and saunas while the skin is red. It is recommended that you avoid sun exposure, tanning beds, and self-tanning lotion in the areas treated for two months after treatment. You must apply sunscreen daily to maintain the desired effect on your skin. Detailed aftercare instructions will be provided to you by Dr. Sohayda at the time of your treatment.
Are there any side effects of facial laser treatment?
You may notice some mild redness after the treatment that will resolve over 24 to 48 hours. Occasionally mild swelling is present as well. On rare occasions, pigment changes or infections may occur.
Looking for more laser and skin rejuvenation treatments at our med spa in Littleton? We also offer BodyTite, Evolve Body Sculpting, FaceTite, Fractional CO2, Laser Genesis, Laser Vein Treatment, Photofacials, and Titan Laser. Check out our blog for an overview of skin tightening treatments or contact us today to learn more and schedule a treatment or consultation!