A laser light treatment, referred to as a photofacial treatment, provides a non-invasive means of treating many skin surface conditions with little downtime, often done over a lunch hour. These treatments use Intense Pulse Light (IPL) to gently heat the surface area to remove age spots, freckles, redness or tiny spider veins on your face. You will generally begin to see improvement with the first visit, however, it is typical to perform three to five treatments to achieve the full results available through a photofacial treatment. The number of treatments recommended will be based upon your particular skin type and the skin pigmentation issues that are being treated.
As with all of our treatment plans, your photofacial treatment may be combined with other skin care applications or procedures to give you the finest results possible. Photofacials are not recommended for all skin types, particularly darker skin types. If this is the case, your laser skin specialist will provide you with the preferred treatment options for your skin tone and/or conditions. Making sure that you are not just satisfied, but thrilled with your results means that we will also present you with the very best treatment plan for your individual skin type and the issues you desire to resolve.
Intense Pulse Light, or IPL, laser treatment is a unique light treatment that is very targeted in its approach. If you have previously treated specific dark spots on your skin, you may have seen them darken following initial treatment and then, gradually, the top layer of darkness flakes out, leaving the spots lighter. When red blotches or spider veins are treated with IPL, you will see the redness gradually lighten after each treatment in the series.
We encourage our patients to always begin the process with us by scheduling a general facial consultation where we can assess your skin type, your problem areas and your desired results. We can work together to develop a customized plan that best fits your timeline and preferred treatment options.