Our Photofacial is the gentlest of the laser treatments we offer, using pulses of either IPL or Intense Pulse Light to reverse signs of aging by altering your skin at the cellular level. These are typically used to treat skin discoloration, acne, and even vascular lesions, including rosacea.
What is it?
Our Photofacial treatment uses pulses of IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) to reverse signs of aging by altering your skin at the cellular level. Photo Facials are relatively painless, creating a feeling similar to a snapping rubber band. This treatment has been FDA approved since the 1990s to zap away imperfections. It is also considered one of the most effective non-invasive rejuvenating treatments for aging skin. Photofacials are typically used to treat minor imperfections such as skin discoloration, sun damage, brown spots, acne scars, and even vascular lesions, including rosacea!
How does a Photofacial work?
Over time, due to aging and other factors, the layers of your skin weaken and can appear thin, wrinkled, rough & blemished. Photofacials address imperfections safely and gently, with results that improve over time as the skin thickens and becomes healthier.
When light pulses are directed over the skin, they reach deeper layers of the skin, which repairs damage and prevents future signs of aging. This is sloughing off the superficial layer of the skin to reveal younger cells, stimulating collagen growth responsible for creating structure, and rejuvenating the genes of the affected skin! After only 3-4 photo facials per year, your skin cells act like younger versions of themselves.
Who is a good candidate for IPL?
Skin types 1-4 looking to improve signs of aging. By treating deeper layers of the skin, IPL Photofacials stimulate collagen growth by simulating minor dermal injuries, thereby helping to improve skin texture. The treatment can also help repair small blood vessels that have become visible or help eradicate sunspots or other pigmentation irregularities. Photofacials have lasting effects in helping reduce the signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and sunspots.
What to expect
Most facial treatments are time-consuming and have downtime. Our Photofacial treatments, each procedure can take around 30 minutes per area and easily fit into your busy day! Some redness and slight swelling are common and resolve in short periods of time. The other great benefit of IPL treatments is that you can return to whatever you did before the procedure, as there is no downtime.
What results can I expect to see?
For maximum benefit, you should follow the regimen and treatment plan prescribed to you by your Master Provider at Laser Me.
Photofacials are one of the most essential and foundational treatments for skin rejuvenation (Skin types 1-4). After your initial session, you should expect to see and feel smoother skin. Skin and pores feel and look tighter, while fine lines and wrinkles slowly decrease in size. Age spots become darker and then move to the skin's surface, where they disappear as part of the skin's natural exfoliation process.
We have a few different laser options for your Photofacial needs. A completely free Laser Me Facial Assessment is the BEST way to determine the type of laser, treatment settings, and cost to make your beauty goals a reality!