Photo facial is a generic term for a skin treatment and not cosmetic. It is absolutely a safe and non-invasive service that can be used to improve the look of aging skin by stimulating new collagen and rolling back the younger look. A photo facial not only repairs the skin but also provides long lasting or may be even permanent results. It’s an amazing treatment for troublesome skin issues like acne and rosacea. However, before rushing to a dermatologist for this treatment, it is important for you to learn little more about it.
What is Photo Facial?
The main purpose of photo facial is to improve the skin texture and tone. A photo facial can be performed only by a dermatologist or a highly trained staff member. During the service, pulses of non-laser light of varying wavelengths are applied to your skin. It’s called Intense Pulse Light or IPL technology. During the treatment, a cooling gel will be applied on the skin especially in the treatment areas. Also, you will have to wear protective goggles. The pulses of the light will not hurt your kin but instead will give a feeling of warmth along with a gentle pinching sensation. A photo facial is likely to take some minutes to an hour, depending upon the area of the skin treatment.
Benefits of Photo Facial
This treatment is used to cure a wide range of skin issues. The most common skin issue being of unwanted pigmentation, age spots and freckles. Such spots and even birth marks occur due to excess melanin in the skin. The IPL emitted through the laser creates a gentle heat that helps to remove the excess melanin, making the skin smooth with little or no mark. It’s an excellent option to remove the signs of aging like lines and wrinkles. As it stimulates the formation of collagen in the skin, so this helps the skin to get a radiant and a firmer appearance that lasts longer.
The treatment is told to be very effective for acne and rosacea. For those, who have tried everything to get rid of severe acne, but has not worked out can consult their dermatologist to check out if a photo facial will be suitable for their skin.
How to take care of your skin after a photo facial?
In majority cases, skin might get red or swollen after a photo facial treatment for the next few hours. It could also get sensitive to sunlight. Your skin will get extremely sensitive to sunlight that it could negate all the benefits of the treatment. Therefore, it is recommended to stay away from sunlight for some time after the treatment.
If you are wishing to get rid of dullness, acne, brown spots, spider veins, broken capillaries and facial redness. This treatment can be the best to get rid of it in just one go. Consult your dermatologist today!