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Photo Facial

Photofacials use different types of light emitting devices to treat skin discoloration and reduce the appearance of blemishes. This procedure is ideal for those looking to treat a variety of common skin issues including wrinkles, large pores, freckles and acne scars.

What are photofacials used for?

Generally speaking, photofacials are used to treat skin blemishes and pigmentation issues. IPL photofacial treatments can also be used to treat the following:
  • Broken capillaries
  • Rosacea
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Spider veins
  • Freckles
  • Fine lines

What is the procedure like?

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    The provider will apply a cool gel to your face and supply you with dark glasses to protect your eyes from the light.
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    Once you’ve been prepped, the doctor administering your treatment will take a hand-piece with a cold smooth surface and run it along your skin as it pulses light.

How do I prepare for the treatment?

For starters, with IPL photofacials you need to be tan-free. Tans can prevent the machine from accurately detecting the specific blemishes that you want addressed, and put you at greater risk of being burned. You also need to avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, anticoagulants, alcohol, and anything else that thins the blood. Additionally, be sure to notify your doctor if you’re taking antibiotics or any supplements.

How long do photofacials take?

IPL photofacials are performed in a series, with each treatment lasting from approximately 20 minutes to an hour, depending on the amount of skin being treated. Typically, patients receive between three and six treatments spaced roughly one month apart.


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