The visible signs of aging cannot be fully avoided, but they can be dramatically minimized. FotoFacial™ is an IPL treatment for skin that improves the appearance of photoaged skin, removes age spots, rosacea, uneven pigmentation, and redness caused by broken capillaries, through a process called 'photorejuvenation.'
The treatments use intense, pulsed light (IPL) to treat the face, chest, neck and hands, virtually anywhere that sun damage, or other aging of the skin shows. The treatments not only removes unsightly age spots and broken capillaries, but it also stimulates the production of collagen, resulting in younger looking skin overall. Improvement is subtle, so the patient's skin does not appear as if it has been obviously treated. This process is ideal for patients with active lifestyles, because the procedure requires no downtime. This is our most popular skin rejuvenation treatment. We recommend 3-6 treatments.
*** Consultation is required prior to treatment.
Following FotoFacial™ therapy, you will notice a fading of dark pigmentation and age spots, a reduction in pore size, and you will see a gradual decrease in overall redness, flushing and dilated capillaries. Fine lines and wrinkles are also improved, and acne prone patients may see an improvement in breakouts. Your skin will feel smoother and softer, with a more even skin tone. Improvements are gradual and become more visible after each treatment. Five treatments are recommended for optimal results.
The FotoFacial™ takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes for each treatment. A topical numbing cream may be applied 10 to 15 minutes before treatment. The session itself has minimal discomfort. Immediately following the pulsed light therapy, the skin may appear red and flushed, with visible tiny capillaries improved and any brown spots appear darker. These changes in the skin gradually fade over several hours to several days, leaving the skin smooth, healthy, and younger-looking.
FotoFacial™ treatments work best on patients with premature sun- damage, large pores, acne prone skin, and those who suffer from rosacea and experience flushing and redness of their skin. The FotoFacial™ is an ideal treatment for active patients who don't want to take time off for healing from more in-depth therapies.
Chemical Peels, Laser Resurfacing and Microdermabrasion are not effective in removing age spots, shrinking pores, reducing redness, flushing or treating dilated capillaries. The FotoFacial™ is the only treatment with minimal discomfort, and no downtime from normal activities.