Photofacial (Broad Band Light)

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Intense Pulse Light (IPL) can treat a range of skin conditions at the same time. IPL works by filtering various wavelengths of light to react with specific skin conditions, effectively stimulating skin cells regeneration in the epidermis as well as the dermis via increased collagen and elastin fiber production. 

Photofacial benefits: 

  • Lessen hyperpigmentation 

  • Reduce the appearance of scars (acne, chickenpox, etc.)

  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

  • Reverse sun damage

  • Treat vascular lesions (broken capillaries, blood vessels, telangiectasia, rosacea)

  • Improve facial contour

  • Tighten skin

  • Boost collagen and elastin production

  • Tighten pores

  • Reduce the severity of acne

  • Reduce the appearance of or eliminate sun spots and freckles

  • Little to no downtime

Most people need several treatments (often called photofacials or fotofacials, when used to rejuvenate sun-damaged skin) to see optimal results. They’re typically performed three to four weeks apart.

BEFORE TREATMENT

  • Avoid Accutane for 6 months

  • Discontinue use of Retinol, Retin A, AHAs, BHAs, and other active ingredients for one week prior. 

  • Avoid skin resurfacing, laser treatments, and chemical peels 4 weeks prior

  • Reschedule if you have active acne or rash

DURING TREATMENT

  • Face will be cleansed

  • A toner will be used to balance out the skin

  • Skin is exfoliated with microdermabrasion

  • Excess dead skin and vellus hair can be derma planed 

  • Extractions with steam if needed

  • Hydrating mask is applied

  • Moisturizer and SPF will be applied

AFTER TREATMENT

  • Skin will feel normal without little to no downtime

  • Sun Exposure must be avoided without proper protection

  • Continue the  recommended application of products consistently on a daily basis

PROGRESS

  • Over multiple treatments, As collagen and elastin regenerates, the skin will feel firmer and smoother

  • Reduced Acne

  • Skin will look bright and glowing