What is a Photo Facial Intense Pulse Light?

Every year, millions of Americans seek treatment for age spots, shallow acne scars, fine lines, sun damage, Rosacea and other blemishes. All of these conditions can be treated using a single technique: Photo Facial intense pulse light. This non-ablative technique, also known as photorejuvenation, has proved effective again and again to improve the appearance of skin after a mere 30-minute procedure. Here’s some information that can help consumers make an informed decision about whether Photo Facial IPL is the right treatment for them.

How does a Photo Facial Work?
High-intensity pulses of light are delivered to deep parts of the skin (dermis), leaving the upper layers (epidermis) undamaged. The pulses then target the lesions, pigments or hairs that are causing the issue and eliminate them. The thermal qualities of Photo Facial IPL also cause collagen production, which decreases wrinkles and lends to a younger appearance.

The procedure improves the general texture and refinement of the skin, but is not effective on deeper wrinkles or frown lines, especially on the forehead, between the brows, “ice pick” acne scars, or other deep scars. For deeper lines, Skintastic often suggests Botox, Dysport, dermal fillers and various laser skin resurfacing options.

What are the Benefits of a Photo Facial?
• Treatments generally take no more than 30 minutes and require little to no recovery time, meaning the patient can have a treatment done on a lunch break and return to work that same day.
• Unlike dermabrasion or laser resurfacing, Photo Facial treatments don’t damage the surface skin.
• Larger areas of skin can be treated in a single visit as compared with laser treatments.
• The face appears firmer and smoother with subsequent treatments.

Now at Skintastic Dallas Uptown and Plano: Combining the new Allumera Cream with lightwave therapies (such as Skintastic’s Photo Facial IPL–Intense Pulse Light, Red Light and Blue Light treatments) can maximize treatment effectiveness, cutting the number of needed treatments in half!

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