Photofacial is right for you if…
- You suffer from brown spots, rosacea, redness and flushing
- Your skin seems to be aging earlier than normal
- You want to restore volume of your facial skin, lifting it up
- You don’t want to take the time off to heal from laser resurfacing or chemical peels
Photofacial is non-invasive, involves no downtime, and can bring immediate results!
During this skin rejuvenation procedure, a handheld device with a smooth glass side is held up to the skin and emits a very strong, broad-spectrum light. Designed to mimic artificial sunlight but without the harmful UV/UVB rays. This process provides two healthy components to your skin: light and oxygen. These two components are needed to reverse and remove sun damage and hyper-pigmentation from your skin, leaving you with a lighter, more even skin tone, and improving and eliminating various skin problems. Broken capillaries, sun and smoke damage, and fine lines and wrinkles can all be effectively treated with Photofacial – it is easy to see why this is one of our most popular anti-aging treatments!
Eliminate redness, brown spots, and sun damage with Photofacial
The primary goal of Photofacial technology is to seek out and eliminate areas of hyper-pigmentation in your skin. These dark spots can be caused by aging, sun damage, acne, or rosacea. The intense light of a Photofacial treatment actually “seeks out” these spots throughout all layers of the skin (epidermis to dermis) and eliminates them: either they are naturally absorbed by the body after being broken up, or they will rise to the surface of the skin where they are sloughed off shortly thereafter. However, Photofacial technology is not a laser, and is non-invasive, which means minimal recovery time and quick results, although several sessions may be necessary.
In addition to evening out your skin tone and dealing with unwanted dark areas of pigmentation, Photofacial can also help in reducing large pores and wrinkles. The high intensity, broad spectrum light produced during a session can help stimulate collagen production in the skin, leading to a firmer, more youthful looking face. Help turn back the clock of aging with non-invasive Photofacial treatment.
Your skin tone and texture will appear more even
If you are looking for firmer skin, with less discoloration and fine lines and a more even tone, Photofacial may be for you. The procedure is generally done over several sessions of 20-45 minutes. You will be given protective glasses to shield your eyes from the intense light produced by the handheld device, and you may feel slight stings – similar to a light snap of a small rubber band. The broad-spectrum light will attack and break up unwanted blemishes in your skin, leaving your natural radiance to shine through.
Why cover up skin problems? Unveil your inner beauty
What is PhotoFacial?
PhotoFacial is not a laser treatment. PhotoFacial is a non-invasive treatment and consists of the generation and transmission of extremely bright broad spectrum light through a handpiece with a smooth glass panel that is held to the surface of the skin.
How does PhotoFacial work?
PhotoFacial is applied via a series of gentle light pulses over the treatment area. As the light penetrates the skin it is absorbed by small surface blood vessels or pigmentation. The heat generated by the absorbed energy causes damage to the vessels or pigmented areas stimulating the body’s own natural healing process. Pigmented lesions will typically darke- n, and harden before they flake off or are absorbed by the body.
What are treatments like?
A cool gel is usually applied to the area prior to treatment. Dark protective glasses will be provided to protect your eyes from the bright light. The smooth glass surface of the handpiece is held to treatment areas and pulses of light are applied. A slight sting may be felt – similar to the light snap of a small rubber band. Treatment is generally administered in a series of procedures that typically range from 20 to 45 minutes.
How many treatments will I need?
Typically, a series of four or six treatments may be recommended at three week intervals. There is no “down-time” with PhotoFacial.You can return to work and assume all normal activities immediately after treatment. Follow-up treatments may be desired once a year to maintain results.
What will PhotoFacial do?
After a series of treatments, you will see a significant reduction of unwanted pigmentation and your skin tone will even out. Expect to see a gradual decrease in redness, broken capillaries, flushing irregular pigmentation, pore size and fine lines. Results will continue as treatments progress.
Can PhotoFacial help Rosacea?
Rosacea is a skin ailment that leaves people red-faced from dialated blood vessels and chronic flushing. Rosacea can also be the cause of pimples or blisters on or around the nose and cheeks. PhotoFacial can successfully treat dilated blood vessels and redness without impacting damaging surrounding healthy skin, while greatly reducing episodes of flushing with long-term effectiveness.
Can PhotoFacial help Broken Veins and Capillaries?
Our bodies are an extensive network of veins and tiny blood vessels called capillaries. Over time, aging, trauma, lifestyles factors and sun exposure can cause a number of them to to break and appear as red streaks or blotches. PhotoFacial treatments can eliminate abnormally dilated vessels, damaged veins and capillaries by virtually removing all trace of these blemishes.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) facial is the hottest treatment that really makes you look younger (True results).. Reduces wrinkles/brown spots/acne/hair and rejuvenates the skin and more, all in one regimen!! See great results after the 1st session, for optimum results 2-6 treatments are needed..depending on skin condition. IPL Photo-facial is an ideal treatment for skin care concerns ranging from redness, light acne scars and rosacea to broken capillaries and hyper pigmentation. IPL Photo-facial involves a non-ablative laser that has been carefully calibrated to seek out specific pigments in the skin – redness, darker discolored patches or dark spots from acne scarring. The IPL Photo-facial procedure feels like the mild snapping of rubber bands against the skin’s surface. With each snap, the IPL Photo-facial penetrates deep below the skin’s surface to treat the issues at the source. For successful elimination of redness, sun spots and old acne scars, a patient will likely require multiple IPL Photo-facial treatments. The Photo-facial can truly create a marked difference in the patient’s skin over time, since the skin continues to improve for weeks after the IPL treatment.
Immediately following an IPL Photo-facial, a patient is free to resume his or her daily activities. Each IPL Photo-facial treatment is conveniently quick and takes only about fifteen to twenty minutes from start to finish. For this reason, many patients seamlessly integrate their IPL Photo-facial into their lives by getting treatments during their lunch hour. A brief period of facial redness is the most common side effect of the IPL Photo-facial, although this can easily be covered up with liquid foundation, powder or a concealer until the redness subsides, usually within an hour or so. Some discoloration may be seen in the area immediately following the treatment. Within one to three weeks the lesion gradually flakes off.
In Southern Ontario, the constant exposure to the sun produces severe skin damage. As we get older, some of that damage is manifested by irregular or blotchy pigmentation spots, called solar lentigenes, which can occur on face, arms, hands, shoulders, and chest. These spots detract from beauty as they interfere with the clarity of skin color.
To combat this, our Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) system uses the 600 nm wave length and specifically targets this superficial pigment in the epidermis. By using a wavelength spectrum with strong melanin absorption and weak hemoglobin absorption, much lower power is needed for effective treatment. Pulses are controlled by a closed-loop power control that regulates every pulse for consistent, safe results. A standard pulsed light system, in contrast, uses a broad spectrum and requires much higher power for similar outcomes since a large portion of the light is not effective in the treatment.