What Does a Photofacial Do?

Posted on May 13, 2020

A photofacial, also known as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment, is a skin rejuvenation procedure that uses the power of broadband light. Photofacial treatments improve the appearance of age spots, sun spots, and the skin’s texture. IPL treatments are also used for photorejuvenation, hair removal, and for alleviating dermatological conditions such as acne. Photofacial has gained popularity for being affordable, non-invasive, and effective.

How does a Photofacial work?

A photofacial is done with a small hand-held device that is passed across the skin. It delivers broad-spectrum light in pulses, which penetrates the deep layers of your skin. The interaction between the light and the skin occurs at a molecular level, thus eliminating the need for any injections or incisions. Photofacials are therefore targeted treatments, suitable for specific skin concerns and problem areas.

How long does a Photofacial take to heal?

Since the procedure is not invasive, a Photofacial barely gets in the way of your daily life activities. You may continue using makeup right after the treatment, but you have to ensure that you are gentle during applications and removal. If you experience any bruising, which rarely happens, it will heal after a week or two. Crusting may occur, which improves in about ten days.

How to get the best results from a Photofacial

To get the best results from a Photofacial, you must ensure that you take care of your face accordingly, before and after the procedure. Use the proper skincare for a week to stimulate the skin before the procedure. Ensure that you follow the doctors’ advice after the procedure for healthy skin renewal.

What are the benefits of a Photofacial?

Photofacials are beneficial in erasing brown spots, freckles, mild sun damage, and irregular pigmentation on problematic areas of the skin. Below are some of the benefits of photo facial treatments:

Photofacial is applicable to any body part

Most first time users get Photofacial treatments on their facial area. After they start to see results, they choose to apply the treatments to other problematic areas such as the chest, shoulders, and neck. IPL treatments are, however, applicable to any external part of the body.

Helps to control acne

Photofacial treatments can be beneficial to people who suffer from acne. They help to combat the inflammation and redness caused by acne. They also help to eliminate large pores, therefore reducing the appearance of acne on the skin.

They help to minimize signs of aging

Although Photofacials aren’t necessarily an anti-aging solution, they help to reduce signs of aging, such as sunspots and wrinkles.

Photofacials are affordable

Compared to other skin treatments, Photofacials are a lower-cost solution. The results are also long term, thus eliminating the need for regular appointments.

DWH Health & Wellness Med Spa is a wellness medical spa located in Richmond, Virginia. The spa has several master estheticians who are licensed, knowledgeable, and caring. We offer a wide range of services, including skincare, hair removal, and anti-aging treatments. The spa also offers photo facial treatments for various skin conditions.

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