What is a PhotoFacial?
The Photofacial technology is designed to remove hyper-pigmentation in the skin associated with sun damage (brown or red spots), age spots, redness-associated to the sun, acne or rosacea. It also removes broken capillaries, little red veins typically around the nose and cheeks. The Photofacial can also help stimulate collagen production to aid in the reduction of pore size, as well as softening of fine lines.
What can a PhotoFacial help with?
To lighten up overall skin tone and even out the complexion.
Sun and Smoke Damage
Mild Acne Scars
Dull Complexions + Uneven Pigmentation
Pigmented Freckles and Age spots
Red Flushing skin
Rosacea & Redness
Fine lines & Wrinkles
How does a photofacial work?
The intense light of the Photofacial was designed to mimic an artificial sunlight, without exposing the skin to the harmful UVA/UVB rays that normal sunlight provides. Instead, the IPL is a pure and intense light and provides two healthy components to the skin: Light and Oxygen. Light and Oxygen are the two components needed to actually reverse and remove the sun damage and hyper- pigmentation from the skin. The IPL also has an optical function, in which it is able to seek and find the pigment. In other words, the IPL is "color-seeking" and instantly attracted to any discoloration in the skin. The unique aspect of the Photofacial is that it is able to identify discoloration throughout all layers of the skin (epidermis through dermis layers). This enables all sun damage in the skin to be removed from a "bottom up" effect. The damaged pigment is literally raised to the surface layer of the skin and sloughs itself off shortly thereafter.
What Makes Our Technology Different?
The Radio Frequency in addition to the IPL will yield two benefits:
It yields faster and efficient results
Stimulates the collagen of the skin on a much deeper level, therefore, promoting more skin tightening than the average Photofacial (that primarily focuses on removing discoloration).
How quick are the results from IPL?
Improvements can be seen after each treatment, but the best results can be seen a month after a full series of treatments is completed. It is common for patients to respond differently to each treatment session. Patients will see a gradual improvement of redness, blotchiness, sun spots, and age spots over time.
What are possible side effects from IPL?
Most patients experience mild side effects, like temporary swelling, redness, crusting, bruising, or superficial blisters. These subside within a day or two after the procedure. Patients will not be sun sensitive, but they should keep in mind that excessive sun exposure will affect the results of the procedure. Patients should always wear sunscreen to protect their skin, and decrease the appearance of redness, brown spots, wrinkles, and skin cancer.
Do I need to prep for IPL?
Patients about to undergo an IPL laser treatment are usually asked to avoid self-tanners and excessive sun for 2 – 4 weeks prior to the procedure. You should discontinue the use of minocycline, tetracycline, doxycycline or Retin-A/Renova several days before each treatment and may be asked to take aspirin or ibuprofen a week before the procedure to help prevent bruising. You should also protect the treated areas with sunscreen between sessions.
What makes Renew Beauty your best choice for PhotoFacials in Dallas, Frisco and Arlington?
With over 14 years of beauty industry excellence, we provide beauty services you can trust, specializing in solutions for all skin types, and customize a treatment plan for you.
Our team of beauty experts are here to help you navigate complex skin concerns, make recommendations for your next refresh and ultimately, help you feel safe and secure when moving forward with your next med spa service.