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Also known as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) or Skin Rejuvenation, Photofacial is one of our most popular anti-aging services. 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.
My Beauty Goal:
To lighten up and get an even complexion
My Beauty Concerns:
Sun and Smoke Damage
Mild Acne Scars
Dull Complexions Uneven Pigmentation
Pigmented Freckles and Age spots
Red Flushing skin
Rosacea & Redness
Fine lines & Wrinkles
Powered by the revolutionary Palomar technology, the Photofacial Skin Rejuvenation hand piece (SR) is unique because it adds the element of Radio Frequency (RF), an electro-magnetic element that enables the IPL to travel deeper into its "endpoint", i.e. to the deepest layer of the skin where the most damage typically lies. This is because the RF "follows the past of least resistance". Imagine the intense light from the photofacials essentially creating a pathway of light to its target of hyper-pigmentation in the skin. The RF follows directly behind the pathway cleared from the light and is able to deliver an additional amount of energy to the skin.
Even-toned skin that looks more youthful, skin tightening
How Does It 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 essentially 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 much does IPL cost?
Every patient case is unique, which means the cost of IPL will be dependent on your unique condition. Renew Beauty Med Spa & Wellness Center offers monthly specials and accepts many forms of payment. During your initial visit, we can help estimate your cost and determine the number of treatments needed for optimal results.
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 the possible side effects of 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.
Why so many sessions?
A full series of IPL Photo Rejuvenation sessions are required in order to provide gradual, natural-looking improvement with little to no risk of the patient’s safety. Multiple sessions also allow for longer-lasting results.