PHOTOFACIAL / FOTOFACIAL RF
Did you have acne? Has acne left scars on your skin?
You can easily remove scars without surgery. There is laser treatment for acne scars or you could try IPL facial also called photofacial. IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. Broadband light is used to treat the common signs of skin photoaging. IPL facial repairs the sun and acne damaged skin. It removes facial redness, sun spots and boosts the skin tone and texture along with appearance of pore size. In photofacial, intense pulses of light are penetrated deep into the skin. This results in constriction of blood vessels below the epidermis. One can see the amazing results of IPL facial within weeks of getting treatment. .
Is IPL Photofacial / Fotofacial right for you?
How much does an IPL Photofacial / Fotofacial treatment Cost?
The cost of your treatment depends on where you live and your doctor. Annual treatments are usually a series of 3-5 and range between $1000- $2500. Be wary of low cost packages and deals. There is a reason they are offered at low. Many of the IPL treatments sold to spa and salons have less power than those at the doctor’s or dermatologist’s office. The treatment might seem to cost you less but it will not be equivalent to the laser used or skill of the person using it at a professional place.
How IPL Photorejuvenation Works:
So how does a photofacial works?
What to Expect?
Brief pulses of bright light shall be applied by your skin care specialist using the handpiece. The procedure could take from an hour to few minutes even depending on the area that is being treated. You will experience a warm sensation during the ipl facial. Some patients relate this sensation to the snap of a rubberband. The size of area that is being treated determines the number of pulses you shall receive. Sometimes your specialist might help you in icing down the treatment area to soothe any discomfort but normally photofacial treatment causes very little pain.
For most of the patients, photofacial side effects go away within a few hours for most of the patients. For some the redness and spots may take a week or so to fade away. Patients that go through laser treatment for acne scars sometimes experience longer recovery times but when these side effects wear off, they are surprises by the great results.
What are the risks and benefits?
But those who wish to get a treatment need to be aware of both the risks and benefits of photorejuvenation. The potential risks of ipl facial include scabbing, blistering, bruising and sometimes changes in the pigmentation of the skin. But most of these issues disappear quite soon.
IPL can cause serious burns you need to be cautious of spas where there is no skin specialist or doctor available. Places where lasers are operated by technicians with little or no medical training or supervision should be avoided at all costs.
Photofacial / Fotofacial after Treatment Care: