Sun exposure can make your skin can look dull and wrinkled. Do you wish to restore a more even, youthful complexion? Thankfully, here at Laser Aesthetics Body & Wellness in Cordova, TN, you can take advantage of a PhotoFacial. This non-invasive laser treatment can address multiple skin issues and give you clearer, younger-looking skin.
What Is a PhotoFacial?
A PhotoFacial is an intense pulsed light treatment that can minimize the effects of aging and sun damage. If you’d like to look years younger, this treatment is perfect for you. A PhotoFacial uses state-of-the-art technology that can boost collagen production in the skin, making it firmer and more supple. Additionally, it can target broken capillaries and pigmented areas, helping you achieve a more even complexion.
We can calibrate the light-emitting device used during the treatment to address specific skin concerns and achieve comprehensive results. The device we use to perform a PhotoFacial can also activate the skin’s natural healing process, so there’s no need to worry about any scarring, infection, or complications from the treatment. Your delicate, healthy skin tissues remain safe and are not affected.
What Makes It Unique?
Intense pulsed light treatments work using broad-spectrum light. The energy from the treatment consists of various wavelengths, unlike traditional medical lasers. We can adjust the wavelengths of light used during the treatment to cater to a variety of specific skin conditions and treatment needs. A PhotoFacial is truly versatile and can be used to treat more than one skin issue in a single appointment.
How Does a PhotoFacial Work?
We use a hand-held device that emits precise amounts of intense pulsed light. We glide the device across the skin where issues such as sun damage, pigmentation, and redness appear. Intense pulses of light from the handpiece penetrate the skin and are absorbed by the targeted tissues.
During your treatment, collagen production is stimulated. As a result, the skin’s natural beauty is restored, and a more even, smoother skin tone is achieved. Additionally, the energy from the treatment targets fine blood vessels and excess melanin that cause visible redness and hyperpigmentation.
When Will You See Results?
A few days after the first treatment, you should see noticeable differences in your skin complexion. These improvements will gradually continue over the coming weeks. You’ll observe an improved, more even skin tone around the 2-week mark. With multiple sessions, you’ll get even better outcomes.
Three months after the treatment, you should see the best and final results. We highly recommend that you observe good skincare and sun protection to sustain your results. The treatment will not prevent dullness, freckles, and hyperpigmentation caused by future sun exposure. Aside from taking good care of your skin, it’s also recommended to renew a series of treatments annually.
How Many Sessions Will You Need?
We can create a custom treatment plan based on your skin condition and personal goals. For example, if you have severe skin damage, you’ll require more treatments to get ideal results.
A single session can yield noticeable results, but we typically recommend three sessions spaced from four up to six weeks apart. Maintenance treatments every six months to one year will keep your skin glowing and looking youthful.
What Conditions Can You Treat With a PhotoFacial?
Intense pulsed light treatments can effectively combat the effects of sun damage. The treatment can penetrate, target, and dissolve pigmented cells deep in the skin. As a result, dark age spots, freckles, and sunspots are minimized, and you get a more even, improved skin complexion.
The treatment can also target deep exfoliation in the skin. When new skin forms, there is a boost in collagen production, which makes the skin more supple and stronger. If you have skin laxity and fine wrinkles, you’ll love the collagen boost an intense pulsed light treatment has to offer.
Stubborn acne can leave lasting skin damage and scarring. By having an intense pulsed light treatment, you can address the root causes of acne and minimize its unwanted effects. The energy from an intense pulsed light treatment can kill the acne bacteria that causes redness and inflammation. After a series of intense treatments, you can promote skin rejuvenation and gradually fade away acne scars.
A PhotoFacial is one of the most effective treatments for broken capillaries. The energy from the treatment can gently and precisely target spider veins and broken capillaries in the face, giving you a more even complexion and eliminating unwanted redness.
What’s Involved in the Treatment Process?
Are you ready to transform your skin with the help of an intense pulsed light treatment? The first step is to schedule an initial consultation with us. Next, we will conduct a physical exam to assess your skin condition and set your expectations about the treatment. We will also carefully listen to your personal cosmetic goals and design your treatment plan based on your needs.
Before the Treatment
To get the best results from your cosmetic treatment, we advise that you minimize sun exposure or tanning for at least two weeks before your appointment. Additionally, if you’re taking medications that cause sensitivity to light, you’ll need to consult with your doctor and ask if you can avoid them.
We will prepare your skin for the treatment. First, a numbing cream is applied to the targeted areas. Next, you’ll need to use special eyewear to protect your eyes. Finally, we will apply a cooling gel to your skin once the numbing cream has taken effect.
During the Treatment
All you’ll need to do is relax and keep yourself comfortable during the treatment. We’ll gently glide the intense pulsed light handpiece over the areas for treatment. As light pulses are emitted, there will be a bright flash of light. You’ll feel a mild snap with each pulse.
We will cleanse the treated area and apply moisturizer to the treated areas. A single treatment session can last anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour.
After the Treatment
The treatment can target deeper layers of the skin, but it won’t cause swelling, redness, or irritation. Right after your appointment, you can apply makeup and resume your daily activities. There’s no need to worry about any downtime or recovery process. This convenient post-treatment experience makes intense pulsed light treatments an appealing alternative to chemical peels.
Are You an Ideal Candidate for the Treatment?
It’s true that many people can benefit from an intense pulsed light treatment. However, it’s not suitable for everyone. Those who have the following conditions may need to seek other types of cosmetic treatment:
- Chronic health conditions
- Naturally dark skin
To avoid hyperpigmentation, those with naturally dark skin, tanned skin, and melasma should consider non-laser treatments. Similarly, those with skin diseases such as psoriasis and dermatitis will require gentler treatments.
Restore Glowing, Youthful Skin
Nowadays, you can choose from various cosmetic treatments that can effectively restore youthful, glowing skin. Undergoing an intense pulsed light treatment is just one of the many ways you can care for your skin and improve your complexion. Are you interested in getting visible results from our revolutionary treatments? Contact Laser Aesthetics Body & Wellness in Cordova, TN to schedule your initial consultation today!