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PHOTOFACIAL
Overview

Benefits

Best candidates

Procedure steps

Results

Risks and safety considerations

After-Procedure instructions and precautions

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Overview

Facial rejuvenation with light energy is commonly called 'Photofacial' or 'Fotofacial'. Light energy is used to penetrate deep into the skin which then causes collagen and blood vessels below the epidermis to constrict, reducing redness and age lines.

The light energy source could be an IPL(intense pulsed Light) or a laser device (Nd:YAG). The choice of light source depends on your skin type. The procedure involves only minimal discomfort, while the redness and swelling that sometimes occur after treatment disappear shortly. Most benefits of a photofacial/fotofacial occur gradually in the weeks following treatment. For even greater cosmetic enhancement, patients may also opt for a Radiofrequency procedure that combines radio waves with light waves to achieve excellent results.

What are the benefits of Photofacial ?

  • Photofacial can be an effective way to eliminate many cosmetic issues, including moderate acne scars and rosacea.
  • Photofacial is an effective way to minimize the aesthetic impact of enlarged pores, light wrinkles, and moderate sun damage.
  • It is non-invasive, it allows doctors to make cosmetic improvements quickly, conveniently, and with very little risk or discomfort.
  • The procedure is also quick and involves no downtime, making it a convenient option for people with busy schedules. 

Who are the best candidates for Photofacial ?

People who have blotchy, sun-damaged, or discolored skin, or whose skin is affected by large pores, freckles, or wrinkles, may benefit from a Photofacial therapy. There is no age limit. An ideal candidate for a Photofacial is in good physical health, understands the procedure, and has realistic expectations of the outcome.

How is the treatment performed ?

Photofacial is an out-patient procedure performed at our clinic. You will lay back comfortably on the traetment chair. You will be given Protective eye cover to wear at all times during the procedure. It may also be necessary to protect the outer layers of your skin with a cold gel or special cooling device. This will help the laser light penetrate the skin.

Next, the health care provider will give a test pulse to the treatment area and watch the area for several minutes to make sure the best settings were used and to check for bad reactions. After proper adjustment of settings IPL/laser shots are given in one small area at a time. Each shot area is approximately the size of a small coin. When the procedure is completed, you are given ice packs, anti-inflammatory creams or lotions, or cold water to ease any discomfort.

Photofacial treatment is not painful. The laser machine has a built in cooling system which cools the skin and reduces any pain sensation. It may take up to 30 minutes to one hour for a single session.

When will i see the results ?

Results can be seen from very first treatment session but Photofacial therapy requires multiple sessions. With each treatment, the results of photorejuvenation become more pronounced. 5 to 6 full-face photofacial sessions spaced 2-3 weeks apart are normally required for optimal results. depending on your skin type you may require more than 6 sessions.

What are the risks and safety considerations ?

Short-term potential side effects of photofacial treatment include very minor swelling, redness, and increased visibility of small capillaries. These symptoms usually begin to disappear within a few hours of treatment.

Blistering and bleeding has been reported in very rare cases, and hyper- and hypo- pigmentation (darkening and lightening of the skin) have been reported as well. Scarring has been reported, but this too is very rare. Please read the informed consent document carefully and completely to understand the risks in detail.

It is adviseable that you defer the treatment for 6months if you are currently on Isotretinoin drug treatment. contact our surgeon / cosmetologist for further guidance.

What are the after-procedure instructions and precautions ?

Immediately after your treatment, your face will appear slightly red or flushed, but this is completely normal. It will take several hours to a day or so for the treatment's results to become noticeable. The redness will fade, and you will see improvements more and more.

Though recovery from photorejuventation is rapid, it is important to keep in mind that sunscreen is vital to ensuring the results of the procedure last as long as possible. Be sure to protect the treated area from the sun for at least a couple of weeks, either by covering the area or wearing strong sunscreen. If the proper steps are taken to maintain the improvements, the results of your treatment may last up to a year or longer. Also read the post procedure instruction carefully and follow them properly for a long lasting result.

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