Photofacials are great for facial skin rejuvenation and help eliminate the visible signs of aging skin, including textural changes, loss of skin tone, wrinkles, furrows, skin laxity, vascular lesions and blemishes.
Reversal of these signs with restoration of skin tone and integrity are accomplished by various technologies depending upon your needs and skin type. Upon evaluation of these age-dependent changes, our professionals will discuss the best options for your treatments. Included in these options are various light-based procedures, such as intense pulsed light systems (IPL), lasers, and light emitting diode-driven systems (LED). Each has different advantages for your skin.
Intense Pulsed Light Systems (IPL),
IPL is useful in the treatment of skin blemishes, such as dark brown circles or diffuse browning known as actinic bronzing. These are known as age spots or sun spots.
Vascular lesions might present as superficial blue, red or purple veins, spider veins and rosacea. IPL successfully treats these conditions on almost any area of the body.
One may expect a transient darkening of the treated pigmented lesions until they gradually fade away. The vascular lesions will gradually undergo some graying or blanching with adjacent redness until they fade away.
There may also be associated wrinkle effacement and reduction in pore size.
Non-ablative Fractional Laser Skin Remodeling
Laser light is more intense with narrow wave length bands. It tends to be absorbed somewhat deeper in skin surface and may be accompanied by superficial cooling . The beam is fractionated or broken into mini-beams to spare surface damage while initiating the deeper restoration of the age-depleted supportive collagen and elastin marix. This will reduce wrinkles and restore the structural integrity of the skin laxity and texture.
Dr. Sand has created this current state-of-the-art technology used around the world for the restoration of aging skin.
Light Emitting Diode light (LED)
This light is generated by solid state LED systems to provide non-thermal irradiation for acne treatments, as well as treatment for solar aging skin damage. The LED panels generate light of three different spectral ranges, blue for destruction of acne-causing bacteria, red to stimulate tissue growth, decreasing inflammation and pore size, and near infrared to stimulate collagen synthesis thus minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
What body area can be treated?
Any area, except around the eyes. The face, neck, chest, arms hands, legs can all be treated quickly and safely.
What are the photofacial sessions like?
They are quick and easy. After your initial preparation, your treatment provider will move the hand piece applicator over your skin. You may experience a slight “snapping” sensation with little or no pain.
No post-treatment attention will be necessary.