Photofacials

Before and After two photofacial treatments

This laser treatment targets hyperpigmentation and vascular discoloration or redness while evening out skin tone. Also helpful for rosacea.

Single Treatment starting at $250

Three Treatments starting at $600

PhotoFacials (Handpieces – LUX G, MAX G):

What is IPL or Photofacial?

PhotoFacials use intense broadband light and delivers energy to both the superficial (epidermis) and deep (dermis) layers of the skin, while the epidermis is spared from damage. Thus, there is virtually no recovery time. Photofacial treatments have been shown to smooth the skin, improve the appearance of age spots, freckles, visible blood vessels, and may also tighten skin and improve fine lines.

What areas can be treated?

Treatments are typically performed on the face, neck, chest, shoulders and hands. However, any body area that has succumbed to the signs of photo-aging can be treated.

Will photofacial treat Rosacea?

Although not a cure, photofacials can substantially improve the symptoms of Rosacea–excessive flushing, broken blood vessels, inflammatory acne and enlarged pores.

What can patients expect during treatment?

Before treatment, a cold gel is applied to the area being treated and patients are given protective eyewear. During treatment, the nurse will apply the surface of the hand piece to the skin. Very bright pulses of therapeutic light will then be delivered to the skin surface in a systematic fashion until the entire area is covered.

How long does the procedure take?

Each session usually lasts about 30 minutes, followed by a warm feeling in the treated area afterward and patients may return to their normal activities immediately after treatment.

What can patients expect post-treatment?

Patients may experience mild redness, but it often disappears within a few hours. Brown spots may darken immediately after treatment, and areas of redness may intensify. Excessive post-treatment redness often calms within a few hours. Within the next day or so, darker spots may develop a fine flaky covering that will shed over the course of the next few days to reveal the fresh, even skin underneath.

What improvements can patients expect?

Skin Rejuvenation brings about gradual changes over the course of the treatments. After the series of treatments are complete, patients should notice improved skin texture, decreased redness, more even color and a more youthful skin tone.

How many treatments will the patient need?

On average, five treatments are recommended, scheduled at three-week intervals. However, each person is unique and the nurse will recommend a treatment program that best meets the patient’s individual needs and goals.

How long will the results last?

With good sun protection (SPF 30) and a customized at-home skincare regimen, results from a full series of treatments can last up to several years.

How should patients prepare for treatments?

Avoid tanning (sun bathing, tanning bed, sunless tanner) while undergoing treatments, since the skin will be more susceptible to over-reacting to the intense light.

Are there any risks or side effects associated with Skin Rejuvenation?

Because Photofacials do not damage the epidermis, side effects are generally limited to mild discomfort during the procedure and post-procedure redness and skin sensitivity. While there is no true recovery or “downtime”, pigmentation spots may temporarily darken as discussed, and some individuals may feel more comfortable covering these areas with mineral makeup.