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Fotofacial Using Intense Pulse Light

A photofacial, or “fotofacial,” is a 30-minute procedure in which intense pulses of light (IPL) are used to penetrate deep into the skin.  Most appropriate for lighter skin, IPL™ photorejuvenation causes collagen and blood vessels below the epidermis to constrict, reducing redness and age lines.

People who may benefit from a fotofacial have:

  • Blotchy, sun-damaged, or discolored skin
  • Large pores
  • Freckles
  • Wrinkles

What should I expect during the procedure?
A cool gel is generally applied to the treatment area to lubricate the handpiece and help cool the epidermis during the treatment. Brief pulses of light will be applied through the handpiece; you will be given protective eyewear to protect you from the flashes of light. 

What should I expect after a fotofacial?
Most benefits of a fotofacial occur gradually in the weeks following treatment. Redness, swelling and associated discomfort may occur briefly after treatment.  The procedure is quick and includes no downtime. 

If you want more information on fotofacials and other treatments to help your skin look its best, schedule a complimentary consultation with our certified aesthetician today. 

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