Photo Rejuvenation, Photofacial
What is Photo Rejuvenation /Photofacial / Fotofacial?
Photo Rejuvenation, also called Photofacial treatment, is a non-invasive half an hour procedure designed to improve a wide range of skin imperfections. The treatment utilizes Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to safely and effectively remove signs of aging and sun damage. Tulip Laser Clinic offers photorejuvenation treatments with the IPL machine which is one of the most advanced technology available in the cosmetic industry to reach to excellent cosmetic results and outstanding satisfaction.
Our IPL Photo facial is FDA and Health Canada approved and is adjustable to your skin type and may treat numerous skin conditions all at once. You will notice revitalization of your skin without any downtime. It can even be done on your body including hands, neck, décolleté, shoulders and arms and during your lunch hour!
Photofacial provides younger, glowing look to your skin. It simultaneously treats the three main elements of sun-damaged, environmentally-polluted and aging skin by coagulating blood vessels, eliminating pigmented spots and improving skin texture. Photofacial effectively treats red and brown dyschromia/hyperpigmentation and facial telangiectasia while improving the skin’s texture and tone. This procedure allows us to accurately target your skin concerns and you will see visible results in as little as 1-3 treatments spaced at 3-5 weeks apart. Photo-rejuvenation is used for a variety of skin concerns and used not only to correct skin imperfections such as freckles and sun spots, but also to improve overall skin complexion.
Photo Rejuvenation effectively treats:
* Aging skin
* Sun damage
* Facial Telangiectasia
* Age spots/sun spots
* Diffused redness and small facial capillaries
* Fine lines and mild wrinkles and dull complexions
What is Photo-aging?
Photo aging refers to the process of aging due to sun ray exposure particularly Ultraviolet (UVA and UVB). Ultraviolet can penetrate the epidermis. It damages skin cells and stimulates the melanocytes to produce more pigment. The outcome is formation of freckles and age spots. Repeated sun exposure without sun protection will result in premature aging and wrinkles
PHOTO REJUVENATION TREATMENT
Photorejuvenation treatment is not difficult. When you come in for your first photo rejuvenation treatment, we will begin by cleansing the skin. Goggles are placed over your eyes for safety. A thin layer of cooling gel is applied on the skin. The photo rejuvenation hand piece is applied to the skin one pulse at a time. Clients feel a slight stinging like a rubber band sensation when the pulse of light is delivered to the skin. Gel is often recommended to be applied before treatment to cool the skin and ease discomfort. Light energy converts to heat, breaking up the targeted cells while leaving the rest of your skin untouched. The treated cells containing those extra pigments will migrate to surface of the skin and slough off within one to two weeks. The result is younger skin with less discoloration.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER PHOTOFACIAL TREATMENT?
Immediately following your photofacial, photo rejuvenation treatment, your skin may appear slightly red and mildly edematous. These responses are normal and are part of the rejuvenation process. Normally edema goes away in couple of hours and redness disappears by the end of the day. You are allowed to use light makeup after treatment in case you need to make this redness less visible. The brown spots/discolorations will start to darken. During a time span of one to three weeks after your photofacial treatment, the darkened spots will flake off and/or fade and facial capillaries or diffused redness will decrease. To maintain the results of your photo rejuvenation treatments and to help preventing further visible signs of aging, we recommend you to use a wide spectrum sunscreen on sun-exposed areas of your skin every day.
WHO IS CANDIDATE FOR PHOTOFACIAL?
People with white, untanned skin are best candidate for IPL Photofacial. It is also important for you to have a realistic understanding about capabilities of the procedure. People who have sun-damaged skin, discoloration, mild to moderate acne, large pores and wrinkles, may benefit from IPL Photofacial. For more serious conditions like heavy facial lines and severe acne scars or deep discoloration you may wish to consider more aggressive treatment.
WHO ARE NOT GOOD CANDIDATE FOR IPL PHOTOREJUVENATION?
People who have darker skin tone or are tanned are not good candidate and may experience alteration in skin pigmentation. People with darker skin tone is better to consult about the probable side effects before deciding to do the treatment. Besides IPL treatment for people who are under treatment by Accutane is contraindicated for six months after discontinuing the drug.
Usually multiple photofacial treatment s are necessary to achieve maximum results. Particularly when you need to address multiple conditions on your skin. Your skin care specialist can help you realize how many IPL treatment you need to reach the ideal cosmetic results.
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