PhotoFacial FAQ’s

Photo rejuvenation- How does it work?
Photo facials offer a safe, non-invasive solution that can be tailored to your individual condition nad skin type, providing superior cosmetic results and outstanding satisfaction, through a new process called photo rejuvenation.

How is Photo-Rejuvenation performed?
A cold gel is applied to the area to be treated and you will be given glasses to protect your eyes from the bright light. The IPL-hand-piece is applied to your skin and pulses of light are applied. Treatments usually take 30 minutes to one hour depending on the site to be treated. Treatments are generally administered in a series of 2 to 6 sessions that provide long-term results, minimal or no adverse effects and high satisfaction.

Photo Rejuvenation can treat the following conditions:
– After a series of treatments, you can see a significant reduction of unwanted pigmentation. The treatment can be used in any part of the body including the face, neck, chest, arms and hands
Benign Vascular Lesions and Superficial Spider Veins – IPL penetrates the skin is absorbed by the blood addressing the complexity of vessels that can be resistant to conventional therapies . The IPL can eliminate damaged veins and capillaries by removing virtually all traces of these unsightly blemishes.

PHOTOREJUVENATION: How Does IPL remove hair?
Highly controlled flashes of light are selectively absorbed by hair-filled follicles lying below the surface of the skin. The absorbed light heats the hair, which damages or destroys the re-growth potential of the follicle. All without damaging the surrounding tissue. Any hair with at least some pigment in it (black, brown, red or even some blond) can be treated effectively. IPL is the first photoepilation procedure proven to effectively treat unwanted hair on most skin types.

Are there any side effects?
Side effects are rare. You may experience some slight reddening or local swelling at the treatment site, but this typically goes away within hours. On very rare occasions, some blistering or bruising may occur, but typically resolves quickly. Also, the skin can become darker or lighter following treatments but will generally return to normal within weeks. Limiting sun exposure is mandatory before and after each treatment to minimize the risk of complications.