Get rid of the effects of chronic sun damage, rosacea, hyperpigmentation,
and more. With the innovative Photofacial, gentle skin rejuvenation is now
easier than ever. Photofacial is a new treatment in the field of aesthetic
medicine, transforming a red, blotchy skin into a radiant skin.
What is photofacial?
As the name suggests, Photofacial is the skin treatment of facial skin
blemishes using the properties of light (IPL - Intense Pulsed Light) . Among
the several uses of this procedure, the most common and popular are
improvement of skin blemishes, stimulation of facial collagen and in the
treatment of acne, rosacea and facial erythema.
Is Photofacial a Laser treatment?
It is technically not a laser but a powerful light source that can penetrate the
skin with minimal damage and keeps the epidermis free from any signs of
How does it work?
Photofacial can be used for skin rejuvenation to reduce the signs of ageing
and sun damage, as well as for treating acne.
Photofacials for Skin Rejuvenation
IPL penetrates the skin surface to remodel collagen. It is helpful in reducing
the appearance of age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, shrinking enlarged
pores and improving the overall complexion and skin.
This treatment is administered when the deeper layer of skin is involved in
conditions like age spots, broken capillaries, and spider veins. The use of
intense pulse lights generates heat, which targets the brown and red pigment
improving age spots and broken capillaries. The number of sessions
recommended depends on the underlying condition and the outcome desired.
Photofacials for Acne
IPL photofacials heat and destroy the acne causing bacteria with specific
wavelengths resulting in smoother skin with reduced pore size. It is an
effective treatment for facial acne.
What are the benefits of Photofacial?
Skin treatment through photofacials provides a host of benefits, making it a
It is non-invasive
Stimulation of fibroblasts helps to produce collagen that freshens the
appearance of skin to look younger
Collagen boost has a positive effect on the fine lines and wrinkles
It also improves age spots and broken capillaries
There is marked improvement in acne and rosacea
Red blotchy skin can be converted to a clear radiant skin
How is the procedure done?
Photofacial involves the following steps
You are comfortably seated on a reclining chair in the procedure room.
Exfoliation by microdermabrasion
Gentle exfoliation of the upper most dead layer of the skin is done using
diamond tip microdermabrasion.
Depending on your skin type, massage product is selected. A facial
massage with systematic gentle and firm strokes is done to hydrate the
skin and relax the muscles.
Protective eye wear is worn by the client and the provider.
A cool transparent gel is applied on full face. This helps to improve the
contact of the IPL machine hand piece with the skin along with cooling
and protecting the epidermis.
IPL shots are fired. These feel as short bursts of intense light with a little
warmth. IPL shots are given systematically over the entire face.
The gel is cleared off the face.
Face is wiped with a moist cotton pad.
A hydrating mask is applied to soothe the skin.
Face is cleaned after 15 minutes and sunscreen is applied.
How long does the procedure take?
Photofacial is a 60-90 minutes procedure
What should I expect during my recovery period?
There is no down time associated with the photo facial treatment. There is
absolutely no redness or swelling. You can resume your work immediately
after the treatment. However, strict sun protection by using a broad spectrum
sunscreen is recommended. You may start to use your routine night creams 2
days after the procedure.
What effects can I notice after a Photofacial?
The results of Photofacial are instant and amazing!
The skin feels soft. supple and hydrated. It looks clearer and brighter with a
radiant glow. Pores are shrunken. Any redness on the skin subsides. You get
a baby like skin that you have always desired.
How long does the effects of Photofacial last?
The immediate effects of the session last for 10-15 days. However, with
repeated sessions, you can get a longer lasting results. The skin texture, fine
lines and wrinkles, acne and rosacea condition also tend to improve with
How many sessions are required to get the best results?
Depending on the skin condition, one may require 6-8 sessions initially to get
the best results. After that, maintenance sessions may be taken once very 2-3
How frequently are the sessions done?
Photofacial sessions can be repeated every month.
What are the risks involved?
Photofacial is an extremely safe treatment option even for those with
sensitive skin. There is no risk of any adverse effects.
You can confidently opt to take a Photofacial session a day prior to any
important event and shine through the party!
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