A photofacial may be a good option for you if you are searching for a non-invasive procedure to treat hyperpigmentation of the skin as well as an array of concerns that appear with aging including wrinkles and fine lines. At Perfect Skin Med Spa in Houston, TX we offer Intense Pulsated Light (IPL) Photofacial to treat age spots, sun spots, rosacea, and redness of the skin. Our light-based treatment also works in reducing pore size, improving skin texture, minimalizing wrinkles and fine lines, spider veins and even broken veins.
What is Photofacial like in Houston?
During the procedure, patients’ eyes are protected with eyewear. A cool gel is then applied to the treated area to aide in keeping the skin cool, enhancing the effects of the light waves and as lubricate for the handpiece. Brief intense pulses of broad-spectrum light are then administered to the targeted area. These pulses of light penetrate deep below the skin encouraging the production of collagen and diminishing common effects of aging from the skin. Due to the light passing below the skin’s surface, spider veins as well as broken veins may also be diminished. Only minimal discomfort is felt during the procedure as patients typically express feeling a warm sensation and a light rubber band snap from the pulses of light. The procedure typically ranges from thirty minutes to an hour depending on the area being treated. There is no downtime involved and patients are able to reapply makeup immediately after the procedure.
What does it treat?
At Perfect Skin Med Spa in Houston, photofacials can treat an array of aging concerns including
- Age spots
- Sun damage
- Hyperpigmentation and discoloration
- Reduce pore size
- Improve skin texture
- Minimize wrinkles and fine lines
- Spider veins
- Broken veins
What are the benefits of Photofacial in Houston?
- The treatment is non-ablative, meaning no skin is removed during the procedure
- Being a non-ablative treatment contributes to the procedure being low risk
- No downtime
- Fast, typical treatments range from thirty minutes to an hour, depending on the area being treated
- Improves color, consistency and texture of the skin simultaneously
- Many different areas of the body may be treated including the face, hands, legs and shoulders. However, the eyelids and the skin above the eyes are not recommended.
Who is Photofacial not recommended for in Houston?
During the treatment, high energy of broad-spectrum light penetrates the skin targeting skin pigmentation. For this reason, Photofacial treatment is not recommended for those with a tan, naturally dark skin tones or individuals with melasma. Individuals taking Accutane should discontinue medication six months prior to treatment. It is also recommended for pregnant woman to postpone treatment until after giving birth.
What is recovery like?
With Photofacial there is no downtime involved allowing patients to resume their normal activities, such as returning to work, right away. Makeup may be applied immediately after treatment with no complications. Post-treatment redness, mild swelling or dark spots may occur; however, these symptoms should diminish within a few hours to a day. In rare cases, patients may experience mild bruising which should subside within a week. As the targeted areas heal, you can expect to have some crusting. This occurs due to the skin flaking away, revealing a smooth even skin texture and color. Although results may become visible within a few days post-treatment, it is recommended to finish the full course of treatment for maximum results. Avoiding the sun for several days and applying sunblock for the first two weeks post-treatment is also highly recommended, as sun exposure could potentially cause sun spots and dark spots to reappear. With proper skin care post-treatment, the results of Photofacial are long-lasting ranging from six months to a year, depending on treatment.
Book your consultation!
Say goodbye to sun damage and age spots today! Here at Perfect Skin Med Spa in Houston, TX we are ready and excited to get you started on your journey to revitalizing your skin. Photofacial treatments are a safe and long-lasting non-invasive option to reducing hyperpigmentation, age spot, sun damage and other effects of aging caused to the skin. Book your consultation today and enjoy a brighter, youthful appearance.
The IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) photofacial procedure targets the damaged skin with several bright pulses of light causing skin to eventually flake away, revealing gorgeous skin that’s supple and radiant.
When the light flashes, it warms the skin to stimulate the body’s natural healing process and boosts collagen growth underneath the skin. This allows this treatment to reach both the outermost surface of the skin as well as the tissues underneath.
- Removes sun & environmental damage
- Improves overall complexion
- Safe with no little to no downtime
Not only does this light-based treatment work to improve damaged skin, it also removes fine lines and wrinkles, helps to reduce rosacea, reduces pore size, and even can remove broken veins and capillaries.