First, we will wash your face and apply a clear gel to your skin which aids your skin’s absorption of the photofacial light energy. After protecting your eyes with goggles, we will carefully apply IPL to your skin, slowly moving across your face or other treatment areas with revitalizing light energy. This intense light will trigger your skin to grow new collagen and elastin over time, resulting in improvements in the weeks and months following treatment.
Our advanced photofacial technology can reveal noticeable improvements to your complexion after only one treatment. However, many patients benefit from a series of treatments. Research indicates that routine photofacials, administered over the long term, can help to reveal younger-looking, more luminous skin. We will work with you to devise the optimal treatment regimen to meet your unique skin care goals.
Photofacials are well tolerated and do not require topical anesthesia. Our photofacial technology features shorter pulses of light and sapphire cooling, resulting in a more comfortable treatment compared to other photofacial modalities. That said, the photofacial has been compared to the feeling of a rubber band snapping against the skin. This sensation immediately dissipates when the light stops, so there’s no need to worry about lingering discomfort. Some patients report a mild sunburn sensation following treatment, but this side effect is not typical.
Depending on the intensity of your treatment, your skin may be red for a few hours following your photofacial. However, some patients don’t experience any redness. The photofacial targets distinct skin concerns, from redness and rosacea to freckles and age spots. If you are trying to reduce brown spots or freckles, for example, your targeted pigmentation irregularities will initially darken in the days following treatment before gradually taking on a coffee-grounds-like texture. These “coffee grounds” will naturally slough off within a week or longer following your session.
Photofacials are non-invasive and do not involve downtime. You will be able to reapply makeup, if desired, immediately following your treatment and resume your normal daily activities.
The duration of your treatment depends on the areas being treated, but photofacials generally take 30 minutes.
Photofacials are ideal for many types of skin. However, photofacials are not suitable for darker skin types on the Fitzpatrick scale. We can help you determine if a photofacial is right for you during your personal consultation. Jade Phoenix offers a wide range of skin rejuvenation treatments to suit every type and shade of skin possible. For darker skin tones, for example, we offer microneedling RF and skin tightening with RF.
We can’t wait for you to enjoy the benefits of a photofacial for yourself! Call (949) 988-0289 or schedule your consultation today.