The power of light can be harnessed in many different ways to improve skin texture, color, and quality. With our photofacial treatments in Phoenix, AZ, we can address some of the most common concerns that our patients have about their skin – from sun damage to fine lines and wrinkles.
At Clearskin Institute of Laser Aesthetics, the health of your skin is something we care about deeply. Whether you have concerns about aging skin or you have complexion issues such as acne or rosacea, we may be able to provide you with the results you are looking for with our photofacial services.
What Is a Photofacial and How Does It Work?
A photofacial is a non-invasive treatment that uses light-based technology to improve the appearance of the skin. Photofacial treatments can be performed using a variety of light-based devices such as laser or LED systems. They can be used to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, acne, and many other skin concerns.
The way that the treatment works will depend on the device chosen to help address the concerns. However, most treatments work by targeting pigment in the skin or creating a controlled injury that stimulates collagen and elastin production.
Understanding Your Skin
Your skin is a complex organ that contains three different layers. The epidermis is the outer layer that protects the body from environmental damage. The dermis is the middle layer that contains supportive protein fibers, hair follicles, and blood vessels. The subcutaneous layer is the deepest layer and contains fat cells, collagen, and more.
The health and appearance of your skin can be affected by many factors, including age, genetics, sun exposure, lifestyle factors, environmental factors, and more. However, even if your skin has been damaged by any of these factors, the goal of skin rejuvenation treatments is to help restore the texture and appearance. This is done by encouraging the production of supportive fibers in the dermis and improving the texture and appearance of the epidermis, giving you skin that has a firmer texture and a more even tone.
What Benefits Can a Photofacial Provide?
Sun Spot Treatment
Spending time in the sun without protection can often have a negative effect on the health and appearance of the skin. Photofacial sun damage treatments can help to reduce sun damage on the skin regardless of whether this is in the form of hyperpigmentation or rough and leathery-textured skin. Sun spot treatments can help to break down the excess melanin in the skin, evening out the color of the skin.
It is normal for your skin to change as it ages. But photofacial treatments can help to slow down the process and keep your skin looking firm and youthful for much longer. These anti-aging treatments can stimulate collagen production which is often reduced in maturing skin. This can help to smooth away lines and wrinkles and make the skin more firm and lifted.
Minimization of Acne and Acne Scarring
If you are currently suffering from acne, some light treatments can help to kill the bacteria on the surface of the skin, reduce inflammation and redness, and control sebum production. Certain types of skin rejuvenation treatments can also help to restore collagen and elastin to areas affected by acne scarring, creating a smoother complexion.
Boosting of Overall Skin Health
By encouraging natural healing responses and increasing cell turnover rate, photofacials can be used to boost the overall health of your skin.
Types of Photofacial Treatments
Laser treatments produce a single, focused wavelength of light that is directed at the skin. The color and wavelength of light is often customizable to target different skin concerns or to treat skin of different tones. Laser technology can penetrate deep into the skin where it can break down hyperpigmentation, tighten the skin, prompt collagen production, and more. These devices are highly targeted and can be used to treat very specific concerns.
LED, or “light emitting diode,” treatments can be helpful at treating many different skin concerns. These photofacials use devices that are equipped with LED lights of different wavelengths to help treat your skin conditions. Red LED light can be used to stimulate collagen and promote healing. Blue LED light can be used to kill acne-causing bacteria, controlling current breakouts and preventing future problems. Infrared LED light can calm inflammation, provide anti-aging benefits, and help with hyperpigmentation.
Choosing the Right Photofacial Treatments for You
At our practice, we offer many different types of LED and laser photofacial treatments, including Lightwave LED, Aerolase laser treatments, MOXI™ laser treatments, and more. The treatment that is right for you will depend on many factors, including the severity of your skin concerns, the nature of your skin concerns, your health history, the sensitivity of your skin type, and much more. Determining the right treatment will involve a detailed consultation where we will examine your skin, go over your health history, and talk about your concerns.
Aftercare and Maintenance
Whether you are seeking out a good anti-aging and sun damage treatment or you simply want to have more vibrant and healthy skin, taking care of your skin post treatment will help you to maximize the results that you get from your laser or LED treatments. After your treatment, be sure to avoid direct sun exposure and always wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen. Avoid harsh products and nourish your skin with a good moisturizer. Follow any instructions given to you by your doctor.
Photofacial Treatments in Phoenix, AZ
Our photofacial treatments at Clearskin Institute of Laser Aesthetics can provide you with healthy, clear, firm, and glowing skin. If you are looking for non-invasive facial treatments in Phoenix, AZ, fill out an online form or call us today at (602) 835-0419.