There are many procedures and treatments you can choose to help you keep your face and skin looking and feeling younger. One of those options is a fotofacial. If you’re interested in improving issues with your facial skin, such as sun damage, discoloration, or freckles, a fotofacial can be the perfect solution. Because it’s a non-surgical procedure that can help you achieve younger-looking skin, it is growing in popularity. If you’re thinking about this option to add to your skincare routine, the following will explain this procedure and how this type of facial can benefit you so you can make a more informed decision.
What Is a Fotofacial?
A fotofacial uses a combination of intense pulsed lighting and radiofrequency energy to go deep into the skin and eliminate many of the signs of aging. It’s gentle on the skin so there’s no worry about causing a different kind of skin damage or irritation, and it’s safe to use on most parts of the body, though most people opt to use this treatment for their face.
Skin Conditions Treated
Fotofacial treatments are approved for use with a variety of skin conditions, including age spots, chronic sun damage, freckles, enlarged pores, spider veins and conditions like rosacea and other vascular conditions. A medical professional can help you determine if this treatment can help with your skin problems.
What Is It Like?
Before starting the procedure, the doctor will apply a thin layer of cooling gel to prevent the skin from overheating under the lights. They then administer the intense pulsed lighting and radiofrequency energy in gentle pulses to the affected area. The treatment can be completed in as few as 30 minutes, depending on the size of the area treated.
How Many Treatments Are Required?
Because fotofacials are a gentle treatment, there’s no harm in getting multiple treatments. In fact, many people require more than one treatment to get the results they want. For many people, five to six treatments are required to achieve the best results. With three to four weeks between treatments, it can take a few months to complete the treatments. For those who want to maintain their new look, doctors recommend revisiting treatment once every five or six months. This will prevent you from going through the series of treatments again in the future.
What Is Recovery Like?
Fotofacials are deemed safe for all skin types. There is no downtime for recovery, which means you can return to work or your other daily tasks right away after receiving a treatment. However, some individuals may feel some level of discomfort, causing them to take it easy for a little while following treatment.
There’s no need to simply accept skin damage and aging skin as an unavoidable fact of life. With the help of fotofacial treatments, you can eliminate some of the signs of aging The best thing you can do is schedule an appointment to see one of our professionals. We can help you determine if this is the best treatment option to meet your needs.