The combination of a variety of treatments and products can produce remarkable changes in the appearance of facial skin. We use time-tested light treatments, Facial Rejuvenation: Photojuvenation and PhotoDynamic Therapy, combined with skin care products, skin treatments, Botox Cosmetic and facial fillers to gently give your face the more youthful and healthy boost you're looking for.
Say goodbye to the effects of sun damage, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, and more. Thanks to Intense Pulsed Light (IPL™) Photofacial/Fotofacial treatments, gentle skin rejuvenation has never been easier! IPL™ Photorejuvenation and Levulan® Photodynamic Therapy are the latest in modern dermatology. If you are ready to transform red, blotchy skin into a beautiful, radiant complexion, photofacial/fotofacial treatments may be the perfect dermatological procedure for you.
Performed only by trained medical professionals, a photofacial, or “fotofacial,” is a 30-minute procedure involving a machine that emits intense pulses of light to penetrate all layers of the skin. During the photorejuvenation treatment, collagen and blood vessels under the top layer of skin constrict, reducing redness and age lines. A complete IPL™ photofacial/fotofacial treatment requires three to five full-face light sessions, spaced at three-week intervals. Patients report minimal discomfort, and the redness and facial swelling experienced after treatment is short-lived. The effects of a photofacial/fotofacial are gradual but very noticeable, and will take a few weeks following treatment to be fully observed.
IPL™ Photorejuvenation can be used to treat redness caused by rosacea, hyperpigmentation, and facial veins, as well as the fine lines and wrinkles caused by aging or sun damage. Also, if your skin has been blemished by smoking, alcohol use, or hormonal changes, an IPL™ photofacial/fotofacial can smooth and refine your complexion.
IPL treatments are a safe and effective way to reduce signs of aging on the face, neck, chest, and hands. IPL treatments are customized to each individual's specific skin type and condition, providing the best possible results for each patient.
Any woman OR man who shows the signs of aged and sun-damaged skin is a great candidate for PhotoRejuvenation! Treatment feels much like a rubber band snap, and topical numbing cream can be used for comfort if needed.
PhotoDynamic Therapy is the use of a topical drug combined with a light source to provide a therapeutic effect for sun-damaged skin. We offer this Therapy along with Levulan and BluLight or MultiLight IPL. The treatment is ideal for the patient who is seeing signs of photodamage, or damage caused by ultraviolet sun exposure.
For PhotoDynamic Therapy, the skin is thoroughly cleansed, and the Levulan applied using a specially designed sponge applicator. After an incubation period of approximately 30 minutes, the skin is exposed to the BluLight. There is little to no discomfort with this treatment. The following two days, it is imperative to stay out of direct sunlight or bright lighting, as the skin is still light-sensitive. After a few days, peeling usually occurs, similar to that which follows a sunburn.
A typical treatment program consists of 3 treatments spaced at 3 to 4 week intervals. PhotoDynamic Therapy and PhotoRejuvenation are often used together in a customized manner to achieve maximum result. Both treatments aim to stimulate collagen production in the skin by heating multiple layers of skin. Finally, incorporation of Physician-grade skin care products is strongly recommended to increase results.
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