Photo Facial is an IPL laser treatment, which stands for "Intense Pulsed Light." Sometimes also called photo rejuvenation or Photofacial, it's a wonder of modern technology that can do a lot of great things for your skin without harming the surrounding tissue.
While it's called Photo "facial," the IPL can be used on other parts of the body, too. Many people use it to remove dark spots on the chest and hands, for example.
What can Photofacial do for me?
A Photofacial treatment can:
- Improve the texture of your skin, making it smoother.
- Improve sun damage.
- Lighten skin discoloration, brown spots, age spots, sun spots, liver spots, melasma, freckles, and hyperpigmentation.
- Even out skin tone.
- Remove spider veins and broken capillaries.
The results of Photofacial aren't always immediate. Particularly with discoloration and spider veins, you'll experience a gradual improvement over your series of treatments.
How many Photofacial treatments are necessary?
The number of treatments you'll need depends on a lot of factors. Most people get 3-5 sessions held every 4-6 weeks. For spider veins, you may need more appointments. Then, you'll need maintenance appointments a couple of times a year.
Does Photofacial hurt?
Like most lasers, the discomfort from Photofacial is minimal. We can use a topical cream to numb the area a bit before the procedure, but most people find that the sensation isn't bad at all.
How long do the results of a Photofacial treatment last?
This varies from person to person. For some, the results may be permanent, but not for most. We never stop aging; photo damage is just part of life. So, spider veins and rough skin texture can eventually return, and new dark spots can develop. If you want to slow the process, always wear SPF sunscreen!
Remember that you have your teeth cleaned twice a year, so Photofacial will also have to be redone periodically.
What is recovery like?
IPL procedures don't require any downtime, but you may have a little bit of redness after your treatment. This is usually gone within a day, and you can cover it with makeup, if necessary.
If your skin is sensitive, you could have some minor crusting of the skin where it was treated. Bear in mind that freckles and dark spots may get a bit darker before they lighten, so don't be alarmed.
You should avoid sun exposure for at least a couple of weeks before and after your IPL treatment, and use SPF sunscreen.
Is Photofacial safe?
Laser technology is very safe because it doesn't puncture the skin at all, so it's about as non-invasive as you can get. One of our great RN's will make sure you receive the best care.
TRINITI E3 Photorejuvenation
Triniti™ skin treatment combines three of today’s most effective technologies to achieve total facial renewal: Photorejuvenation, Tissue Tightening and Matrix IR Laser Wrinkle Reduction performed consecutively during the same visit.
The E3 treatment is a combination treatment designed by Dr. Taub incorporating Photorejuvenation, eMatrix, and Sublime. The process includes all three treatments to improve sun damage, wrinkles, scars and laxity or skin looseness.
Sublative Rejuvenation with eMatrix is a unique procedure which uses radio frequency to deliver an effective but controlled ablative and non-ablative fractional treatment for wrinkles, scars, large pores and better texture of the skin.
Photorejuvenation treatments tackle redness and brown spots on the face with little or no downtime. This is also called Photofacial, Fotofacial or IPL, it is a non-invasive procedure that makes your face look more youthful by removing sun damage, signs of rosacea and reducing pores or acne spots.
The sublime combines laser light energy and radiofrequency energy to stimulate the production of new collagen deeper under the surface.
How do I know if I need E3?
E3 is a combintation treatment that addresses superficial wrinkles, brown spots and red discoloration, skin laxity or sagging, pore size and scarring. The E3 treatment tackle all of these concerns to give a comprehensive treatment for anti-aging.
How does E3 work?
The Sublime from Syneron combines infrared light (700-2000nm) with bipolar conducted radiofrequency. The combination of light energy and radiofrequency energy is used to deeply heat layers of the skin while protecting the surface of the skin simultaneously. Medium to deep heating of the skin activates fibroblasts signaling new collagen to form and existing collagen to tighten. This will cause immediate collagen contraction as well as new collagen production which will occur over a 4-6 month period.
eMatrix uses fractionated bi-polar radio frequency technology places the heat energy effectively into the upper dermis where it can produce a significant increase in both collagen and elastin with minimal epidermal disruption, meaning it doesn't disrupt the surface a lot, leading to less downtime.
Photorejuvenation with the eLight laser is a "non-ablative" procedure like photofacial or IPL, that overall improves the skin discoloration that is caused by the sun, rosacea and aging.
What benefits can I expect?
Upon completing this combination of treatments expect to notice refreshed, brighter, smoother and tighter skin.
What are the risks and side effects?
Prior to treatment all potential risks and side effects will be discussed with you by your medical provider and cosmetic coordinator. Information on the risks of each treatment is discussed under each individual treatment at Sublative Rejuvenation with Ematrix, Photofacial IPL, and Sublime.
How will I look and feel during and after the treatment?
Please see the individual components at Sublative Rejuvenation with Ematrix, Photofacial IPL and Sublime.
Is there another way to get the same effect?
There are other combined treatments that will reverse the effects of aging as well. The Quad treatment is the 3 treatments here with the Matrix IR tratment for deep wrinkles added. Fraxel Dual can improve many of these things except for tightening. C02 resurfacing can address all of these issues as well.