How Photofacial Light Treatments Work

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Throughout history, men and women have searched for ways to stay forever young. We have countless stories and songs about finding wishing wells and fountains of youth. Today there are many products available to make this possible, but all are not created equal. Photofacial light treatments are a cut above the rest and do more than reduce the signs of aging. With Photofacial light treatments, we can actually build collagen to reverse the aging process. Additionally, treating acne, broken blood vessels and brown spots has never been easier. This advanced treatment will give you the results you are looking for with minimal downtime. So let’s talk about what Photofacial light treatments are, how they work, and the benefits to help create beautiful skin.

What Are Photofacial Light Treatments?

Photofacial treatments refer to a group of treatments performed using a specific type of machine like the Scitcon machine. These treatments include Broadband light (BBL) or intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments. Photofacial light treatments are light treatments that, simply put, use different wavelengths to target unwanted colors found on your skin. They can combat many skin problems including sun spots, spider veins, and acne, while helping to build collagen over time.

How Do Photofacial Light Treatments Work?

photofacial-laser-treatmentsPhotofacial treatments work by focusing a beam of light on the surface of your skin to target the pigment found in brown spots and red spots. Additionally, the treatment heats the lower layer of the skin (the dermis) to encourage collagen production. Collagen and blood vessels then respond by contracting, resulting in smoother, healthier looking skin over time. Photofacial treatments can also be used to treat acne. By using specific bursts of light, they can target and kill acne-causing bacteria that inflames the skin. Additionally, photofacial treatments can help to target pink or brown marks on the skin that are left after the acne is treated.

After the procedure your skin will be slightly pink but is easily covered with makeup before you leave the dermatologist office. Over the following week or two, as your skin heals, your dark spots become slightly darker until they flake off like coffee grounds and disappear. The desired results are typically achieved within 3 treatments each one month apart.

What Are The Benefits Of Photofacial Light Treatments?

The benefits of using this treatment are endless. They include:

  • Treatment Time

    The non-invasive treatment can be administered by your dermatologist in their office in as little as thirty-minutes. Sciton’s BBL is offered at both Siperstein Dermatology Group offices and allows for a more fine-tuned treatment and excellent results.

  • Treatment Areas

    Photofacial light treatments can be used on a variety of different areas such as your face, neck, chest, arms, and hands. All areas can be treated concurrently within one session.

  • Reduced Recovery Time

    Some other types of light treatments typically require a longer recovery time, with patients experiencing swelling and pain months after the procedure has taken place. Photofacial light treatments are different, as you can achieve desired results with minimal recovery time. Your skin can easily be covered up with make up while it is healing, and you can go back to your daily activities immediately.

  • Long Lasting Effect

    Photofacial treatments produce long lasting results. They not only target the signs of aging on the superficial layers of the skin, such as brown spots and broken blood vessels, but they also target the deeper layers of the skin to produce long-lasting anti- aging results for years.

rosacea treatment - before
rosacea treatment - after
brown spot hand treatment - before
brown spot hand treatment - after
blood vessels treatment - before
blood vessel treatment - after

How Should You Take Care Of Your Skin After Treatment?

Your daily skin regimen should always include a broad-spectrum sunscreen, as it is important to protect your skin at all times. This, of course, doesn’t change after you’ve had the treatment. After you’ve received your Photofacial light treatment, you will want to keep your skin looking younger by wearing sun protective clothing, wide brimmed hats and sunscreen daily. Don’t forget—a lot of your sun exposure may be when you are least expecting it—in the car! Remember to protect yourself whether on vacation at the beach or in your daily life.

Contact Siperstein Dermatology Group today! Our dedicated team is eager to help you achieve your skincare goals.