Photofacial

Photofacial is a skin rejuvenating treatment that uses a light-based technology. This treatment is primarily used to make the skin look plumper and brighter by boosting collagen production. This treatment also improves the appearance of blemishes and helps achieve a rejuvenated skin appearance, as this technology mainly aims to remove dark pigmentation issues from deep inside the skin. Photofacial also reduces uneven skin discoloration and imparts a natural glow to the skin with even-toned smooth skin texture. This treatment is also useful in removing vascular marks like port wine stains and spider veins.

What all skin concerns are addressed by Photofacial treatment?

  • Shrinking the enlarged open pores.
  • Reducing the severity of acne.
  • Improving sun-damaged skin.
  • Treating rosacea (skin redness or skin flushing).
  • Tightening the loose and sagging skin.
  • Reducing hyperpigmentation, sun spots, acne scars, chicken pox scars, and freckles.
  • Diminishing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other aging skin concerns.

 

Note: People with dark and deeply tanned skin can sometimes suffer from complications following this treatment.

Types of Photofacial

Both IPL and LED photofacials work by using a particular frequency of light that is absorbed into the skin. People should avoid direct sun exposure before and after the treatment to achieve the best and long-lasting treatments.

1. Light-Emitting Diode (LED) treatment

This procedure is effective for sensitive skin and helps to treat mild blemishes, marks, or wrinkles. This is a painless, relaxing, and comfortable procedure that emits a narrow spectrum beam of light that boosts collagen and other skin rejuvenating proteins. It results in a youthful, hydrated, and plumper skin. This procedure is also helpful for combating bacteria that are responsible for acne formation. It also reduces the open skin pores and helps control excess oil production and manage acne. After successful completion of the treatment, people should maintain a strict skincare routine and undergo recommended sessions on a monthly basis to achieve the best and long-lasting results.

The LED photofacial working procedure differs from IPL. It uses different types of light that works on different aspects of skin concerns. 

Red light accelerates cell activity, boosts collagen production, lightens the blemishes, repairs skin damage caused by free radicals, reduces enlarged open pores, and tender skin wrinkles.

Blue light helps reduce inflammation, kills the acne-causing bacteria (antibacterial activity), removes skin sores, and repairs the skin.

Green light reduces excess skin oil secretion, balances the skin hydration levels, clears the lymphatic drainage, and also promotes skin detoxification.

Yellow light improves cell oxygen exchange, breaks down excess skin pigmentation, improves rough skin texture, reduces wrinkles, and also enhances skin immunity. 

2. Intense-Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments:

It is a non-invasive treatment for skincare and restoration. This treatment is useful for removing the damage caused to the skin due to aging, excessive sun exposure, pollution, rosacea, and biological factors. This technology uses a broad spectrum of light that enters deep inside the skin and targets pigments and other vascular problems. This therapy results in an even skin tone and texture. This treatment also corrects skin conditions such as redness and brown spots by providing a safe and non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment. IPL can also treat skin imperfections of the face, neck, hands, and chest. This treatment is comfortable and requires no downtime. The patient can experience an improvement in the skin tone, texture, as it also reduces the enlarged open pores. A series of treatments are required for restoring the youthfulness of the skin without much recovery time.

The IPL photofacial uses light beams that are more intense in nature. This allows their absorption in the deeper layer of the skin. Light from the IPL photofacial is absorbed by pigments such as hemoglobin and melanin. The IPL causes the breakdown of melanin, and it is absorbed through the skin that reduces the pigmentation appearance on the skin surface. Some amount of targeted damage to the hemoglobin also triggers the blood flow that allows more efficient absorption and removal of pigmentation caused due to over production of melanin.

Ideal candidates for Photofacial treatment

  • People suffering from discolored skin, uneven skin color, blotchy skin, enlarged open pores, freckles, wrinkles are ideal candidates for photofacial treatment
  • Those suffering from rosacea
  • Those who wish to minimize wrinkles, fine lines, and other aging concerns
  • Those who have realistic expectations with the procedure

Photofacial treatment benefits

  • Non-invasive treatment
  • No downtime required
  • Less recovery time
  • Removes redness and spots from the face
  • Boosts production of elastin and collagen
  • Improves facial contours and provides a youthful look
  • Treats skin imperfections of face, chest, and neck
  • Improves the appearance of large pores and acne scars
  • IPL photofacials are the best for treating sun-damaged skin, injured capillaries, and other skin concerns
  • LED photofacials are ideal for treating acne and kill acne-causing bacteria

The Procedure of Photofacial treatment

During the procedure, the skin area is cleaned, and then the protective eye gear is provided to protect the eyes from the bright flashes of light. Cooling gel and numbing cream are applied. This helps to cool the epidermis and help manage discomfort of this treatment. Then the specialist will apply the pulses of light to the skin with the help of a handpiece. One may feel a warm sensation on their skin during the treatment, and the number of pulses provided depends upon the type of concern that is being treated. After the treated, some redness may occur, and this usually fades away with a few weeks. To experience the best photofacial treatment in Hyderabad, please visit Inform Clinics.  


Note: Before the treatment, one should avoid using cosmetics, scented soaps, abrasive scrubs.

Aftercare

  • Always keep the skin moisturized after the treatment using a gentle moisturizer.
  • A gentle cleanser should be used twice a day.
  • It is essential to apply sunscreen and protect the treated area from direct sunlight.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure for about 1 month after treatment.
  • Avoid applying makeup and cosmetics for about 1-3 days after treatment.
  • Don’t take a hot shower, hot bath for about 2 days after treatment.
  • Avoid rubbing or scratching the skin during the recovery period.
  • Don’t apply glycolic acid, retinoic acid, and alpha-hydroxy acids type products after the treatment (expert consultation is a must).

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