Have you ever wondered what issues do photo facials target?
Perhaps you’ve wondered why some of your friends manage to stay looking so young. Have their youthful looks made you wonder What Issues Do Photo Facials Target?
“Photo Facials” (sometimes referred to as Photorejuvenation or FotoFacial™) are treatments that can help repair the small blood vessels that begin to become visible on your skin. The treatment can help eliminate sun spots and other pigmentation irregularities. Very often there is confusion between the terms “Photo Facial” and IPLTM – Intense Pulsed Light. “Photo facial” is the generic term used to describe the cosmetic laser treatment itself whereas IPL is a device that is typically used in the photo facial treatment process. IPL treatments boast 50-75% improvement rate in treating rosacea, sun spots, age spots, brown spots, chronic sun damage, wrinkles and skin laxity.
Unlike Microdermabrasion and other facial skin treatments that target the outermost layer of skin, IPL treatments penetrate your skin on the deepest levels. Because of this, they can stimulate your body to produce new collagen and connective tissue. They are also great for treating minor dermal injuries, such as sun damage. They help to improve the texture of your skin and help to make you look younger. Because they target a different layer of the skin, they also can be safely performed along with Microdermabrasion.
There are very few potential short-term side effects of IPL™ photo facial treatment. These symptoms usually begin to disappear within a few hours of treatment. Occasional a minor swelling or redness may occur or a slight increase in the visibility of the small capillaries.
The cost of an IPL™ photo facial and treatment is often less than that of laser treatments, sometimes as little as $99 for a session. Why not book an appointment with The Gentle Touch in Kitsilano so you too can get that youthful complexion you admire?