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PhotoFacial Rejuvenation

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the treatment work?

An intense light is applied in a series of gentle pulses over the treatment area. Without damaging the skin, the light penetrates through the skin and is absorbed by the abnormally dilated vessels or pigmentation. The heat causes damage to the vessel or lesion, and the body begins its natural healing process. The lesion will darken before it flakes off or the body absorbs it. Treatment can be given as frequently as every three weeks.

How many treatments will I need?

For optimal results, a series of 4 to 6 treatments are recommended. Follow-up treatments may be desired once a year to maintain results.

What are the benefits of Photofacial Rejuvenation?

  • Treatment Improves Sun Spots, Age Spots, Dull Complexions, Uneven Pigmentation, Large Pores, Sun Damaged Skin, and Early Signs of Aging.
  • Treatment Improves Red Flushing Skin, Rosacea, and Broken Capillaries.
  • Enjoy the Appearance of Smoother Skin with a More Even Tone.
  • Resume Regular Activities Immediately.

What is a treatment like?

Treatment may vary from 15 to 45 minutes depending on the size of the area to be treated. First, the treated area is cleansed and a cool gel is applied. When the pulse of light is delivered, the sensation is similar to the snap of a rubber band. After treatment, the gel is removed, the skin cleansed, and a sunscreen is applied. Some patients find the treatment uncomfortable, however, we use a cooling device that slightly numbs the area. An ice pack may be given after the treatment for comfort and to stop the thermal effects.

Are there any possible side effects?

Side effects are rare. Immediately following treatment, the skin may appear flushed, brown-pigmented spots may appear darker, and capillaries may be more visible. In rare instances, bruising, temporary swelling and/or blistering can occur.

What improvement will I see?

Patients have a high degree of satisfaction with their results. Expect to see a gradual decrease in redness, broken capillaries, flushing, irregular pigmentation, pore size and fine lines. After each treatment, the skin will feel smoother and appear to have a more even tone. Rosacea patients usually begin to see improvement after the third treatment.

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