Also called photorejuvenation, a laser photofacial uses the highly-focused, precise energy of lasers to repair damaged skin tissue and to promote the development of collagen and elastin, two of the essential building blocks of healthy skin, to reduce or eliminate many of the signs of aging. The noninvasive procedure requires no anesthesia and there is no downtime, so patients can resume their normal routines immediately after treatment.
Photofacials can be used to treat an array of issues, including:
As skin remodeling occurs in the weeks following treatment, collagen production helps skin look and feel firmer and more youthful.
During treatment, the device’s hand piece is passed over the treatment area, emitting focused laser energy to the deeper layers of tissue where it is absorbed, stimulating the natural skin remodeling processes and promoting the production of collagen. By focusing energy on these deeper layers of tissue, the skin surface remains undamaged. Most treatments take about 15 minutes to a half hour to perform, depending on the extent of the treatment area.
Photofacials have no associated downtime, so patients can get right back to their normal activities immediately after their treatments. There may be some residual redness which will resolve soon afterward. The results of treatment will become apparent in the weeks following treatment as the skin remodeling process occurs and new collagen forms, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other damage while also helping skin feel firmer and more resilient.
While subtle benefits can be seen after a single treatment session, most patients benefit from a series of three to five sessions spaced about three to four weeks apart to promote collagen development and skin remodeling over time.
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