IPL/BBL/Fotofacial, offers a less invasive alternative to more intense laser therapies for removing signs of sun damage and aging, with no down-time and an easy recovery. Using a broad band of laser light, this breakthrough treatment can very effectively treat discoloration issues by removing age spots, sun spots/sun damage, rosacea, red/flushed skin, and can be used to treat acne and decrease wrinkles anywhere on the face or body.
How does IPL/Fotofacial work?
This treatment uses intense pulsed, broad band laser light (known as IPL or BBL) to deliver energy deep into the skin, where it removes the cells that produce brown discoloration, diminishes the tiny blood vessels that cause redness, and reduces the oily secretions that produce acne, while stimulating the production of collagen. As the patient’s skin heals after treatment, it will have reduced redness, age/sun spots, facial capillaries, acne and other blemishes, while the texture will appear smoother and softer with some mild skin tightening.
Unlike laser resurfacing, the procedure is non-ablative, meaning that it doesn’t damage the surface of your skin, so there is essentially no down-time.
How many Fotofacial treatments will I need?
Patients often require three to six sessions, scheduled at intervals of four to eight weeks, to achieve the best results.
What results can I expect from the Fotofacial treatments?
Your results will improve with each treatment. Sun damage, brown spots, areas of redness, broken blood vessels, will fade away within a few days to a few weeks after each session. You will enjoy smoother skin, smaller pores and a more even complexion. Your skin will feel tighter and have greater vibrancy.
What is recovery like?
There is little post-treatment discomfort, and you should be able to return to normal activities immediately, except that you should limit your sun exposure for the first 3-4 days after treatment. You may experience mild redness for the first day or two. The brown spots of the skin will darken after the procedure, as they migrate to the surface before “flaking off” within two weeks after treatment. Recovery is improved and will be faster with an appropriate home skin care regimen.