What is a “Photo Facial”?
A Photo Facial can be called a BBL (Broad Band Light) or an IPL (Intense Pulsed Light). It is a spectrum of light that is applied to the surface of the skin offering overall improvement in skin tone by improving brown spots, broken capillaries and fine lines and wrinkles associated with sun damaged skin. This procedure is non-surgical and requires no downtime.
How Does a Photo Facial Work?
The Photo Facial utilizes intense pulsed light that is applied to the area being treated. The pulsed light penetrates the skin. The pigmented area will darken and flake off and vessels will be reabsorbed into the body. The skin’s appearance is left more youthful with even tones and reduced redness.
The Photo Facial will improve the following conditions:
- Sun and age spots
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Improve uneven pigmentation and red flushing of the skin
- Smooth skin and even the skin’s tone
- Improve the appearance of Rosacea and broken capillaries
What to expect during your photofacial/IPL
The body part being treated (most often the face) is washed clean of any makeup or sunscreen or lotions. We often do a test spot or two to be sure we are getting both a safe and effective treatment. Once the settings are just right, we treat the complete area and watch for an appropriate skin response. Depending on how hot your skin is or how red it appears, we can do several passes to stimulate collagen. Skin is cooled during the treatment, not only to protect your skin but to cool the treatment area.
What are the post-treatment instructions?
- no rubbing or scratching the treatment area
- no swimming or using hot tubs while redness is present for at least 24-48 hours
- apply moisturizer twice a day while redness is present
- if crusting occurs, do not shave or pick at the area. Apply aloe as needed to keep moist, let the crusting fall off on its own.
- discomfort may be relieved by Tylenol or ice packs
- avoid sun exposure, when the treatment area is exposed to the sun use a sunblock of SPF of 30 or more
Photo Facials are not recommended for people with:
- history of skin cancer or exhibit suspicious lesions
- seizure disorder triggered by light
- Retin A capsules (Accutane or other similar prescription acne treatment medications) in the last 6 months
- medications that increase sensitivity to light (antibiotics)
- have received gold therapy
Why choose LaserRN to do your PhotoFacial?
- All treatments are done by RN’s with many years of experience in Aesthetic Industry.
- We have been treating clients in the Denver Metro Area since 2001 and have a 5-star reputation.
- PLUS we have the Sciton BBL! This unique, powerful and diverse device is highly sought after for its “Forever Young” treatment protocol.