Facials have long been used as cosmetic pick-me-ups for men and women who want a rejuvenated complexion in a short time. With new advances in technology, the spectrum of facials has broadened tremendously. Reliable, effective facials are now available in the comfort of your own home with trusty store-bought premade mixes. There has been a recent trend in homemade facial mixtures, using natural herbs and other ingredients that you likely already have somewhere in your home. On the other hand, professional facials have gained popularity because they have become cheaper and quicker – there are some facials you can get during your lunch break! Now you can get facials that are aided by light technology, which increases the range of benefits and makes the facial more available to people with all different skin types and tones.
What is photofacial?
An IPL photofacial is a facial that uses “intense pulsed light” therapy. This procedure has become increasingly common, and is often referred to as a “Foto Facial.” The procedure simulates minor injuries to the dermis in order to promote healing which ultimately leads to a more rejuvenated complexion. It uses light-based technology to target small areas of the face to treat brown or pigmented spots and stimulate collagen growth. This treatment is not new, but it has received renewed interest in recent months.
Who is photofacial for?
The IPL photofacial is beneficial for people with acne as it may help to eliminate large pores. People who have rosacea are also great candidates for this treatment as it may reduce or diffuse redness in the skin. Photofacials may aid in the repair of small, visible blood vessels on the face. People with sun spots or pigmentation should consider photofacial as a viable solution.
This procedure is a great treatment for people who want to improve the texture of their skin; the photofacial actually stimulates the growth of collagen and can lead to plumper, more youthful skin. Because the procedure is relatively painless, it’s especially popular.
Photofacial treatment is not for people that have deep scarring or a tendency to scar. People with certain skin tones are not good candidates because it may lead to discoloration or de-pigmentation. If you have excessive sagging, photofacial treatment will not treat this condition.
Benefits of photofacial
Aside from the obvious benefits that the photofacial provides, including treatment for many minor skin problems like acne or rosacea, the procedure often costs significantly less than other laser treatments which are used to treat the same things.
Photofacial treatments can be performed in conjunction with other treatments including chemical peels and microdermabrasion. This makes it especially beneficial for people who can take advantage of discounts for group packages on treatments, or who want to knock out multiple treatments within a short period of time.
Check out if a photofacial is right for you today. Your skin can benefit from the light technology treatment and your wallet will benefit from the reasonable prices!