We always want to flaunt flawless complexion. However, despite our best efforts we could hardly prevent acne, scars and pigmentation from ruining our appearances. To improve our complexion, we apply different over-the-counter products and home remedies. Sometimes, the stubborn scars on the skin refuse to fade even with the best topical applications and remedies. When the herbal facials fail to produce the desired result, you can try photofacial.
Benefits of Photofacial
In this treatment, non-laser Intense Pulse Light technology is used for repairing the damaged skin. Light of different wavelengths are applied on the damaged part of the skin. Several types of skin condition could be treated with photofacial.
Mild acne scars, age spots, freckles and even birthmarks could be treated with photofacial. In this treatment, the light pulses are targeted at the pigmented area. The heat produced by the light pulses, destroy the excess melanin.
Treatment for aging skin
Photofacial is extensively used for treating the symptoms of aging skin. Wrinkles and fine lines could be treated with light pulses. The light pulses are targeted at the wrinkled area of the skin. The light energy stimulates collagen formation. The new collagen reduces the appearance of the wrinkles and fine lines, making you skin appear younger.
Hair removal treatment
You can remove the unwanted hair from your body and face with the help of photofacial treatment. The light pulses destroy the hair follicles. This is a permanent hair removal procedure. However, this treatment usually doesn’t work for people with light colored body hair.
Spider vein treatment
Photofacial is used for treating spider veins, broken capillaries and thread veins. The light pulses help to destroy the affected blood vessels. Although, the blood vessels are destroyed, the targeted nature of this treatment ensures that the surrounding tissues remain unharmed.
For best results, you might need about four to five photofacial sessions. Each session would last for about 20 minutes.
Side effects of photofacial
The chance of side effects is minimal when the photofacial treatment is done by an expert. Sometimes, one might experience mild side effects such as soreness, redness and swelling of the affected area of the skin. Excess light can cause blistering and bruising.