Am I a Candidate for Fotofacial/IPL?

The Fotofacial IPL facial rejuvenation procedure is an ideal treatment for most men and women who experience redness, blotchiness or uneven skin tones as a result of acne, rosacea, sun damage, hyperpigmentation or aging. The Fotofacial IPL technique can also be used to smooth out discoloration caused by smoking, hormonal changes, or drinking, as well as redness caused by pronounced facial capillaries, tiny blood vessels located just beneath the surface of the skin.

In addition to removing or reducing redness and uneven skin tone, the Fotofacial IPL technique also helps reduce fine wrinkles and lines that occur as a result of sun damage, smoking, or as a result of the natural aging process.

Although the procedure can be used to successfully and effectively treat a wide range of conditions, certain people are not ideal candidates for the procedure. Because the Fotofacial IPL technique treats issues of discoloration hypopigmentation, or loss of skin color, can occur in men and women with darker skin tones. As a result, men and women with darker skin tones may not be good candidates for the Fotofacial IPL procedure.

Individuals with chronic health conditions, such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease, should discuss these conditions with their specialist prior to treatment. In addition, you should discuss any medications you are taking during your consultation visit. Men and women may be advised to stop smoking for several weeks prior to and following treatment with the Fotofacial IPL technique, and in some cases, patients may also be advised to avoid aspirin and alcohol before and shortly after the procedure to improve overall results.

Because the Fotofacial IPL rejuvenation procedure is relatively mild, most men and women will be able to experience its benefits. Discussing your specific needs and health conditions in advance of your procedure will ensure you achieve the best results.

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