The Fotofacial/IPL procedure is an ideal treatment for individuals looking to undo damage caused by sun exposure, acne, rosacea, smoking, and the aging process, without having to undergo considerable the discomfort and recovery time which may be associated with other types of facial rejuvenation procedures.
By treating the deeper layers of skin to remove or reduce the appearance of redness and uneven skin tones, the Fotofacial/IPL procedure leaves the uppermost layers of the skin intact, meaning less discomfort for patients. Men and women who choose the Fotofacial/IPL procedure are able to return to work or other normal routines immediately after their treatment. And because the Fotofacial/IPL procedure is gentle and noninvasive, no anesthesia or sedation is required.
The Fotofacial/IPL procedure is also less time consuming than other procedures, requiring only about 30 to 45 minutes to perform in most individuals. During the procedure, most individuals report feeling little to no discomfort, and are able to see noticeable results immediately after the treatment session with Fotofacial/IPL. In addition, potential side effects are minor, and include minor redness and swelling, as well as possible light bruising. All of these effects are minor and subside soon after treatment.
The controlled damage that occurs as a result of the Fotofacial/IPL procedure also stimulates the body’s own natural production of collagen and elastin, two elements responsible for the resilient and firm appearance of youthful skin. As a result, you can expect to see continued improvement in the tone and texture of your skin for weeks following the procedure, as new collagen forms, allowing your skin to appear plumper, firmer and more refreshed.
Most individuals will require several treatments with the Fotofacial/IPL method to achieve the effects they are hoping for, usually between four and six treatments, spaced out at intervals of three to four weeks.