Photofacial is a skin revolution procedure that assists in dissipating the signs of aging. Photofacial or IPL (Intense Pulsed Light Treatment) is when light energy is passed throughout the skin in a series of mild pulses and is accompanied by a cool spray to the skin during the process.

The signs of aging play favorites to no one, it plagues one and all sooner or later, and ultimately some people wish to appear a little younger or correct a few blemishes here and there. Photofacial is a non-invasive procedure with a speedy recovery time. You are able to return to work right away following treatment, there is literally no downtime. So when aging strikes, you may want to consider fighting back with Photofacial treatment.

How many Photofacial treatments will you need?

Photofacial treatment is usually performed in less than 30 minutes and at times a topical numbing cream may be used before treatment. The number of sessions necessary will depend upon your skin tone and the extent of pigmented and vascular lesions as well as the total sum of sun damage that is present. For most people they have 3 to 5 sessions.

What can you expect after Photofacial treatment?

After Photofacial treatment your face may be a little red for a few hours but will dissipate rapidly. The pigmented areas of your skin will be darker right away after your treatment, but it will flake over the week after your treatment. You will be able to restart all of your normal activities and work immediately after your treatment.

Your cosmetic dermatologist will suggest that you avoid any direct sun light following your procedure, and if you are a tanner, you should not have photofacial treatments. You should all use a sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 40 for at least 3 weeks following your treatment; it's also a good practice to use year round.

For more information about Photofacial you should contact a cosmetic surgeon in your area. Whether it's Photofacial or another cosmetic procedure, a doctor in your area can help you decide what treatment options are best for you. is a leading resource for treatment for Photofacial information. Search for a cosmetic dermatologist near you today!

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