If you were to take a close look at your skin and see many small dots on the surface, those would be indications of large pores. The skin is an organ, and through the pores it breathes. When pores are large, they have an increased chance of them becoming clogged, which can result in such skin problems as pimples.
Various procedures such as the FotoFacial have been designed to treat large pores, as well as facial flushing and hyperpigmentation. The FotoFacial treatment involves pulses of light being directed at the skin via a handheld device that the doctor, nurse, or aesthetician uses. The patient should arrive to the treatment session with a clean face, which means no makeup or aftershave.
In order to understand how the FotoFacial works, it is important to understand how the light itself permeates the skin layers. With each pulsation of light directed at a certain area, the heat of the light eradicates, for example, the excess melanin that causes hyperpigmentation. The heat of the light can also kill the bacteria that clogs large pores.
The FotoFacial itself can be performed in a medical office, but it can also be done as part of an overall facial treatment at a spa. A topical anesthetic cream might or might not be used, depending on the skin of the patient. It is important to note that it will take a couple of treatment sessions to achieve optimal results, but once the treatments are completed, the results are long lasting.