In the quest for the least- invasive technology that produces the most youthful-looking skin with minimal recovery time, the photofacial is, literally, untouchable. Photofacials are performed with a handheld device producing precisely timed sequences of intense pulsed light (IPL). The light is passed over the skin to simultaneously heat the skin’s inner layers while simultaneously cooling the outer layers.
Unlike cosmetic skin care treatments that require significant healing time, Photofacials gently penetrate the skin to destroy blood vessels and brown pigment that are the cause of uneven skin tone. The light penetrates through the skin and is absorbed by the abnormally dilated vessels. The heat impairs the vessel, and the body begins to filter them out naturally. This facial is non-ablative, which means that it works without harming the surface of your skin as a means to improve its appearance. Instead, the laser helps to bring the uneven pigments to the surface of the skin, allowing them to flake off entirely, or be absorbed by the body.
This treatment has been successful in the treatment of Rosacea, flushing, sun spots, age spots, skin texture, and photo aging. The laser has also been known to improve mild acne scars, reduce large pores, correct dark circles around the eyes, and reduce fine lines. Expect to see a decrease in overall redness, broken capillaries, and flushing as well!
The main attraction of this fantastic treatment is that there is zero recovery time! Our clients return to work and other regular activities within the same day of treatment. Call (312) 929-2016 to schedule a free skin consultation, and to find out whether or not a photo facial is best for you!