A photofacial is a type of cosmetic procedure that uses light therapy to correct various skin issues such as pigmentation, freckles or sun damage. There are different approaches to the treatment, but the advantages they offer are similar. This procedure is convenient, non-invasive and easily accessible. It offers less downtime than many other options for skin rejuvenation in Darien.
About a Photofacial Treatment
There are two main types of photofacial treatments that are most common in treating skin issues. The first is IPL photofacial, which is also known as intense pulsed light therapy. It involves using broad-spectrum light delivered through a handheld device in order to reach deeper skin layers. This method is used to treat problems like sun damage and broken capillaries.
How the Treatment Works
This treatment uses light energy to treat skin blemishes. During the treatment, hemoglobin and melanin take in the light, which then causes temporary damage to them. Melanin absorption is increased by increased blood flow caused by the damage to hemoglobin. The damaged melanin is broken up and soaked into the skin, decreasing the prominence of its appearance.
Candidates for Treatment
In general, if you have pigmentation issues or skin blemishes, an IPL photofacial treatment at our office in Darien may be a treatment for you to consider. As already covered, different types of treatment are recommended for each specific problem, but there are specific conditions that respond quite well to the treatment.
Some things that respond well to photofacial treatments include:
• Liver spots
• Broken capillaries
• Spider veins
• Sun damage
Our team can help to determine which procedure is right for you and if your particular issue will respond well to treatment with IPL photofacial. Multiple treatments are usually required, and the results will occur gradually.
Are you wondering if you’re a candidate for IPL photofacial treatments? Make an appointment at Ultimate Solutions Medical Spa to find out for sure. Our office is conveniently located in Darien. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started!