Photofacials are a major part of the arsenal in treating skin imperfections. At Rox Spa, we use them regularly in combination with our Pixel Laser as well as MicroNeedling to treat discoloration from the sun, scarring and acne.
How does a Photofacial work?
Photo Facial at ROX Spa Beverly HillsPhotofacial with the Harmony XL Advanced fluorescent technology (AFT)™ is the next generation of intense pulsed light therapy. The laser takes formerly unused short-wavelength light and converts it into part of the usable spectrum through a special filtering system. AFT also delivers Equally Distributed Fluence, which means that every pulse has uniform energy density across the entire output face. This fluence ensures repeatable results and remarkable safety.
In a series of photofacial treatments, pulses of visible light target the surface of your skin to effectively eliminate redness, broken capillaries, brown spots, sun damage, large pores, fine lines, and rosacea and melasma conditions.
What areas can be treated with photofacial?
Virtually any part of your body with uneven skin tone, diffuse redness, or sun and age spots can be safely treated. The face, neck, chest, shoulders, arms, and hands are the most popular areas because they have typically had the most sun exposure. Discrete brown spots, excessively ruddy complexions and skin densely covered with freckles respond well to AFT photofacial treatments as well.
What to expect?
After a photofacial treatment plan has been formulated for your specific skin condition, your practitioner will provide you with protective eyewear and apply aloe vera gel to the areas to be treated. During treatment, the practitioner gently applies the smooth, glass surface of the hand piece to the skin, which feels cool and comfortable. When the pulse of light is delivered to the skin surface you may feel a mild, brief rubber band snap sensation.
What will I look like after?
Immediately following a photofacial treatment, you may notice a slight reddening of the surrounding skin which typically subsides within a couple of hours. Signs of sun damage and age spots temporarily darken but over the course of the next 7-10 days, darkened spots will fade and flake off and your mottled complexion will clear.
How many photofacial treatments will I need?
On average, 4-6 photofacial treatments are recommended, scheduled at 3-4 week intervals. After a full series of treatments, it is recommended to maintain results with 1 treatment every 6-12 months. Each session usually lasts about 20 minutes, with patients returning to normal activity immediately afterwards.
When will I see results?
Many patients see significant improvement within 2 weeks of your photofacial treatment. Your complexion will be clearer and younger looking. Photofacial provides gradual, natural improvement with excellent long-term results. You will notice a reduction in redness, flushing and dilated capillaries and your skin will look healthier as sun damage, fine lines, pore size, and freckling and irregular pigmentation is minimized. Remember to liberally apply sunscreen when outdoors to minimize sun damage and the appearance of new spots and excessive redness.
RoxSpa Beverly Hills is offering a photofacial/Pixel combination therapy this month for $900. Call 310-777-0496 or e-mail Diana Lynn with Patient Relations at [email protected].