- By cathy warden
- Published 07/24/2012
Photofacial has evolved as an effective anti aging treatment. It can lessen the appearance of mild acne scars, age spots and redness. It can also treat skin damage that has resulted from over exposure to sun. Photofacial is especially good for treating the face and the chest. If you want to improve your appearance, you can go for this treatment.
You should know what a photofacial is all about. It involves concentrating intense light that penetrates deeper into the skin. The light delivers gentle pulse into the deeper layers of the skin. A broadband light is used in photofacial. Since the light is used over many wavelengths it can penetrate deeper into the skin. It can go deeper than laser which can only attain a limited depth.
You will have to go for 3 to 6 sittings to get maximum result of the treatment. There should be a gap of 3 weeks between each sitting. A session may take 30 to 45 minutes. During the procedure you may experience mild discomfort. You can ask your doctor to apply a topical numbing cream if your skin is sensitive. Applying the cream will eliminate the discomfort.
Photofacial is not something you can do yourself. This treatment has to be done in a doctor’s chamber. Photofacial requires little time for recovery. You can get back to normal life right after the treatment. But make sure not to expose your skin to sun. The treatment may result in redness which goes away in 24 hours. You may also experience mild swelling for a few days after the treatment. This is especially true for sun damaged skin. It doesn’t result in infection.
Photofacial is not a choice for you if you want to treat frown lines, crow’s feet or lines on your forehead. It is not even an alternative for facelift. This anti aging treatment may cost you around $350 to $600 per session.
If you want to get effective result you need to ensure that you choose a dermatologist who has years of expensive in photofacial. Choosing someone with expertise in this field is important. It is also crucial to ensure that you choose a local doctor. This is required so that you can visit the doctor whenever you need. For instance, if you say in Delray Beach, you should go for a doctor who specializes in photofacial Delray Beach. If possible talk to some of his previous patients to know how well he is at this treatment.
Author Bio: Cathy Warden is a skin care expert and she has several blogs dedicated to topics like Dermal fillers Delray Beach, freckle removal Boca Raton, anti aging treatment and so on. For more information on similar topics she suggests you to visit http://www.drskellchock.com/