- By Cathy warden
- Published 03/23/2012
If you wish to improve the appearance of your old and sun damaged skin, photofacial can be the right option for you. It has gained popularity for the last few years as one of the major skin treatments. Red lines, acne scars, hyper pigmentation, pores and freckles can also be treated with this new age skin rejuvenation technique. Photofacial offers immediate result. You hardly need any recovery time. What is even better is that it doesn’t have any negative aide effects. However if your skin is very sensitive, photofacial may not be the ideal choice for you. Talking to a skin specialist will help you to determine whether this is the right option for you.
Photofacial can give you younger looking skin. Though all exposed parts of your upper body can be treated with photofacial, face, neck and hands are the most commonly treated areas. Photofacial actually uses an intense light that can penetrate deep into the skin to deliver gentle pulses to the skin layers. Broadband light is used in a photofacial. Broadband light can go much deeper into the skin. It can penetrate deeper than the laser because in photofacial many wavelengths are transmitted into the skin where as only a single wavelength is transmitted to the skin in laser treatment.
You will have to go for at least 3 to 6 sittings in order to get full result. Each sitting will be schedules at the intervals of 3 weeks. Each sitting will take 30 to 45 minutes depending on the skin problem you wish to treat. Before you sit for photofacial you should come with clean and clear face. Remove your make up and don’t apply any moisturizer or other cosmetics on your skin before photofacial.
You may experience some discomfort when the procedure is performed. You should tell your doctor is your skin is sensitive. In that case the doctor will apply a topical cream on your skin before the procedure is performed. This will eliminate the discomfort. Photofacial requires little or no recovery time. Mild swelling and redness are gone within 24 hours. If your skin is severely sun damaged, it may take longer to get the result.
Photofacial is done in a doctor’s chamber and the result depends on the expertise of the doctor. So you should be careful while selecting a doctor. Make sure to choose someone who stays in the area. For example if you live in Fort Lauderdale, you should select someone specializing in photofacial Fort Lauderdale. Choosing an experienced doctor will ensure that you get desired result.
Cathy Warden is a skin care expert and he has several blogs dedicated to topics like photofacial, face lift, skin rejuvenation and so on. For more information on these topics he suggests you to visit http://www.drskellchock.com/