The best time of year for photofacials

Winter is the Best Time of Year for Photofacials

January 1, 2013

This winter, take advantage of the decrease in daylight and experience the benefits of photofacials. Photofacial, or photo rejuvenation , uses light to improve skin texture and tone. The minimal sun exposure in winter allows the esthetician to be more aggressive with the treatment, achieving the best results towards healthier looking skin.

The Benefits of Photo Rejuvenation

The lack of sunlight, caused by the shortened days of winter, influences the way you look and feel. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy is like a much needed boost of energy for your skin. During treatment, varying wavelengths of light penetrate the inner layers of skin to promote the growth of collagen and release free oxygen. Photo rejuvenation reduces the appearance of:

  • Rosacea.
  • Freckles.
  • Liver Spots.
  • Acne Scars.
  • Wrinkles.

Common Side Effects of IPL Therapy

The pulses of light feel like mild pinches or the snapping of a rubber band. A warm sensation is common, and a numbing cream or cool gel is typically applied to protect and soothe the treated area. You may experience minor discomfort, redness or swelling following the procedure, but no recovery time is needed. More severe side effects may include temporary blisters or bruising.

For the best results, it is encouraged to undergo a series of treatments. On average, the recommended number of photofacials is around five treatments at three week intervals. The number of treatments will be determined during the initial consultation, based on your desired result and the severity of the skin condition.
… We all look forward to the return of summer, but you can make the most of winter’s minimal sunshine by thoroughly rejuvenating your skin with a series of photofacial treatments. You can learn more about this and other skin rejuvenation procedures by contacting Advanced Laser and Skin Clinic.

Helpful Hint for Healthier Skin

To avoid sun damaged skin, apply sunscreen with SPF 35 or higher every day before heading outside.

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