Friday, January 23, 2009

What is a Photofacial?

It would be nice if our skin never lost the tone, smoothness and elasticity we're born with. As we're all too well aware, though, skin can readily betray a person's age; blotches, dark patches, freckles and age spots don't exactly scream “youthful.” But by using intense pulsed light (IPL) technology in a procedure called a Photofacial, those telltale spots can be greatly diminished or even eliminated completely.

The energy emitted by the IPL wavelength is only absorbed by the unwanted pigment, shattering it into tiny fragments that are harmlessly absorbed by the body – all while leaving the surrounding tissue undamaged. The treatments are given in a series, so effects are gradual and subtle, but noticeable. Photofacials are ideal for people who lead an active lifestyle; sessions are generally quick, there's little to no interruption in your daily activities, and no downtime for recovery. And though the word “facial” is in its name, IPL can be used not only on the face, but the chest and hands as well.

Whether you've got discoloration due to acne, rosacea, sun damage, or hyperpigmentation, it can be improved – you've just got to see the (intense pulsed) light.


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