Looking to Lighten Sun Spots and Reduce Fine Lines? A Photofacial May Be for You!

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If you are looking to lighten sun spots, reduce fine lines, and otherwise improve the appearance of your skin, a photofacial may be for you! It’s been touted by media outlets like Allure Magazine as one of the most effective ways to give your skin a lift without having to undergo costly plastic surgery. Here’s what you need to know about this procedure and whether it may be right for you!

What is a Photofacial

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A Photofacial can lightening sun spots and reducing fine lines

A photofacial, also known as a light therapy treatment, is a proven method of lightening sun spots and reducing fine lines. It does this by using intense pulsed light (IPL) technology to activate the body’s natural production of melanin and cell regeneration. IPL can also be used on acne scars, vascular lesions, and skin tags. A physician should examine your skin before performing a photofacial to make sure it’s safe for you. If your skin has pre-existing conditions such as rosacea or lupus, there are other procedures available which may be better suited to your needs. 

What to Expect

The procedure itself only takes about 30 minutes and has minimal downtime with many patients able to go back to work or resume their normal activities right away. The process is relatively painless, but you may experience some swelling or redness in the days following treatment. The procedure does not hurt or burn, but it does cause some tingling due to the intensity of the light. It’s important that you follow all instructions carefully in order for the results to be effective.

Side effects may include redness, swelling, pain, or irritation at the treatment site. In some cases, a blistering rash will appear on the skin’s surface. However, these side effects usually disappear within 2-3 days after treatment. Typically treatments are completed over six weeks, with each session lasting about an hour. Some people see results immediately, while others will notice their skin lightening over time.

Contact Hellenic Laser Spa today for more information on photofacials or other procedures we offer to get you feeling and looking your best!

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