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FotoFacial is an advanced skin care procedure that uses computer controlled intense pulsed light to dramatically improve the appearance of the skin on your face, neck and chest. The light penetrates deeply into the skin to stimulate new collagen production. The new collagen thickens the deep skin layer and fills depressions.
The skin is warmed by the light energy, which causes the collagen to contract, thus tightening the skin and reducing the wrinkles. The light is also absorbed by excess pigment and blood vessels, which are then destroyed by the energy.
FotoFacial treatment provides many improvements similar to a laser, without the skin surface irritation. Therefore there is no downtime. Although a laser can produce a more dramatic smoothing and reduction in deep wrinkles, the FotoFacial can eliminate fine to medium lines and can reduce or eliminate facial veins and dark spots that the laser cannot treat. It is an ideal procedure for people who want dramatic skin changes without any downtime.
FotoFacial will treat:
FotoFacial is an excellent treatment for those who suffer from rosacea because it can reduce or eliminate small blood vessels, telangiectasias, redness and flushing. It is also very effective for treating sun damaged skin, fine lines, freckles, dark spots, red spots, skin texture irregularities and large pores. The neck and chest can be treated very effectively with FotoFacial without downtime. Dark spots, rough red skin, and superficial vessels can be lightened and smoothed to bring back the beautiful, youthful neck you once had.
A series of 3 to 5 treatments sessions lasting 45 minutes each, combined with a home skin care program, usually produces remarkable results. Some patients will want to continue with more treatments for additional treatment improvement.
FotoFacial is performed about fifteen minutes after applying a topical analgesic cream to the area to be treated. You will feel a warm pulse as the light is activated. A gel is applied to cool the skin during the procedure. The treatment is completed with the application of a moisturizer and sunscreen.
You will see improvement after your first treatment. Freckles and other dark spots may get a little darker for a few days after the first treatment but the pigment will disappear spontaneously. Veins and blood vessels will typically be reduced 30 to 50% after the first visit and continue to diminish after each subsequent visit. Your skin will be lighter, pores will look smaller, and the texture will be finer.
You can resume all normal activity immediately after your treatment. You may be slightly pink for 30 minutes after each treatment but this is easily covered by makeup and you can return to work. This is a very effective procedure that can help beautify your skin without interrupting your daily life. After the series of treatments is completed, you will probably find that you can go without makeup and your skin will look beautiful.
Unwanted facial hair is very effectively removed with the FotoFacial system. It will permanently remove a large percentage of the hairs, and any hair that returns will be much finer and lighter in color, the more effective the treatment. Multiple treatments spaced 2 to 3 weeks apart are performed until the desired result is obtained. As an added convenience, the hair removal may be performed at the same time as your FotoFacial treatment.