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A photofacial is a great skin rejuvenation treatment that can restore the natural beauty of your skin. At Pluvia Medical Spa by Sabrina Lahiri MD, we offer photofacials in The Woodlands for people with issues like hyperpigmentation, sunspots, poor skin texture, and other common skin concerns.
What Is a Photofacial?
A photofacial is performed using an intense pulsed light (IPL) laser. The laser system emits pulses of bright light that penetrate the layers of skin being treated. The energy emitted from the light creates heat that is absorbed by the skin. This triggers the production of collagen which helps to make the skin tighter, firmer, and smoother.
An IPL photofacial can also be used to target and treat hyperpigmentation and sunspots by breaking up the cluster of melanin in the skin.
The Benefits of a Photofacial
A Photofacial can be used to treat a wide variety of skin issues and concerns. When you come in for your photofacial consultation, our team will ask you about the skin issues you want to address and let you know if a photofacial is right for you. A photofacial can be used to treat:
- Age spots
- Poor skin texture
- Vascular lesions
Ideal Candidates for Photofacial Treatment
The photofacial is ideal for patients looking for an anti-aging and skin-rejuvenation treatment to restore their skin. Patients with lighter skin tones are excellent candidates. Candidates must have untanned skin during treatment.
The photofacial is not recommended for patients with darker skin tones or tanned skin. Patients with deep wrinkles, scars, or severe acne should consider other skin treatments. Patients who are taking Accutane or other acne treatments are not ideal candidates. Pregnant women should postpone their photofacial until after pregnancy.
Your consultation will start by discussing your skin issues and goals. We will examine your skin and check your medical records before recommending the photofacial treatment. We will then create a treatment plan based on your aesthetic goals.
We will discuss the details of the treatment plan with you. This will include the treatment session, the aftercare process, and the number of sessions recommended to achieve your goals. We will also provide a cost estimate for your treatment. All of your questions will be answered during the consultation.
What to Expect During Your Photofacial
A photofacial treatment can take anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour to complete based on the size of the area being treated and other factors. Before the treatment begins, your skin will be cleansed and a cool gel will be applied to the areas being treated.
The skin may take on a reddish color during the treatment and a small amount of swelling may occur which is common. You may feel a warm sensation over the treated areas but there should be little to no discomfort during the treatment process.
What to Expect After Your Photofacial
There is no lengthy recovery period required following a photofacial. There will be some puffiness and redness around the treated areas following your photofacial. The skin may be sensitive to the touch and there may be a feeling similar to a sunburn that will subside over the next day or so. Applying an ice pack to the area can provide some relief.
Sunspots, freckles, and other blemishes may become darker before the skin begins to flake and their appearance reduces. It is best to avoid aggressive scrubbing and exfoliating the treated areas.
Multiple treatment sessions will likely be required to achieve optimal results. The number of sessions required may be adjusted accordingly depending on the result of each treatment. It is important to commit to the recommended number of treatment sessions to achieve ideal results.
Following a good skincare routine will help maximize the results of your photofacial and aid in delaying signs of aging.
The Cost of a Photofacial
When you come in for your photofacial, our team at Pluvia Medical Spa by Sabrina Lahiri MD will go over the details of the treatment including the expected cost of your photofacial will be. The price of your photofacial will depend on things like the size of the area being treated and other factors that our team can discuss.
Schedule a Consultation
At Pluvia Medical Spa by Sabrina Lahiri MD, we want to make sure our patients receive the outstanding care and results they deserve from their photofacial. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation for your photofacial in The Woodlands or to learn more about the other amazing services we offer.