PhotoFacial in Boston
With a PhotoFacial at Skin Tight Med Spa, patients can enjoy clear and beautiful blemish-free skin. This IPL (intense pulsed light) therapy treatment is quite versatile and can be used on a number of regions of the body.
PhotoFacial Resolves Skin Imperfections
The non-invasive PhotoFacial treatment can improve the appearance of the skin on many areas of the body, including the face, neck, chest, shoulders, arms, hands, and legs.
It can treat skin imperfections like age spots, sun damage, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, freckles, spider and varicose veins, acne scars, redness, and oversized pores.
This procedure is ideal for those with lighter skin tones. Because the treatment’s pulses of light energy target melanin pigment, patients with darker skin tones would be at risk for skin discoloration. Thus, it is not a good treatment option for these patients.
The Science Behind the Treatment
The basis of the PhotoFacial treatment mechanism is its intense pulses of light energy. These broad-spectrum light waves create heat that destroys the hemoglobin and active melanin-producing cells (melanocytes) in the deeper skin layers. These destroyed cells are slowly and naturally absorbed by the body. Eliminating these cells results in clearer skin.
Additionally, heating the skin tissues brings about an increase in collagen protein production and remodeling of collagen. As a result, the skin is healthier and tighter, reducing wrinkles, oversized pores, and sun damage.
Getting a PhotoFacial
A PhotoFacial session is quite simple and straightforward. At the start, a cooling gel is spread over the treatment region so that it will be protected from the heat of the treatment. After this, the IPL handpiece is used to apply pulses of light energy to the targeted skin issues.
Typically, around three to six PhotoFacial treatment sessions will be required to achieve desired results. After every session, the appearance of the skin continues to improve.
Redness and swelling may be present for around a day after an IPL PhotoFacial treatment session, but they will fade shortly. The treated hyperpigmentation may also become temporarily darker before flaking off of the skin. Do not pick at these areas; they will flake off naturally on their own.
It will be important to gently moisturize your skin and to apply proper sunscreen for a time after a treatment session, since the skin will temporarily be more sensitive to damage.
Once the PhotoFacial is completed, new collagen protein is gradually created. This has the effect of further improving the treatment’s initial results in a way that looks very natural. Once three months have passed, optimal results will be evident.
In order to maintain these results, patients must avoid sun overexposure, adopt a proper skin-care regimen, and come in for yearly maintenance PhotoFacial treatments.
Prospective patients are often concerned about the potential cost of treatments, including the PhotoFacial. This treatment’s price will depend on the number of sessions required, the size of the treatment region, and several other factors.
Set Up Your Consultation
A PhotoFacial at Skin Tight Med Spa is an excellent option for patients who want to restore clear and youthful skin. For more information, schedule a consultation by contacting our office at 978.263.1079.