Utah Photofacials: Clear 2 Fotofacials
Utah Photofacials (also known as Fotofacials) are a light pulse technology that treats both pigment and color by using two separate light frequencies that effect unwanted or excessive pigment as well as small veins and redness. Rosacea, sun damage, freckling, broken capillaries, and redness, can all be removed. The effect is much like wiping the dust from a TV screen. Skin tone is enhanced, small defects are eliminated, and pores become smaller. The end result of a Fotofacial treatment is smoother, healthier and younger-appearing skin. Photofacial clients experience little discomfort and no downtime or disruptions to normal activities. Fotofacial treatments can also be used in conjunction with chemical peels, microdermabrasion, collagen lasers and Thermage to enhance the results of these procedures.
Utah Fotofacials take approximately 30 minutes for the entire face and varies for different areas of the body. Immediately following the treatments you may notice slight flushing and darkening of the brown spots. Over the course of several days these darkened spots will fleck off you will continue to see gradual improvements in the color and texture of your skin. The result is a clearer, smoother complexion.
There are several Fotofacial devices on the market. Surface uses the Palomar system exclusively because of its safety and versatility. Unlike most other devices, it uses a unique hand piece design that does not require technician safety measures or special precautions to prevent burns.
The Science of Light: IPLTM Helps Restore the Skin’s Youthful Glow
There are an overwhelming number of options available to improve the skin’s appearance, from creams and peels to microdermabrasion and laser treatments. Can any of these procedures provide significant improvement without interrupting daily routines?
IPL Skin Treatments using Photo rejuvenation offers a solution that:
- Addresses skin conditions that are most visible
- Treats the entire face, not only small spots
- Causes little discomfort
- Offers an immediate return to routine activities
- Provides gradual, natural-looking improvement
- Produces long-lasting results
Photo rejuvenation with IPL is the most versatile of all treatment options. Patients often schedule appointments during their lunch hours. IPL can treat numerous skin conditions at once. It is effective on red blemishes that originate from blood vessels, as well as brown pigment blemishes in the form of freckles, age spots and other sun damage. IPL also treats the neck, chest and hands, where sun damage is often most visible.
Fotofacials use filtered light to target and destroy unwanted pigments.
Practitioners determine an IPL treatment plan for each new patient, accounting for the number and severity of skin conditions being treated, as well as skin type. On average, our to six treatments are recommended, scheduled at three-week intervals. Each ession usually lasts about 20 minutes, with patients returning to normal ctivity immediately afterwards. IPL treatments provide gradual, natural mprovement with excellent long-term results.
What to Expect?
Before treatment, a cold gel is usually applied to the areas to be treated and patients wear protective eyewear. During treatment, a physician or trained staff member gently applies the smooth, glass surface of the IPL hand piece to the skin. Light is delivered to the skin surface in precise pulses that are typically pain-free. Occasionally some signs of treatment, such as redness, can last for one or two hours. In most cases, the entire face is treated, but the therapy can also work well on the neck, chest and hands. Results from a full series of treatments usually last for a year or more.
IPL treats the damaged superficial layer of the skin, while delivering thermal energy to deeper tissue. Clinical studies are now underway to quantify the effect this energy has on collagen production, which helps firm and tighten the skin. Some providers may refer to Photorejuvenation with IPL under other commercial names such as FotoFacial™, EpiFacial or others. Prospective patients should verify that they will be treated with IPL technology patented by LumenisTM.
How is IPL used to treat benign vascular lesions?
Aging, sun exposure and other factors can cause the appearance of broken capillaries and blood vessels on the face known as telangiectasias, which appear as spider veins. Sometimes broken capillaries can cause a diffused redness in the skin, called erythema, a source of social embarrassment for many people. Rosacea is a common skin condition that is characterized by diffused erythema. All of these conditions respond well to IPL.
For unsightly veins on the legs, both IPL and Nd:YAG laser technologies together are capable of addressing these lesions. During treatment, the blood in these small veins, heating and destroying the vessels, absorbs Intense Pulsed Light or laser light. Over time the destroyed veins are reabsorbed and disappear. IPL systems can also be used to treat varicose veins, which are deeper, bluer veins.
What are IPL Skin Treatments using Photorejuvenation?
The term “Photo rejuvenation” refers to the non-ablative, non-invasive treatment of red and brown pigment that leaves a smooth skin texture and even complexion, yielding a more youthful appearance.
IPL Skin Treatments are a safe, effective and popular way to improve the signs of aging from the face, neck, chest, arms and hands. This in-office procedure is performed by a physician or trained medical staff member and typically requires four to six sessions of about 20 minutes each, performed at three-week intervals.
What are the advantages of IPL Skin Treatments using Photo rejuvenation?
In addition to effectively treating multiple symptoms and locations in each session, the IPL procedure is gentle, non-invasive and safe, requiring no downtime. In fact, many people even schedule their sessions during their lunch breaks. Additionally, IPL treatments are customized to each individual’s specific skin type and condition, providing the best possible results.
Who is a candidate for this procedure?
Any man or woman who shows the signs of aged and sun-damaged skin is a candidate for IPL Skin Treatments using Photo rejuvenation. A brief consultation with an IPL specialist should provide all the information needed.
Call and schedule a free Cosmetic Utah Fotofacial consultation with Dr. Barson today! 801.776.2002.