Who Can Benefit from Treatment
IPL Photofacials can be used on various areas of the body, including the face, hands, and chest. Our advanced lasers can help address a range of cosmetic concerns, including:
- Sun spots
- Broken capillaries
- Brown spots
- Large pores
- Lines and wrinkles
Dr. Galitzin may recommend this particular treatment for patients with fair skin tones, as the laser can cause pigmentation issues in patients with darker or tanned skin. If this procedure is not appropriate for your needs, our team can recommend another treatment that can help you achieve your goals.
What Is a Photofacial?
Also known as photo rejuvenation, a photofacial is an advanced laser skin treatment that uses intense pulses of light to treat skin discoloration, fine lines, and broken capillaries. IPL Photofacials work by stimulating cell rejuvenation and collagen production. As building block for your skin, collagen is a protein that is responsible for its elasticity and smooth supple quality. However, collagen production naturally slows with age. As a result, Dr. Galitzin offers IPL Photofacials to help to reinvigorate your skin and produce a youthful appearance, diminishing the presence of fine lines and wrinkles.
How Does It Work?
At your consultation, Dr. Galitzin will review your aesthetic goals to create a customized treatment plan for your needs. During your procedure, our team will target specific areas of your skin with a specialized handheld device. This tool releases brief, bursts of light that penetrate the skin and create a warming sensation. Typically, patients compare the feeling of this light beam to a rubber band snapping lightly against the skin. However, we can apply a numbing cream before your procedure to ensure your comfort.
Your photofacial should only take about 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area. There is no downtime required and you can immediately return to your normal activities. After your procedure, you may experience some minor redness and sensitivity, similar to a small sunburn. These effects are usually mild and fade quickly.
At our practice, we recommend that patients undergo a series of three to six treatments to achieve an optimal outcome. These procedures should be spaced about four to six weeks apart. In addition, practicing a proper skincare regimen and regularly applying sunscreen can help you achieve long-lasting results and protect your skin from future damage.
Receive Expert Care
If you are ready to restore a youthful appearance, the our knowledgeable and friendly team at Skin Care at 5th Ave can provide safe, effective IPL Photofacial treatments to help you accomplish your cosmetic goals. Contact us online or all us at (770) 487-2645 today to schedule an appointment.