What is it? Our Photofacial treatment uses pulses of IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) to reverse signs of aging by altering your skin at the cellular level. Photofacials are relatively painless, by creating a feeling similar to a snapping rubber band. This treatment has been FDA approved and it is also considered one of the most effective non-invasive rejuvenating treatments for aging skin. Photofacials are typically used to treat minor imperfections such as skin discoloration, sun damage, brown spots, acne scars, and rosacea. How does a Photofacial work? Over time, due to aging and other factors, the layers of your skin weaken and can appear thin, wrinkled, rough & blemished. Photofacials address imperfections in a safe and gentle manner, with results that improve over time as the skin thickens and becomes healthier. When pulses of light are directed over the skin it will reach deeper layers of the skin, which repairs damage and prevents future signs of aging. This is sloughing off the superficial layer of the skin to reveal younger cells, stimulation of collagen growth responsible for creating structure, and rejuvenation of the genes of the affected skin! After only 3-4 photo facials per year, your skin will improve. What to Expect? The procedure can take around 30 minutes. Slight swelling and redness for 24-48 hours are the most you’ll see as a side effect. You can go right back to whatever you were doing before the procedure, as there is no downtime to follow. When will I see results? After one facial, you should expect to see and feel smoother skin. Age spots initially become darker and then move to the skin’s surface where they fall away as part of the skin’s natural exfoliation process. Skin and pores feel and look tighter, while fine lines and wrinkles slowly decrease in size. Most clients tend to start on the facial area but once they start to see the results, they tend to travel to other problem areas: including the neck, shoulders, and chest.