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How a Photo Facial Can Improve Your Skin

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Has the color and texture of your skin changed as you have gotten older? It is not just lines and wrinkles that plague the skin as it ages. Changes in the pigmentation, pore size and elasticity are other factors that make your skin look older, whether it is on your face, hands, chest or other exposed areas. A photo facial is a laser treatment that can diminish sun spots, large pores, freckles and other age factors in a quick, non-invasive procedure, giving skin a more youthful, healthy appearance.

A photo facial treatment uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to target areas that are discolored or changed in texture on the skin. Sun exposure, aging and certain skin conditions can create blotchy, spotted skin or enlarged pores that alter it from the smooth, even-tone skin of your youth. IPL works by using a laser device to dispense IPL to the affected areas of the skin, using light to heat the darker pigmented cells and eliminate them. Your body replaces the removed darker skin cells with fresh cells, evening your skin color and texture.

Who Can Benefit from a Photo Facial

The photo facial is perfect for those wanting a non-surgical treatment option to improve the tone and texture of their skin. Some of the skin issues treated with IPL include:

  • Sun spots
  • Rosacea
  • Port wine stains
  • Spider veins and broken capillaries
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Venous malformation, angiomas, hemangiomas and pigmented lesions

The procedure is quick – most IPL treatments can be accomplished in less than an hour – and there is no downtime after the procedure. The skin tends be a little red after the treatment and sun spots, freckles, hyperpigmentation and other discolorations fade over the next 1-2 weeks. Some issues like spider veins may immediately disappear, but can also fade over the next week. Those with rosacea can notice areas fading within the first few weeks after their initial treatment, with more drastic results with subsequent photo facial sessions. Most people get the best results with 3-6 sessions spaced about a month a part.

Photo Facial Treatments in Phoenix

At Arcadia Wellness Center, we offer many cosmetic procedures to improve the beauty and health of your skin, including photo facial IPL treatments. The photo facial treatment we offer can fade discolorations on the skin while reducing large pores, improving elasticity and creating a softer texture. Call us today to schedule your consultation to learn more about photo facial and other treatments we offer to help you enjoy younger, healthier-appearing skin.