Advances in Cosmetic Dermatology: Photofacials
For a non-invasive anti-aging cosmetic dermatology treatment, consider a photofacial. Â Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photofacials effectively refresh skin, anti-aging your appearance.
What Do Photofacials Treat?
If you suffer from rosacea, sun damage, acne scars, fine lines or red and brown spots on your skin, a Photofacial, or FotofacialâÂ¢, may be able to help you. Â However, photofacials do not generally work well on wrinkles. Â They may diminish this thin, miniature lines around the face, but for deep-set, genuine wrinkles, a different procedure may be necessary.
Photofacials tend to be best for people past their younger years, as it particularly targets signs of aging. Â Anti-aging tools like photofacials need to work against a variety of age-related symptoms like gravity, physical decomposition and sun damage. Â These three sources can cause people to age prematurely as they all damage the collagen within our skin; the collagen is what keeps our skin tight and smooth. Â Thus, the fine lines in the corners of the face. Â Photofacials help reduce those lines, delivering a taut, smooth canvas of skin.
To create this affect, your Austin cosmetic dermatologist moves a specific tool over the skin; this tool emits IPL. Â The IPL heats the inner layer of skin while at the same time cooling the outer layer of skin.
A FotofacialâÂ¢ can treat the face, neck, chest, arms or hands.
How Long Does a FotofacialâÂ¢ Take?
Although the light pulses take no time at all - approximately 2.5 milliseconds - the entire treatments lasts between a half-hour and an hour. Â The length of time depends on the specific area being treated. Â If just a small area requires treatment, it'll take less time than if the patient requests all the available areas to be treated at once. Â Generally, a given area requires multiple sessions for the best results. Â Three to six sessions dictates the average for most people's skin treatment.
One of the main attractions for this cosmetic dermatology treatment lies in its feasibility and convenience. Â There's essentially no recovery time to a photofacial treatment. Â
If you're looking for anti-aging cosmetic dermatologyÂ in Austin, TX, call Zimmet Vein & Dermatology today to discuss the benefits of a Photofacial treatment.