What is a photofacial?

August 10, 2010 by Molly

 You have probably heard the term photofacial, and you probably know that it’s some sort of cosmetic procedure.  But do you really know what a photofacial is?  Affinity Clinic’s Aesthetic Center offers photofacial treatments at its Tifton facility – they are safe, comfortable treatments that work to reverse signs of aging or rosacea and give skin a natural even tone.  But how do they work?

Photofacial is a generic term for a skin treatment that uses light-based technology. Photofacials have a number of different uses but are mostly used for boosting collagen or treating various skin conditions such as acne, brown spots, broken capillaries, etc.

The two main types of technology used for photofacials are LED (light-emitting diode) and IPL (intense-pulsed light). Here at the Aesthetic Center at Affinity we use IPL, and more specifically the Aurora Laser, made by Syneron.

An IPL photofacial delivers a bright blast of light at very high energy levels through a hand-held device and is a great option if you have brown spots, broken capillaries or facial redness. The number of IPL photofacials you need will vary depending on the condition you're treating, the results you want, and how your skin responds but usually consists of a series of three to five treatments given in a span of three to four weeks.

Photofacials work best in conjunction with a regular skin care routine that you develop with your esthetician.  Check out our before and after photos here (http://aestheticcenter.affinity-clinic.com/before-after-pictures) and call us at 229.391.4100 to make your appointment today.  A better you awaits!