Questions about photofacials, or fotofacials, are frequently asked by patients new to the world of lasers and light-based technology. Miriam Hanson , board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic skin care expert in Austin, Texas. During these treatments, the patient comfortably relaxes, while the provider runs a wand-type attachment over the areas of concern on the skin with a series of overlapping flashes or pulses of light. This treatment is often recommended to individuals seeking younger looking skin.
Difference between IPL, BBL, and a photofacial
I've had rosacea my whole life, and while it's certainly not severe, it's definitely annoying. Every time my totally bare skin makes an appearance, be it on vacation or a beach day, I'll inevitably hear, "Wow, looks like you got some color outside today! I'd love to stop defending my skin care routine all the time — yes, I promise I wear sunscreen — but even more importantly, I'd love to wear less makeup. If having an inflammatory skin disease wasn't enough, my naturally sensitive skin is also prone to acne, so heaping tons of concealer on every day triggered a vicious cycle of breaking out and covering up. After years of this routine, I wanted out.
Both are light devices with multiple wavelengths with cut off filters, to allow light bands of certain wavelengths to treat, sun damage, age spots, red veins, and skin texture. PhotoFacial is a treatment referring to an anti-aging Facial using a light Photo source. IPL devices, including the one referred to as BBL work by directing light energy in the visible spectrum from violet to red, which is then converted to heat as it reaches its target which absorbs the light. The absorbing targets are red veins, hemoglobin , freckles, age spots and dyschromia melanin wrinkles water heated to stimulate collagen. The target can be destroyed and eliminated to stimulate growth of new healthier skin during the healing process.
There is no downtime following the treatment, you can return to your activities or work! We have used CO2 laser peel rejuvenation for the face for almost a decade. Volume replacement can be achieved with either mesenchymal fat transfer as performed as part of another cellular therapy or with fillers such as Vollure, Voluma or Juvederm.