Photofacial Benefits: What to Know and What to Expect
It’s no mystery why we should want to take good care of our faces. The face is the part of us that most expresses who we are, and it’s what others pay the most attention to. That’s probably why so many procedures exist to help us show the world our best face. Photofacials are one of these, and the benefits they offer are remarkable.
Different Types of Photofacial
Photofacials come in two varieties. One is called IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light, and the other is LED, which uses multiple light colors to achieve different effects.
Bold Body provides clients with IPL photofacials. They provide the widest range of desirable benefits with minimal side effects. They even provide many of the same benefits that you can get from LED treatments.
The way the IPL photofacial works is by emitting pulses of broad-spectrum light into the deeper layers of the skin via direct contact with the surface. These light pulses target and break down the melanin in dark spots on the skin, as well as hemoglobin in the bloodstream. This stimulates blood flow, with which your body carries out the broken-down material.
How a Photofacial Benefits You
By targeting areas of your skin that have been affected in natural but undesirable ways, IPL photofacial benefits you by stimulating your own body to heal prior skin damage.
The process reduces the appearance of dark spots, including age spots, freckles, and other signs of sun damage. This can result in a more even skin tone, and reduce other effects like hyperpigmentation and the redness that comes from broken capillaries.
You can also expect to enjoy photofacial benefits like a more vibrant, revitalized complexion, more collagen production, and even reduced acne, since the process shrinks pores and kills the bacteria that cause it.
Possible Side Effects to be Aware Of
While the procedure is painless and non-invasive, it’s possible that you may experience some mild swelling or redness due to the intensity of the light. We provide cooling packs to help prevent this, but sometimes it happens anyway.
If you’re getting a photofacial to treat dark spots, you may see them initially get even darker shortly after the procedure, but within a week or so, they will begin to fade away.
There are other mild but very uncommon effects that can occur, but those are usually the result of mishandling the photofacial equipment. At Bold Body, our professional staff receives comprehensive training to prevent such issues.
Recovering From a Photofacial
Perhaps the best of photofacial benefits is the lack of downtime. You can get right back to your normal activities immediately following the procedure.
If you’d like to help your face look younger and healthier, contact us today to discuss the photofacial treatment that’s right for you!
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