7 Reasons to Get a Photofacial


Everyone wants to know how to get clear, smooth, glowing skin. There are lots of cosmetic procedures that can even out imperfections and help you get smoother, more even skin. Unfortunately, not everyone is prepared to deal with the risk or recovery time associated with some procedures. Photofacial can help you get rid of acne scars, rosacea, age spots or sunspots without going under the knife. 

Interested in trying out Photofacial? Here are 7 reasons why you should give it a go. 

1. Non-invasive treatment, no downtime

Photofacial is a popular cosmetic treatment wherein intense pulse of light is used to penetrate deep into the skin. It is used for treating a variety of conditions, including age spots, sunspots, rosacea, and freckles. If you want smoother, more even skin without going under the knife, Photofacial may the right treatment for you. 

Photofacial is a non-invasive treatment. It doesn’t involve any incisions or injections. It will not require downtime for recovery either. That means, you can go back to your usual routine or activity after your appointment. Redness and swelling is common after treatment, so it is best not to schedule treatment if you have a meeting right after. The good news is that the redness will dissipate after a few hours. 

The treatment is not that painful. You may feel a slight discomfort and may flinch a little with each snap, but it’s actually tolerable. You can see improvements in your skin with very little risk or discomfort. 

2. It’s quick and easy

IPL Photofacial treatments are quick and easy. In fact, one session only takes about 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the area being treated. This treatment is ideal for people with busy schedule as it won’t take too much of your time. In fact, you can have it done during your lunch break. 

Keep in mind, though, that the effects aren’t immediate. The number of treatments may vary from person to person. Typically, you will need to undergo a series of 3 to 5 treatments for the treatment to be fully effective. Each treatment should be at least 3 weeks apart. 

3. Helps control acne

Acne seems like a double punishment. First, you’ll have to deal with breakouts. Once the wound heal, you’ll be left with deep, unsightly scars. The acne scars are proof that you had a pimple. For those who desire a safe and effective way to get rid of acne and acne scars, we recommend that you give Photofacial a try. 

Photofacial treatments can be used to treat acne, acne scars, and blemishes. During the treatment, a medical professional uses a handheld device, which emits intense pulsed light. The heat from the laser attacks acne-causing bacteria. This may potentially reduce the likelihood of future breakouts. 

The light penetrates the surface of the skin, and the body perceives it as an injury. This triggers the production of collagen, which aids in faster wound healing. This will help reduce the visibility of acne scars and improve the overall texture and appearance of your skin. 

Acne and acne scars don’t stand a chance against Photofacial. The combination of heat and light has been proven to be a beneficial approach to addressing active acne breakouts as well as acne scars. It may take more than a session to get the desired results, patients leave feeling more confident about their appearance. 

4. Reduces redness

Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition in which the certain blood vessels enlarge. This results in pink or red facial skin. Facial redness is not only frustrating, it can also be painful or itchy. Whether you suffer rosacea or you have skin the blushes or flushes easily, Photofacial may be the dermatological treatment you’ve been looking for.  

Photofacial is the best treatment for reducing facial redness. The treatment is safe and is proven to improve the quality of your skin. To see noticeable improvements, we recommend at least three treatments sessions, each given one month apart. You will gradually see the redness fading away after each session. After this, you will no longer need to wear a thick layer of foundation to hide your redness. 

Please keep in mind that Photofacial does not provide a permanent cure for rosacea. As such, you will need to come back for maintenance treatments once or twice a year.

5. Minimizes pores

Most people tend to associate beauty with having clear, smooth skin. Unfortunately, large pores often stand in the way of having that. This is the reason why more and more people are seeking pore minimizing treatments. 

Pores are a vital part of our skin. There is nothing you can do to permanently shrink large pores. But with proper skin care and the right treatment, you can minimize the appearance of your pores. 

Photofacial is an effective way of dealing with enlarged pores. The treatment uses precise amount of visible light to minimize the size of the oil glands and improve skin texture. 

6. Improvement of sunspots

Sunspots are part of life. They are caused by constant exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays or aging. These spots are darker than your natural skin color and a bit bumpy. Oftentimes, they are mistaken for freckles. 

Avoiding the sun can be difficult. Avoiding aging is impossible. Luckily, there is a dermatological treatment that can help eliminate sunspots. It’s Photofacial.

Photofacials are great for eliminating sunspots caused by sun damage. The treatment is administered via a handheld device that emits intense light. The light will penetrate deep into the skin to stimulate healing from years of sun damage and remove discoloration on the skin. 

The number of recommended treatments can be different for everyone. For most patients, four to six sessions are enough to dramatically reduce the appearance of dark marks or eliminate them completely. Once you have completed your treatment sessions, you’ll be rewarded with smoother skin with a more even tone. Say goodbye to the effects of sun damage with the Photofacial. 

7. Minimizes signs of aging

Our skin changes as we age. It can change both in texture and pigment. There are lots of masks, creams and other products in the market that claims to reduce fine lines or wrinkles and improve the appearance of aging skin, but rarely do they deliver on that promise. 

IPL Photofacial is a popular treatment for rosacea, acne, and redness. But did you know that it can reverse aging. If you are looking to erase years from your skin, then this treatment may be just what you need. 

According to a 10-year study that was conducted by a group of researchers from Stanford University, IPL Photofacial isn’t just effective in dealing with age spots, it also prevents future signs of aging. This is because Photofacial stimulates the production of collagen. It improves our skin’s elasticity and keeps it hydrated; thus, resulting in smoother, healthier, and younger-looking skin. 

In the abovementioned study, researchers kept in touch with the participants and re-assessed their skin a decade after they began treatments. Here, discovered that those who have undergone Photofacial treatments had smother, even-toned, and younger looking skin. 

Final thoughts

Photofacial is proven to be safe and effective. In fact, it is safe enough to be used regularly for a year. However, you can seriously hurt yourself if you go too often. This is why we advise patients to schedule treatments a month apart. Also, it can also cause serious damage to the skin if the light isn’t administered properly. 

Photofacial can be pricey. In order to get the most bang for your buck, make sure that you go to a reputable place. Never go to a clinic that offers too good be true deals. 

At Skin Perfection Aesthetics, we offer a variety of services. If you are considering getting Photofacial or if you want to learn more about this treatment, you can book your free consultation with our skin care specialist to customize you treatment to your skin’s needs.