What is a FotoFacial?

Jan 8, 2014 | Blog, Skin Care

In today’s age of social media, candid photographs are constantly being taken and uploaded by everyone. Battling the effects of aging in private is one thing, but to have it documented on the Internet is another. Luckily, science and technology has not only evolved the quality of cameras, but it has provided a variety of beauty and skin enhancement services and products to keep us looking younger than we actually are. Fotofacial is a skin treatment rising rapidly in popularity, because it can have your skin camera ready at any given time.
What is Fotofacial?
A Fotofacial is a term for a treatment that targets sun damaged areas of the skin using intense-pulsed light technology. It achieves full facial rejuvenation by stimulating collagen in your skin, resulting in smoother looking skin and a youthful glow. While Fotofacial is beneficial in tending to aging skin, facial redness and spider veins, the treatment is also used to treat enlarged pores, broken capillaries, freckles and uneven skin texture.
How it works
A bright light is distributed through a handheld device at high energy levels. A cool gel will be applied to a clean face, while your eyes will be protected with appropriate eye wear. Using a range of infrared and visible light dependent on various skin conditions, the Fotofacial machine will be applied to your face. After 15-45 minutes, the procedure is done, and a sunscreen is applied to a cleansed face.
At least five sessions is recommended for the best results, but an improved appearance of the skin can be noticed after the first treatment. Consult with your skin care expert prior to the procedure, so you can discuss what is best for you and the results you want to achieve.
The Fotofacial will shave years off your appearance, it’s a quick procedure, and there’s little to no pain or swelling. You deserve a facial rejuvenation!
Here at the North Scottsdale Laser and Skin Care Clinic, our professionals work hard to ensure you are satisfied with your results. Contact us today to inquire about our current special offers!