What Is a FotoFacial and How Can It Improve My Skin?

Jan 30, 2024 | FotoFacial, Photofacial


Long-time desert dwellers know the sun has a grudge against your skin. While you can keep the sun’s damage at bay with sunscreen and fashionable hats, it often finds a way to do harm.

If you’ve grown tired of sun-damaged skin, or would like to improve your complexion with smaller pores, decreased rosacea, and fewer, freckles, photofacials may be for you. It’s quick, doesn’t require recovery time, and won’t interfere with your other treatments!

What is a Photofacial?

Photofacials are a unique type of treatment that utilizes intense pulsed light (IPL) to reach the layers of skin below the surface. This specially calibrated light addresses specific skin concerns such as hemoglobin and melanin, which can cause unwanted skin discoloration.

As the targeted areas absorb the light, they create heat, which fools your body into believing it has sustained an injury. Even though no true injury occurs, your body activates its natural healing processes to repair itself. This creates skin-improving proteins such as elastin and collagen, which can mitigate the effects of collagen loss caused by age. The result is glowing, younger-looking skin with decreased blemishes!

How Can a Photofacial Help My Skin?

These treatments allow you many options to achieve the skin you’re hoping for! They don’t interfere with other treatments, and you can repeat them every few weeks should your skin conditions recur. Best of all, they don’t require extensive downtime!

If you have found these conditions frustrating to eliminate, consider a consultation to talk about photofacials:

  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Stubborn acne and repeated severe breakouts
  • Visible capillaries and broken veins
  • Spider veins
  • Unwanted freckles
  • Rosacea
  • Wrinkles or fine lines near the lips, forehead, and eyes
  • Reddened skin
  • Enlarged pores
  • Sun spots
  • Areas of irregular pigmentation
  • Freckles

Photofacials can also act as a preventative treatment to mitigate the effects of premature skin aging. You may discover that a few treatments a year can change the way your skin ages for the better!

Let the Skin Clinic Shine a Light on Healthier Skin!

Even those who experience sensitive skin can enjoy the benefits of photofacials, as well as other skin-improving treatments! You can learn more by calling The Skin Clinic in Scottsdale at 480-513-2888, or book your appointment online