Learn More About Photo Facial Treatment
Photo facial is known by many different terms. IPL, which stands for intense pulse light, photo rejuvenation, BBL or Broad Band Light, are all the same term for photo facial. Photo facials are meant to target brown spots, pigmentation broken capillaries, and also as a side effect, it tends to build collagen. It stimulates collagen under the skin for a healthier, youthful look.
Prepping the Face
Step 1 is to cleanse the patient's face and remove all the makeup, if any. Our second step is to apply cold, clear ultrasound gel or most preferably using our laser company’s recommendation “lux lotion.” This is not only for the patient's comfort, but also to allow the sapphire crystal tip light guide to glide along the face without any complication.
Using Goggles During Photo Facials
The photo facial procedure uses many different levels of filtered light. Although this light is safe, it is recommended you use goggles. For your protection during the procedure, we’re going to apply goggles to protect your vision during the procedure.
Photo Facial Discomfort
We choose the setting based on the patient’s skin type and color. We do a spot test first, and we ask our patient to describe the discomfort that you are feeling on a scale from 1 to 10. Generally, a patient should not feel more than a 5 on a scale from 1 to 10. We do a spot test just in front of your ear. You will feel the cold tip of the light guide against your skin, so we adjust the setting and continue the treatment. Generally, near the eye and cheek area, it is going to be a little more intense. It’s also going to be a little brighter under the eye. Generally as we do this, it really stimulates more collagen.
Photo Facial Results
People notice more of clarity to the skin. Sometimes you have to do 4 to 6 treatments to get the final result, but even after one treatment, there can be a dramatic improvement. Face including cheek, forehead, nose and upper lip area our common treatment areas. Also, our patients sometimes choose to do their necks, chests, and backs of their hands. Those are very popular areas for this particular treatment.