It may seem somewhat superficial, but people are always looking for new ways to work with their skin and improve their looks. There’s nothing wrong with searching for ways to revitalize your appearance and look your best, after all, when we look better, we feel better too. At Blue Point Medical Spa, clients who want to make the most out of their image can avail themselves of a great photo facial service, which could help to remove various imperfections, and significantly boosting their self-confidence.
Photo facials, sometimes referred to as ‘foto facials’ are used for various reasons, and the main type of technology that expert aestheticians utilize in performing them, is intense pulsed light, or IPL. An IPL photo facial works by delivering high-intensity bursts of non-ablative broadband light onto the skin through a hand-held device. This intense light does not damage the surface of the skin, while the light penetrates to deeper levels, to fix underlying problems.
How to Know if an IPL Photo Facial is Right for You
It is important to bear in mind that IPL photo facials are not the right choice for everyone. Health history, skin color, and tendency to scar are all essential factors that should be taken into account when your Blue Point Medical Spa consultant is assessing your eligibility. Usually, a consultation with a dermatologist or beauty professional will take place before any treatment is scheduled.
If the procedure is right for you, this is what you can anticipate from a treatment. IPL photo facials can be used to improve the appearance of various skin issues, but it does not do everything. An IPL photo facial can treat:
- Liver spots
- Dilated blood vessels
- Brown skin discoloration
- Chronic facial redness
- Sun damage
However, it may not be as effective at removing particularly deep wrinkles, sagging skin, or melisma.
How to Prepare for Your Appointment
If you have been approved for a photo facial with Blue Point Medical Spa, then it is important that you stay out of the sun prior to your appointment to your treatment. Melanin is a natural photo-protectant that can interfere with the effectiveness of a photo facial treatment. For the best results, avoid excessive sun exposure for at least two weeks before your appointment, and wear sunscreen afterwards. Usually, a series of IPL treatments will be recommended, although results may begin to show as early as your second treatment.
What to Expect from Your Appointment
One advantage of a photo facial treatment is that they typically only take around thirty minutes to complete. You may have a cooling gel applied to the area that is going to be treated before the IPL is used on the skin, allowing the light to act on the tissue.
Throughout the following weeks after an appointment, the natural healing properties of the body will remove the affected tissue, allowing the skin to rejuvenate itself for a more youthful, healthier, and vibrant appearance. Most patients suffer no downtime, and makeup can be applied to cover residual redness that may occur.
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*Lisa Marie Wark, MBA owns a social media agency and is a business development consultant with a concentration in medical spas and alternative clinics. Currently she is President of Lisa Marie Wark, MBA & Assoc., a business development and social media firm that provides physicians the necessary business tools to help them build or expand their practices into medical spa facilities.