Do you have evidence of sun damage or aging appearing on your face? Dark spots, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and other damage from age and sun exposure can make you look older than you feel. One of the least invasive options to rejuvenate your skin is with light energy and laser treatments. At Preserve your Pretty Skin and Body, we perform laser photofacial treatments at our medical spa in Johns Creek, GA.
What is a Photofacial?
A photofacial is a laser treatment that uses intense-pulsed light, or IPL, to target blemishes in the skin. IPL treatments are designed to remove pigmented cells that are caused by sun damage or other issues like hormonal changes. This is a non-ablative skin treatment – it does not remove the surface skin cells like laser skin resurfacing. It instead only removes the specific dark-pigmented cells, not affecting the surrounding skin. Issues that can be reduced with laser photofacial treatments include:
- Dark or age spots
- Hyperpigmentation or melasma
- Acne or other dark scars
- Spider veins or facial capillaries
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven skin tone
Since IPL treatments do not remove the top layer of epidermis from the skin, there is no need for social downtime. Dark spots and other treatment areas may flake away dark skin cells, but most of the healthy skin is unaffected. As collagen levels increase, the skin improves in appearance, creating a more youthful and glowing complexion.
Non-Invasive Facial Rejuvenation
Photofacial treatments can give your skin a rejuvenation without the need for downtime and recovery. Most individuals can benefit from a series of laser treatments, especially for darker spots and more extensive hyperpigmentation. The treatment is not painful, and you can return to your normal activities after your procedure, which usually takes less than an hour to complete.
If you want younger looking skin or a more even skin tone, laser photofacial treatments may be right for you. To learn more about IPL treatments and our many other laser procedures, contact our aesthetic team at Preserve your Pretty Skin and Body. Call our medical spa near Alpharetta, GA, in Johns Creek to schedule skin a laser treatment consultation.