What Is A Photofacial?

What Is A Photofacial?

Soaking up the sun has perks. It feels good and gives you a bronzed-goddess glow. But, excessive sun exposure can often lead to the appearance of unsightly sunspots or pigmented lesions on the hands, neck, and face.

On top of that, age-related collagen and elasticity loss add to the formation of age spots - which make you look older than you really are.

If you're looking for a treatment that can get rid of sun damage or age spots - keep reading. 

The GentleMAX Pro Photofacial is a non-invasive treatment with little to no downtime that eliminates pigmented lesions, age spots, and sunspots for more youthful, radiant skin.

This post will teach you everything you need to know about the Photofacial - including the benefits, results, downtime and more.

What is a Photofacial?

The GentleMAX Pro Photofacial treatment is ideal for anyone seeking to eliminate sun spots, freckles or age spots, and even their complexion overall. 

Known as the gold standard in lasers, the GentleMAX Pro delivers optimal results in as little as one treatment with minimal downtime.

What are the Benefits of a Photofacial?

Before/After 1 Photofacial treatment on legs.

Before/After 1 Photofacial treatment on legs.

A series of non-invasive Photofacial treatments using the GentleMAX Pro can dramatically improve the health and quality of the skin with minimal downtime. This safe and effictive procedure is designed to eliminate the appearance of sun damage, age spots, and uneven pigmentation.

The Photofacial renews and rejuvenates skin layers to restore youthfulness, smoothness, and an even tone to the skin.

How Does A Photofacial Work?

During the treatment, a licensed esthetician at Flash Lab will guide the GentleMAX laser over the target areas, and the light energy will work to treat damaged skin while stimulating new, healthy collagen growth at the same time. 

The laser pulses light-based energy into the unwanted pigment, which causes the temperature of the unwanted melanin to rise and breaks up the pigment without damaging the surrounding tissue.

In the weeks following your Photofacial treatment, the broken-up pigment is naturally absorbed and eliminated by your body.

Where is a Photofacial Used?

Before/After 1 Photofacial treatment on hands.

Before/After 1 Photofacial treatment on hands.

The Photo Facial treatment is effective anywhere pigment is prevalent including the face, hands, chest, legs, arms, and back.

What Does a Photofacial Feel Like?

You will experience a pulsed heating sensation. Treatments last anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the size and number of treatment areas. 

The GentleMAX Pro laser was designed to cool the outer layers of skin, so there is minimal discomfort during the procedure.  A strong numbing cream can be used 30 minutes prior to treatment as well. 

When Will I See Results?

Results from a Photofacial treatment will continue to improve over time, as new collagen growth will stimulate more healthy layers of skin. 

The full results of a Photofacial treatment will appear after about one month.  Between 1 to 3 treatments may be necessary to achieve results. 

What is the Downtime?

After treatment, you can resume most normal activities. Redness and slight swelling are common immediately following treatment, but this typically dissipates quickly.

Take the Next Step!

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