We all want clear skin, but nature has a way of sabotaging us with frustrating imperfections. Luckily, Photofacial technology (which uses lasers and pulsed light to remove skin imperfections) has been growing leaps and bounds, culminating in the Palomar Photofacial Rejuvenation process.
Photofacial rejuvenation uses pulsed light to treat the following problems:
Pigmented Lesions (Sunspots or Age Spots) occur in response to the sun-induced skin injury and appear as dark brown circles, known as solar Lentigines. There can also be diffuse browning of the skin, known as Actinic Bronzing.
Vascular Lesions-superficial blue, red or purple veins under the skin's surface. Some common types include Rosacea (facial inflammation) and Spider Veins (tiny vessels that appear near the surface of the face).
The Photofacial procedure creates a gentle warming of the skin that induces new collagen formation and helps to reduce fine lines and shrinks pores. You don't have to live with these imperfections! Photofacial Rejuvenation will remove your pigment and vascular lesions to improve your skin texture and tone with quick and easy treatments.
What body areas can I get treated?
Any area, except directly around the eyes. The face, neck, chest, arms, hands, legs, etc. can be treated quickly and safely.
What are Photofacial treatments like?
Quick and easy! After your initial preparation, your treatment provider will move the Palomar pulsed light handpiece over your skin. The handpiece emits a light that breaks up the pigment in the lesion. Most people perceive the light as a gentle snapping sensation, which causes little to no discomfort.
What should I expect after treatment?
Pigmented lesions will darken slightly after treatment, and then fade away after about 10-14 days. Vessels (visible veins) generally undergo immediate graying or blanching and the surrounding area may redden. The vessels then fade after about 10-14 days. Most people experience some mild temporary redness and swelling, similar to a sun burn, in the treated area shortly after treatment. This does not interfere with normal activities and usually subsides within a day. In some cases, the redness may last longer, but will still be mild and temporary. Your treatment provider will explain other, less likely side effects to you.
What is the difference between pulsed light and laser treatments?
Pulsed-light systems and lasers are very similar and treat lesions in basically the same way. However, the Photofacial process uses a new technology that removes imperfections much faster than lasers. Photofacial treatments can fit the busiest person's schedule.