What are the Benefits of a PhotoFacial?
Almost anyone with Fitzpatrick I-III skin (mild to moderately pigmented) can benefit from a Harmony XL PhotoFacial. You can see improvements in a range of skin concerns, including:
- Age spots
- Sun damage
- Vascular lesions
- Spider veins
- Redness from acne and acne scars
Most other energy-based treatments are not effective against red pigments and are only moderately effective against brown ones. A Harmony XL PhotoFacial is the treatment of choice for these concerns. It uses two different technologies to maximize results against the broadest range of pigment-related skin issues.
How Does a PhotoFacial Work?
The Dye VL PhotoFacial uses pulses of light energy at wavelengths that target pigments without harming skin cells. Treatment works on hemoglobin, the pigment that gives blood vessels their red color. It also works on melanin, the pigment that causes brown spots and hyperpigmentation.
The light energy emitted by the laser damages the pigment molecules. As a result, reddish and brown discoloration will fade as the body removes the remnants. The treatment is extremely precise, and the laser energy is absorbed specifically in the targeted area without damaging the surrounding healthy skin. PhotoFacial treatment is so gentle that most people feel only minimal discomfort. The sensation is often compared to a rubber band “snapping.”
How Many PhotoFacial Treatments Will I Need?
We recommend PhotoFacial treatments for almost anyone of the appropriate skin type. Any adult who is frequently outdoors can benefit from a PhotoFacial yearly to counteract sun damage. Most people will benefit from an initial series of treatments spaced a few weeks apart. How many treatments you need depends on the type and severity of your skin concerns. Maintenance treatments once a year can keep your skin clear and glowing.