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5 Benefits of Photofacials

Oct 12, 2021

Your face is the first feature people see. Unfortunately, over time, exposure to the sun can cause sunspots, fine lines, and wrinkles.

A photo facial is an FDA-approved procedure that can improve your skin tone and color. The skincare experts at The Wellpath in New York use photofacials to help address a variety of skincare concerns for their patients. 

The lowdown on photofacials

Photofacials use intense pulsed light (IPL) to safely penetrate the skin and address a variety of skin concerns. Similar to a laser, it filters different wavelengths of light to create controlled trauma in the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin. The treatment ramps up collagen and elastin production to produce more youthful, even-toned skin. 

Here are five of the leading reasons a photofacial may be able to help you: 

1. Treats sun damage

You may have thought that going to the beach without using sunscreen was a good idea as a kid. With age, though, sun damage can start to appear. Fortunately, you can erase years of sun damage with a photofacial. Red spots and brown spots can improve up to 70%.

2. Treats acne and other skin conditions

Acne is another skincare concern that a photofacial can treat. As the light from the photofacial penetrates deep into the skin, it gently kills acne-causing bacteria and reduces inflammation at the same time. A photofacial can also treat fine lines, rosacea, broken blood vessels, and other skin conditions.

3. Not painful

You may be surprised to learn how little pain is involved in getting a photofacial. The feeling can be described as having a rubber band snapped against your skin. Most procedures last just 20-30 minutes, and our patients generally tolerate the treatment very well. You can expect the procedure to be less painful than a bikini wax.

4. Minimal side effects

With photofacials, there are no incisions or cuts, and there are minimal risks and side effects. Some patients experience mild redness after the procedure, but this generally fades within an hour following the procedure. Many patients report no side effects at all.

5. No downtime

Unlike some treatments, photofacials require little downtime. In fact, the procedure is dubbed as a “lunchtime treatment,” and many patients squeeze it into their workdays. The best part is no one will even know you had a photofacial — unless you tell them of course.

Your skin goes with you wherever you go. That’s why you should look and feel your best. If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your skin, a photofacial can provide many benefits with no downtime. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone with The Wellpath today.

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