Photofacials, (aka photo rejuvenation), is done with the help of a light that’s penetrated deep into the skin on a molecular level. It doesn’t require injections or incisions, hence a safe and sound method.
Types of photofacials
The two most common type of Photofacial in Des Plaines are intense pulsed light (IPL) and light emitting diode (LED). IPL photofacials, aka Pulsed Light Therapy, is done all thanks to a handheld device emitting pulses of broad-spectrum light through direct contact with the skin. It even acts on the deeper skin layers and can treat sun damage, broken capillaries, and other impurities.
LED photofacials is done with the help of handheld devices or lamps emitting different colors of LED light. These colors of the lights are known to be effective in this treatment. For instance, the blue light is used to treat bacteria causing acne, whereas red light is used to stimulate collagen production to treat fine lines and wrinkles.
How Do Photofacials Work?
In both the aforementioned procedures, light is used to treat your skin. However, IPL photofacial is more intense and allows light pulses to be absorbed more deeply into the skin. It helps in breaking up the damaged melanin by absorbing deep into the skin and stimulating blood flow to the targeted areas.
LED photofacials work depending on the color of the light. A different colored light is used to treat a different sort of skin condition.
What Are Photofacials Used For?
From blemishes and pigmentation issues to rosacea, photofacials are used to treat various sorts of skin conditions. Some skin problems treated with IPL and LED photofacials to include:
• Broken capillaries (blood vessels)
• Sun damage (aka sun spots)
• Liver spots (aka age spots)
• Spider veins
• Fine lines
Generally, IPL photofacials is considered to be more effective in treating the aforementioned conditions. On the other hand, LED photofacials are used to treat acne effectively. Besides that, this procedure can also be used to treat port wine stains, vascular lesions, and even remove unwanted hair.
Our professional Des Plaines Photofacial Doctors are well trained to provide the best results to the patients. Do consult our Photofacial Des Plaines specialists if you are looking forward to treating your skin with photofacials.