Photodamage begins forming beneath the surface of your skin for years before it becomes visible. If you’re experiencing early signs of aging, such as redness, brown spots, and fine lines and wrinkles, Keri BeMiller, RN, and the team at Rouge Aesthetics in Granger, Indiana, can help. Photofacial treatments address photodamage and other premature signs of aging without surgery or downtime. To learn more about photofacials, call Rouge Aesthetics or schedule an appointment online today.
A photofacial is a nonsurgical treatment that uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to minimize many early signs of aging. The treatment uses quick pulses of light to rejuvenate the skin from the inside out. During the treatment, the Rouge Aesthetics team uses a handheld device to emit pulses of light into the epidermis.
The melanin (pigment) and red blood vessels in your skin absorb this light, which converts to heat. As pigment breaks apart and the blood vessels constrict, micro-injuries form inside the tissue.
These temporary injuries trigger new collagen and elastin production. Collagen and elastin are proteins that keep the skin firm, tight, and moisturized. As a result, your skin appears tighter, clearer, and more radiant after a photofacial.
Photofacials target many common signs of aging, including:
A photofacial also enhances the tone and texture of your skin, promoting radiance and a clear complexion. These rejuvenating treatments are safe and effective at improving the appearance of the face, neck, and chest.
An IPL photofacial is fast and noninvasive. The entire visit typically lasts about 30 minutes, making it the perfect lunch-break treatment. The team uses a handheld device to emit light energy into the skin. To minimize discomfort, the team applies a numbing anesthetic to your skin before your treatment.
Your skin may feel warm during treatment, but any discomfort you experience should be tolerable. After the photofacial, you can expect your skin to be red and tender. These side effects typically subside within a few hours.
Most photofacial results last for at least six to 12 months. The team may recommend a series of treatments to achieve your desired results. At your initial consultation, the team can create a custom treatment plan to address your unique skin concerns and aesthetic goals. You can return to the medical spa for touch-up treatments to maintain your results.
Call Rouge Aesthetics or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about photofacials.