Doctors tell us frequently that we need some time in the sunlight. It’s one of the best ways that your body can receive vitamin D. In fact, spending time outdoors and taking in the sun has been shown to improve your mood and overall happiness. However, it’s also common that too much time in the sun can have lasting effects on your skin. The rays can be quite unforgiving and the more time you spend out there, the more damage your skin takes. This damage can take the form of sun spots, freckles, and even hyperpigmentation. For many individuals, these blemishes can be tough to cover up with makeup and they may feel distressed over how they look. Luckily, there is a treatment available. At Le Beau Visage Medical Spa we offer photofacials to address a variety of skin blemishes, including sun damage!
What Is a Photofacial?
Essentially, photofacials use light technology to deliver high-energy bursts to an area of your skin. This energy damages the skin in the right way so that the body starts to produce new collagen. This new collagen that is produced has been untouched by the sun and thus will grow even in tone. By the end of the procedure, and you should note that it may take a few procedures depending upon the extent of the damage you want to be fixed, you’ll have a smooth and even skin tone once more.
There are many uses for photofacials, too, besides just fixing sun damage. In full, a photofacial can be used to help treat sun damaged skin, uneven tones, age spots, discoloration, freckles, redness of the skin, capillary damage, telangiectasia, rosacea, and acne.
What You Can Expect
First, you will sit down with our doctor. You’ll go over the spots that you want to be treated and our doctor will form a plan of action. Because the photofacial can use different colors of light during the procedure, they can usually target quite a few different problems in one session. Once the plan has been made, you’ll arrive for the procedure itself.
A prism will be placed on your skin. The device flashes through this prism which is targeted towards those problem areas. Once the treatment is over, you’ll be given instructions on the aftercare. Normally, it just requires you to regularly moisturize your skin and stay out of the sun.
That’s all that’s really to a photofacial! It’s simple, effective, and can treat those problem areas that have long been a burden to you. If you’re interested in having a smooth and even skin tone, desire to rid yourself of stubborn acne, or you want to have those red patches of skin removed, then visit Le Beau Visage Medical Spa in Frisco, TX to learn more. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!