What is a PhotoFacial?

PhotoFacial is an innovative way to quickly, safely and comfortably improve your skin’s texture, tone and color. Through a non-invasive method of photo-rejuvenation, PhotoFacial treats photo-aged skin, removes age spots (sun-induced freckles), most benign brown pigments, and redness caused by broken capillaries. PhotoFacial helps restore a more youthful appearance, leaving skin clearer and healthy looking without any downtime. Photofacial, is somewhat of a misnomer, as it is a procedure perofromed on many different body parts by a Intense Pulse Light (IPL) rejuvenation device.

How do PhotoFacials work?

PhotoFacial utilizes a non-laser medical device that delivers a series of gentle pulses of visible light onto the surface of your skin. In a series of treatments, pulses of visible light target the surface of your skin to effectively eliminate redness, broken capillaries, brown spots, sun damage, large pores, fine lines. It also helps to treat Rosacea and Melasma, common, chronic conditions that are often difficult to treat with conventional topical therapies, Upon assessing the degree of skin damage, Dr. Loucas will often customize your treatment settings to ensure a safe and effective treatment protocol. Unlike many dermatology practices and medical spas, Dr. Loucas performs all procedures himself to try and ensure good results, in a safe, competent environment. Dr. Loucas will often combine Photofacials, along with chemical peels, and several laser systems to try and maximize each individuals results. He will often utilize the V-beam laser, Smoothbeam laser, and Gentlelase laser systems, along with the IPL system to ensure the best possible outcome. Dr. Loucas also offers his own cosmetic skin care line, which he often recommends before, duiring, and after treatments to help maintain your results.

What areas can PhotoFacials treat?

Virtually any part of your body with uneven skin tone, diffuse redness, or sun and age spots can be safely treated. The face, chest, shoulders and arms are the most popular areas for PhotoFacial treatment because they have typically had the most sun exposure. Discrete brown spots, excessively ruddy complexions, excessive redness, broken blood vessels, and skin densely covered with freckles respond well to PhotoFacial treatment as well.

How many PhotoFacial treatments will I need?

The number of treatments needed are often dependent on ones skin type and extent of sun damage. On average, 4 to 6 PhotoFacial treatments are recommended. Treatments are often performed at 3 to 6 week intervals.Each PhotoFacial session usually lasts about 20 minutes, with patients usually returning to normal activity immediately afterwards.

What happens after PhotoFacial treatment?

Immediately following a PhotoFacial treatment, you may notice a slight reddening of the surrounding skin which typically subsides within a couple of hours. Signs of sun damage and age spots temporarily darken but over the course of the next one to three weeks, darkened spots will fade and flake off and your mottled complexion will clear.

When will I see results?

Many patients see significant improvement within two to three weeks of your treatment. Your complexion will be clearer, skin texturing will be smoother, and younger looking. PhotoFacial provides gradual, natural improvement with excellent long-term results. You will notice a reduction in redness, flushing and dilated capillaries and your skin will look healthier as sun damage, fine lines, pore size, freckling and irregular pigmentation is minimized when outdoors to minimize sun damage and the appearance of new spots and excessive redness. Dr. Loucas finds most patients are extremely satisfied with their results.