If getting a “photo facial” in San Francisco sounds like getting a picture taken of your face, you’re half right. It uses light (hence the word “photo”) and it impacts your “face” (hence the word “facial”), but it is a resurfacing technology to take years off of your skin. It’s easy and fast and a great way to help make your skin look younger.
At Visage, we use the photo facial (IPL) process to treat a number of different skin conditions. IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light and we use it for things such as sun damage, which is suffered by a lot of people in California, and produces wide areas of pigmentation on the face, arms, and chest. It can deal with rosacea which is a blushing redness which appears on your nose, forehead, cheeks, and chin, and which comes and goes. Rosacea can also give you a stinging feeling when using water or skincare products.
You may also suffer from facial veins which show up on the face as red, blue, or purple. In addition, getting a photo facial in San Francisco can remove sunspots and age spots. We can use a photo facial to treat your face, neck, chest, arms, legs, and back: in fact, the only area that cannot be treated is the skin immediately around your eyes.
Similar To A Laser Treatment
Intense Pulsed Light is actually similar to a laser treatment, but we can use it to treat larger areas of skin. This means that the treatments can be quicker and that fewer follow-up appointments will be necessary.
As the pulsed light enters the skin it has the effect of being absorbed by the pigment that causes the discoloration and it is converted to heat. This has the effect of dissolving the cells that cause the condition and the healing process then begins. During your appointment, our Dr. Rabinovich will use specialist handpieces which filter the light from different parts of the spectrum so that it can deal with the different types of skin condition.
You will be glad to know that the treatment is painless and perfectly safe. You may feel a mild sensation in your skin as the pulsed light is emitted while getting a photo facial in San Francisco. After the treatment you may also feel a mild sensation similar to sunburn, but this usually disappears within 24 hours, and you can use a cold pack to help if necessary.
In order to achieve the desired results, you will need several visits. In addition, you must avoid direct sunlight for several days.
Dr. Rabinovich is happy to provide you with a free consult. Just call the office on (415) 935-3223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.