What is a Photo Facial?
The photo facial is a light-based cosmetic skin resurfacing treatment mostly used to treat brown spots, broken capillaries and to boost collagen. Photo facials use narrow spectrum light to boost collagen, which creates plumper, younger-looking skin. The procedure can also be used to kill the bacteria that cause acne.
The Candela GentleMax operates by emitting light-based energy into the skin to target age spots, sun damage, freckles and damaged blood vessels that show unwanted pigment. This easy procedure improves the skin’s appearance with almost no down time by breaking up unwanted melanin without damaging the surrounding tissue. In the weeks following the procedure, the body absorbs the unwanted pigment naturally, leaving healthier looking skin and little to no trace of the initial pigmentation spots or damaged vessels.
People who have blotchy, sun-damaged, or discolored skin, or whose skin is affected by large pores, freckles, or wrinkles, may benefit from a photo facial. The procedure is also quick and involves no downtime, making it a convenient option for people with busy schedules. People with white, un-tanned skin that is still somewhat elastic are the best candidates for IPL photo facials, while LED treatments are appropriate for adults with various skin issues.