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Premier Aesthetic Laser Center Since 1999

Harmony Laser Center

FotoFacial®

 

 

The FotoFacial procedure, also commonly known as “PhotoFacial,” uses both intense light energy and radio frequency in the same pulse. The general improvement in skin texture, tone and color are dramatically better than seen with other skin rejuvenation treatments using only light. These procedures are truly a major advancement in the non-surgical, non-invasive treatment of aged skin. The results can include smoother, clearer, healthier, more youthful looking skin that does not have the look of cosmetic surgery or laser surgery*.

Conditions Treated

What Areas Can Be Treated?

  • FotoFacial is most commonly performed on the face, neck, chest, hands and arms. It may also be performed on the back and other body parts as well.

How Does It Work?

The FotoFacial treatment uses gentle pulses of light combined with low electrical energy to help improve the appearance of skin. Brown spots (pigmented imperfections) from sun damage and aging, red blotchiness from spider vessels or rosacea (vascular imperfections), and uneven skin texture can improve over a treatment series*.

What To Expect

  • Application of a topical anesthetic is applied at Harmony Laser Center one hour prior to your treatment time.
  • Photo damaged skin with predominately brown spots usually responds well to 3 treatment sessions performed 3 to 4 weeks apart. Rosacea, red vessels, and capillaries usually respond well to 4 to 5 treatment sessions performed 3 weeks apart.
  • The total treatment time for FotoFacial is approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on the number of areas treated.

After Treatment

  • Brown spots may darken and slough off over a 5 to 7-day process*.
  • During your course of treatment, and for at least 3 months following your final procedure, you should be conscientious to use a sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher.
  • You can continue to wear cosmetics during the time between treatments. We do recommend mineral based powder makeups.
  • Having a Microdermabrasion™ or HydraFacial MD® and TRIO Procedure in between your FotoFacials can increase the efficacy of your laser treatment as these procedures help to speed your cell turnover and help to slough the top-most layer of the epidermis allowing the light energy to penetrate more deeply.

Commonly Asked Questions

  • I heard some Medical Spas only do one pass with the FotoFacial IPL and it is less expensive but can leave the face uneven in color. Do you do this or is it two full passes on the face?
  • At Harmony Laser Center we believe in the philosophy of giving the client the best treatment we can to achieve the best results possible. By only doing one pass with an IPL laser, you are not getting full coverage of the face which can leave your skin color uneven with a possible striped appearance.
  • Will I be red afterward or have any downtime?
  • Redness is commonly present 1 hour post treatment, and on occasion it can remain for 24 hours post treatment.* Most clients leave with a light pink look to their skin which fades within the hour.* The brown spots will look darker but can be covered with makeup.*