Can Laser be both safe and effective?
Yes, say goodbye to old PhotoFacial systems and hello to superior results with the new generation PhotoFacial RF. This remarkable and innovative treatment modality uses ELOS (electro-optical synergy) technology that was approved by the FDA for facial rejuvenation. As opposed to previous generation PhotoFacial/intense pulsed light laser systems that use only optical energy, PhotoFacial RF combines optical energy and radio frequency energy synergistically to achieve far superior results. As a further improvement over previous technology, both the optical energy and the radio frequency energy are used at very low levels thus making the treatment very safe.
PhotoFacial RF treatments dramatically improve redness, flushing, broken capillaries and acne-like outbreaks, which can occur with rosacea. In fact, many patients are then able to eliminate their rosacea medications altogether. In addition, PhotoFacial RF treatments decrease pore size, improve irregular pigmentation, and lighten dark circles around the eyes and smooth fine/medium depth wrinkles. Most patients are pleased after only one session. However, a series of three to five sessions is usually warranted. Each treatment takes fifteen minutes, requires no anesthesia, and patients are able to return to full activities immediately after treatments.
The absence of “downtime,” scaring, minimal discomfort, ease of treatments, and high degree of patient satisfaction offer a number of advantages over traditional laser skin resurfacing, chemical peeling, or Microdermabrasion. Many people who desire to improve the appearance of their skin and reduce sun damage changes but wish to avoid the downtime and discomfort of laser resurfacing are candidates for the PhotoFacial RF treatment. And, people desiring a more dramatic improvement in their skin than can be accomplished with Microdermabrasion treatment (e.g., Power Peels, Parisian Peels) will find the PhotoFacial RF treatment an excellent choice. Younger patients with milder degrees of skin damage or early aging changes are especially good candidates for the photo facial RF treatment. PhotoFacial RF treatment can be used to rejuvenate nearly any part of the body including the neck, hands and feet.
Are you a good candidate for PhotoFacial RF treatment?
PhotoFacial RF treatments are beneficial in the treatment of the following cosmetic skin concerns for the face and body: Rosacea, flushing, redness, ruddy complexion, broken capillaries and spider veins of the face. All these “Pink” vascular based conditions of the skin improve on average between 50-75% percent with PhotoFacial RF treatments.
Sun spot, age spots, hyperpigmentation, melasma, cholasma, mask of pregnancy, multiple freckles of the face, hands, neck and chest. All these “Brown”, melanin based conditions of the skin improve, on average, 50-75% with PhotoFacial RF treatments.
Wrinkles, skin laxity, acne scaring, skin texture irregularity and pore size. Unlike other more basic forms of Photo rejuvenations, the PhotoFacial RF, with its synergy of simultaneous Intense Pulsed Light and powerful radio frequency energy produces industry leading non-ablative wrinkle and skin laxity improvements of up to 70% without downtime; a claim that no other device or procedure has been able to boast.
How does PhotoFacial RF differ from other photo rejuvenation treatments?
In marrying Intense Pulsed Light and radio frequency energy into one treatment, PhotoFacial RF treatments offer the very latest and most effective high-tech, non-invasive form of non-invasive skin enhancement. Many other lasers and devices, such as N-lite Cooltouch, SmoothBeam, V-Beam, IPL photo rejuvenation or Intense Pulsed Light systems with Quantum or Vasculight claim to deliver state-of-the- art photo rejuvenation. With these basic Photo rejuvenation procedures you may notice a degree of improvement in the appearance of some aspects of your skin, particularly an improvement in vascular and melanin based discolorations. However, by combining radio frequency and Intense Pulsed Light into one PhotoFacial RF treatment, you will achieve the optimal degree of enhancement to all components of your skin. By adding the radio frequency to the Intense Pulsed light, the PhotoFacial RF procedure can now boast excellent, no downtime wrinkle improvements together with the significant improvement in redness, rosacea, pinkness, spider veins, pores and texture.
How are PhotoFacial RF treatments performed?
The PhotoFacial RF treatments are simple, office- based treatments. The patient is covered with a thin layer of cooling gel and the entire face, chest, hands or arms are treated with a gentle pulse of light and radio frequency energy. Each treatment takes about 30 minutes and involves pulses of bright visible light and radio frequency energy that are passed into the skin. Because each PhotoFacial RF treatment is gentle, most patients require 4-5 PhotoFacial treatments to see the desired results and they are performed every 3 weeks. In certain skin types, a microdermabrasion is performed between PhotoFacial treatments to enhance the penetration of the light and radio frequency energy.
How does PhotoFacial RF work to improve appearance of the skin?
Each pulse of the PhotoFacial RF device, the Aurora, sends two types of energy into your skin, Intense Pulsed Visible Light and radio frequency energy, that act synergistically to enhance the skin. Energy is given up to brown spots, blood vessels, and redness to gradually and gently lessen or eliminate these blemishes. The radio frequency energy also procedures significant amounts of collagen, elastin and ground substances in thedermis, the thick undercarpet of the skin, resulting in a noticeable and significant smoothing of fine to moderate wrinkles and textural irregularities of the skin.
Will Photo Facial RF Treatment hurt and will I have to miss work?
The PhotoFacial RF treatments have a minimal level of discomfort. A topical anesthetic is applied to the skin 30 minutes prior to the scheduled PhotoFacial RF almost eliminating any discomfort. Usually any redness resolves in 1-2 hours and after each treatment, patients can apply makeup and return to normal activities. The PhotoFacial RF treatments have proven to be low risk, are associated with few complications and patients rarely have downtime or have to miss work or regular activities.