Want to treat your freckle, age spots, dark skin marks, acne scars and fine lines? There are a number of treatment options that dermatologists can utilize to help keep your skin looking its most beautiful, yet one treatment in particular is not invasive, allows for gradual skin shedding, and use the latest in light technology.
The foto facial treatment, or ipl fotofacial, is a skin care treatment option which dermatologists can utilize to help the outer layer of skin shed old marks. For those that have been affected by the weather and the elements of the environment over time, this treatment offers the ability to keep the skin looking radiant. The foto facial is best for those who wish to have a more gradual skin alteration, as opposed to other treatments which are meant to remove unsightly marks in a drastic way, and thus require a longer healing time. It is important to be aware of how the body responds to new types of treatments and to discuss how this particular treatment may affect your skin. This is of course true with any treatment.
By using intense pulsed light, this treatment allows the skin on the face to fade. More than one treatment is often required to get the skin at an optimal and desired shade. What is very important during and after treatments is to avoid direct and heavy sun exposure. Not only will the skin be more prone to sun damage during treatments but the marks that are being removed will become more difficult to remove and will be encouraged to return if exposed to the sun. It is thus best to avoid the sun as much as possible, or to at least wear protection and a hat. There are a number of highly effective sunscreen options available that are mineral based and highly effective at blocking different rays.
Every treatment option meant to help with skin rejuvenation has benefits and risks and it is the patient’s responsibility to come to a complete understanding of the way the treatment may affect their skin. A trained dermatologist can discuss this with the patient but the patient may also wish to do some of their own research. This can help the patient to formulate any question they may have regarding the treatment. The skin is the most visible organ on the body and so it will be subjected to the most damage over time. It is thus always a great idea to protect it as much as possible from the wear and tear of the elements. This also involves what is ingested, such as foods, alcohols, and drugs. It is important to know that the skin is just as affected by external forces as it is internal. Using the foto facial treatment as a means to undergo skin rejuvenation is the patient’s decision. Since the effects are more gradual, the skin is sloughed off and faded in a more reasonable manner with less recovery time. Understanding how the recovery time must be handled is a great way to better understand one’s own body and the skin’s healing proces