Uneven skin tone, fine lines, and sun-damaged-skin are corrected through intense pulses of light that are made into a series of treatments popularly known in Singapore as a Photofacial. As one of the current trends in intense pulsed light therapy, this treatment has been grounded in studies and supported by successful results.
It is a type of skin revitalisation that goes down to the core of the problem without having to sacrifice comfort and safety in the process. This treatment is suitable to those who are looking to revitalise their skin, improve the beginning signs of aging, or simply, to deal with stubborn skin concerns.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. What can a Photofacial do to improve my skin?
This procedure delivers intense pulses of light that can deeply penetrate the skin and then cause the blood vessels that lie underneath to constrict. This reaction reduces redness and age lines. Furthermore, it also improves collagen production or restoration, fade age spots/ sun spots, and diminish the appearance of broken capillaries. Aside from repairing the signs of wear and tear on the skin, it also prevents future damage.
2. How do I know I am a good candidate for a Photofacial?
If you are struggling with red or blotchy skin due to overexposure to the sun, your skin could benefit from a photofacial. However, if you are pregnant, have used Accutane in the past 6 months, or if you have a pacemaker, this treatment is not recommended for you. Women who have had a new tan might have to wait until it fades before getting treated to avoid risks and side effects.
3. What can be expected from a Photofacial?
A photofacial is performed as a series of treatments, with each treatment revealing a certain degree of improvement. Patients who undergo this treatment will gradually experience a smoother, younger look.
It starts to improve skin tone by creating a smooth and plump appearance. Over the course of treatments, you will notice fine lines and wrinkles slowly starting to lighten. Sunspots and other pigmentation problems will also begin to fade, while rosacea patients will gradually experience improvement.
The expertise and technique used also plays a significant role in the overall outcome. This is why you have to choose seasoned professionals to take care of your skin: to ensure that it receives the right treatment because even if it is non-invasive it doesn’t come without certain risks.
4. What are Photofacial treatments like?
These treatments sometimes preceded by the application of topical anaesthetics to manage any discomfort. The number of sessions would depend on the aesthetician’s assessment. A hand piece is placed over the target area to deliver the light energy which may feel like a rubber band snapping against your skin. This is tolerable but we can also apply topical anaesthetics if you prefer.
Occasionally, redness and swelling may appear but it eventually fades away. The skin may also appear flushed immediately after treatment. Brown spots will darken first before it starts to flake off in between treatments. Don’t worry, you can easily conceal these spots with makeup, which you can apply immediately after treatment.
5. How much is a Photofacial treatment?
The cost depends on the number of sessions and the amount of work that needs to be done on your skin. It is based on the problems that are identified during consultation.
Since our treatments are based on your skin concerns, personal consultation and evaluation are strongly advised. Through this, we can give you a more accurate quote.
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