Say goodbye to the effects of sun damage, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, and more. With the innovative Intense Pulsed Light (IPL™) photofacial/ fotofacial procedure, gentle skin rejuvenation is now easier than ever. IPL™ photorejuvenation is the latest in modern dermatology, allowing patients to transform red, blotchy skin into a radiant complexion. If you suffer from any of these problems, photofacial/fotofacial treatments may be the dermatological approach you’ve been looking for.
Rosacea represents an inflammatory facial skin disorder that affects 2 to 3% of adults. The cause of this condition has not been identified yet. Rosacea is characterized by fine blood vessels dilatation, flushes of redness which can be followed by very dry skin areas and small red pustules with or without points of pus. Untreated, Rosacea may aggravate in time. Unfortunately there is no cure that can eliminate this evolving condition.
Sun exposure, emotional factors, heredity and temperature variations are elements that may contribute to the aggravation of these two conditions.
A photofacial, or “fotofacial,” is a 30-minute procedure in which intense pulses of light are used to penetrate deep into the skin. IPL™ photorejuvenation then causes collagen and blood vessels below the epidermis to constrict, reducing redness and age lines. The procedure involves only minimal discomfort, while the redness and swelling that sometimes occur after treatment disappear shortly. Most benefits of a photofacial/fotofacial occur gradually in the weeks following treatment. For even greater cosmetic enhancement, patients may also opt for a FotoFacial RF™, a procedure that combines radio waves with light waves to achieve excellent results.
The treatment can help repair small blood vessels that have become visible, or help eradicate sun spots or other pigmentation irregularities.
IPL™ treatment can help combat acne problems and eliminate large pores.
IPL™ photofacial therapy is also excellent at treating rosacea and other types of diffuse redness in the skin.
By treating a slightly deeper layer of the skin, IPL™ photofacials stimulate collagen growth by simulating minor dermal injuries, thereby helping to improve skin texture.
Local treatment of skin zones affected by Couperose or Rosacea is essential to limit further dehydration and deterioration. In these cases, prevention is your best ally!
In our medical-aesthetic clinics, acne can be effectively treated with Intense Pulse Light.
Once acne controlled, our technicians can treat the scars with Mesotherapy – a procedure that stimulates skin regeneration.