3 years ago

written by Patty Young, MD

With a new year comes new opportunities – you can rejuvenate damaged skin even more gently than ever! Gentle skin rejuvenation with innovative IPL photofacial/fotofacial procedures is easy on your skin while being tough with the effects of sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and rosacea. You can transform your red blotchy skin into a radiant complexion, or give it as a gift to a loved one. IPL photofacial technology is the dermatological approach many have been waiting for.

This 30-minute procedure uses intense pulses of light to penetrate deep into your skin. The photorejuvenation causes collagen and blood vessels in your epidermis (outer skin layer) to constrict, which reduces your redness and age lines. Minimal discomfort is felt, and the redness and swelling that happens after your treatment shortly disappears. The benefits of a photofacial aren’t instant, they occur in the weeks following the treatment, so if you are getting rejuvenated for a specific event, make sure to time it properly. You can see my own results in a video series documenting my photofacial and laser resurfacing journey.

Am I A Good Candidate For A Photofacial?

If you have the following, you could benefit from a photofacial:

  • Blotchy Skin
  • Discolored Skin
  • Freckles
  • Large Pores
  • Sun-Damaged Skin
  • Wrinkles

Recovery Time and Safety

The photofacial treatment is a quick procedure involving no downtime. This makes it a convenient option for you if you have a busy schedule. Discuss it with a trained dermatologist before treatment, because those with dark or deeply tanned skin sometimes experience complications after a photofacial. If you are African-American, or if you are of Greek or Italian descent, you may experience unwanted skin pigmentation changes. If you are taking Accutane or are pregnant you should postpone treatment until further notice. Talking to a dermatologist you trust is essential to having a safe and beautiful outcome for all your skincare needs.

Give the gift of beautiful skin to yourself or to a loved one, or bring in the new year with this versatile skin treatment together!

Schedule an appointment with Dallas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Patty Young today.

Dr. Patty Young is a Plano Texas Plastic Surgeon Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Young is Medical Director of Premier Plastic Surgery of Texas. Named Top10MD in 2015 an honor only 1-in-3 doctors succeeds with in the United States. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Patty Young, click on her profile or call her office at 972-398-1131.


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