We know the excitement that a PhotoFacial brings to our clients, so today we will be focusing on what you need to know prior to your own treatment(s) as well as what to expect during your treatment itself and finally, post treatment.
Prior to having a photofacial treatment you will need to have no sun exposure, which will be achieved with both the use of a sunscreen (minimum spf30) as well as consciously staying out of the sun. Your skin cannot have any active ingredients for the
72 hours prior to your treatment as they can make your skin far more sensitive, in particular to the heat and light used. The most common active ingredients are retinol (or cosmetic grade vitamin A), AHA (alpha hydroxy acids) and BHA (beta hydroxy acids).
Once you arrive in office without sun exposure or the use of active ingredients, your treatment will take 30-40 minutes during which time you can use a cooling machine (we use the Synercool) to make the treatment comfortable. Post treatment your skin can be red with minimal swelling, which will quickly subside. Your sun spots will darken and begin to flake off in the weeks following your treatment revealing far more clear skin after even just your first treatment!
The only question you may have left is, how does it feel? Prior to having your first treatment, you will have a free consultation where your medical history will be reviewed with a technician. As well, you will experience the feeling of this treatment when we do a small patch test area to help your technician determine safe settings for us to proceed with at your first treatment. Once the above safety precautions are met and your patch test are complete, you can be book your first treatment within 24 hours!
Skin Rejuvenation is usually done in a series of 3-5 treatments with improvement after every single treatment. When your series is complete there is minimal maintenance to maintain what is sure to be an amazing and youthful glow!
With the often dark and grey skies over Vancouver, this is a perfect time of year to focus on brightening your skin! We look forward to helping you meet your skin goals when you put your skin in our hands!