What Is a Photo Facial and Is It the Same Thing As Skin Rejuvenation?
With all the skincare options out there, it’s only natural to be confused by the myriad of terms used. Photo facials, skin rejuvenation, and microdermabrasion. Oh, my! This handy guide should help you understand a photo facial and skin rejuvenation, but if you have any other questions, feel free to make an appointment with an aesthetician. If you’re considering one of these treatments and just need help choosing the right one, she’s the best person to ask. Actually, it’s her job to help you choose the right treatment for your skin condition and aesthetic desires. For now, let’s cover the basics.
So, what is a photo facial, anyway?
It is a technologically advanced anti-aging treatment for your skin that happens to work its “magic” with the use of light technology. Of course, it isn’t really magic. Actually, it’s rather scientific. When you opt for this facial, an intense light pulse will penetrate deep through the layers of your skin’s surface. This may sound painful, but it isn’t at all. What this high-tech laser is doing is stimulating the tissue beneath your skin’s surface; as a result of this stimulation, your body produces new collagen. Collagen loss is very likely the number one cause of visible aging, so attacking it at its root works wonders for keeping a youthful appearance. It gets to work right away attacking brown spots, acne scarring, broken capillaries, large pores, fine lines and deep wrinkles. It’s important to note that results will depend on your age and your skin’s condition, but you should expect to see a reduction in these unsightly signs of aging within minutes of treatment.
How does a photo facial relate to skin rejuvenation?
If you hear the terms ‘skin rejuvenation’ and ‘photo facial’ used interchangeably, there’s good reason. A photo facial is one form of skin rejuvenation. Actually, to be more specific, it is photo-rejuvenation. You see, the term skin rejuvenation can refer to all kinds of treatments that rejuvenate your skin, including Botox and Restylane. But those treatments both involve injections, while photo-rejuvenation is always done with laser light therapy – and never with needles.
How do I know if a photo facial is right for me?
As mentioned above, you can and probably should direct questions about your specific situation to a reputable aesthetician, but in the meantime, examine the facts. This kind of facial is minimally invasive and has virtually no downtime whatsoever. There are also many men and women who have had very successful treatments to minimize or eliminate brown spots, wrinkles, and fine lines. Ask your aesthetician to see some before and after pictures of their patients. Also, be sure to ask about freckles if you have them and want to keep them, as they will often be affected by this kind of treatment.
Now that you have a bit of a better understanding of photo therapy, you’re armed with just enough information to decide whether you’d like to take the next step and talk to a professional about your needs. Be prepared to talk about your problem areas and the things about your skin that bother you most. This can be difficult for many people, but the end result will be well worth an uncomfortable conversation. If you’d like to minimize or reduce the visible signs of aging, talk to a professional about getting a photo facial to rejuvenate that beautiful skin of yours.