FotoFacial Treatments Article

FotoFacial Treatments eliminate redness, broken capillaries, brown spots, and reduce fine wrinkles and large pores.
Using a series of full-face treatments and specific light parameters, consistent and dramatic improvements in sun damage, flushing, redness and broken capillaries. Patients observe smoother skin with visible improvement in irregular pigmentation, fine wrinkles and pore size.
How IPL WorksTreatment takes minutes, requires no anesthesia, and patients are able to return to full activities immediately after treatments. There are a few technologies that can achieve these results. Generally different wavelengths of light are absorbed by the skin. Some of the light is taken up by pigment others by reds in the skin. The end product is to produce a complexion that is more even, smoother and youthful.
The absence of “downtime,” scarring, minimal discomfort, ease of treatments, and high degree of patient satisfaction offer a number of advantages over laser skin resurfacing, chemical peeling, or Microdermabrasion. Many people who desire to improve the appearance of their skin and reduce sun damage changes but wish to avoid the downtime and discomfort of laser resurfacing are candidates for the FotoFacial Treatment. And, people desiring a more dramatic improvement in their skin than can be accomplished with Microdermabrasion treatment will find the FotoFacial Treatment an excellent choice. Younger patients with milder degrees of skin damage or early aging changes are especially good candidates for the FotoFacial Treatment.
Treatment The energy delivered by IPL is absorbed only by the unwanted pigment, raising the temperature to cause shattering of the pigment. Blood vessels are treated at the same time.
Unwanted pigment cells (or melanin) have been thoroughly fragmented without damage to the surrounding tissue. Vascular lesions are heated, causing coagulation and shrinking of the vessels.
Pigmented particles are then eliminated over weeks through a process which causes the fragmented pigments and damaged melanocytes to be absorbed by the body The treated vessels deeper within the epidermis are reabsorbed by the body in much the same way.
Does FotoFacial correct all vascular lesions.

Answer. No

Deeper Vessels and vascular malformations are best treated with specific laser technology. The wavelength of light is aimed more specifically with this technology to target the red colours in vascular lesions.